A Cool New Office For Ackerman Plumbing | Window Tinting

Ackerman Plumbing SarasotaEven before Ackerman Plumbing moved into their new location at Whitfield Park Loop, they knew they were going to have to do something about reducing the heat that was pouring through the sixteen foot tall windows on the East and South side of their building. The windows  let in a wonderful amount of light; but in order to function as a comfortable and productive space, management decided they had to get pricing on installing window film. They were hoping that window film could reduce the heat input  and still preserve the pleasing effect of the large and airy window area.

Several window film contractors were called, and after careful consideration, Solar-X of Sarasota was chosen to install SolarGard® “Silver 20™” window film. Solar-X has been providing expert commercial installation to our clients for nearly forty years; and Silver 20™ is the classic “workhorse” window film.  No frills;  high performance – stopping 79% of the sun’s heat, glare, and 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light. The attractive, softly reflective appearance modernizes the building, providing daytime privacy and a uniform architectural appearance.

Another pressing concern was coordinating all the trades that had to refurbish the office space prior to moving in. Solar-X has a proven track record of working with clients to make sure that their work is completed on time, every time. And even though there were some delays that forced us to reschedule our original installation date, we were still able to get in and complete our work in plenty of time for the “move-in.”

Now, the interior space is not only comfortable, it is fully usable right up to the windows. The softly reflective surface of the film adds to the overall appearance of the building. Most importantly, Ackerman Plumbing is saving “about $100.00 per month”  on their utility bills, based on what the former tenants were paying. That puts the payoff period at about two and a half years. Comfort and Savings is what we at Solar-X do best!

In Sarasota, or anywhere in Florida – for expert commerical installation, top quality film products, and timely delivery – contact Solar-X today. The area’s premier window film contractor since 1973.

Window Film’s Performance Attracts SGM Magnetics | Sarasota Florida

Superior Heat Rejection Keeps Offices Cooler and  More Comfortable.

Despite the fact that there are blinds in every window at the offices of SGM Magnetics on Apex Road, the morning sun’s heat comes through the glass and window treatments like a laser; increasing the interior heat and discomfort to the point where it is intolerable. That’s when Julie Most started exploring the possibility of installing window tinting on the East and South windows.

Smart businesswoman that she is, Julie called several potential film vendors for an estimate; but eventually chose Solar-X to do the work, based on our large selection of quality products, our reputation as a competent and trustworthy contractor, and the affordability of our products.

Window Tint  Controls Glare and UV.

Based on our recommendation, SGM opted for a “dual reflective” product that stops 79% of the total solar energy. It softens the harsh glare; allowing office occupants to open their blinds to the point that they don’t feel completely “closed in.” It also protects people and furniture from the sun’s harmful UV light, and allows them to more easily see their computer screens. Most importantly, the heat intrusion that prompted Julie to call us in the first place, will now stay outside where it belongs!

“We should have done this the day we moved in here”…

That’s what Julie said when asked if the film was performing as hoped, and if she was pleased with their new purchase. Not surprisingly, we hear that answer alot! Superior products, and 37 years experience in the industry ensure smooth, hassle-free installations and your total satisfaction.  Contact Us for an estimate today!

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
Email: Sales@solarxsarasota.com

Solar-X Completes Third “Habitat For Humanity” Project

Dealer/Manufacturer Effort Helps Habitat Spread Funding

Solar-X of Sarasota recently completed its third donated installation of window film on a refurbished “Habitat For Humanity (Sarasota)” home.  A continuing collaberation between the film manufacturer – Bekaert Specialty Films – and Solar-X; this installation brings the total value of donated goods and services to over $1,500.00 since the start of the year. Installing film on servicable windows eliminates expensive window replacements, allowing Habitat (Sarasota) to use precious funds elsewhere.

Window Film Keeps Refurbished Homes Cool, Saves Money

The use of window film on these reconditioned homes will help keep them cool, more comfortable, and most importantly;  help the new homeowners save money on the utility bills from the day they move in. In addition, these products are “green” in the truest sense of the word. Panorama films have been measured and found to be “carbon negative” – they will reduce greenhose gas (GHG) emissions  many times over those expended in the manufacture and working life cycle of these window film products!

Commited To “Long – Term” Involvement

Solar-X of Sarasota feels very strongly about Habitat For Humanity (Sarasota), and the wonderful work that they and all their dedicated volunteers do. And we are pleased to represent a manufacturer who is generous enough to donate the window film for these jobs. Extraordinary things happen when good people get together in a common cause, and if we can be part of that in some small way, then we feel honored to do so.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
E-mail: sales@solarxsarasota.com

Profile: Bill Vogel | Recognized By “Window Film” Magazine

Solar-X  Foreman Honored as Inaugural “Installer of the Week”

Recently “Window Film” Magazine made a request of dealers nationwide: Let us know who in your business should be recognized for consistently going “above and beyond” normal efforts to help our business and our industry grow; through customer relations and outstanding performance. We at Solar-X of Sarasota feel honored to have had our Installation Foreman, Bill Vogel – a 33+ year veteran of the film industry (all of them at Solar-X!) – chosen as their first “Installer of the Week.” It always feels good when “one of our own” is feted in such a way, and gives public recognition to a man who on a regular basis brings credit to our organization without ever asking for it.

In our nomination submission, Bill was described as “a perfectionist; a quiet man who brings an air of total competence to every job – and a man who absolutely will not compromise his work ethic for a ‘shortcut.’ His daily work is flawless…He is one of the ‘rocks’ upon which we have built our business…” Congratulations Bill; and thank you!

If you are considering a window film purchase, consider that type of work ethic before you buy. Our obsession with product knowledge and quality installation make Solar-X of Sarasota the “gold standard” in area window film contractors. We’ll put you with the right product for your needs, and the best people to “make it happen.” Call today.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
Email: sales@solarxsarasota.com

Be More Energy Efficent With Panorama Window Film

Solar-X of Sarasota | Expert Window Tinting Service

Increase your energy efficiency, improve your environment and lower cooling costs today! 

Today, the need to conserve energy, reduce your company’s “carbon footprint” and conform to stricter environmental standards has never been greater. At the same time, the cost of energy continues to rise – affecting your company’s bottom line. With proven heat-rejection properties, Panorama films help your business consume less energy by keeping interior temperatures more controllable and stable – lowering the need for air conditioning, reducing extreme peaks in usage and allowing your cooling system to operate more efficiently and inexpensively.

sarasota window tinting serviceLearn more about Sarasota’s Only Panorama Window Film Dealer and Tinting Service

Q: What Causes Window Film To “Bubble”?

A:  Many window films are manfactured with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.  There are solvents in the adhesive that keep the adhesive “sticky.” Over the years that the film is on the window, the sun can draw the solvents out of the adhesive in a process called “out-gassing”, and that term pretty much explains it all. The end result is a bubble under the film. You can’t pop it and re-stick the film either.

Many films today incorporate a “chemical dry” adhesive that dries hard; not soft, and will not bubble. Bubbling usually doesn’t occur until many years after installation, so if you have them, the film is probably quite old. Most films today are covered with a lifetime warranty, so if you have a problem in the future,it won’t cost you a dime to have your film replaced!

Have a question or need an answer? Ask Solar-X Now!

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