Does Window Film Block Ultraviolet Rays (UV)?

Does window film block ultraviolet (UV) rays? The simple answer is yes: window film blocks Ultraviolet or UV rays. In this post, we’ll discuss what ultraviolet (UV) rays are, why they are so damaging for our skin and furnishings and how window film protects us from it. First, what exactly are ultraviolet (UV) rays? What are Ultraviolet (UV) rays? Ultraviolet or UV light rays are a form of radiation that is not visible to the …

San Francisco Bay Area Heatwave: How Window Film Can Help You Stay Cool

With San Francisco Bay Area temperatures breaking records recently, the need for temperature control window film has never been greater. What can you do to keep your home cool in the sweltering summer heat? One solution is the Prestige Series of window film from 3M™. These sun control films offer several advantages for residential customers. What are they? One is that these incredible window films allow up to 70% of natural light in, while filtering …

5 Common Window Film Myths

Our 5 Myths about Window Film post has been one of our most read and we understand why. Even in 2019, with all the advances in window film, there are still a lot of misconceptions out there about the effectiveness, flexibility, and benefits of professionally installed window film. Hence, we’ve updated our list of myths and benefits of window film. Plus, we’ve added some examples of just how amazing window film can be for your …

School Safety Vulnerabilities in San Francisco – Retrofit Addresses Weakness

School Safety Vulnerabilities in San Francisco - Retrofit Addresses Weakness - Safety and Security Window Films in the San Francisco area

Schools are finishing up for the year and a busy Summer of facility improvements is about to begin. Many of the upgrades being discussed and implemented across the country have to do with school security and student safety. It is an unfortunate thing that school safety has become a mainstay in the news. It becomes difficult to discuss school security and student safety strategies without appearing to have an agenda or be trying to sell …

Improve Energy Efficiency of Home Windows in San Francisco, California

Improve Energy Efficiency of Home Windows in San Francisco, California - Home Window Tinting in San Francisco, California

You know the old saying of “The only thing certain is death and taxes.”? Well, you can also probably add increasing utility bills to that statement. However, you can fight back by integrating some intelligent home retrofits to improve energy efficiency in your house. It seems like one retrofit that is being discussed these days is the use of a home window film on your existing windows. Not only is this option more cost effective …

How Window Films Can Modernize Commercial Buildings in San Francisco, California

How Window Films Can Modernize Commercial Buildings - Commercial Window Tinting in San Francisco, CA

Are you interested in way to modernize commercial buildings? We came across an article in Commercial Construction & Renovation written by Mike Pallerino that discusses how professionally installed window films can help modernize commercial buildings in a variety of ways. The article states that “provides comfort to building inhabitants by reducing heat and glare as well as blocking the sun’s harmful UV rays. It also saves money by controlling a building’s energy consumption – keeping …

Window Films Save Energy, Reduce Utility Bills & Keep Spaces Cool

Save Energy, Reduce Utility Bills And Keep Cool This Summer With Window Film - San Francisco Bay Area, California

Even though this Winter did its best to hang on, the warmer temperatures of Summer are on the way. We recently came across an article in Forbes Magazine entitled “Six Tips To Save Energy, Reduce Bills And Keep Cool During Summer”. This article discussed several strategies that could be implemented, but number two on the list was installing window film. The article states, “External window film prevents the heat of the sun from penetrating the …