Window Film and Window Coverings: The Perfect Pairing

When considering window film applications for their San Francisco Bay Area homes or businesses, many people compare and contrast the benefits of window film versus window coverings. But this approach is short-sighted because window coverings and window film can complement each other both aesthetically and functionally.     Window coverings, such as curtains, drapes, blinds, shutters, shades, and screens, can provide many of the same functional benefits as window film, and vice versa. But in some cases, window covering tends to have the edge over window film on an aesthetic basis. Curtains, drapes, and shutters are typically not only aesthetically pleasing on their own right, but also serve as an artistic frame of sorts for their host windows and related views. On the other hand, …

Decorative Window Film: Branding for Your Bay Area Business

Decorative Window Film for Business

Let’s talk about decorative window film. If you’re running a business in the San Francisco Bay Area, projecting your brand might rank just as high as accounting and customer support within the scope of your operational priorities. Not only does your brand differentiate you from the competition, but serves as a valuable supplement to your marketing efforts by making both them and your brand more recognizable and memorable. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work.  Branding, though, isn’t a one-step initiative to get a company logo, colors, and other imagery plastered on your outreach materials. It is a concerted, long-term effort to get the various branding elements into the public eye so that they are easily recognized even when presented by their separate components. …

Residential Window Tinting – 10 Facts You Should Know

ClimatePro has been helping our residential customers discover the facts about window tinting for the past 40 years. The benefits of professionally installed window tinting are numerous. Here are 10 facts about window tinting (or window film) that we think every homeowner should know.  1. Lowers your heating bill. 3M Thinsulate window film improves the insulation value of your windows. This unique film helps to keep air from escaping, helping you to retain heat in colder months. The insulation effect is so remarkable that it increases the heat-retaining value of a typical single-pane window up to that of a double-pane window, and of a double-pane up to that of a triple-pane. 2. Window film can also prevent fading. There are 3 main causes of fading: …

One-Way Mirror Film: Great for Your Privacy Needs

  Privacy window films come in a wide range of colors and textures that can cover glass with colored opacity and/or decorative patterns in order to meet a variety of architectural styles. While there is no one-style-fits-all privacy window film, one-way mirror film might come close, as it tends to be an especially popular option for San Francisco Bay Area businesses and homes.  The question is, does one-way mirror film work?  You might be surprised to learn that the answer to this question is typically prefaced by the word “depends.” And to explain why, San Francisco’s premier residential and commercial window tinting company, ClimatePro, can tell you more about how one-way mirror film works and how it can enhance your privacy.   Left: Mirror film …

Commercial Skylight Tinting Solutions for San Francisco

Commercial buildings throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area often rely on skylights to add more natural light to their rooms. Not only can a skylight add up to 30 percent more natural light than a similar size vertical window, but skylights make rooms feel larger and usually boost the architectural beauty of commercial spaces. Additionally, research suggests that natural light is more psychologically uplifting to workers and customers when compared to artificial light. But the benefits of skylights in commercial buildings may be compromised when they allow too much unfiltered natural light to flood the space below. Problems that may arise with commercial building skylights include: Significant heat build-up in the rooms below during the warmer months. Excess glare or otherwise making commercial space …

How Window Film Can Enhance School Safety

Enhancing school safety with window film is an important topic. Vandalism in San Francisco Bay Area Schools is a fact of life and has been since at least the early 1970s. In fact, a 1975 Congressional report noted that while vandalism in Bay Area schools had been “minimal” in the early 1960s, by the 1970s vandals were causing more than $750,000 worth of damage per year in the San Francisco School District. Broken windows are cited often throughout this report as a key target of vandals, whether to gain access to schoolrooms or for the sake of vandalism alone. The report does not highlight the number of broken windows in San Francisco schools, but does detail how Washington, DC schools spent more than $1 million …

Residential Safety and Security Window Film Solutions

According to FBI statistics, burglary is the second most prevalent crime in America, with between 1 million to 1.5 million U.S. homes getting burglarized every year during the past decade. While the commission of a burglary may be quick—the FBI estimates eight to 10 minutes on average per burglary—the average $2,200 loss in property and damages per burglary might be considered high, especially if you’re the one suffering the loss. As speed is a crucial factor in most burglaries, anything a homeowner can do to slow down its progression can serve as a deterrent. And with window and glass breakage serving as a prime mode of forcible entry, many San Francisco Bay Area residents are turning to safety and security window tint to help protect their …