May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Are You Using Sun Safety Indoors?

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Are You Using Sun Safety Indoors? - Window Tinting San Francisco and the Bay Area of California

As a way to honor May as being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share this important sun safety information with you. Did you know that you can be exposed to skin damaging UV rays even when you are indoors at home or work? It’s true. In fact in a recent article published by The Skin Cancer Foundation entitled “Sneaky Ways You’re Being Exposed to the Sun’s UV Rays”, they state; “…you may think …

Brighten Your Building Naturally with Daylighting Window Film

Brighten Your Building Naturally with Daylighting Window Film

3M Daylighting Window Film increase natural light and comfort in your facility. Compared to existing light-reflecting strategies, 3M Daylight Redirecting Film is easily integrated into new or existing windows. It requires no extra hardware or infrastructure and no additional maintenance or special cleaning. It’s also more cost effective than many existing daylighting solutions. This innovative technology does the following things: Reduce glare and discomfort Reflect natural light as far as 40 feet (12 meters) or …

Three Design Uses for Home Window Film from This Old House Magazine

Three Design Uses for Home Window Film from This Old House Magazine - San Francisco and the Bay Area, California

We came across an article recently from This Old House Magazine that was titled “12 Surprising Design Uses for Window Film and Appliqués“. From the article, we wanted to share our four favorite design uses for home window film that you might be interested in. Mimic the Look of Etched Glass Acid-etched glass—which became popular in the mid-1800s as a way to shield bar patrons from view—elevates a plain front door. While actually acid etching …

Save Energy, Reduce Utility Bills And Keep Cool This Summer With Window Film

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 …

Utilizing Window Films to Improve School Security & Student Safety

Utilizing Window Films to Improve School Security & Student Safety

In a very recent article entitled Designing Schools As a Deterrent For Mass Shooters in Interiors + Sources Magazine, the topic of improving school security and safety by utilizing facility design and retrofittable technologies like security window films to make it harder for someone to commit violent attacks in a school environment was discussed. One item that was raised in the article was the topic of making it harder for someone to commit the crime …

Reduce Operating Costs and Adopt Green Building Tech with Window Film

Reduce Operating Costs and Adopt Green Building Tech with Window Film - San Francisco

We recently came across an article on Ecopreneurist that discusses how window film can be part of your business embracing green building technology to cut business costs while going green. Most business and building owners would like to adopt green building strategies as it is beneficial for the environment, but the cost of many of these technologies are often prohibitive when taking the bottom line into consideration. This is what makes commercial window film so …

How to Save Money on Cooling Your Home this Summer Using Home Window Films

How to Save Money on Cooling Your Home this Summer Using Home Window Films

It may not feel like it on some of these days, but Summer in the San Francisco area will be here before we know it. The warm Summer weather is something many of us look forward to all year long, but it also brings higher energy bills as we use our air conditioning to keep our home cooler and comfortable. With that in mind, we wanted to share some ways that home window films can …