Window Film Blog

Excellent and low-cost energy efficiency tip to keep a little more heat out from the garage.  Using simple insulating material can be applied to the panels on the garage door.  Additionally, window film can be applied to the windows to reject some more heat while still letting the natural sunlight in.

The only objection to the article is that it recommends purchasing window film from Lowes.  Lowes sells Gila brand film with is like the bastard step-child of prefessional grade

Former City Manager Tom Schwab says he covered up a potential scandal in 2003 by quashing a criminal investigation against then assistant city manager Steve Berry, who was suspected of embezzling city funds and filing false records.

Former city manager Steve Berry is suspected of giving contracts to John Carraznza, an inmate on work release program.  Carranza is suspected of purchasing excess window tinting material and tools on a city purchase order to benefit his own business.

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This press release from SolarGard caught my eye today.  It was titled SolarGard Releases Nanotech-based Window Film for Cars that Blocks 99% of UV Rays. Although this sounds impressive, does it really mean that much?

What some people do not know is that most quality window films block 95+% of UV rays. Maybe the difference is performance?

It is stated that the SolarGard Ultra film can block up to half of solar energy.  The same can be said about SolarGard’s line

Stratford County Jail decided to not only tint the 37 windows facing the sun, but the entire 164 windows of the complex.  The reason isn’t for solar rejection and energy efficiency, but rather jail inmates have displayed lewd behavior from inside their jail cells whether intentionally or unintentionally.   Apparently, jailed inmates need their privacy as well.

More details in the Foster’s Daily news article.

An new report about legal window tint in Texas inspired some words of advice and thoughts.

The new law ,which goes into effect in September, says front window tint can be no lower then 35. “The lower the number the darker the tint,” explains Smith.

Often times, buyers of tint assumes that since the law requires 35 or above, they purchase 35 or above window tint.  Unfortunately, this is not exactly the case.  The glass itself also naturally reduces the amount

Those of you with homes that belong to Home Owners Associations (HOA) already know what HOA’s are for.  On the positive side, HOA rules and regulations help a community like uniformly clean and well-maintained; however, some HOA may be too restrictive and prevent homeowners from even re-painting their home to a different color.

In many communities, the installation of energy-efficient add-ons to a home like solar panels or window tint have been rejected on aesthetic grounds.  This means that the HOA

TAMPA – A Tampa woman poured gasoline in front of and around the side of an occupied business and threw a lighter on the gas before fleeing Monday afternoon, Tampa police say.

The incident occurred outside a window tinting business at 2604 N. 22nd St.

Cynthia L. Williams, 54, of Tampa, argued with a person about Williams “soliciting money for crack cocaine on his property,” a Tampa police arrest report states. “The defendant left but returned with a one gallon container of

With the unveiling of a new global logo and website, Sunprotech is reaching beyond its traditional market to appeal to discerning owners who are looking for the best in quality and comfort.  Full press release.

V-KOOL® International is pleased to announce the appointment of a new area franchisee in Metro Manila, Philippines, as part of IQue franchisees worldwide expansion plans.  With a population of about 90 million people on an archipelago of some seven thousand islands, the Philippines government

Ever had the problem of laser mice on a glass desktop?  The mouse just does not seem to track correctly with your hand movements.  Lifehacker presents a fun solution by applying just a little window film.  You can also cut the window film to any shape and size you wish.

An article with excellent energy-saving tips on how a woman in Jacksonville Florida cut her energy bills by half, even during the summer.  Some of the tips mentioned in the article include:

Replacing light bulbs with compact flourescent bulbs
Making doors and windows airtight
Raising the AC temperature to 74 degrees
Use more ceiling and floor fans

Additional tips suggested included:

Use a programmable thermometer so your AC is not running when nobody is at  home
Install window tint on your windows to reject heat even