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It was quite surprising that this topic would be covered in an article on BusinessWeek.  Glass and shades in an office building are quite peripheral in importance to most businesses, other than possible ROI calculations in reducing energy bills.  It is heartening to see that other factors are being considered when considering the possibilities of window solutions.

Some of the drawbacks to shades whether automatic or manual:

inertia – once shades are lowered, people are too lazy to raise them back

IWFA recently published a new window film study comparing window tint energy saving performance against other investments like air conditioning replacement, stucco installation, wall and roof insulation.  The study also took each of these possible energy efficiency projects and examined them in different Californian environments:

Northern Bay Area – moderate climate
San Diego – coastal climate
Riverside – inland climate
Sacrament0 – Central Valley climate

Home tint easily took the the prize as the #1 most energy saving home improvement investment for existing homes

A recent article highlighted a dilemma with assessing risk to everyday actions in regards to sun-related health and safety.  On one hand, if every chance is taken to reduce exposure to UV-A and UV-B radiation, you will be sitting indoors or in the dark.  On the other hand, blindly ignoring solar radiation’s effect on aging and skin cancer seems dangerous.  Where is the balance?

The writer at the Palm Beach Daily News explores this spectrum of actions one can take

One of the most restrictive states in regards to window tint regulations is Minnesota.  Whereas, most states allow window tint to be under 50% in VLT, residents of MN are required to have over 50% VLT car tint on all windows of sedans.  Even SUVs and Vans need to maintain 50% on their front windows, but they can have darker tint in the rear.

This 50% restriction sounds like it is doable, but this is measured on a NET basis, meaning

There are many tools to getting the word out about your window tint business.  The standard and easiest way to by word of mouth.  Let your existing customers (hopefully happy) talk for you.   The word spreads, and your business reputation rises.  Unfortunately, this is a double-edged sword, and an unhappy tint customer can also cause a lot of damage to your reputation.

Especially in this age of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, a single unhappy customer’s voice can

We often get this question regarding out of state window tint violations.  As we have covered before in previous window tint blog posts, local state police do have the right to hand out tint violations even to out of state vehicles.  Although most police generally are aware that   this action often incurs a substantial hit on goodwill to tourists from out of state, they may be under pressure or just in the mood to write you up.

Here is an

Vehicle wraps have risen to become a fixture in advertising.  When the first vehicles were wrapped, they were oddities often gawked at, drawing the attention due to its sheer novelty.  As wraps migrated from bus, to cars, and now trains, vehicle wraps that serve as advertising space can be found virtually in all forms of transportation.

Recently, I was shown an Eva Airlines’ special Hello Kitty airplane.  To those of you that don’t know, Hello Kitty is a iconic cartoon-like

A new loyalty program has been unveiled for SolarGard brand tint shops. Similar to air miles for airlines where repeat customers can accrue miles flown in exchange for flight upgrades or car rentals, SolarGard wants to reward its loyal tint dealers that have been with them.

Each dollar spent with SolarGard on film products, electronic computer-cut access, marketing support, or equipment fee earn a point for each dollar spent. SolarGard Dealer Points accrued can be redeemed for travel, electronics, books,

The frontiers of window tinting on homes and cars has been pushed further by Boeing’s introduction of personalized on-the-fly window tint adjustments within their new Boeing 787 aircraft.  Window seat passengers can choose their own darkness of tint desired through a push of a button.

This aircraft window tinting technology is provided by PPG Industries, a materials company based in Pittsburgh, PA.  Boing wanted to be able to push the envelope in providing a unique experience within their newest aircraft.

As spring rolls around, the classic spring cleaning tendencies start to kick in for many homeowners.  Maybe it is the winter season spent cooped up primarily indoors makes us yearn for a change, however small, within our homes.  There are many affordable small projects that give a home decoration a small kick in the pants!  This article by Mail Online gives a spring makeover idea list:

New paint job
New pictures and frames
Covers and trims for furniture
Use decorative window film
Self adhesive