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How to Choose a Residential Window Tinting Solution

Residential window tinting is an easy investment that provides long-term results. Whether to help lower monthly energy costs, provide another layer of security, obtain UV protection for your family and furnishings or reduce glare, window film products could potentially be beneficial in any residence. Before getting started on your window film renovation project, consider these recommendations to assure you find exactly what you need.

Evaluate Goals

Since each window film product has a unique benefit, you’ll need to first evaluate personal objectives and needs in order to determine what product is right for you. Once you’ve identified goals, Tint Works can help guide you through the decision process.

For consumers living in areas prone to weather-related damage, security window film might be the best option. However, window film with UV blocking technology would be a good choice for those wanting to help protect interiors from fading caused by the sun’s damaging rays.

Compare Performance Characteristics

Depending on your original goals, you’ll need to examine different performance quality. Consumers wanting to apply energy efficient window film will want to explore a spec sheet provided by the manufacturer. The higher the Visible Light Transmission (VLT), the better the efficiency. Additionally, low U-values typically yield more energy savings in colder months.

Before beginning the installation process, it is important to find a trained dealer to help you compare product performance. The more experienced the dealer, the better they can recommend suitable window film products for your home.

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Tint Works Window Tinting Idaho

It’s summer and if you live in North Idaho/Coeur d’Alene you know how hot some of our days can be.  As a locally establish window film company TintWorks is incredibly conscientious about educating and protecting people on ways to keep skin from sun damage. In our quest for the most comprehensive protection we have discovered that there are basic options like sunscreen but not many know the ability out window film has to protect you and your family from harmful UV rays. In the honor of our up coming summer simple commonly know methods and some not so common. Curious on how TIntWorks can help you out, just give us a call today for a free quote on residential and home window tinting in Idaho and the surrounding area.

Wide-brimmed hat—Protects your head and shades your face and neck. You can find fun and functional options for babies, kids and adults.

Sunglasses—Eyes can actually burn from sun exposure so sunglasses are a priority in our family.  Look for soft wrap-around sunglasses for newborns up through preschoolers. They are comfortable and you have a better chance they will stay on your little ones than conventional sunglasses.

Clothing—We cover our skin after a short time in the sun especially when we are out for an extended period of time. White reflects sunlight and now you can find clothing with UV protection including swimwear.

Automotive window tintLLumar® window tint can help protect you, your family and… CONTINUE READING 

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RESIDENTIAL WINDOW FILM ENERGY SAVINGS ADD UP!

Energy Savings for Your Home

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 15% of the average home’s wall space is made up of glass, which is a very poor insulator, and the average home wastes $63 per month on energy – $760 every year!

If rising utility costs have you worried, Vista™ energy saving window film is the most efficient way to reduce unwanted solar heat transferring through your windows. It can provide up 78% heat reduction, while controlling hotspots and sun-drenched areas in your home. You can save up to up to 50% on home cooling costs. See how much money you could save on your energy bills with our Window Film Energy Savings Calculator to the left.

Whether you are interested in lowering heating and cooling expenses by rejecting solar heat from the outside, eliminating hot and cold spots inside, or helping to prevent heat from escaping in the winter, Vista energy saving window film can help.

Applied to existing glass in windows and doors, Vista energy saving window film is an effective method to reduce peak demand during hot summer Coeur d’Alene, Idaho months and conserve energy anytime air conditioning might be required. Only a few degrees in temperature reduction can have a dramatic reduction in cooling costs. For cooler climate zones our low-e window films help to insulate glass and retain heat.

Call Tint Works today for a free estimate on your home and learn how our revolutionary film can not only save you money every month but also protect your interior!

Tint Works  (208) 762-8468

For Year-Round Window Film Energy Savings Information Follow this Link 

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Sun Can Damage Even in the Cold Months

It’s that crazy time of year in the Northwest. One day you have the heater on and the next day it’s the air conditioner with residential window tinting at Tint Works we can help regulate that. Idaho can have crazy temperature fluctuations! One day it’s 70 degrees and the next it’s 30 degrees! One day it’s snowing in the morning and by noon the Sun had made her presence known and melted almost all the snow away. Like it never happened! This is part of the reason we all love Idaho so much.

First, in your home and/or office, Vista window film can help regulate the temperatures so you don’t have to keep switching back and forth between heating and air conditioning. Residential window film helps reduce radiant heat flow to keep hot air OUT in the summer months. This will also help your air conditioner run more efficiently. On the flip side, residential window film can help to keep hot air IN during the Winter months. Commercial and residential Window film acts as an insulate to the glass. When your heater is trying to find the cold spot in the room the window that is now covered with window film is no longer the cold spot. Applying window film will help lower your energy costs year round.

Second, UV protection. In the Winter months people tend to forget about sunscreen. It’s cold outside so most people don’t associate sun damage with cold weather.
Most people stay inside in the colder months leading them to believe sun exposure is not an issue. Exposure to the sun is happening all around you even in the Winter months, even when it’s cloudy outside and even when you are inside! While you’re driving to work, sitting next to the window at lunch or soaking up the sunshine at home in your recliner reading your favorite book. UVA rays can penetrate through glass and are harmful to your skin. You are at just as much risk of being diagnosed with Skin Cancer in the snowy mountains as you are on the sandy beach!  The snow reflects up to 80%  (SkinCancer.org) of UV light from the Sun. Which means you are getting hit by the same UV rays TWICE! Most window films will reduce over 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Helping protect you even when you are indoors!

There is a difference between outdoor sun exposure and indoor sun exposure. When we are outdoors UVB rays are triggering the Vitamin D production in our bodies. When we are indoors, clear glass blocks UVB rays but NOT UVA rays. This means your body is exposed to the more damaging UV rays without the normal protective benefit of Vitamin D production. Window film can help reduce over 99% of UVA rays. Sun damage affects can occur over time. You may not notice until it is too late. Start taking the proper precautions now to help prevent in the future! Give Tint Works a call for all your commercial and residential window tinting needs!

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Energy Saving for Coeur d alene Commercial Window Tinting

ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOW FILMS

Increase Energy Efficiency and Save Money

Tint Works in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho uses high end Vista™ energy efficient window film help reduce solar heat gain up to 75%, which can help save money and energy when it comes to your building’s operation. According to U.S. Department of Energy statistics, approximately one third of a building’s cooling costs can be attributed to solar heat gain through windows.

By reducing air-conditioner run time or lowering load conditions, Vista energy efficient window films can save money and energy.

Find more out by following this link about Energy Efficiency 

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Solar Control Window Films Will Be a $863 Million Market by 2018

July 2nd, 2014 by Casey Flores

The solar control window film market will nearly double in size in the next four years, according to areport by Lux Research Inc. The market will jump from its current value of $479 million to $863 million by 2018, experiencing a compound annual growth rate of 10 percent.

Managing solar heat gain, light transmission, and glare has become a primary concern of manufacturers, as the use of architectural glass has grown globally regulations have become stricter.

Source: Lux Research

The report says, “compared to competing technologies like switchable glazings, aerogel glazings, and daylighting skylights, after-market solar control films offer a low-cost, short-payback-period technology that can address the much larger retrofit market,” which is why the market is expected to grow.

Aditya Ranade, senior analyst at Lux, says that while switchable and aerogel glazings have a payback period of more than 10 years, window films tend to have a 2-5 year payback period.

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