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LEED: Become More Green With Window Film

In Window Film Benefitsby Dan Spada

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, or LEED for short, is one of the most well-known green building certification systems in the world. As concerns regarding the impact of climate change continue to grow, so too has the popularity of LEED. Between 2011 and 2013, the estimated number of LEED-certified homes more than doubled, and that number has …

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Protect Your Home from Sun Damage with UV Window Film

In Window Film Benefitsby Dan Spada

Spring has finally arrived! And while we’re all looking forward to warmer, sunnier days, there are a few drawbacks to the change of seasons. For homeowners, one of those drawbacks is the fading of furniture, floors, fabrics and artwork. But with 3M UV window film, you can still allow plenty of natural light to stream into your home while blocking …

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Will Window Film Break My Windows?

In Window Film Productsby Dan Spada

The potential for window breakage is a very common and perfectly understandable concern that often crosses people’s minds when they’re thinking about having their windows tinted. To be clear, window films can cause a window to break, but only under certain circumstances. Dark Window Films When windows do break as a result of being tinted, the film in question is …

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Is Window Film More Expensive Than New Windows?

In Window Film Benefitsby Dan Spada

Would it really cost more to install window film in your home or office than it would brand new windows? Truthfully, it’s highly unlikely that you would ever find yourself in that situation. Cheap Windows vs. High Quality Window Film The only scenario in which a window film would potentially cost more than a brand new set of windows is …

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My HOA Won’t Let Me Install Window Film!

In Window Film Benefitsby Dan Spada

In many urban and suburban residential developments, homeowner associations (HOAs) are a fact of life. Sometimes, these associations can prove to be remarkably strict. That isn’t always the case, though. In fact, many of the clients we’ve worked for have been surprised to learn that they can indeed install window film in their home without running afoul of their HOA’s …

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Will Window Film Darken My Windows?

In Window Film Benefitsby Dan Spada

One of the more persistent misperceptions that we come across with our clients is that window films will make their windows look as dark as the windows on an automobile. It’s completely understandable that people make this assumption. Most homeowners are familiar with automotive window films, and so they naturally conclude that any film they put on their home will …

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How to Insulate Windows Against Cold Winter Weather

In Window Film Benefits, Window Film Productsby Dan Spada

Save on Heating Costs This Winter  The most wonderful time of the year is approaching! Pretty soon, millions of Americans will be decking the halls of their homes with boughs of holly, lighting their menorahs, and gathering around their fireplaces to hand out gifts and chow down on some tasty, home-cooked food. Unfortunately, though, holiday decorations aren’t the only things …

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Hurricane Window Protection: How to Stay Safe in a Severe Storm

In Window Film Benefits, Window Film Productsby Dan Spada

One of the most intimidating—and one of the most common—scenes you’ll typically see during a major hurricane is footage of windows being pulverized and decimated by high-force winds. This could in turn lead to dangerous shards of glass being hurled through the air, putting a building’s occupants at risk of being severely injured or killed. 3M Safety & Security Film: …

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How to Prevent Sun Glare

In Window Film Benefitsby Dan Spada

The Problem with Glare You pull up a chair to the breakfast table, set the Saturday paper next to your eggs and toast, and whip out your phone to respond to the text your daughter sent you after she decided to spend the night at her friend’s place. But there’s a problem. You can’t read the words in your daughter’s …