Glass Its The Weak Link

Glass Can Be The Most Vulnerable Part Of Every Security System

With Today’s Growing Architecture Glass Surrounds Us!

Where We Live! Where We Work! Where We Learn! Where WE Worship!

 In A Perfect World Glass Would Protect Us From All Threats But It Falls Short When Its Confronted With High Stress Situations On Its Own.

 Lets Face It, The World Is A Dangerous Place! Safety Is A Growing Concern For Home Owners, Businesses, Administrators, And Clergy Alike.

 Glass Presents One Of The Weakest Links In A Structures Perimeter.

 Glass In Entrances Specifically. Even Controlled Entrances That Contain Glass Are Only As Strong As The Glass Itself. With Building Codes Requiring Glass To Be Tempered While This Is Considered A Safety Feature Should Glass Become Broken  (As The Glass Will Shatter In Small Pieces) It Can Actually Help An Intruder Gain Access Easily. Our Glass Security Systems Can Slow Intruders Down And In Some Cases Deny Access Through Glass. We Even Have Bullet Resistant Systems Available.

Let Solar Reflections Design A Perfect Security Glass System Just For You!

 

Business Park Sun Solutions

Birmingham, AL – Supply Your Business Park with a Window Treatment that is Effective and Affordable: Huper Optik

 

Have you been considering the advantages that are offered with window film installations? These products are a great addition to any type of building or business, and a business park is no exception. They are an inexpensive solution to a multitude of issues, while offering convenience of choice, installation, and maintenance.

 

Choices Available

 

These products have options that suit any industry, building location, or issue. Some of our films are often used for their decorative appeal with the frosted and etched look that is usually only achieved with messy and costly materials. Our films reach that point at a less expensive price, and no installation mess. Other films are available with a colored or dark tinting to lower incoming light levels to prevent glare and solar radiation. There are even transparent films that offer the same benefits with complete optical clarity!

 

Installation Options

 

The installation process for these films is straight forward. Once you decide on a product, we give you an estimate of the time it will take to complete the project. We agree on a day, and then get to work. With an ease in application, the average install takes less than one day. Once the film is in place, there is no worry of peeling, bubbling, or rough edges. Over time, many people like to change over their chosen look, or need a specific film. The current film can be easily removed, with no damage to the underlying surface, and be ready for the new film soon after. Talk about convenience!

 

Maintenance and Quality

 

One of our client’s favorite things about our window films is the quality. These films will not begin to peel off from the sun, scratch from blown sand or dirt, or bubble from weather erosion. They will maintain their quality over time, and come clean with the simplest pass of soap and water!

 

Have you been looking for a solution for your business park that is inexpensive, convenient, and able to be customized? Would you like to learn more about the window film products and services that we have available? Contact our team today, and we will get you started on your one of a kind window film adventure!

 

Written by: Solar Reflections – Birmingham, Alabama

Why you should consider window tinting for your restaurant

High performance window tinting

  High performance window tinting for Restaurants

A good customer experience is the highest priority in restaurants. That’s why it’s important to create a comfortable environment for customers. Hey we all know customers are less likely to return if they have a bad experience and that may be simply the atmosphere.  Keeping customers comfortable when sitting behind a sunny window can be tricky, you want the view but not the heat. Huper Optiks ceramic series films are the choice of owners who are looking to keep their customers comfortable and provide them with a view. Huper Optik films can help you eliminate hot and cold spots throughout your restaurant making for a more enjoyable atmosphere.  Huper Optik films also block 99.9% of the Sun’s damaging UV rays. UV rays are most responsible for overall Sun damage like fading of furnishings and some skin cancers.

 

 

Security film enhances the safety of glass

Unless you live in a cave, we have all seen or passed through a controlled entrance. Controlled entrance is becoming more and more popular in businesses, schools, churches and general office settings to try and control who has access. Some controlled entrances have buttons that an operator controls the lock, others have a scanner to allow people with cards or keyfobs to enter at will.

The problem with some if not most of these entrances is they are glass. Glass in and of itself is very weak when compared to metal or wood. Building codes require doors and other windows that are floor level to be tempered glass. Tempered glass is basically heat strengthened glass that when put under a certain amount of stress shatters in small pieces. This makes these entrances very vulnerable when attacked. The glass in these doors and adjacent windows are no match for a would be intruder with a solid object like a hammer, metal pipe, crowbar, a $6 knife with a glass break button, much less a gun. This is where security film can beneficial to help protect against unwanted entry and slow an intruder that would otherwise enter through the glass in no time.

         Security film stops thief 

Security film when used as a forced entry product along with an approved attachment system works great when used as an addition to a security system. This film has the ability to significantly reduce the time it takes to enter through a piece of glass thus giving time for first responders to arrive or occupants to move to a safer environment.  Security films come in clear and tinted versions for solar control and privacy.

 

Why you should consider enhancing the energy efficiency of your existing windows

 

The financial, environmental and material benefits of increasing the energy efficiency of  your windows with a true ceramic window film

Downtown Condo With Huper optik Drei

Downtown Condo with Huper Optik Drei

If you have ever had to replace old or damaged windows, you know that the process itself is far from a breeze. Installing new windows makes for messy work, and requires homeowners to either put in hours of meticulous work or pay a substantial amount of money hiring professionals. Using energy-efficient window films which typically cost 50-75% less than even standard replacement windows can make the entire experience less costly, time consuming and messy.

If your existing windows are otherwise structurally sound a window film can out perform most technologies found in today’s “energy efficient” replacement windows for around a quarter of the cost.

Still, despite the added expense of a window film there are numerous advantages to choosing energy-efficient window film over total window replacement . Here are just some of the best reasons to consider purchasing energy efficient window film for your existing windows instead of replacement windows for your home.

Money savings

The initial cost of energy-efficient window film is less than that of standard windows, it is an investment that pays dividends later on down the road. Simply put, energy-efficient ceramic window films will save you money on your heating and cooling bills. American homes in the “Northern Zone” (mostly states above the Mason-Dixon line) save $366 (22%) a year on average when adding a window film to  single-pane windows. In the South, average annual savings are  as high as 31%. These savings can be even be higher if your window to wall ratio is higher. In other words the more glass exposure the more window film can save you.

Environmentally Friendly 

If you are concerned about your personal impact on the environment, then you may want to seriously consider upgrading the energy efficiency of your windows. Home energy use typically accounts for a full quarter of your personal carbon footprint, which measures the amount of carbon dioxide emissions caused by one’s activities. Typical homes that use window film to upgrade the energy efficiency of their doors and skylights can reduce their annual carbon footprint by 1,006 to 6,205 pounds of carbon dioxide. That is the equivalent of 51 to 317 gallons of gasoline. So if you are looking for ways to make your life more eco-friendly, adding a quality window film to your homes windows can be as significant as switching to a more fuel-efficient car. Another benefit of upgrading your existing windows with a window film unlike replacing them your existing windows won’t end up in a landfill thus reducing the impact on the environment.

Increased protection from broken glass and sun damage

In addition to reducing your carbon output and your energy bills, energy-efficient window films also provide some peace and mind. One fringe benefit of a high quality window film is added glass strength. A quality window film can add as much as 30,000 lbs tensile strength holding broken shards of glass together preventing them from becoming dangerous daggers that can injure or even kill.

Furnishings inside your home will also receive enhanced Sun protection with the use of a quality window film on your windows. Quality window films block out the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, meaning your rugs, carpets, wood, fabrics and furniture are safer from sunlight that streams through your glass. Since the films block up to 99.9% of UV rays, you won’t experience accelerated Sun fading or deterioration on your home furnishings, flooring or accessories.

With so many potential benefits for your wallet, your possessions and for the environment at large, there are many reasons to seriously consider upgrading to energy-efficient film for your windows.

 

 

Restorative Films

From mirrors to stainless steel in elevators and escalators our restorative films help old damaged surfaces look brand new for a fraction of the cost of replacement. Until now the only option was to refinish or replace damaged stainless steel and mirrors.

                                        

Refinishing Stainless steel is expensive and has less than desirable results. Stainless steel is prefinished by large format machines that give it a grained look at the factory. Repairing by hand in the field is virtually impossible to get that prefinished look form the factory. With our restorative Metal Shield films we can achieve that factory finish that until now was unachievable.

                                     

Our wrap materials can mimmick and or change a particular desired appearance. We can refresh old surfaces and make them look brand new.

                                        

Contact Solar reflections today for a free consultation and evaluation of your project!

205-937-2186 / sales@solarreflections.info

What Makes Us The Best Choice For Your Window Tinting Needs

What Makes Us The Best Choice? Its Simple!

Knowledge

 We Have Knowledge Of The Many Different Types Of Glass, How They Work With Our Products And What Products Are And Are Not A Good Fit. We Know More About Glass And Window Tinting Than Most Glass Companies…In Our Business, We Simply Have Too And That Is Why The Best Glass Companies Call On Us When Only The Best Will Do. 

Experience 

 Without It It Really Doesn’t Matter What Type Of Product You Use. We Have The Experience Getting It Done The Correct Way. We Stand Behind Our Installations And Guarantee Them 100%. With Experience Installing Millions Square Feet Of Our Products Its Easy To See We Are The Best Choice.

Quality Products

 We Only Use The Best Quality Products Available. With Our Experience And Knowledge We Know Quality Products And The Reasons Why Our Products Are The Best. We Guarantee You Will Get The Product That Best Suits Your Needs And We Never Substitute Products. You Can Rest Assured You Are Getting Exactly The Product You Pay For.

Tools And Support

 We Have Access To Many Tools To Back Up Our Product Recommendations, From Berkley Labs Energy Modeling To Actual Site Specific Data Logging. Our Manufacturers Provide Continuous Training And Support And Allow Us To Collaborate On Specific Projects With Them To Provide The Best Product Recommendations.  We Stand Behind Those Recommendations 100%. We Sell Solutions Not Problems Period. 

Satisfaction Guarantee 

 Your Satisfaction Is our Main Goal. We Will Never Sell You Something That We Believe Is Not The Right Fit For You Just To Sell Something. If For Any Reason You You Think Somethings Not Right With A Product Or Installation We Have Provided, All You Have To Do Is Contact Us. We Will Make It Right!

Doing Business The Right Way

 We Are Licensed, Insured And Carry Workers Comp For Our Customers Protection.