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!


Meeting Room Upgrades

Protecting the Privacy of Your Clients and Business with Frosted Window Films by Solar Reflections in Birmingham Al



A conference room or a meeting room are often the places where important decisions are made. Business arrangements are agreed upon, business deals settled, and private details disclosed. This is why the walls, windows, and doors of these rooms should provide maximum privacy!


Keeping Current Aesthetic with Updated Look


Many current conference and meeting rooms have glass walls, windows, and doors to offer the modernized, visual trend. While these are great to have for lighting and look, they are not so great for the security of the meetings. This is where our team comes in! We offer high quality window film installations to keep those meetings confidential and private. More than just delivering privacy, we also showcase custom frosted and etched looks to create a cohesive blending with the décor already in place in your office. There are striping details, etched designs, and even lettering that can be utilized to shade the business with, and promote the brand of your office throughout!


Photo Gallery- Take a Look!


In the image above, you see a window film package that was installed in a conference room. These window films are a great example that share the classy and sophisticated appeal that is paired with shading to keep the interior privacy protected. A win all around, and available to your office!


Make the First Step


The first step to investing in your own custom window film installation for your conference or meeting room is the call. Pick up the phone, and reach out to our professionals to schedule a free consultation! This assessment will determine the necessary details such as glass measurements, design ideas, budget, and end goals. With this information, we will formulate a plan for the best product, installation methods, and services to get your needs met head on!


Would you like to know more about the advantages that are specifically offered to your office with these window films? Are you interested in hearing about other window film solutions for your office? Call us today, and we will get you one step closer to your window film journey!


Written by: Solar Reflections – Birmingham, Alabama

Solar Reflections LLC in Birmingham, AL – Brand Your Medical Office and Increase Privacy with Huper Optik Films

The window film industry has many options for all sorts of businesses. The medical field in particular can gain a huge advantage with these products. Everything from the custom etching for brand reinforcement to the frosted security applied to an interior office. The options are limitless!


Personalizing Your Window Film to Meet Your Medical Office Needs


Window films offer a wide variety of customizing choices. They range from transparent films to colored designs, depending on what fits your location and building. With a creative decorative window design solution, you can set a scene or broadcast a representation of your company’s brand. Some options include frosted and etched glass treatments, fresh designs, colored tinting, and even industry relevant images. Choose from a variety of custom color combinations, stylized designs and more with our expert design team. We look forward to working with you!


Starting Your Personalized Package


The process to find the right decorative window film package begins with an in-depth consultation to assess the specific marketing goals, location, and aesthetic of your business. Once we have your needs in line, our professionals will share several options to meet these needs had on. Once a choice is made our team will begin the installation process. Our installation methods ensure long lasting productivity and weather resistant wear. The window films that we use for decorative purposes are supplied by Huper Optik. These window films can provide less than four years return on investment. Not only do they offer successful marketing exposure, they can reduce solar heat and radiation, lower cooling costs, and assist in temperature regulation. Make your patients as comfortable as possible while implementing a powerful visual statement.


Photos: Examples Share Results


In the image above you see a completed installation for a decorative window film. This is an example to show you the advantages of these custom glass solutions. With the right decorative window film package, your medical building can achieve greater advertising heights!


Our Mission is Your Window Film Success


Our company works hard to provide each client with a high-end custom window film package that fully needs their window treatment needs. This includes more than just the premium products that are offered.  This also includes superior service standards with design, installation, and maintenance. In addition to our decorative films, we also offer films for residential, office, commercial, and automotive use. We invite you to join us at our shop today to discuss the many options available for your specific window film needs. We look forward to starting you on your next custom glass solution adventure!


Written by: Solar Reflections LLC – Birmingham, Alabama

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.