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!

 

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

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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. 

 

Why Our Products Are The Best

Perpescetive

A View With Attitude

Not all window films are created equal.

Our Huper Optik Films:

  • Are the 1st patented nano-ceramic window film
  • Have 3X more infrared rejection
  • Are 4X less reflective
  • Are 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler
  • are 25X more durable than other films

 

Select Series window tinting products are built with only the best materials to provide the highest performance, best optical quality and durability. There are simply no other products produced in the world that even come close to its looks and performance.  Our Select series films are the highest performing non-reflective window tinting films in the world. Our Select Series films are a favorite choice of our customers who suffer from immense heat and glare with Sun fading but require a natural look with very low light reflection. This film on average can reduce heat from the Sun 12-15 degrees making it an excellent choice when considering a window tint with an elegant look that will dramatically reduce heat. Select series films are 100% dye free so there no chance they will discolor or turn purple.

Ceramic Series film is The first and only patented Nano-Ceramic window film available. Researchers developed an advancement in high performance coatings through Nano-Ceramic technology. This advancement stunned the industry and allowed Hüper Optik to patent its technology in 1998. By using advanced Ceramics with Spectrally Selective technology, Hüper Optik  was the first and only patented Nano-Ceramic Window film available. These films do not interfere with electronic devices such as wi-fi or celluar service. Our Ceramic series films offer superior durability and performance. The Ceramic series films are dye and metal free ensuring they will not fade or corrode even the harshest environments.

 Therm-X Series films use a proprietary blend of metals to create the highest performance films in their class while allowing a high amount of visible light. The Therm-X technologies create a more comfortable environment while reducing HVAC consumption. These technologies provide privacy, high heat rejection, high light transmission and great return on investment, while providing a 15 year commercial and lifetime residential warranty that will give you peace of mind.

Fusion Series films use a fusion of technologies of performance, aesthetics, neutral tones, and sustainability: providing the advantages of affordability and high heat rejection. Fusion Films deliver privacy, comfort and energy efficiency year round: reducing high energy bills, preventing temperature variances and hot spots, and rejecting infrared and ultraviolet light rays.

Traditional Series films provide energy-saving performance for commercial and residential consumers looking for reflective film properties. These films technology has been around for years and offer great returns on investment. They tend to be highly reflective and have a wide variety of applications.

Things To Consider When Hiring A Window Tinting Company

Perspective

A Point Of View

From just a few panes to a few hundred. When considering a window tinting company to hire a few things are at the top of the list. Not necessarily in this order as most are equally important

Does the company have a license? Insurance?

A reputable company will have all the necessary documents to conduct business. If they lack a license to do business in your area they could be subject to having to stop working on a project until all licensing are obtained. Not to mention they may not report the tax, no one likes to pay tax however its money that ultimately finds its way back into the community for improvements.  Companies should have insurance coverage to protect you should something happen while they are on your property. You could be held liable if an accident happens on your property should you hire companies without insurance. Make sure the company you hire carries liability and workers compensation insurance. This insures property and people on the job.

Experience?

How long has the company been around? What experience do the employees have. With all the different window tinting products available and the many different types and styles of glass today. Without a good understanding of how these films work with certain types of glass you could be setting yourself up for disaster. Broken glass and failed seals due to high absorption are a likely occurrence with the wrong film to glass application. Make sure the company uses a manufacturer that warrants against this when the approved film is used.

References?

Does the company provide references? Make sure if they do that you follow up on those. There is nothing like a word of mouth reference to help make your decision. Check reviews on internet sites and social media. See what others say about doing business with a certain company.

What types of products do they offer?

There are many different types and kinds of window tinting to choose from today. Make sure you are using a company that uses a product that has a proven track record and that the product was intended for use on your particular type and style of glass.

Does the company provide manufacturer sample cards?

All reputable companies provide customers with manufactures sample cards not just random pieces of film. These sample cards provide a piece of the actual film itself with its performance numbers and a brief description of what the film is made of.

Does the manufacturer recognize the company as an authorized installer of their products?

 With everything becoming available on the internet today people can get their hands on products they do not have the authorization or proper training to install. Most manufactures have and will provide a list of qualified companies in your area to sell and install their products. This is important should you ever have a warranty claim. 

Guarantee?

While most manufacturers warranty cover the actual product its usually up to the installing company to guarantee a smooth clean installation. Make sure the company your considering provides a guarantee in writing and that you understand what that guarantee covers.