Business owners have unique needs when it comes to window tinting or film. We will discuss the five ways commercial window tints can help your business. We will also give tips on choosing the right window tint installation company.
What is Commercial Window Tint
3M window tint (or window film as some call it) is made from thin layers of polymer. Window tint is usually made of multiple layers. It is affixed right on top of your glass window. Based on your needs, window tint can tackle different issues. One well-chosen window tint may cover more than one need. How can window tint help your business? Here are five ways.
Create a Safer Workplace
One kind of window tint that many offices and shops have installed is security window tint. This type of window tint is powerful, also called safety window tint or film. It is designed to hold the window glass in place in case of breakage. This means that the film slows entry if an intruder attempts to break through the window. It buys you time to either alert the authorities manually or automatically or escape.
What about natural disasters? Does security window tint help? With window tint, earthquakes, severe weather, or any other natural phenomenon that may damage window glass won’t hurt you. Holding the glass in place prevents you and your employees from being harmed by glass fragments.
Suggested product: 3M Ultra Series
Project example: Window Tint for Mill Valley Shops
Add a Layer of Privacy
Privacy is often high on the list of features that many San Francisco Bay Area customers want for their workplaces. Can window tint give you more privacy? Yes, and there are many options available. This window tint can be slightly frosted or completely opaque, with tons of decorative options available. Privacy window tint can be applied to interior windows, conference rooms, partitions, refrigerator doors, and even bathrooms.
Suggested product: 3M Frost Series
Project example: Frosted Privacy Window Film for Offices in Cupertino, CA
Reduce Screen Glare
Screen glare can cause eye strain and even migraines. Besides the physical effects, glare makes looking at computer screens and mobile devices uncomfortable. Can window film help with glare from the sun? It certainly can. Reducing the amount of direct sunlight that enters a window helps to minimize glare.
Suggested product: 3M Prestige Films
Project example: Window Tinting in Use: 3M Prestige 70
Lower Heating and Cooling Costs
Would you like to create a workspace, office, or shop that is temperature-controlled? No matter how efficient your heating and cooling system is, your windows may not be helping. That’s where window tint comes in. Controlling the amount of sunlight, it helps to lower cooling costs in the warmer months. This reduces ‘hotspots’, those spots in your interior that are warmer than other parts. During the colder months, window tint acts as a layer of insulation, helping to keep warmed air inside.
Suggested product: 3M Safety Solar Series
Project example: Before and After: 3M Night Vision Sun Control Window Film San Jose
Protect your office from UV rays
UV Rays can cause a great deal of damage in an office or work environment. First, continued exposure to UV rays increases your risk of skin cancer. UV rays also can affect your eyesight, accelerating the development of cataracts. What about your furnishings? Window tint can help to protect your furnishings by reducing fading. Adding UV ray-blocking 3M Window tint means that your flooring, furniture, and art will last longer and remain undamaged.
Suggested product: 3M Prestige Films
Project example: 3M Prestige 40 Window Film for Commercial Businesses
With these benefits, you may now be ready to get window tint for your workspace. How do you find a window tint that will do the best job for you? Use our handy guide to find out. Or, make it easier on yourself by choosing the Bay Area’s installation company with the most 5 star reviews. You can get a free estimate here or give the ClimatePro team a call at 707.755.7337.