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  • The Facts behind Window Film The Facts behind Window Film

    The Facts behind Window Film

The Facts behind Window Film

There are many benefits to coating your windows with specialty window film. What is window film, you ask? Window film is an energy-efficient glass coating developed to protect your interiors from fading, reduce your energy costs and provide your family complete UV protection indoors. When applied to a regular glass window, they filter out only the harshest rays of sun while letting in the perfect amount of light for a picturesque home environment. There are many different brands of window film but Solar Gard films makes some of the best. Signature Shutters is an alliance partner with Saint Gobain, the manufacturer of Solar Gard glass window films and many other premium building products today. We have been hand selected to sell and install the exclusive Panorama® line of window films. If you’re considering installing window film in your home or office, you should definitely examine the facts first. Fact 1. Panorama® Films are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Fact 2. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States – more than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually. Fact 3. It’s believed that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. Fact 4. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure and sun burn dramatically increases a person’s risk. The benefits of window film aren’t just medical, however. Panorama® Films are proven to reduce both the UVA and UVB rays and aid in reducing visible glare in the room. They can even add a new degree of safety to your home’s window. All in all, they let homeowners keep the view and [...]
  • 8 Good Reasons to Get Your Windows Tinted 8 Good Reasons to Get Your Windows Tinted

    8 Good Reasons to Get Your Windows Tinted

8 Good Reasons to Get Your Windows Tinted

Want a window treatment that lets an ideal amount of natural light into your home without obstructing your view to the outdoors AND saves you money in the long run? Residential window tinting is the answer! In older homes especially, window tinting is more than beneficial – it’s practical essential. We’ve come up with 8 reasons why window tinting should be your next home improvement project.
  1. Tinted windows block out harmful UV rays while letting pure sunlight in.
Signature Shutters’ window tinting stops up to 99% of UV rays from entering your home which is great for the health of you and your loved ones and helps preserve the luster of your floors and furniture. Clear, UV-free light that comes through tinted windows illuminates with NO bleaching or damaging effects.
  1. Tinted windows let you enjoy your view without overheating your home.
Without tinting, you basically have to choose between open views or heavy, view-blocking curtains and blinds. Tinted windows offer crisper, less obstructed views of the outdoors from every angle – like sunglasses for your home!
  1. Only high quality tinting can eliminate indoor glare.
Good window tint tempers incoming light and minimizes reflection. One of the biggest benefits of residential tinting by far is glare reduction. Finally you can watch TV, read on your tablet or just gaze out over your garden without the sun’s interference.
  1. You’ll have increased privacy throughout your home.
Solar control tinting increases privacy as well as curtains can, letting you enjoy unobstructed views without putting your home’s interior on display.
  1. Your windows will last longer.
If your windows lack efficiency, letting the heat in and the cold air out, window tinting lets you postpone expensive [...]
  • Signature Shutters Window Tinting Signature Shutters Window Tinting

    Signature Shutters Window Tinting

Signature Shutters Window Tinting

Before you decide to replace ALL the windows in your home because the ones you have let in heat and produce harsh glare, check out this affordable solution. Whether your windows have old, outdated glass or costly heat-trapping tendencies, a residential window tint treatment can help. Window tinting is an effective, affordable alternative to window replacement that makes even decades’ old glass like new. The thin, clear panes of years past could be costing you hundreds of extra dollars on your energy bills each month. That’s kind of like throwing money out the window! Tinted windows can save you tons of money in air-conditioning costs and the whole process costs far, far less than purchasing a whole new set of windows. Window tinting is easy to apply so the installation is safer than window replacement as well. No transporting heavy, sharp, highly fragile panes of glass required. Low-e (low emissivity) tints are a super energy efficient tinting option. Emissivity is the amount of heat entering and exiting your home. The more emissivity your home has, the more temperature fluctuation it has too. Low-e window tinting stops up to 99% of UV rays from entering your home. This can drastically decrease cool air loss, thereby slashing your monthly air conditioning bills while keeping you and your family comfortable. You’ll be shocked when you see how much you can save in spring and summer. Plus, with no UV radiation, you don’t need to worry about sun-bleached floors and furniture anymore. Tinting does more than reduce your electricity bills and help you avoid window replacement. It also reduces window glare. Another benefit of tinted windows is that they let in an ideal amount of natural light. Finally [...]
  • Don’t Forget About Window Film Don’t Forget About Window Film

    Don’t Forget About Window Film

Don’t Forget About Window Film

As you begin the process of shopping for plantation shutters, mini-blinds or draperies, you might want to add window films to that list.

What are Window Films?

Window films are a thin covering that can be applied to windows or glass (such as a shower door).  They can be transparent or give off illusions (etched glass), or they can block visibility all together.

Are they beneficial?

Window films provide many benefits.  They provide shade from blistering sunshine., they deter sunlight from damaging and fading draperies and furniture and most importantly, they provide significant energy savings.

How long do they last?

Well, that’s a loaded question!  The lifetime of window tinting depends on a variety of factory.  If you go with a standard quality or grade you are looking at about a five year lifespan.  As with most products, when you go up in quality, the life of the product will be extended.  The high-grade window tinting products will provide solid performance for over ten years.  We usually advise our customers to invest a little more upfront to get a better quality window tinting that will withstand the southern sun if your budget allows.

What do they look like?

Window films look like a thin sheet of plastic.  As we have previously stated they come in many forms.  Some may have a slight tint, others may have a design to look as if the edges are etched.  We have even seen window tinting that looks like a replica of a stained glass window.  Long story short, it is a very thin layering that can take on the appearance of whatever your heart desires!

How are they installed?

Window film can be a do-it yourself project or can be professionally installed depending on your preference and [...]