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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 [...]
  • The Importance of Window Tinting The Importance of Window Tinting

    The Importance of Window Tinting

The Importance of Window Tinting

Everybody knows the benefits of tinting the windows of an automobile. The benefits of residential window tinting are lesser known but even more plentiful. Don’t worry – getting the windows of your home professionally tinted won’t make your home darker on the inside or less welcoming on the outside. If you have troublesome glare, expensive HVAC bills or nosy neighbors, however, a simple tint treatment can be a lifesaver! Home window tinting is also an effective, affordable alternative to replacement that can make decades’ old glass seem new again. Out of all the many benefits that go along with window tinting, at Signature Shutters we’d say these would be the top 5!
  1. Energy Savings
Un-tinted glass could be costing you hundreds of extra dollars on your energy bills each month. Solar-blocking window tint eliminates a high percentage of the sun’s heat which dramatically reduces air conditioning costs. The return on investment alone on a tint project is truly impressive. The specific variety of low-e (low emissivity) tints we use are super energy-efficient. This can drastically decrease temperature fluctuations due to cool air loss. You’ll be shocked when you see how much you could save in spring and summer with just some of the windows of your house refinished!
  1. Comfort
A little extra spending money isn’t all you’ll gain from the temperature-regulating effects of tinted windows. You’ll also enjoy increased comfort day to day and season to season. No more “hot spots” from bright, undeterred sunlight in the summer and no more cold seeping through the glass in the winter either. That’s right – upgrading your windows with tinting helps trap in heat, not just [...]
  • Choosing a Signature Window Treatment Choosing a Signature Window Treatment

    Choosing a Signature Window Treatment

Choosing a Signature Window Treatment

If you’ve got uncovered windows, there are truly limitless treatment options available to you. Knowing which treatments to choose can feel like an impossible feat. Blinds, shades, shutters and tints… who’s to say which treatment will best suit your home and your family’s needs? When it comes to treatment shopping, you should have three main concerns: light, privacy and aesthetic. Here are just a few of the wide array of window coverings we have available at Signature Shutters along with our tips for choosing what’s best for you. Shades and Shutters What’s great about both window shades and plantation shutters is that they’re adjustable. When these types of coverings are closed, they provide plenty of privacy and lighting control yet they can still be opened to let in the sunshine. While they may not offer the same level of privacy as blackout curtains, they’re perfect for family rooms, living rooms and dining areas. The thickness of the shade’s fabric will determine the amount of light that comes through it. For example, beautiful semi-sheer window treatments correspond well with spaces that only need some subtle privacy and lots of light. Really, every room needs some natural light and our specially built shades can filter in the light while still adding privacy to first floor bedrooms, guest rooms, offices and bathrooms. The amount of light that creeps in when the shutters or shades or closed is related to where they’re mounted. Mounting window treatments outside the window box blocks more light. Tinted Windows Window tint reduces glare without blocking the view. For rooms that don’t need privacy or darkness, a simple tint goes a long [...]
  • 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 [...]