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Benefits of Window Tinting

The benefit to our customers, especially those with south and west facing windows, is reduced heat load and glare through those windows without blocking or distorting the view. Additionally, they experience more comfort, lower cooling bills in the summer, lower heating bills in the winter, and much less fading of furnishings due to ultra-violet degradation. For more general information about window films, I recommend www.solargard.com

Catagories of Film

While we still stock and install a line of standard window films, Therma-Shield became an exclusive dealer for the Panorama line of window films in 2007. The Panorama films are a higher-end, second generation, window film specifically designed to address limitations inherent in the standard films. We feel that these films, while slightly more expensive, provide a greater benefit to the customer, and therefore represent a better value to our customers. For more information about Panorama films, I reccommend www.panoramafilm.com.

Warranty Info

The Manufacturer provides a Limited-Lifetime Materials Warranty on installed films at residential locations, and 10 years on installed films at commercial locations. If desired, additional protection is available for a small fee. Therma-Shield provides a Limited Lifetime Workmanship Warranty against lifting, peeling, bubbling, and other workmanship issues. This warranty is not transferable.

Window Films and How they Work

How they Work Solar control window film (also known generically as "window tinting") in its current form has been around since 1976. It consists of an optically clear polyester film that has a one molecule thick layer of metal deposited (through a highly technical and exacting process called "Sputtering" which was developed by Deposition Technologies Incorporated (DTI), San Diego, California c. 1975) on it, sandwiched by adhesive on one side and a "Hardcoat" scratch-resistant finish on the other. When applied to the inner surface of single or double-pane glass, it changes the physical properties of glass in such a way that the unit passes less solar radiation through the glass, absorbs slightly more at the surface of the glass, and reflects a much greater amount of solar radiation away than the same piece of glass without the film. The amount of heat and glare that a given type of film rejects depends on the type of metal used in its construction. We stock films that can stop up to 80% of the radiant heat, 80% of the glare, and 98% of the ultra-violet (Fade) rays in both the standard and Panorama line of films.