8 Reasons to IMPROVE your Windows

  • Have a More Energy Efficient Home
  • Stop Sun Damage from UV Rays
  • Increased Prop­erty Value
  • Lower Monthly Electric Bills
  • Pro­tec­t Glass from Vio­lent Weather
  • Balance Room Temperatures
  • Pro­tec­tion against Vandalism
  • Deter Forced Entry Through Glass

Posts Tagged ‘residential window film’

Green retrofit for your home.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Thinking about making a few GREEN upgrades to your home before the end of summer? You may want to read this article from BuildingGreen.com and International Window Film Association (IWFA) which states window film is the best retro fit on a home to save energy in warm climates.

Window-Film: Overlooked Retrofit Option

Windwo Film a great retrofit for your home!

 

 

 

Decorative films – I love the look, but where would I install it?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Have you ever wondered where to use that really cool decorative film? Well, we have installed many different applications for; Home Offices, Shower Doors, Store Fronts, Dressing Rooms, Conference Rooms, and even on bathroom windows in newer homes.  There is no limit to how creative you can get with these types of films!  Adding both style and privacy to your room with just one application AND at a fraction of the cost of decorative glass. Check out our PHOTO GALLERY for more examples!

Frost Film, 2 inches from picture

Frost Film, 2 inches from picture

 

Frost Film, 12 inches from picture

Frost Film, 12 inches from picture

 

Frost Film, 24 inches from picture

Frost Film, 24 inches from picture

Summertime in Texas

Monday, July 1st, 2013

 

Well, it’s triple digit weather again here in North Texas. As you walk to the mail box, sweating, and dreading the high electric bill – there is solace knowing there are incentives to update your home and conserve electricity.  Oncor has a list of improvements, from purchasing Energy Star appliances to (you guessed it) Window Film.  Check out the list of other upgrades covered by the program!

Home Energy Efficiency program by Oncor

 

Saving Money with Window Film

Skin Cancer Awareness

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

May is Skin Cancer awareness month which is a cause that is close to my heart.  Being a Stage IV melanoma survivor I try to share my knowledge to prevent this horrible disease.  That is why I enjoy my job here at AmeriTint.  When customers install film to their windows they are adding protection from the damaging effects of UV rays.

There is no such thing as safe tanning. UVB and UVA rays are harmful to your skin.

  • windows block UV-B rays – that is without tint
  • windows and window tint block both UV-A and UV-B
  • premature skin aging and skin cancer is caused by UV-A rays

Ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure is the primary cause of skin cancer. Although cutting out all exposure to the sun can have other effects, i.e. vitamin D deficiency. I hope that everyone limits their time in the sun to mainly to morning or late afternoon, avoiding the harshest part of the day. Moderation is key to staying healthy and keeping safe.

Check out The Skin Cancer Foundation‘s tips for when you are outside.

 Skin Damaging rays

Residential Window Tint will Reduce Energy Cost

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Residential window film is a fantastic way to cut back, while at the same time creating a positive impact on the atmosphere. Home owners will realize one of the best resolutions to reducing the strain on their pocketbook is by having residential window tint installed.

Studies have declared that homes account for 16% of green house gas emissions. Many of us have sought an answer, to combat the negative impact of energy consumption on the globe. Installing residential window tint, the quantity of emissions created by a home is reduced considerably. Naturally, this is the by-product of utilizing less energy to heat or cool a home.

Since a major portion of energy is lost through the glass, applying window film can create a large impact on the energy usage of a home. Window Film acts as a barrier against cool air from escaping through the glass during the summer months, therefore reducing the strain on the cooling system. It additionally keeps UV rays and heat out. During winter time, window film works to keep heat in the home. The U.S. Department of Energy provides plenty of information on this and other benefits of saving energy. Diligent research by the customer will assure that the product purchased can provide the best savings advantage.

Many of us have looked to reducing their energy prices to save money. Homeowners that have installed residential window film have discovered that it not only reduces the outflow of cash from their budget, it additionally lends a hand to decreasing the energy consumption.