Looking for a way to mitigate the solar heat gain of your home or maintain the integrity of your glass against damage? Consider residential window film in Coppell, TX! AmeriTint Window Specialists, Inc. provides customers with access to a full scope of window films, to help maintain and elevate the appeal and comfort of your home.
In addition to residential film, we’re also a premier provider of window film for commercial buildings as well. From tinted, UV deflective films, to decorative window film in Coppell, TX, we provide your business with the protection and style it demands.
Brands We Trust
In bringing customers the very best in window film solutions for their home or business, we rely heavily on some of the top industry name brands and their products. Look to us for the following industry-leading names:
- Huper Optik
- Johnson Window Films
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Residential Solar Film
Our home is the largest investment that most of us make in our lifetime. Yet most of us forget that the beautiful windows in our homes are robbing us blind with excessive utility bills!
In the winter months, our windows allow up to 50% of the heat to escape our homes. This wasted heat ends up costing hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in wasted utility bills.
In the summer, most owners typically waste hundreds or thousands more to cool our homes as the sun blisters thru those same windows. Residential window tinting puts an end to wasted energy and money!
You can choose from CLEAR Spectrally Selective Films, High-Performance Dual Reflective Films, Non-Reflective Ceramic Films, and Interior Designer inspired Decorative and Privacy Films.
We represent window film products from every major manufacturer, which means we have products for every home, and every budget! Call us today to schedule your consultation with our knowledgeable staff!
What is window film?
How does it work?
How long will my new window film last?
The effective life of window film will vary by the type of film, type of glass, window construction, compass orientation of glass, and in which part of the world the building is located. There are documented cases of film lasting 20 to 25 years or more in some instances.All quality window films for residential and commercial use are warranted by the film manufacturers for a minimum of five years. Most commercial installations have a 10- to 15-year warranty, while most residential applications have a life-time warranty.
What is the difference between residential and commercial window films?
The chief reason for applying window film to office is to mitigate heat and glare that can make the workplace uncomfortable. Commercial films are usually dark and reflective for this reason.
Residential films are lighter and less reflective, and won’t alter the appearance of a home. Popular residential window films are used to reject up to 70% of solar energy, to help homeowners maintain energy costs and mitigate UV damage.
How is window film different from solar screens?
Solar screens are screens mounted on the exterior of the home, covering an entire window. There are various densities of screens—the darker the more heat absorbed. Unfortunately, they are not optically clear to look through and need cleaned periodically, which requires removing and reinstalling them. They break down due to the hot sun and inclement weather, and will need to be replaced in time.
Solar control window film is mounted on the interior of glass panes. Once installed, it’s part of the glass. Films are optically clear and are much easier to clean since they’re mounted on the interior. They are not subject to inclement weather and will last much, much longer than solar screens. There are also a wide range of different film styles available.
Will Window Tinting Stop The Sun From Fading Fabrics?
There are six factors affecting fabric fading:
- Ultraviolet Light
- Visible Light
- Heat and Humidity
- Chemical Vapors (including ozone)
- Age of Fabric
- Dye Fastness
Damaging UV rays can fade your carpetClear single pane glass (1/8″ to 1/4″) will reject 23–28% of the ultraviolet light from the sun. Insulated glass is slightly better, rejecting 36–41%. Our window films installed on glass reject at least 99% of solar ultraviolet light. Different types of clear glass and window systems will reject 13– 29% of the solar heat. With window films, 80% of solar heat can be rejected. No window film can completely eliminate fading. It can, however, offer maximum protection from fading due to solar ultraviolet light and solar heat.
Are There Any Special Cleaning Instructions?
Windows with film applied are easily cleaned without damage to their appearance as long as a few common-sense guidelines are followed:
- Use a soft clean cloth, soft paper towel, or clean synthetic sponge.
- Use a soft cloth or squeegee for drying the window.
- Use any normal glass cleaning solution which contains no abrasive materials.
The availability of scratch resistant coatings as a standard feature of quality films has virtually eliminated the need for extra special precautions in cleaning.
Will Window Film Kill My House Plants?
In most cases if a house plant is already receiving adequate light, the use of window film will not harm it. New growth or flowering may be retarded, and, for a few days, a plant may go into a state of shock while it adjusts to the light change. If a particular plant normally wilts by the end of a sunny day, it will actually thrive better with film installed. Although there are some obvious guidelines in determining what, if any, effect window film will have on a plant (for instance, dark green plants need less light than lighter colored ones), there is one sample test which can be done prior to film installation: merely move the plant to an area with less sunlight for a few days. In addition, most nurseries or local agriculture agencies can advise you whether a particular plant needs closer to maximal or minimal light.
Will the window film turn purple like it did on my car?
Automotive films are dyed, metal alloys or a combination of the two. All products with dye will turn purple after time. This is a natural process of fading of the dyes. We do not apply automotive films to homes or offices. Films that are used for residential and commercial applications consist of metal alloys and ceramics. Metal alloys and ceramics are more color stable and do not turn colors after time.
Will Window Films Cause Glass To Break?
Glass breaks when stressed. There are five types of stress which may cause glass breakage:
- Thermal Stress–from absorption of solar radiation.
- Tensile Stress–from the weight of the glass itself.
- Mechanical Flexing Stress–from wind.
- Impact Stress–from flying objects, hail, baseballs.
- Twisting Stress–from building or window frame sagging or settling.
The first type, thermal stress, is the only one which film may affect. The use of window films will increase the thermal stress on sunlit glass. However, there are also other factors which will increase thermal stress such as: partial shading of windows from overhangs, tightly fitting drapes or blinds, signs or decals on windows, heating and cooling vents directed at glass. In addition, different types of glass (annealed versus tempered, clear versus tinted) have different solar absorption rates and will withstand different degrees of thermal stress.
Benefits of Window Tinting
Increased Energy Efficiency
The sweltering summer sun can cause damage to you and your home.During the summer months, ordinary glass lets the sun’s heat penetrate your home, forcing your air conditioner to work harder to keep you cool. During the winter months, a substantial amount of your home’s heat is lost through ordinary glass windows. Solar control window film applied to the interior of your windows can reject up to 80% of the sun’s heat. In summer your home is cooler and more comfortable, so you can save on energy bills. In winter, some window films trap room heat for year –round comfort.
Protection From Fading
One of our customers had an issue with fading, now they have window film and their new curtains are protected from this type of damage.Window tints can block up to 99% of the Ultraviolet Rays from the sun, greatly reducing the effect of fading on your carpets, rugs, fabrics, and artwork. Window tints also reduce the amount of glare seen through your windows, giving your home a more pleasant view. Your investment in properly installed window films will return dividends in the form of reduced air conditioning and heating costs, and protection against costly fading.
Increased Property Value
Window tints can give a building a more upscale, contemporary appearance. They also provide a uniform look without the clutter of drapes and blinds. Window tinting makes a building more attractive to potential tenants and allows for more usable space in the building. Window films are available with a scratch resistant coating and in a variety of elegant tints like bronze and gray, and in neutral tones that appear virtually invisible on your windows.
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