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4 Signs that You Need New Home Windows

Friday, November 16th, 2018

If you notice that your energy bills have been higher than normal without a good explanation, it may be time for new home windows.

Your home windows are important for protecting your home from the various elements and also allowing air in on those warmer, stuffy days. However, just like any other household object, your windows will eventually need to replaced due to natural wear and tear. Here are four signs that you need new home windows. (more…)

Furniture Protection from Ultraviolet Rays

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

 

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Keeping damaging ultraviolet rays out of your house can help save your furniture and other household items.

With Spring having finally arrived and Summer coming close on its heels, it’s time to think again about the harmful effects of the sun. We all know that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause severe damage to the with too much exposure, but most of us rarely if ever think about how their household items can also be harmed by the damaging rays. Furniture and flooring throughout your home can become damaged after constant sun exposure, which is why furniture protection is necessary for your home. (more…)

Window Tinting and Graphic Film Can Help Make your Windows Bird Safe

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Bird Killed by Window Strike.

Bird Killed by Window Strike.

What do you think kills the most birds in North America? You might guess outdoor cats, windmills, or power lines, but the biggest killers of birds in the North America are windows. The American Bird Conservatory (ABC) estimates that 300 million to One Billion birds are killed in North America every year by window strikes. The vast numbers of birds being killed is not sustainable, and is especially a threat to endangered migratory species. Fortunately, American Solar Tinting provides window tinting and graphic films that can help reduce the number of bird strikes. To learn more, read below. (more…)

What are the Benefits of Security and Safety film for glass?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Existing glass, with the exception of tempered glass, is typically not designed to resist wind-blown debris, vandalism, forced entry, explosions, falls, or any other kind of event that puts sudden and undue force upon the glass. If a pane of glass shatters it can break into deadly shards endangering anyone in the vicinity.safety film

Most glass injuries are caused by accident with people inadvertently colliding with glass panes. While modern windows and panes are typically made out of tempered glass, there is still a vast amount of easily breakable, unsafe glass. Fortunately, there is a solution. If you own a building or house with unsafe glass, or glass that you have reason to believe may be at risk of being attacked by people or the elements, you should consider installing safety or security film on your glass.

Safety film is a coating designed to prevent glass from shattering in the event that it is broken and to safely hold it in place. Available in a variety of strengths, safety film is typically retrofitted to existing windows, forming an invisible protective membrane on the interior side of the glass. When stress, such as an unexpected fall or a deliberate blow causes the glass to break, the film absorbs the energy preventing shards of glass from becoming lethal projectiles, or at least severely mitigating their force.

Security film operates under essentially the same principles as safety film, but protects to a much higher degree. Security film can be used to protect glass from shattering under extraordinary circumstances, protecting windows from breaking during earthquakes, hurricanes, and bomb blasts. While not typically used in residential homes, large commercial structures, especially in areas prone to stress from the elements or attacks by heavily armed vandals and terrorists, can greatly benefit from security film’s added protection.

American Solar Tinting is a leading name in the window and glass tinting and film industry currently, and specializes in the installation and maintenance of safety and security window films that make your windows safe and secure without compromising their clear luster. With 5 convenient locations, glass security is easy with American Solar Tinting.

To get started with the installation of UV blocking window films, call American Solar Tinting at 1.800.969.0100 or visit our contact page.

You can also follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Source:

Protective Glazing Council International

Increase Productivity in your Baltimore Business: Solar Window Tinting

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

As any business owner knows, the productivity of your employees is the key to your overall success. But even in an everyday office setting, there are many distractions that can negatively affect the performance of your employees. Smart businesspeople know that eliminating those distractions can make a big difference in the long run. American Solar Tinting can provide your Baltimore business with countless window tinting benefits that will boost office productivity and help your company stay on top.

What are the benefits of solar window tinting?

Chances are, your employees often have to be at their computers for the majority of the day. While natural light in an office can contribute to an airy, open feeling, if that light causes a glare on a computer or television screen, it can become difficult to see. With solar window tinting, you can still reap the benefits of natural light while getting rid of distracting glares. American Solar Tinting can customize your tinting treatment to serve your Baltimore business’s specific needs.

Over the long term, employees might find it distracting or irritating how prolonged sun exposure causes their office furniture to fade. With solar window tinting, the sun will not be able to damage surfaces in the office, keeping your employees happy and everything looking as good as new.

Solar window tinting also offers many health benefits, in addition to its productivity-positive results. Solar tinting blocks up to 99% of UV rays, which have been linked to skin damage and disease. If your employees do not have to worry about their health, they can focus instead on the work at hand. Solar window tinting is a good idea in general because it can contribute the overall security and privacy of your building.

Do you think solar window tinting would help improve the productivity of your Baltimore business? Call American Solar Tinting today for more information.

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American Solar Tinting offers the highest quality window and glass tinting for your Baltimore business. Installation is simple and quick while still being effective and efficient. We are also authorized distributors and applicators of a number of high quality window film products.

To increase your employees’ productivity, call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also visit our contact page for an online contact form as well as the numbers for each of our 5 locations.

You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

Storm Season and American Solar Tinting

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Storm Season

We have now reached mid-July and summer is really in session. As the temperatures rise and the atmosphere becomes unstable, summer storms are inevitable. We are also in the midst of hurricane season and have already seen the likes of one storm. With so many storm threats during this time, it’s important to protect yourself, your family, and your home as best as you can. One of the ways you can help protect your family and home is by installing security and safety films on your windows.

 

As winds pick up during heavy storms, the chances of destruction increases. High winds can cause tree branches to break off and become airborne. High winds can also cause other debris and everyday items like patio furniture and grills to become airborne as well during a severe storm or hurricane. These heavy items have the potential to hit a window and shatter it. Once the window is shattered, your home is left vulnerable to even more damage than has already been caused. More debris can make its way into your home through the opening in your window while water damage can occur due to the rain exposure. The best way to eliminate this risk is to install safety window films.

 

Safety window films will work in a number of ways to protect your family and home. Safety and security films add another layer of protection to your windows, making it difficult for the window to shatter. If the window does happen to shatter, the film will then hold the glass fragments in place. This will prevent injury from the class as well as protect your home from the outside elements.

 

American Solar Tinting offers the highest quality security and safety films for your home this storm season. Installation is simple and quick while still being effective and efficient. We are also authorized distributors and applicators of a number of high quality window film products.

 

To protect your family and home this storm season, call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also visit our contact page for an online contact form as well as the numbers for each of our 5 locations.

 

You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

Benefits of Residential Window Tinting

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Residential Window Tinting

Are you considering replacing your windows in your home to save on your energy bills? Are you becoming annoyed with sun glare as you watch television or work on your computer? Are your windows just causing you more stress than they should? Consider window tinting with American Solar Tinting. Residential window tinting comes with several benefits, one being less stress for you.

Some of the benefits of residential window tinting include:

  1. Savings- If you are trying to save money, replacing your windows might not be the best way to go. Window tinting is cheaper than a new window and will help save you money on your energy bills. Window tinting will help to regulate the temperature in your rooms at half the cost of new windows.
  2. Protection- Residential window tinting provides protection for several things. Tinting can help protect your furniture from fading to sun exposure. Window tinting can also help protect your family. Tinting will help prevent UV ray exposure to your skin as well as prevent shattered glass from spraying if your glass should break and shatter.
  3. Productivity- Window tinting will cut down on sun glare as you try to work on your home computer. It can also help provide privacy for your family without sacrificing natural sunlight.
  4. Decoration- Window tinting can add to your interior as well. Tints and films can come in different patterns to add an extra touch to your room.

 

American Solar Tinting specializes in the installation and maintenance of residential window tinting and film treatments. With 5 convenient locations throughout the Maryland and Virginia area, we are a leading name in the window treatment industry with a commitment to great customer service and high quality products.

To get started with your new residential window tints and films, call us today at 1.800.969.0100. You can also visit our contact page.

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Source:

http://www.renovationexperts.com/home-window-tinting.asp

Reasons for Glass to Break

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Breaking Glass Causes

Safety and security film is helpful and important for just about anyone who lives or works in an area that includes glass windows or doors. The purpose of these films is to hold the shards together if a break should occur, as well as make it more difficult for the window or door to break in the first place. You may not think glass can break that easily, but it happens more often then you realize. There are several reasons that could cause glass to crack and shatter, putting you and your family in danger of serious injury. Some reasons for the breakage to occur include:

  1. Accidents- Human error is an often cause for glass to break. Children playing in a yard or in the house could throw a ball of some sort to cause glass to shatter. Falls can also cause glass to break, putting individuals in harm’s way.
  2. Theft- Unfortunately, glass windows are easy access to a home for a thief. A criminal can use a blunt object to break a glass window or door to gain access to your home and belongings.
  3. Weather- Natural weather systems and disasters can make owning glass windows and doors very dangerous. Debris from high winds can cause glass to not only break, but become airborne projectiles. Earthquakes can also cause glass windows to shatter.
  4. Stress- Glass can be put under different types of stress that can result in a break or crack. Twisting, impact, tensile, thermal, and mechanical flexing stress can be causes for breaks in glass.

With safety and security films by American Solar Tinting, family members and coworkers are protected from shattering glass. Our films hold the glass together to prevent the shards to spread across the floor. They also make the shattering and breaking process more difficult, reducing injury and deterring criminal acts. American Solar Tinting uses only the highest quality materials and installation is done in a way that is quick yet efficient.

To find out more about installing security and safety films through American Solar Tinting, call us today at 800.969.0100. You can also visit our contact page here.

Begin following American Solar Tinting today on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

 

Source:

http://www.windowfilmandmore.com/how-does-safety-film-work.aspx

American Solar Tinting and Vista Window Films

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Vista Window Films

American Solar Tinting is determined to provide our customers with only the highest quality materials when it comes to window and solar films. In order to guarantee our customers the best, American Solar Tinting partners with the leading names in window film manufacturing to become authorized dealers of their products and materials. One of the manufactures we have partnered with is Vista Window Films. To those who aren’t familiar with the window film industry, Vista Window Films might not seem like a big deal, however, Vista is one of the leading names when it comes to manufacturing window and solar films.

Vista Window Films is one of the names used by Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company. The company has over 55 years of experience in the industry of window films and continues to find new innovative ways to manufacture high quality window films. Vista Window Films uses materials that are not only durable, but aesthetically pleasing as well. By using direct connections with a variety of designers, and manufacturers, Vista Window Films is able to provide only the highest quality window films in the industry.

By becoming an authorized dealer of Vista Window Films, American Solar Tinting is able to provide our valued customers with products that work and last. Some of the benefits you receive when you install a window film include:

  1. Reduction in Energy Costs- Window films helps to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, helping to reduce your energy bills.
  2. Reduces Sun Fading and Damage- UV rays from sunlight can cause your furniture and wood floors to fade over time. Window films will block those harmful rays to help prevent fading and damage to your flooring and furniture.
  3. Glare Reduction- With window films, you can enjoy the natural light without the glare.
  4. Customization- By partnering with Vista Window Films, you receive films that are customized to fit with your home and meet your specific needs.

To get started with American Solar Tinting on your new window film project, call us today at 1.800.969.0100 or visit our contact page. You can also follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest,

 

 

Skin Cancer Protection with Window Tinting

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Skin Cancer  Protection with Window Films

When it comes to our health and protecting ourselves from harm, we usually think of damage that can be done to our inner organs and bones. How often do we think about protecting our skin, especially when we are inside? Did you know that every day your skin is being subjected to harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause damage over a long period time? One serious result of constant exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays produced by the sun is skin cancer.

Skin cancer occurs when damage to skin cells causes growths of abnormal cells such as mutations and genetic defects. This then causes the cells to multiply at a rapid pace which cause malignant tumors to form. Currently in the United States, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer that affects over two million people. The current statistic given by the Skin Cancer Foundation is that 1 in 5 Americans will develop this form of cancer during their lifetime. While skin cancer is one of the easiest forms of cancers to diagnose and treat, it can still be deadly. Another scary statistic from the Skin Cancer Foundation is that one person dies of melanoma, a form of skin cancer, about every hour.

There are plenty of ways to help protect your skin from UV rays. Limiting your time in the sun is extremely helpful and wearing sunblock whenever going out is beneficial. During the summer months, swimming is an almost daily activity for some individuals. If you are going to be spending time in water while being out in the sun, or even sweating consistently, make sure to reapply sunblock to protect your skin. Another way to help your skin daily is to install UV protecting window films from American Solar Tinting.

American Solar Tinting is a leading name in the window and glass tinting and film industry currently, and specializes in the installation and maintenance of window tints and films that help block UV rays without hindering natural sunlight. With 5 convenient locations, sun protection is easy with American Solar Tinting.

To get started with the installation of UV blocking window films, call American Solar Tinting at 1.800.969.0100 or visit our contact page.

You can also follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

 

Source:

http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information

* The writer of this article is not a medical professional. Information contained herein has been collected from sources believed to be reliable, and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided here is for general informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care.

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