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Commercial Energy Efficiency via Window Tinting

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Commercial Window Tinting

Commercial window tinting can help save on your energy bill.

Although fully-windowed buildings may look sleek and spiffy from the outside, this style is not quite ideal when it comes to energy efficiency.  Untreated windows transfer loads of solar energy to the interior of your office building, where it then becomes heat, which in turn boosts the need for air conditioning in order to maintain a comfortable working environment.  Commercial window tinting is a simple and effective way to reduce costs and increase energy efficiency for your office space.   (more…)

Protect Client Privacy with Commercial Window Tinting

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Commercial Window Tinting Privacy

Commercial window tinting is designed to enhance privacy without sacrificing your view, but that is just the beginning. Window tinting truly does it all.

Depending on your industry, client privacy could be a big deal. Doctors, for example, have an obligation to protect their patient’s privacy – safeguarding their medical records and maintaining privacy while in the office. Other industries may not be under strict legal guidelines, like HIPAA, but that does not mean client privacy is not a top priority. Doctors, lawyers, social workers, certain government contractors, medical facilities, businesses with high-profile clientele, and so many more have a need – an obligation – to protect client privacy. Commercial Window Tinting can help.

There is a fine line between the need for privacy and the desire for natural light – window tinting addressee both. Similar to limousines, commercial window tinting helps darken your building’s windows so onlookers can’t…well, look on. Still, the tinting allows filtered light to fill your office, which is a much nicer alternative to closed blinds or shades. (more…)

Curb Appeal Boosts Business, Commercial Window Tinting Boosts Curb Appeal

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Curb Appeal Business

Experts attribute up to 70% of first-time sales to a curb appeal. Despite being taught to never judge a book by its cover, that is exactly what we do.

“For me it’s always about first impressions. I trust my instincts.” – Billy Zane

As they say, image is everything. This is as true for business owners, like yourself, and their buildings. Just as you need to dress up each and every day to make a good impression on your customers and clients, you need to dress your building up for the same purpose.

“First impressions matter when you want to build a lasting trust,” says Robert Lount, an assistant professor at Ohio State University. If you get off on the wrong foot, the relationship may never be completely right again.” (more…)

Protect Your Patients’ Privacy, Invest in Commercial Window Tinting

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
Privacy Commercial Window Tinting

Commercial Window Tinting is an easy and affordable way to add privacy to windows and glass doors without sacrificing natural light.

As a doctor, it is your duty – your obligation – to protect the privacy of your patients. In 1996, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, outlined the measures doctors had to undertake to protect their patients, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards. This not only means protecting their medical records, but also maintaining privacywhile your patient is in the office. (more…)

Commercial Window Tinting Helps Boost Curb Appeal

Friday, April 10th, 2015
Commercial-Window Tinting Curb Appeal

Some business owners think that commercial window tinting isn’t inviting to customers, but that is actually the opposite of the truth!

To increase the curb appeal of your business, commercial window tinting will help you get noticed.

Attracting customers can seem tricky, but it’s all about making your business intriguing enough to enter. With commercial window tinting, you not only create a more professional look, but also entice the customer to find out what is inside your store!

Stand Out with Commercial Window Tinting

You might find that not only is your business in competition with similar businesses in your general area, but some companies have to compete with similar businesses on the same block! If a potential customer walks by your building, one of the first things they will notice is the appearance of the windows. Commercial window tinting can actually help hide everyday dirt and streaks, which instantly increases the curb appeal. This means that a potential customer will notice your business first, and not visit your competitor. (more…)

How Commercial Window Tinting Can Improve Security

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Commercial Window Tinting SecurityWhen a company looks to protect its building, commercial window tinting is a great tool to help improve security.

Every company will look for ways to save money, but skimping on security will become very costly in the long run. Commercial window tinting will help to deter theft and improve the security of your business.

Commercial Window Tinting Increases Security

Commercial window tinting increases security by making glass stronger.

It’s unlikely that an intruder would be able to access your building from the roof or beneath your store, so the logical entry point is a window or a door. When an intruder tries to smash through a door or window, commercial tinting provides an extra layer of security for glass. (more…)

Commercial Window Tinting Services in Baltimore

Friday, January 30th, 2015

We have discussed the many benefits of window tinting in offices and residential properties, but have not told you why we have the specific idea to get your Baltimore office windows tinted. It is no secret that Baltimore City has a high crime rate. Not only will darkened windows provide privacy, they will give an air of mystery to what’s inside. Everyone wants to know everything in Baltimore – everyone knows each other and the city has developed the nickname “Smalltimore.” People will come inside to see what’s going on if they cannot figure it out from the outside. Window tinting also provides other benefits for your Baltimore based office, and below demonstrates those bonuses.

Privacy and Mystery

In Baltimore, every shop and restaurant are so close together you could take a giant kangaroo hop to get to the next. When passersby see a storefront that they have not noticed before, most likely they will open the front door and peek inside. If they like what they see, people will fully enter the store and walk around. Commercial window tinting, for that matter, gives an air of mystery for shoppers and diners. People will be curious as to the illusion of a cool, dimly lit inside. If you are a corporate office who does not want disturbances such as salesmen, tinted windows are a good option for another reason. These types of windows give you more privacy to work in your office without prying eyes. High rises in Baltimore City are not too far away from each other, so someone in the building across from yours could potentially stare at you all day long if you did not have tinted windows.

Economic and Cost Efficient

Taxes in Baltimore City are already exquisitely high, so anything you can do to reduce your building’s HVAC bills is great. Having your office windows tinted keeps the temperature down. Window tinting blocks UV rays from the sun so you can wear that Ann Taylor dress to work that you’ve been saving. Another benefit is that sun glare will be no more if you have your windows tinted.  Employees will be able to work on their computers without straining their eyes or getting annoyed with a beam of light hitting their pupils.

Security

Film on windows can make the glass shatterproof. This protects against burglars and attempted break-ins. As stated before, Baltimore has an exceedingly high crime rate, at about 438 crimes per square mile. Commercial window tinting seems almost necessary for your Baltimore office in this case.

Commercial Window Tinting in Baltimore from American Solar Tinting

American Solar Tinting, Inc. is a factory authorized dealer of Vista® and LLumar® window films, the highest quality solar tinting products available. We are licensed, bonded, and insured and have served over 46,000 satisfied customers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC since 1958.

If you have any questions about Commercial Window Tinting, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+Pinterest,Facebook, and Twitter.

The Power of Curb Appeal (and Commercial Window Tinting)

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Curb Appeal Commercial Window Tinting BaltimorePlain and simple, commercial window tinting will aid your business’ curb appeal. Curb appeal makes a home or business pleasing to the eye from afar – essentially, the curb. It is important for a business to maintain its curb appeal to invite customers into the store and give an outward appearance of approachability. Below are other factors that can help improve your business’ curb appeal.

Begin at the parking lot

Are there signs that direct potential clients or customers to your office or store? If not, see what you are able to do about that. Is there a clear path for people to walk on to get to the business? Do some hardscaping to make sure there is. Are your windows tinted darker or lighter? There are many opinions about the shade of a tinted window. Storefronts with clear window tinting are inviting, and darker commercial window tinting exudes an air of elegance. Both are the right answer because they protect sales persons from a sun glare inside. This is useful when they are trying to close a deal (after the customer came indoors because the curb appeal worked).

Next, focus on the outdoor window appearance

If you have a display case, take full advantage of it! Do not use tacky items – make sure the display is thought out and relevant to what you are trying to sell. Doing so will immediately let the customer know what you have to offer and give them a first opinion on the quality of the item or service. If you have commercial window tinting, do you have appropriate signage visible with the business hours? Make sure the lighting and operational information go hand-in-hand so customers can grab the data easily.

What to do when a customer is inside

So your curb appeal got the customer inside the door. Now what? Make sure there is someone in the front to warmly greet the customer. Check to see if the inside appearance of the business matches the outside presentation. Inconsistencies will distract the customer from what you really want them to focus on. A great tip for organizing products is to put items you want to sell most on the right side of the store. More people are right-handed than left and will be more inclined to head towards your key items on the right.

Completion of the purchase and exit

The checkout line in a storefront should be clearly visible, easily accessible, and should have a fairly short wait time. This will guarantee that the customer will not put the item back and leave because of a time constraint. People tend to want instant gratification so the shorter the wait, the more likely they will stay in a positive mood and buy something. In an office building, exit signs should be clearly marked so that clients do not become frustrated when trying to leave. Once customers or clients have left the premises, the curb appeal will kick in again. The parking lot and landscaping should look just as appealing from the office. Don’t forget – people will also notice upon leaving if the windows are clean or dirty. Window tinting will aid in the physical appearance of the glass.

Baltimore Window Graphics

At American Solar Tinting, we offer custom corporate logos and graphics for glass windows, walls and doors. We are an authorized dealer of SOLYX® films, the finest window graphics on the market. Graphics will also boost your curb appeal. American Solar Tinting, Inc. is licensed, bonded, and insured and has served over 46,000 satisfied customers throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC since 1958.

If you have any questions about Window Graphics or Commercial Window Tinting, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

Commercial Window Tinting Improves Employee Comfort

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Commercial Window TintingOffice temperature directly affects employee comfort, which directly affects productivity. According to a Cornell University study, employee productivity drops when office temperature drops below 63 degrees or climbs above 82 degrees. Employees have a harder time concentrating, waste 10% of their time per hour, and make 44% more mistakes. And any business owner knows that decreases in productivity can directly impact their bottom line.

The solution: Commercial Window Tinting.

Commercial Window Tinting Improves Employee Comfort

Tinting Reduces Temperature Imbalances

Heating and cooling imbalances often occur in sunny and shady areas of a commercial building. Solar window tinting can reduce this effect and stabilize building temperature while helping raise the comfort level of employees and thus raising productivity. That’s what we call a win-win!

Tinting Reduces Glare

Glare can cause headaches, eye fatigue and decreased productivity. Yikes! Commercial window tinting can reduce glare by up to 87%, allowing your employees to work at their computers without interruption.

Solar window tinting can keep your office or retail space open so you can take in the view and still feel comfortable.

Happy Employees Are Productive Employees

“There’s plenty of hard evidence that shows that happy employees lead directly to better performance and higher profits,” explains Meghan M. Biro in “Happy Employees = Hefty Profits,” an article in Forbes. “In other words, it pays to invest in your people.”

Commercial window tinting can help stabilize your office temperature and keep your employees happy, healthy, and productive.

Commercial Window Tinting from American Solar Tinting

American Solar Tinting, Inc. is a factory authorized dealer of Vista® and LLumar® window films, the highest quality solar tinting products available. We are licensed, bonded, and insured and has served over 46,000 satisfied customers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC since 1958.

We specialize in custom window and glass tinting, logo graphics and decorative films, and safety and security films.

If you have any questions about Commercial Window Tinting, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

Commercial Window Tinting Improves Visual Appeal and More

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Commercial Window TintingVisual appeal matters when running a business. Period. Roughly 70% of all first-time sales at restaurants, retail shops, lodging facilities, and attractions are the result of curb appeal – visual appeal. People are attracted to what they find…well, attractive. Visual appeal also helps increase the likelihood of repeat customers. In fact, 52% of shoppers will not return to a store if they don’t like the aesthetics. And how important are repeat customers? Researchers at Harvard found that by increasing repeat visits by just 5%, profits can increase anywhere from 25 to 125%. Therefore, it probably isn’t too presumptuous to say that increasing the visual appeal of your building can help drive sales and ultimately increase profitability. But how?

Commercial Window Tinting Improves Visual Appeal and More

Investing in commercial window tinting is a cost effective way to improve the visual appeal of your commercial building. They help give your business a much more professional look. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Additional benefits of commercial window tinting include:

  1. Window tinting can block up to 80% of the heat from the sun and help improve energy efficiency.
  2. Window tinting blocks 99% of ultraviolet light, keeping your office furniture safe from the fading effects of the sun.
  3. Window tinting can help block annoying glare, improving comfort, which can, in turn, help improve tenant happiness and employee productivity.
  4. Window film is designed to hold broken glass in place, even after repeated impacts, greatly improving the security of your commercial facility.
  5. Window tinting does all of this without blocking your view.

Commercial Window Tinting from American Solar Tinting

American Solar Tinting can customize your tinting treatment to serve your business’s specific needs. We are licensed, bonded, and insured and have served over 46,000 satisfied customers throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC since 1958. We specialize in custom window and glass tinting, logo graphics and decorative films, and safety and security films.

If you have any questions about Commercial Window Tinting, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

American Solar Tinting, Inc.
5917 Liberty Road Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Phone: (800) 969-0100