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Posts Tagged ‘ Curb Appeal ’

Ways to Adds Curb Appeal to Your Home with Window Tinting 

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Here are a few of the things that window tinting can do to enhance the curb appeal of your home.

If you have chosen this season to start updating your home then you should consider investing in window tinting. There are many ways that adding window film can benefit your home, especially your curb appeal. Here are a few of the things that window tinting can do to enhance the curb appeal of your home.


How to Clean Windows in 8 Simple Steps

Friday, July 14th, 2017
How To Clean Windows In 8 Simple Steps

Keeping your residential windows clean is a simple task that makes a huge difference in the curb appeal of your home.

Keeping your residential windows clean is a simple task that makes a huge difference in the curb appeal of your home. Whether you’re a seasoned window washer or a green cleaner, here’s what you need to know about clean windows and how to get them. (more…)

Get Your Business Noticed with Custom Window Graphics

Friday, November 4th, 2016
business owner holding open sign graphics

How are you advertising your business?

How many times have you walked past a business and noticed it for the first time? Whether it was because of a sign, great deal, or chance encounter, something about it made it stand out when it hadn’t before. In an age of interesting graphics and subtle marketing, every small business has to step it up when it comes to being competitive in their market. At American Solar Tinting, you can request custom graphics for your storefront window. Are you ready to increase business and finally start being noticed? (more…)

The Benefits of Curb Appeal and Custom Logo Graphics

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Logo Graphics Curb Appeal

If you rely on foot traffic, poor curb appeal can hurt your business. With custom logo graphics, however, you can more easily attract new customers.

If you heavily rely on foot traffic, poor curb appeal can break your business.

The average attention span for humans reportedly dropped to eight seconds in 2013, so if you don’t have curb appeal, you aren’t going to attract any customers. With custom logo graphics and solid curb appeal, however, you can hold the attention of those passing by and get them into your store.

Improving Curb Appeal

As consumers, we have to make pretty quick decisions on whether or not we want to buy something. Normally, that comes down to the quality of the product and the trustworthiness of the business. If a company does not make any effort to look enticing or peak the interest of a potential customer, then most people will not provide you with your business. Worst of all, potential customers may walk by and not even realize your business exists! With a custom logo graphics, however, you can easily let the public know what you do and why they should pay you a visit! Even if you can’t convert them into a customer right then and there, you will at least leave a lasting impression for the next time they need a service your business provides. (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…)

The Role of Windows in Business Curb Appeal

Friday, June 12th, 2015
Windows Curb Appeal

In order to boost curb appeal, window tints and window graphics can help turn a passerby into a customer.

If your business relies on foot traffic, how effective are your windows at highlighting why customers should pay attention to your store? Many business owners make the mistake of spending too much money on sign waivers, and they don’t focus on the aesthetic appeal of their storefront. In order to boost curb appeal, window tints and window graphics can help turn a passerby into a customer. (more…)

The Power of Curb Appeal: One Chance to Make a Good First Impression

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Curb Appeal First Impression

Buyers now have the option to search the Internet before buying anything, and thus it is critical to make a good first impression.

As actor Billy Zane once said, “ For me it’s always about first impressions. I trust my instincts.” When it comes to the curb appeal of your home or business, first impressions will either lead to a sale or a client walking away. Curb appeal implants a vision of how you take care of your property, and you only get one first impression.

First Impressions

While marketing and good word of mouth play critical roles in the success of any business, retail storeowners know that foot traffic is vital for sales. One of the best assets of a building is its windows and doors and when showcased properly, the right window display can really draw in a crowd. Unfortunately, store owners are worried about the sun’s rays affecting merchandise, thus leaving storefront windows empty and underutilized. With tools such as window tints, however, windows and doors bring a whole new life to a business. In fact, up to 70% of first-time sales at retail venues can come from curb appeal! Working with a professional window tinting service will let you know what’s the best approach for your business, and this is a great way to quickly add curb appeal to your operation. (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…)

Curb Appeal with Window Graphics

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Curb Appeal Window GraphicsWhen driving through a city or town, chances are most store window fronts look effectively identical to the passerby.  Only the truly outstanding or outrageous storefronts get a second glance.  People are too busy to give an uninteresting sight a second look.  This is bad for businesses that rely on word-of-mouth to survive—a picture isn’t worth a thousand words if nobody sees it.  This is where window graphics come into play.  By investing in the art of catching the wandering eyes of passing people, known as “curb appeal,” a company can build more business for itself through an inviting façade that speaks volumes about the quality content inside.

How to Appeal

The sign to a store is absolutely everything when drawing in crowds from the street.  A standard sign is mediocre and doesn’t catch enough attention.  A sign with flair will make heads literally turn in surprise, and the passerby with think, “What an interesting store.  I should look into it.”  The payoff comes when the person remembers the interesting sign and looks up the store on the Internet—or better yet, takes a moment to stop inside and browse the wares.  The three major aspects of a store sign are visibility, upkeep, and information.  Someone should be able to see the sign while riding down the street or, better yet, from across the street.  A faded sign should be refurbished or replaced, as an unattractive sign will tell the viewer more about the store than the store itself might say.  The store’s name should be easy to see among the marquee, and store hours should stand out enough for someone giving a quick glance to know whether the establishment is open right at that moment or not.  All of this should be clear with a single look as someone walks or drives past.

It’s not Just About the Street

Parking areas are just as important as the signs themselves.  If possible, provide enough parking for your projected business model.  Make sure all parking areas are clear of debris and holes that can damage cars or feet.  Ideally, spaces should be marked with weatherproof paint.  If parking is communal, then point your customers to the nearest parking lot.  When your customers draw close to your door, you should consider their needs for the store entrance.  Mark the way the doors swing on both sides of the doorway and clearly point out handicap accessibility.  Importantly, make sure that any signs saying whether your store is currently open or not are turned on or turned to “Open”.  Turning a customer away at the last minute is painful when you worked so hard to draw that person’s attention.

American Solar Tinting, Inc. provides you with all of your window tinting, customized logos and storefront needs in the areas of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.  Call us at 1-800-0100, visit our website, or follow our Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter accounts for more information.

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.

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