Commercial window tinting is a very affordable alternative to replacing windows and glass doors that no longer look attractive or are inefficient and drafty. Window tinting can significantly reduce energy costs and provides an excellent return on investment (ROI).

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as much as 35% of energy loss in buildings occurs through windows. The DOE considers window film to be a top-tier technology for energy conservation. Window tinting provides a fast payback on your investment, and the energy savings are immediate. The typical building owner can expect to save approximately $1-2 per square foot of film installed, or as much as $19 kWh per square foot of glass tinted, according to the DOE.

Applications for commercial window tinting include government buildings, schools, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and retail outlets, among others. Commercial window film is also available in a wide selection of styles, colors, textures, and built-in technologies with specific purposes in mind. Commercial window tinting benefits include:

Sun Control

Commercial buildings often have a lot of windows. When these windows aren’t efficient, buildings will have hot spots during the warmer months and cold spots in the winter. In the summer, window film reflects the sun’s heat to keep buildings cooler and building occupants more comfortable. Alternatively, it also contributes to interior comfort in the winter by serving as a layer of insulation, holding heat inside. Sun also causes annoying glare and can fade interior furnishings. Sun control window film blocks out a large percentage of the sun’s UV rays that typically filter in through windows. As the film reduces glare and damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays, it still lets in plenty of natural light.

Safety & Security

Window film adds a protective layer to your windows and glass doors that reinforces their strength, making them more difficult to break. This deters crime and vandalism. It also protects your building and occupants from shattered glass in the event of explosions or natural disasters like tornadoes, violent storms, hurricanes, and earthquakes. 

Privacy & Decorative

Commercial window tinting can also add privacy to exterior and interior glass surfaces in buildings. It can be used in conference rooms with glass doors and windows or cubicles with glass partitions to enhance privacy. You can even customize the level of privacy you require. For example, you can apply it at eye level only or choose an open pattern that only partially blocks the view while adding visual interest to the space.  It can even be used to add logos, branding, messaging, and signage to any glass surface in a commercial space.

Commercial window tinting is also highly effective when used on exterior windows, making it harder for those on the outside of a building to see in. There are many commercial window tinting products designed with specific privacy applications in mind. For example, 3M Night Vision window film lets you see outside of the building at night from the inside but makes it hard for those on the outside to see inside during the day. 

Want to Learn More About Commercial Window Tinting Benefits?

Carolina Solar Security serves as a premium 3M™ Authorized Window Film Dealer in Wilmington, NC. We have been providing North Carolina homeowners and business owners with window tinting solutions since 1985. Our team never stops working to bring our customers the best products paired with the most skilled window film technicians. Reach out to us for your free quote today!

By Published On: February 26, 2020

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