Window Tinting

Types of Auto Window Tinting Pt. 1

The different types of Auto Window Tinting

Getting the windows tinted on your car can be a wise investment. Tinting your windows can cut the glare from the sun, making driving easier and saving your eyes alot of strain. They can also protect you and your car’s interior from damaging UV radiation from the Sun. But once you start getting in to deciding how dark of a tint you want you may start to realize that there are different kinds of window tinting. So which one do you pick? Formula One By AES is here to help you decide. Here are the different kinds of window tinting:

Dyed Window Film: This type of film is made of a dye pressed between a sticky bottom layer and a protective top layer. This type of tends to look really good and it doesn’t block radio waves. It’s also the most cost-effective type of window tinting. But, it can have problems if not installed properly and the layers can separate over time. Also, the sun can eventually break down the tint, changing it from black to a deep purple.

Matelized Window Film: This type of window tinting is made of several layers of adhesive and film. It’s very effective at blocking sunlight, blocking all but 10 to 40% of light. It’s also good for reducing heat as one of the layers is designed to reflect heat away from the car. Which also means this type of film is great for blocking UV rays. It’s extremely durable and doesn’t fade over time. However it is more expensive and it can block radio waves ( a problem for in-care antennas). It’s also very shiny, which is not a look most like when tinting.

These are just some of the window tinting types for your auto. Join Formula One by AES next week for more window tinting types! And if you need and kind of Window Tinting, protective or decorative, call Formula One by AES today at 405-513-6400!

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Protect your Awards with Window Tinting!

Keep you Trophies safe from UV rays with Window Tinting

So, you’ve got a shelf full of awards that you worked hard all year for. You proudly display them in your trophy cabinet for all to see. Maybe the awards are yours, maybe they’re your kids or spouses, whoever is the big winner in your house you want to protect the symbols of their accomplishments. Whether it’s an employee of the month award, a baseball trophy, or an award for winning a dance competition they can all have a special significance. If you have all these awards displayed on a case wouldn’t you want to do everything you can to protect them? To make them looks as nice as the day you got them? If you think so then it’s your lucky day, because LLumar window film you can protect those awards and the memories they represent!

One of FormulaOne’s projects actually involved wrapping a glass trophy case with window film at American Fidelity Assurance Company. By adding this window tinting to the case, it eliminated most, if not all, of the glare and heat from the sun shining through the glass. This made it much easier to see the bank’s many awards. Additionally, the LLumar window tinting protects the glass trophy case as well as the trophies placed inside.

Having a pristine trophy case is especially important for a business like American Fidelity Assurance Company. They thrive on promoting and maintaining a great reputation and showing off their many achievements helps to add highlight their efforts. Everyone walking by will see the immense amount of recognition they’ve received for their efforts. They can see into the trophy case and marvel at the many awards without having to deal with the harsh glare of the sun.

If you have a glass area that you’d like to be protected from ultraviolet rays, FormulaOne By AES would love the opportunity to make it happen for you. We can be reached at 405-513-6400 or you can contact us online by clicking here.

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Cool Window Tinting ideas from Pintrest Pt. 2

We’re back with a few more window tinting ideas to help add some character to your home.

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Get the relaxing feeling of watching water fall down a pane of glass whenever with this watery window tinting idea. Frosting like this can also scatter light within your home to make some cool patterns if the sun hits it just right. The effect of seeing water hit your windows will be doubled by this flowing frosting.

 

Add a cool venetian blind effect to your windows with this tinting. Eye-catching enough to add character but subtle enough that it won’t dominate the room. With a window tinting like this, you can add some flair to a good worthwhile investment for your home. This look also simulates the look of nice blinds without the hassle of having to maintain expensive, fragile blinds.

 

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Add a cool visual flair to a room with this window tinting. If your looking for something that is going to grab a guests attention then you need look no further than this complex window tinting array. No one who walks into that room is going to forget it! Besides being a great investment, window tinting gives you a unique way to add character to any room in your home!

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Another interesting, but non-invasive design. A window tinting like this can add a great character to a glass door while simultaneously giving you a good amount of privacy and protection. If you’ve got a glass door that you love but are uncomfortable with how exposed it makes you, consider frosting it and adding a window tint. Doing so will let you have the clean, modern look of a glass door without sacrificing privacy. The best of both worlds.

If these ideas have inspired you to add some tinting to your home or office, give Formula One, By AES a call today at 405-513-6400!

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Cool Window Tinting ideas from Pintrest Pt. 1

Window tinting is a great investment in your home, and it can even be customized!

Here are some of the coolest window tinting ideas we found browsing the internet.

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This first one is a simple design that can go in any home. Placed in a bathroom this kind of tinting can grant a good deal of privacy while still allowing lots of natural light to come in and light your bathroom. The modern design can fit well in any home while simultaneously adding a great amount of character to your home. The window tinting can stretch the length of the window, not just the frosted parts, so you don’t need to worry about your bathroom receiving uneven exposure from UV and IR rays.

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Frosted shower doors like this one are a great way to add some modern flair to a bathroom. In addition, they provide that extra little bit of privacy to make shower time more enjoyable. The other big benefit is the extra protection from shattered glass. Window tinting can help keep glass from shattering. It will crack, but it won’t shatter. Which is a nice, since you probably don’t want broken glass where you shower!

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Similar to the first photo, this frosted glass look gives your shower a good amount of privacy while also letting natural light stream in. Again, the slick modern design will go well in any home. This doesn’t have to be for a shower either, imagine an office conference room with these doors. A cool eye-catching design that also provides protection from the sun and privacy for those VIP clients. Designs like this one are very flexible and can fit into a wide range of settings.

These are just a few of the ideas we’ve found. Come back next week to see the rest. If any of these ideas have inspired you to try a decorative window tinting in your home or office, give Formula One By AES a call today at 405-513-6400!

 

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Window Tinting as a safety measure?

Window Tinting can help cool your home but could it also protect you in other ways?

Well, in a way, yes. Window tints and film mostly help protect you by strengthening the glass panes and reducing the chances of shattering. Window tinting and films are applied by stretching it over the windows themselves. This lets professionals install window tints and films without having to remove or replace glass panes but it also has the secondary benefit of giving the window another layer of strength.  In addition, the film also helps protect against shattering by acting as a net to catch the shards. The glass may crack, but it’s far less likely to shatter and send glass shards at you and your family.

Additional Privacy

A vehicle with tinted windows is harder to look into, some people like the privacy that gives them as well as how it hides any valuables they keep in there car. The same idea goes for window tinting in your home. If a thief can’t see into your home, they’ll be less likely to break in. Additionally, because the window tinting will strengthen your windows it’ll be that much harder for a thief to break in.

Extra protection from storms

Raging storms are a scary thought. Storms like to throw debris around. During one of these storms the risk of shattering windows is high. Window tinting provides additional protection by not only strengthening your homes windows but by also preventing shattering. The window tinting can catch the cracked glass and keep it from spilling into your home with the rain and wind. Storms are scary enough, don’t add the extra stress of worrying about shattered glass in your home.

Window tinting and film are a solid investment in more ways than just saving energy. Give Formula One by AES a call today at 405-513-6400!

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How Window film protects furniture

Nice furniture and floors are expensive. Here’s how window film can help protect this investment.

The main source of damage that the sun causes is fading and darkening of wood. We’ll get into how window film helps protect your interiors but first, how does the sun affect your interiors? Hardwood floors and furniture can change shade over time with unprotected exposure to the sun. While some woods can still look good after this fading or darkening, this is only if the affect is uniform across the whole floor. Since most floors have parts covered with rugs and furniture, your unlikely to get universal coverage and you’ll be left with ugly, uneven patches on your floor. UV rays are the primary culprit when it comes to altering furniture. These rays are invisible to the naked eye but over time, it can cause furniture to fade, floors to darken, artwork to degrade, and generally wreak havoc on your interiors. The other kind of ray that can accelerate this kind of damage are infrared rays. Infrared rays are the main type of heating ray, heating up the interiors of your home and accelerating the damage caused by UV rays. One more thing to note, these are the same rays that can affect your skin as well. Just because your indoors does not mean you are safe from these potentially damaging rays.

Here’s how Window Film protects your home and you

High quality window film, like the ones sold by Formula One By AES, work by reflecting the suns UV and IR rays. High quality window film can block out up to 99.99% of UV rays, protecting your furniture and you in the process, and up to 85% of IR rays. In addition to protecting you and your furniture, window film will also lower your energy costs by reducing the amount of heat that enters your home from the suns rays.

Don’t wait, the sun comes up everyday! Give us a call today at 405-513-6400!

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Assisted Living Residents Enjoy Window Tinting In The Dining Room

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In general, lots of elderly communities offer a full continuum of care and also provide a lifestyle that is sensible and affordable for people who may not want to or otherwise may not be able to live alone. One of the most unique amenities in some of the newer establishments includes dining room style set-ups, because enjoying a good meal is one of life’s greatest social experiences. For that reason, it’s always a pleasure for FormulaOne by AES to receive a phone call about window tinting film for dining areas.

Sure, the owners of the assisted living center could simply change up the meal options or offer something a bit more upscale to please their guests, but food isn’t the only way to change the temperament of the room. Likewise, one may dim the lights for adding a touch of elegance to the space, but there’s something even better than just ambience when it comes to dimming the room via window tinting film on the windows.

Sometimes residents will want to enjoy the feeling of being in a restaurant while spending their leisurely night with good friends. They don’t want the glare from street lights coming in or during the other two meal times people would much rather eat without being blinding by streaming sunlight. Aside from that many assisted living communities seek to build a place with great value and security for their residents. Luckily, window tinting film goes one step further than just creating an atmosphere. It also protects the interior from fading and shields residents from harmful UV rays.

Our window tinting experts are able to work with any style, size, or shape of window you may have! We can also work with a variety of different colored window tinting film or various shades of tint, so don’t hesitate to give us a call for your next project! FormulaOne by AES can be reached at 405-513-6400

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A Case Study: National Gallery Of Art’s Neutral Window Film

Llumar N-1050 Neutral Window Film

Since there are so many different types of window film these days it took some pondering to determine the best solution for a building as prestigious as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. It didn’t take long before the answer came to them and their project managers.

Over the years the many paintings, sculptures, and graphic arts have become too exposed to damaging UV sunlight. The National Gallery of Art was built by 1937 and today there are over 100,000 art pieces inside worth keeping protected. Of course, the goal for any museum is to protect the treasures and keep them vibrant for as many people to enjoy as possible.

That’s precisely why the museum’s management agreed to have 10,000 square feet of Llumar N-1050 Neutral Window Film applied on the exterior windows. Now, thanks to the addition of that film the nation’s art is 99% safe from harmful UV rays. Since ultraviolet rays are one of the main reasons for fading floor coverings, interior furnishings, and artwork this transformation meant a lot!

As an additional bonus, the film also rejects 42% of all solar energy. This means that the energy costs for the museum have also decreased. How awesome is the idea os saving money?

We can cover any window in just about any window film we have access to! Do you have a home, office, or special building that you’d like to preserve with the help of window film? FormulaOne by AES is local, we professionally install Llumar window film, and we offer a lifetime transferable manufacturer’s warranty, too!

If you’re interested in having a free estimate for your own window film project, please feel free to give us a call! A FormulaOne representative can be reached at 405-513-6400!

If you have a completed project that you would like us to share on your behalf, please feel free to leave us a comment on our Facebook page with details.

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Window Tinting Film Benefits Even In The Fall

Window Tinting Helps In Cooler Weather, Too

It seems it took Oklahoma a little while to catch up and leave behind those warm, summer days, but just because it’s no longer hitting close to 80 or 90 degrees outside, doesn’t mean that your window tinting will cease to be amazing. If you don’t have window tinting, you might just change your mind!

There is still sunlight in the fall right? Of course! Where there is sunlight there are the sun’s harmful UV rays, as well. No matter what the cooler weather brings along with it, it’s important to be prepared, because the sunlight is still present during the day. In fact, all day long UV rays will enter your home, causing furniture and flooring to fade over time. If you’re sitting inside, you’re at risk of soaking up UV rays, too. One easy way to be protected from the sun’s harmful rays is with window tinting film.

FormulaOne By AES offers several different window tinting options for residential homes, but the one things the varieties have in common is the ability to keep out harmful UV rays. Heating the home when temperatures drop is also something to think about. Did you know that windows alone are not effective when it comes to heating your home? That’s what makes window tinting even more amazing. As it works to keep out UV rays, reduced heating costs for the fall is an inevitable bonus benefit.

Protection couldn’t be more simple. If you want to know more about window tinting film benefits for the fall, please feel free to contact our team members.

If you own your house and you are ready to start seeing energy savings, protect your belongings all year long, and have protection for yourself from harmful UV rays, let’s get started with your window tinting project! Please feel free to give FormulaOne by AES a call at 405-513-6400.

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Saving On Energy Expenses In A Two Story House With Window Tinting Film

Window Film Helps With Energy Savings For Fall

Many homeowners have taken advantage of window film to beat the summer heat, but did you know that conserving energy can also be done in the fall months much in the same way?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 43% of a home’s utility bills goes to heating and cooling. When Oklahoma temperatures go from one extreme to the other, imagine just how hard your HVAC unit has to work in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. This is even more true for those that live in a two story house and have double the space to heat or cool. Homeowners of two story houses certainly could use a bit of extra help.

Luckily, companies like EnerLogic have come up with a practical window film solution. We’ve discussed this awesome window film in previous articles, but it is so worth mentioning, again! What makes EnerLogic so great is the provision of an energy saving solution without totally blocking sunlight from entering a home. The natural light can still stream in, making it possible to enjoy, without harsh glares or without soaking up harmful UV rays along with it.

In the winter time this window film helps contain the heat from the building preventing the need to overwork the heater. With just windows blinds or curtains you miss out on the ability to still have natural sunlight enter the home. Additionally with other window treatments, you still have to worry about a harsh glare of the sun and UV rays. Imagine being able to control the light streaming in without the harsh glare on your computer screens, your television, cell phones, or reflections off of mirrors.

Are you ready to start seeing energy savings this fall? To get your estimate on EnerLogic window film, please feel free to give FormulaOne by AES a call at 405-513-6400.