Tinting Your Company Windows - Commercial Window Tinting OKC

Why You Should Be Tinting Your Company Windows

Decorative Tinting: Making the Most of Your Window Space

Tinting your company windows has changed building architecture as we know it. Advances in commercial window tinting have led to architects designing storefronts, office lobbies, and doors utilizing a great deal more glass and natural light. We suggest looking at the extra space as an extra opportunity to show what your business is all about with creative window tinting. This extra window space inspires a wealth of creative ideas perfect for branding your business.

Logos.

An obvious choice for entry doors, sidelight windows, or office hallway windows is your company’s logo. A logo can be as big and bold as you like, utilizing all the colors your brand typically showcases. Alternatively, you could go with a monochromatic, watermark, or brushed glass look for a more understated feel.

Company values or mission statements.

Larger windows are often a perfect place to display longer, horizontally oriented text, such as your company’s mission statement. Before your clients even enter your business space, they get the opportunity to learn what your business is all about. Keep this text understated to draw the eye into the business itself, or use a pop of color to catch attention.

Street-facing windows.

Street facing windows have the benefit of catching the attention of anyone who passes by, whether they were looking for your business or not. Make sure passers-by are aware of which businesses are in your building, as well as hours and other pertinent signage. Keep it eye-catching!

Functional tints.

Some businesses need to give their clients a sense of privacy when they’re inside the walls of the building – but large expanses of windows don’t lend themselves well to privacy. Consider installing custom tints to block your clients from view while continuing to allow natural light. Such tints can also be decorative while giving a bit of privacy.

Are you considering commercial window tinting in OKC for your business? FormulaOne by AES offers information on all its affordable products and services, so reach out today.

Sources:

https://www.pacific-tint.com/5-ways-make-logo-visible/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201747258282673026/?lp=true

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Planning Your Window Tinting for Commercial Property

4 Ways Commercial Properties Benefit From Window Tinting

Commercial property owners should understand the potential value of investing in window tinting, because the benefits are many. In the grand scheme of a commercial project, window tinting may seem like an afterthought. However, it is actually quite beneficial in many unexpected ways. Here are just a few of the ways in which window tinting for commercial property is beneficial:

  1. Energy efficiency. Tinted windows are more efficient in all seasons, but they are especially useful for keeping spaces cool in the hot months. Even in winter, direct sun in commercial buildings warms up common areas to an uncomfortable temperature. In the scale of a commercial building, these energy savings can be astronomical. As an added benefit, the efficiency has a positive environmental impact.
  2. Customized design. Window tinting is not limited to black, gray, or clear color schemes. Tinting can add color and geometric design that sets off the architecture of a building, while also helping the space to feel more fun and upbeat. Window tinting can help enhance your brand by making it an integral part of your space.
  3. Customizable privacy. In certain parts of a commercial building, it’s appropriate to visibly view the outdoors. In other areas, privacy is desired. Tinting allows the opportunity to create areas that are private from the outside without obstructing the view from the inside. Privacy from outside views can help protect your business and your employees.
  4. More cost effective. If the alternative to window tinting is industrial blinds, tinting is easier to maintain, and far cheaper. It costs the contractor or ownerless in the short-term, as well as the long term.

If you are looking for the best window tinting services OKC has to offer, look no further than FormulaOne By AES. We offer commercial and residential services in many colors, designs, and varieties. Call today for a quote.

Sources:

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/design/windows-doors-and-skylights/update-or-replace-windows

https://www.builderonline.com/products/windows/the-pros-and-cons-of-window-films_o

 

Window Tinting: A Brief History

Have you ever noticed the windows on a skyscraper; that nice reflective quality on the glass? This is a brief history of where window tint came from, and how we still benefit from it today.

Window Tinting: A Brief History

Window tinting in the US goes back about 50 years to the 1960s and 70s when the first window films were being implemented in automotive glass. The aim was to make them as transparent as possible, however a demand for more colored films began to increase. As the Disco era was at its peak in the late 1970s, limousines had incorporated a dark tint, which added to the privacy of the passengers.

By the 1980s many states had to incorporate their own laws for vehicle window tinting, due to increased accidents. The dark windows were not only difficult to see into, but equally difficult to see out of! It wasn’t until the 1990s that we began to see more advanced types of film that are popular today.

Window film, throughout it’s 50 year history, continues to advance and improve. As folks began to see the benefits of tint in automobiles, they began to utilize it in residential and commercial applications. Today we have window film that protects from UV rays, and even prevents the breakage of glass into a thousand, tiny pieces. Even the breakage of glass altogether! Window tinting continues making history!

Today homeowners can experience a plethora of benefits from window tinting. They range from protection from break ins from intruders, protection from various weather elements, to cutting your cooling bill! As always, for the best professional advice on residential and commercial window tinting, contact the pros at FormulaOne!

 

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Window Tinting: Why?

Why should you get window tinting?

We talk alot about the different kinds of window tinting you can get and how to use them in the most effective way. But we’ve never fully gone over why you should consider window tints. Well, there are many reasons. Here are just a few:

Efficiency: Window tinting can make your windows more efficient by helping control how much of the sun’s heat enters your home. Making it easier to control the climate in your home and lowering your heating and cooling bills. Window tints work in the summer by blocking the sun’s heat, but it can also keep heat from escaping in the winter. Your window tinting will always be working for you to keep your home more efficient.

Privacy: Much the way auto tinting can give you privacy while you drive, home window tinting can also provide you with privacy. Darker tinted windows can provide much indoor privacy but you can also get decorative window tinting that will let you enjoy your privacy in style!

Protection: Window films are applied by sandwiching the window between two tough layers of film. This has the added benefit of increasing the strength of the window. It won’t become bulletproof, but it will take more force to shatter a filmed window than a regular one. The film will create a barrier that keep the shattered glass from spraying out, much the way a car windshield protects the driver. A burglar will have a hard time smashing a tinted window in one go, and it’s more likely to scare them off if they can’t get in quickly. If you’re interested in the security benefits, there’s even some tinting, called security film, specifically designed with this in mind.

If you’re looking for window tinting, give Formula One by AES a call today.

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Window Tinting: Stained Glass window tinting?

Have you heard about stained glass window tinting?

Adding a unique flavor to your home can be challenging. If you have a classic or rustic feeling home it can be even harder. If you’ve always loved the look of stained glass windows but where put off because they can be inefficient and expensive, then we may have a solution. That solution is stained glass window tinting. What is that? It’s a type of decorative window tinting that turns your regular, highly efficiency window into a stained glass beauty.

This tint is stretched over the window much like a standard window film, but the design on it mimics that of more expensive stained glass. You don’t have to remove the window, or go shopping for the right panes, just have the film made and get it installed by professionals (or yourself if you’ve got the DIY know-how).

A stained glass window can add a beautiful look to any home, but to make the best use of it it should be placed somewhere where it can be best viewed and appreciated. Most stained glass windows are places in or around a front door or in a bathroom for a colorful privacy window. Indoor porches, sunrooms, or any areas with a skylight are also great ideas for a stained glass window tinting. Anywhere where the patterns can be viewed and admired easily.

Stained glass windows can get expensive quick. Pre-made stained glass can run up to $150 per panel and can go as high as $10,000 dollars for a larger panel. If you want it custom made, it gets even more expensive. An artist may charge up to $1,000 for a single pane of custom stained glass. Ouch!

If you’re looking for decorative window tinting, or any window tinting, visit Formula One by AES today.

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Window Tinting: Decorative Tinting for Large Logos

Using decorative window tinting to help sell your business

Window tinting isn’t just for exterior windows and autos anymore. Window tinting has a large number of applications that can be used by any kind of business. One type of project that FormulaOne By AES really enjoys doing is creating custom artwork for companies to match their branding. Our decorative designs can be used on more than outside windows as well. In fact, our decorative projects are most often used in places like conference rooms, lobbies, educational institutions, and accent walls in offices.

One example of our custom work was for the OU School of Law. At the beginning of this particular project we started out with the school’s logo. Our team got to work ensuring that this decorative tinting would look amazing and fit just right! We spent many hours re-creating the logo onto film and vinyl so we could apply it to the window they needed.

In the end, the staff at the OU School of  Law was so pleased with the final product of the decorative tinting that they put it in a commercial about their new area in the library. Throughout the commercial you’ll see several shots of the Lumar Window Film in White Frost with black vinyl. This wasn’t the only wall we did though, there was another wall covered with a decorative logo which we did in Oracal Red. To see the commercial, click here.

If you’re considering the installation of decorative tinting from FormulaOne by AES here are a few extras you may want to know about:

  • Our decorative tinting is fully-backed by the Nationwide FormulaOne Transferable Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.
  • The film is protective against heat.
  • It reduces glares from sunlight.
  • The tint offers protection from ultraviolet radiation.

Contact FormulaOne by AES at 405-513-6400 to get started with your own window tinting project!

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What kinds of Window Tinting are available for your Home?

We’ve gone over the window tinting options available for your auto, but what about your home? Window Tinting in your home can serve a variety of purposed. From protecting furniture from fading, to cutting the glare in a room, to even helping protect you there are plenty of reasons to invest in home window tinting. Here are the main type of window tinting films to look at for your home.

Decorative Film: Want to spice up a room? Want to add some privacy but not give up the light provided by a window? Than Decorative window tinting might be for you. This is the thinnest type of tinting and often doesn’t offer much protection from the sun but it does add a unique look to a room. You can add a frosting to a whole window for privacy or add a design for something truly eye-catching.

Solar Control (Low-E) Window Film: This type of window fill focuses on blocking out UV rays to protect furniture from fading. It can also help control the temperature in your home lowering energy bills.

Window Security Film: You might not think about window tinting as a home defense tool but there are certain films that will help prevent glass shards from shooting everywhere when a window is broken. It holds the window shards together when the window is shattered, by accident or otherwise, meaning shards are kept off the floor and would be criminals are deterred by the film still blocking entry.

Storm Security Film: Much like window security film, except this film is designed to help protect against raging storms shattering your windows and showering the floor with glass. This film essentially turns your windows into shatter-proof safety glass.

If your in the market for decorative or energy saving window tinting, give Formula One by AES a call today at 405-513-6400!

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Types of Auto Window Tinting Pt. 2

More types of Auto Window Tinting

Formula One by AES has a couple of other window tints you may want to consider when getting the windows tinted on your car. We’ve already covered 2 options in last week’s blog, but here are 2 more options you may want to consider when getting window tints done on your car.

Hybrid Window Tinting: As the name suggests, this style of window tinting is designed to give you the benefits of Metalized and Dyed window tints, but none of the disadvantages. It consists of a sticky under-layer with a dyed and metalized layer on top with a protective layer on top of all of it. And it mostly accomplishes what is sets out to do. It blocks UV light and cuts down on glare from the sun. It doesn’t interfere with radio and cell phone waves like Metalized layers can. It’s at reduced risk of fading because of the metal layer. It also reflects heat very effectively. The only real downside is that it is more expensive than getting a dyed layer. Although it should be noted that this type of window tinting is often less expensive than getting a full Metalized window tinting.

Ceramic Film: The last kind of window tinting is Ceramic film tinting. As the name suggests, a thin layer of ceramic is layered between a sticky underlayer and a protective top layer much like the dyed window tinting. Ceramic tints allow for radio waves to pass through while also reflecting back heat and UV rays. They can cut down the glare from the sun and aren’t prone to fading like dyed tints. They are also far less reflective than metal tints meaning the window tinting will have that matte look most people are looking for. Cermic is however, the most expensive option. But it might just be worth it.

Those are the main kinds of window tints you’ll run into when deciding on how to tint your car’s windows. If you need any kind of tinting, give Formula One by AES a call today at 405-513-6400.

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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!