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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!

 

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Various Shades Of Frosted Color Blocking Window Tinting Film

Privacy Meets Decorative In This Window Tinting Project

The white frost look has become quite popular for privacy purposes in many different offices. It’s not uncommon to see white frost window tinting film being used between cubicles that have glass windows separating them or for doors with glass windows leading to an office. Today, our FormulaOne by AES team is showing how various shades of frosted window tinting film can be utilized to create a unique design.

What’s great about the darker frost is that it allows for a bit of privacy and by mixing it up with the lighter window tinting film the office door’s window looks a lot more glamourous. This color blocking effect is affordable, functional, and also decorative. As you can see in both the cover photo of this article and the full size photo below, the sections of frosted window tinting film have been perfectly placed to create a symmetrical look on both sides.

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Needless to say, the office owner was very happy with the outcome of this frosted color blocking pattern! Now, after seeing it for yourself, is this something you would want done in your own office?

If you have an office (or perhaps you’d want this in your home) and you’re tired of looking at boring glass windows or doors, then window tinting film may be just what you need to spruce up the place. To prevent yourself from feeling overly exposed in your office or home, we encourage you to consider white frost window tinting.

FormulaOne by AES would be more than happy to help you! We can have your project completed in a very short amount of time and in most cases our work will not interrupt what you’re doing.

Please do not hesitate to give our window tinting team a call for your next project. FormulaOne by AES can be reached at 405-513-6400.

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Decorating With Stained Glass Window Tinting Film

Getting Creative With Window Tinting

Sometimes, people just get tired of looking at plain glass doors or windows and they wish there was a budget friendly way they could change it up. Luckily, there is! Thanks to FormulaOne by AES having access to many different styles of window tinting film, your boring glass can be transformed quickly and for a fraction of the cost of total replacement. The product featured in today’s article is out of the “Featured Films” collection from the Solyx brand. The title of this recently introduced design is known as “Humming Bird Chips” (SX-SC672 ).

As you can see in the photo above this article, this Hummingbird themed decorative window tinting is unique in that it provides the glass it is applied to with the appeal of etched glass, black and white roses, and colored stained glass flowers and Hummingbirds all in one. One can agree that this film has a very artistic look and the cool part is that it not only appears as stained glass, but it also actually sparkles in the sunshine which adds to the beauty.

Additionally, the faux stained glass will provide just enough privacy so that if someone were standing on the opposite side all they would see is a blur. This type of decorative window tinting may be well utilized in places like shower doors, bathroom windows, or windows leading to a backyard patio, but the placement is truly only limited by your own imagination. If you’re a lover of the stained glass look and have a different idea about where this decorative window tinting film could be installed in your home or office, please let us know!

When you hire FormulaOne by AES, we promise quality products and exceptional installation expertise. To ensure this to be true, we only offer top of the line products and always strive to provide the highest quality installation. Just to back up that statement, a FormulaOne installation is fully-backed by the Nationwide FormulaOne Transferable Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.

If you’d like to get started with your next window tinting project, feel free to contact us today! You may reach FormulaOne by AES with a quick phone call to 405-513-6400.

Colorful Decorative Window Tinting

Custom Shaped Decorative Window Tinting

Colorful Circular Window Tinting Film

We feel that there’s something simply intriguing about windows that aren’t the standard rectangular or square shape. It seems that many designers are taking a more artistic approach and finding inspiration for many different shaped windows. These custom shaped windows are certainly a great way to add a unique architectural look to your home, office, or commercial building. Today, we’re showcasing a circular window, because colorful decorative window tinting is even better than a plain circular window!

FormulaOne by AES was challenged with this particular project to provide custom shaped decorative window tinting in multiple colors. The project took time to create the custom circular shape with perfect precision. Next, the window tinting film had to be perfectly placed to avoid bubbles and since it was on the ceiling, it was a fun project to complete. As with any project, this film was cut exactly to fit every inch of the glass.

The design choice by the owners certainly made for a superb option for making their circular window look even more stylish. As you can see in the photo, the semi-transparent colored window tinting film mimics a stained glass appearance in that it can still allow natural light to flow in with an array of colors!

FormulaOne by AES has had a few projects involving the decorative window tinting as it has become quite popular. So, if you are looking for a colorful window tinting option to go with your unique shaped windows or you would like to learn more about our selection, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Our team members are fully trained and provide high-quality applications to complement and enhance any area of your home, office, or commercial building.

To get in touch with FormulaOne by AES about your next custom shaped decorative window tinting project, please feel free to give us a call at 405-513-6400.