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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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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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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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Window Tinting For Arched Windows

FormulaOne Customized Shaped Window Tinting

While the saying goes “never judge a book by it’s cover” it’s a little difficult not to swoon over the front of a building that has been embellished with arched windows. The design of arched windows provides an aesthetically pleasing view that plain rectangular windows just don’t deliver. With these windows you’re sure to have the admirers. There’s just one more decision to make and that entails finding the best compliment to this custom work. Perhaps, window treatments on the inside are a simple enough decision, but what about dressing up the outside of the window with some decorative window tinting? Our window tinting offers a uniquely beautiful design element.

Many people may consider leaving arched window untreated, because they simply aren’t aware of anything that could fit or they don’t know what would be the best fit for the window. Yes, a little natural light is wonderful from time to time, but what about those moments when you need a little less glare? You don’t have to leave the window bare or allow rays of sunlight to stream across your electronic devices.

Perhaps, your arched window design is different than others you have seen? It doesn’t matter if your arched window is actually a half circle window on top of a rectangle window, if it has wall space in between, or if it is one sunburst arch window, because all of them can be fit with any of FormulaOne’s custom designed window tinting. What makes the window tinting unique is that it can not only be gorgeous, but provide functionality in the way of blocking harmful ultraviolet radiation, as well!

At FormulaOne by AES, we are known for our quality products and exceptional installation expertise. We offer top of the line products and quality installation. Every FormulaOne installation is fully-backed by the Nationwide FormulaOne Transferable Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.

Our custom, architectural shaped window tinting requires the attention of our most experienced and skilled craftsmen, thus; we ask that you contact FormulaOne to discuss your next project where window tinting may be crafted to offer the most pleasing design. Contact us at 405-513-6400!

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Top Reasons To Have Residential Window Tinting: Part 2

4 Reasons To Consider Window Tinting For Your Home

There are many significant reasons to choose residential window tinting in addition to or instead of drapes or mini-blinds. In part one of this series we talked about 4 of those reasons. Aside from the fact that FormulaOne has been providing high quality service since 1973, we have a few more compelling reasons you should consider residential window tinting for your next window treatment project.

1.) Window tinting has a lifetime warranty.
This one may be limited to our company only, of course! What we mean by this window tinting warranty is that a limited warranty coverage may be transferred from the original purchaser(s) to subsequent owner(s) of the home in which the manufacturer’s products were installed.

2.) Window tinting adds home value.
As mentioned in the previous reason, the lifetime warranty is transferable. We’d like to think this adds an extra value to the home in the fact that the new owner will have the warranty and the all the benefits that window tinting has to offer, too!

3.) Window tinting is safe.
Should you decide to go with only window tinting in place of blinds or drapes you won’t have to worry about dangling cords or strings that your children can get tangled up in. This makes window tinting a safer alternative than blinds or drapes for families with small children and babies.

4.) Window tinting can be aesthetically pleasing.
You may imagine that all window tinting is dark, but that’s not the case. Our window tinting can actually do everything we’ve mentioned (throughout part 1 and 2 of this blog series) without giving off that dark or mirrored look, because if you’d like you can choose to have a frosted glass look.

If you don’t need another second to decide that window tinting is right for your next home project, feel free to give FormulaOne a call at 405-513-6400!