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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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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!

Residential Window Tinting

How To Beat The Heat With Residential Window Tinting

Turning Up The Heat On Window Tinting

It’s August and the Oklahoma summer is in full swing. With the long days come the extra hours that your home is exposed to the sun’s heat waves. It’s possible to beat the heat by using one of FormulaOne’s window tinting solutions. It may be easy to think of at least one benefit of using residential window tinting to reduce heat in your home, but do you actually know what the real benefits of using window tinting in your home can be?

Let’s take a look at 2 ways residential window tinting can help you during the hottest month of the year!

#1 Controlling The Sunlight: We’re not saying you’ll suddenly become an almighty “god” and suddenly wield some power of the sun, but what we are saying is that the simple window tinting formula actually reduces how much light is absorbed by your home’s windows. The reflected light also reduces hows much heat your home absorbs. By reducing the amount of heat and UV rays that enter your home you reduce the amount of damage to furniture, flooring, and walls. Getting the windows in your home tinted will also help disperse the light giving your home a softer, more evenly lit appearance.

#2- An Investment In Your Home: FormulaOne by AES offers a transferable warranty. That means when you decide to move out of your home the next residents will be able to enjoy the benefits of the window tinting. That’s an investment that anyone can see the value in. Residential window tinting has also been proven to reduce the need for heating and air conditioning in the home. By reducing the heat introduced from outside the home, in the summer months, we enable our customers to live in an environment optimized for comfort. We also offer products like Enerlogic, which works year-round to keep the heat out during the summer time and heat in during the winter months.

We believe in our products and we want you to be able to experience the benefits of our window tinting. That’s why we offer free estimates to potential buyers! Call us now at 405-513-6400 to get started on your next home project.

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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!