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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!

 

Window Tinting

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.

Window Tinting

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.

 

Window Tinting

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!

Window Tinting

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!

Commercial Window Tinting

3 Benefits Of Window Tinting For Commercial Properties

Window Tinting For Commercial Buildings

There are several benefits for commercial properties and buildings to install high-quality window tinting. The three main benefits include the provisions of; ROI, comfort, and privacy.

Return On Investment: 

First of all, window tinting can reduce the heat transfer from the sun by up to 85%. That means that window tinting your office windows could save the operation money! A building with windows of any size will see a return on investment, because heat stays out and the air conditioner can be used less. You don’t have to wait to see the changes either, applying window tinting yields immediate and measurable results.

Comfort: Having windows in your place of business means that it’s prone to problems like hot spots, glare, and heat that causes fluctuating temperatures. Quality window tinting; however, provides up to 99% protection of Ultraviolet light as well as reduces glares up to 95%. Commercial window tinting helps regulate temperatures by decreasing heat transmission and glare, getting rid of hotspots means that your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to keep that one spot at the desired temperature meanwhile making the rest of the building frigid.

Privacy: Whether you want a little buffer between the outside world and your shop or you need individual office space privacy, a quality window tinting job can take care of the issue.

***BONUS***: Yes, we said three benefits, but there’s more! *Insert Genius Laughter*

Windows on the outside of a building are usually the weakest point of the structure. A thick security window film will help hold the glass together if it’s shattered. This combined with a dark film can reduce the likelihood of burglary. FormulaOne by AES offers several different films to meet your specific needs. We also offer films that provide insulating benefits year round, so when the winter months come around you’ll be able to stay warm while spending less. To get started with your next project, feel free to call FormulaOne by AES at 405-513-6400.

One Way Window Tinting- Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic

Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic’s Window Tinting Film With 84% Heat Rejection

One Way Mirror Window Tinting

Research tells us that the annual cost of running a health clinic can be hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. This includes everything from employee expenses, office occupancy, and office supplies. It’s not surprising to us, after learning this information, to know that an owner of such a clinic would want to take advantage of every money saving opportunity possible, without skimping on the quality of the healthcare provided. That’s where one way window tinting film came to the rescue for one clinic.

FormulaOne by AES consulted with the owners Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic (located in Purcell, Oklahoma) to hash out the finer details of the project. It was determined that Llumar’s one way mirror film would be the best option for this particular job.

Not only did we apply the one way mirror window tinting film to Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic’s windows for the purpose of obtaining 84% heat rejection, but it also helped provide comfort for the patients.

The clinic’s owner can now rest a little easier by saving some money on energy bills with the 84% heat rejection window tinting and the patients can have both privacy and benefit from feeling less of the sun’s harsh glare while filling out paperwork or simply as they sit in the waiting room.

The reflection from the window tinting film when standing outside is also most definitely visible during the daytime, but when it’s gloomy or darker outside patients can see the lights on inside the building to know that the clinic is open.

Many businesses, clinics, and private residences have learned about the convenience of having window tinting. We enjoyed being able to help Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic and we’d love to help you, too! There’s no project too big or too small for us. If you have a project idea in mind, please feel free to give FormulaOne by AES a call at 405-513-6400.

Window Tinting- Zoes Kitchen

Zoe’s Kitchen Reduces Solar Heat With Reflective Window Tinting

Window Tinting With Vista By LLumar Soft Horizons V33

Have you ever thought about all the work that goes into planning and running a restaurant? No matter what kind of restaurant it is, the owner has a lot of little details to attend to. Everything from the artwork, to the wall color, and all the way to the seating selection makes up a specific ambience. Then, there are the financial things to think about and bills to be paid. Solar heat coming in through the windows can surely make those energy bills skyrocket and that’s where window tinting becomes a wonderful solution.

Today, we’re talking about how the restaurant owner of Zoe’s Kitchen near Quail Springs Mall decided to add some window tinting to their glass doors and windows for multiple reasons. This owner of a fast and casual Mediterranean-inspired restaurant certainly wanted to keep the interior tables, chairs, and floors looking their best, yet still allow for high-visibility outside. Additionally, saving money on energy bills never sounds like a bad idea to any business owner!

FormulaOne by AES took this information into consideration and the decision to apply a neutral window tinting film seemed like the best option. Vista by Llumar Soft Horizons V33 is a lighter version of reflective window tinting film that provides moderate heat rejection (up to 54%) and reduces the glare while eliminating fade-causing ultraviolet sunlight. In this way, the film on the glass is a protection system for the materials inside the restaurant, provides energy savings, and also provides a comfort for the customers sitting inside.

Do you have a restaurant, commercial office, or a room in your house where you would like to block harsh sun rays? We have many different window tinting options to choose from to make the project perfectly suited for your needs. To get started with your project, please feel free to give FormulaOne by AES a call at 405-513-6400.