window tinting

How dark should your Home Window Tinting be?

How dark should your window tinting be?

Window tinting has many benefits. Some of these benefits we’ve already covered. If you’ve decided to get some tinting done for your home there’s one decision you need to keep in mind, how dark should your windows be. Window Tinting comes in various shades from very light to almost completely black. What you want will often determine how dark the tinting will be. So, how do you know the shade your getting will suit what you want? Formula One has a handy little guide to help you out.

If you want more privacy: If your tinting your windows to try and add some privacy to an office or meeting room, then a darker, more reflective tint is what you want to look for. The reflective tint will cut down the glare for those inside while making it harder for people from the outside. You won’t want to do this if atmosphere is a concern as the darker tint will cut down the natural light drastically. This reduction will leave the room feeling gloomy.

For more natural views: If privacy is not a main concern but you still want to gain the benefits of window tinting, you can invest in invisible window tinting that will lower the heat of the room without cutting down on the level of sunlight in the room.

For Security: If your looking to add a little security to your home, then security film might be the way to go. Security film provides a screen that will keep the glass from shattering when hit with a blunt force. This means burglars will have a much harder time getting in. They are also available in darker tints to help maintain privacy.

If your in need of Window tinting, call Formula One by AES today at 405-513-6400.

National Gallery Of Art- Window Film

A Case Study: National Gallery Of Art’s Neutral Window Film

Llumar N-1050 Neutral Window Film

Since there are so many different types of window film these days it took some pondering to determine the best solution for a building as prestigious as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. It didn’t take long before the answer came to them and their project managers.

Over the years the many paintings, sculptures, and graphic arts have become too exposed to damaging UV sunlight. The National Gallery of Art was built by 1937 and today there are over 100,000 art pieces inside worth keeping protected. Of course, the goal for any museum is to protect the treasures and keep them vibrant for as many people to enjoy as possible.

That’s precisely why the museum’s management agreed to have 10,000 square feet of Llumar N-1050 Neutral Window Film applied on the exterior windows. Now, thanks to the addition of that film the nation’s art is 99% safe from harmful UV rays. Since ultraviolet rays are one of the main reasons for fading floor coverings, interior furnishings, and artwork this transformation meant a lot!

As an additional bonus, the film also rejects 42% of all solar energy. This means that the energy costs for the museum have also decreased. How awesome is the idea os saving money?

We can cover any window in just about any window film we have access to! Do you have a home, office, or special building that you’d like to preserve with the help of window film? FormulaOne by AES is local, we professionally install Llumar window film, and we offer a lifetime transferable manufacturer’s warranty, too!

If you’re interested in having a free estimate for your own window film project, please feel free to give us a call! A FormulaOne representative can be reached at 405-513-6400!

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