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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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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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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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Window Tinting As A Smart Energy Saving Solution In Arizona

Beating The Arizona Heat With Window Tinting

If there’s one thing residents of Arizona know and understand very well it’s that no matter what time of year it is, the temperatures in this state can cause some extreme heat waves. This is especially true on most summer days. According to average recorded temperatures, gathered since 1981, nearly every day during the summer in Phoenix tops 99° Fahrenheit. For June, the average high temperature is around 104° Fahrenheit while the low is 77° Fahrenheit. With that being said, you can imagine that energy savings of any kind would be highly important in this state. Luckily, FormulaOne by AES was able to help out one resident with some much needed window tinting!

For the project we’re talking about, the homeowner’s number one concern was obviously energy savings. That was an easy fix with some of FormulaOne’s residential window tinting film. This slightly darkened film is able to reject heat up to 83%, depending on the time of the year. What the homeowner may not have realized until later on is that the window tinting film also offered a few other benefits.

This particular home was situated right next to the mountains, providing what should have been the most lovely view of the outdoor scenery. The problem when trying to peer out of the window at the mountainous horizon in the near distance was that the sun’s harsh glare was so bright it nearly blinded the homeowner from seeing anything! Now, with the addition of the window tinting film the homeowner can enjoy looking out of the window at the beautiful space outside without straining their eyes.

In addition to the film keeping the glaring sunlight from streaming in, the film protects carpet, flooring, and furniture with 99.9% Ultraviolet Ray rejection.

At FormulaOne by AES we fix problems like these every day and we’d love to help you with your next project. To contact us give us a call at 405-513-6400.

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The Long-Lasting Decorative Window Tinting At Science Museum Oklahoma

Way Back Wednesday: Remembering A Past Window Tinting Project

It may be an understatement to say that many people’s lives have been enriched by visiting the Science Museum Oklahoma (possibly remembered by some as the Omniplex). For generations people have marveled at the scientific wonders and new discoveries found inside. Taking a look at the museum’s history you will learn that the building itself has changed quite a bit as it has gone through many transformations since 1958. Of course, a building isn’t just about being inviting on the inside, because it’s the outside décor that has to almost subconsciously draw someone in. That’s where decorative window tinting came into play at the end of February, 2016.

FormulaOne by AES had the privilege and honor of being hired last year to apply some decorative window tinting film to the many glass pieces that now make up the sidewalk’s awning outside of the Science Museum Oklahoma. Each piece of film was carefully measured, cut, and individually applied to each rectangularly shaped piece of glass. The unique blue color of the film was meant to mimic a sort of stained glass, but at a fraction of the cost!

Now, over one year later visitors can still see the results of our handy work sticking on strong. The durable, decorative window tinting is certainly a long-lasting film that is still doing its job of providing protection from the sun’s heat, glare, and Ultraviolet Radiation. If you’ve never really taken the time to notice this film before, now you know why it’s there. If it’s been a while since your last visit, next time you’re out at the Science Museum Oklahoma look up at the decorative window tinting on your way inside!

We love helping businesses achieve various looks with many different window tinting options. If you own a business and you’d like to get started with your own project that will be sure to last for years to come, feel free to contact FormulaOne by AES at 405-513-6400.

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Planet Fitness Utilizes Decorative Window Tinting

Colorful Window Tinting For Branding A Gym

Spring has officially arrived and that means there are only a few short months before a lot of people will be making their way to the gym as they’ll want to look their absolute best this summer. Doesn’t it seem like choosing the right gym can be difficult? Think about how the gym owners feel. How do you think gyms manage to make their branding stand out among all the competitors? Well, we know the answer for one gym in particular. Planet Fitness stands out among the crowd by utilizing bold, colorful window tinting.

Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business! As you can see from the photo, the striking purple and yellow colors of the film really helps to make Planet Fitness’ logo and motto really jump out. It’s really clever marketing actually to think about a gym as being the Judgement Free Zone. No one wants to feel like they’re being judged as they exercise.

The nice part about this window tinting film is that it not only displays a pretty image on the outside, but it’s also functioning as a protective barrier to everything on the inside of that glass. Now, members of Planet Fitness can be free to get in shape, have fun, or just kick back and relax in a massage chair in a “judgement free” environment while also being protected!

More specifically, this unique window tinting product is top of the line offering protection from:

  • Heat
  • Glare
  • Ultraviolet Radiation
  • Injury and Damage from flying glass (in the event that it breaks)

We’ll leave the exercise workouts to the operators and members of Planet Fitness as we continue to offer exceptional installation expertise for our window tinting film.

Do you have a window that you’d like to use for branding purposes? Maybe you just want something beautiful? No matter what your reason, FormulaOne by AES can design a decorative window tinting film for you! We can be reached 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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Window Tinting Makeovers For 2017

FormulaOne: Improving Your Window Tinting & Driving Experience

January is many things to many people, but more than anything it represents the opportunity to start fresh. Every year resolutions are made to improve upon ways of the past. Not all New Year’s resolutions have to be about improving one’s eating habits or beauty rituals as, let’s face it, most fad diets only last for the first few weeks anyway. We say, why not improve your ride instead? It’s something you utilize just about every day, so why not enjoy life on the road to the fullest? Window tinting is a nice way to give your car a subtle makeover and make your driving experience a whole lot better.

A lot of people get put off by the idea of window tinting, because they’ve usually seen an example of a bad tint job. No one wants to have peeling, bubbles, or creased window tinting. We totally understand! That’s why we express to the fullest the importance of having the job completed by professionals, like those trained at FormulaOne By AES. Not only are our people trained to do the job right, but we use the highest quality products from LLumar to ensure an exceptional installation experience.

As we stated earlier, window tinting can improve your driving experience and here’s a few ways the tint can help you:

  • It reduces glare from the sun protecting your eyes and car’s interior
  • It reduces Ultraviolet Radiation to protect your skin, eyes, and car’s interior
  • It provides an extra layer or protection against injury and damage due to flying glass

FormulaOne By AES would love the opportunity to pimp your ride with some of the best window tinting around. If you’re ready to give your car a little makeover in 2017, feel free to give us a call. We can be reached at 405-513-6400 or you can contact us online by clicking here.