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When is Auto Window Tinting Illegal?

So you want to tint your Auto’s windows, how dark can you go?

Tinting the windows on your auto can have many benefits. It can reduce the glare from the sun and reduce the heat that comes into your car. Some people also like the cool look it gives you. But beware, it might be illegal. It’s common knowledge that window tinting above a certain level is illegal, but the point where it’s actually illegal can get muddled. So, how dark can you go with your Window Tinting? Formula One by AES has a few answers.

It’s important to know that if your trying to tint your windows for the UV and heat-reduction benefits, most modern cars already have this kind of tinting on their windshields. So there’s no need to get any kind of tinting done if you’ve got a fairly new vehicle. Also, most professional installers, like Formula One, are aware of laws regarding tinting and can generally help you avoid any trouble with the law.

What makes window tinting so complicated is that the level of tint accepted is often a matter of the state you in. For instance, you can have darker tints in Arizona where the hot desert sun is than in Michigan where the sun is less extreme. Most laws center around the amount of light that is let into the vehicle. Reflective or Opaque tints are almost never accepted. The main point is that window tinting often makes it harder to see who’s in the vehicle.

If your unsure that the window tinting you have is legal or not, there are ways to check and make sure. You can take you vehicle to a state inspector or licensed professional to make sure your tinting is within state laws.

If you need window tinting, call Formula One by AES today at  405-513-6400.

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What kinds of Window Tinting are available for your Home?

We’ve gone over the window tinting options available for your auto, but what about your home? Window Tinting in your home can serve a variety of purposed. From protecting furniture from fading, to cutting the glare in a room, to even helping protect you there are plenty of reasons to invest in home window tinting. Here are the main type of window tinting films to look at for your home.

Decorative Film: Want to spice up a room? Want to add some privacy but not give up the light provided by a window? Than Decorative window tinting might be for you. This is the thinnest type of tinting and often doesn’t offer much protection from the sun but it does add a unique look to a room. You can add a frosting to a whole window for privacy or add a design for something truly eye-catching.

Solar Control (Low-E) Window Film: This type of window fill focuses on blocking out UV rays to protect furniture from fading. It can also help control the temperature in your home lowering energy bills.

Window Security Film: You might not think about window tinting as a home defense tool but there are certain films that will help prevent glass shards from shooting everywhere when a window is broken. It holds the window shards together when the window is shattered, by accident or otherwise, meaning shards are kept off the floor and would be criminals are deterred by the film still blocking entry.

Storm Security Film: Much like window security film, except this film is designed to help protect against raging storms shattering your windows and showering the floor with glass. This film essentially turns your windows into shatter-proof safety glass.

If your in the market for decorative or energy saving window tinting, give Formula One by AES a call today at 405-513-6400!

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Types of Auto Window Tinting Pt. 2

More types of Auto Window Tinting

Formula One by AES has a couple of other window tints you may want to consider when getting the windows tinted on your car. We’ve already covered 2 options in last week’s blog, but here are 2 more options you may want to consider when getting window tints done on your car.

Hybrid Window Tinting: As the name suggests, this style of window tinting is designed to give you the benefits of Metalized and Dyed window tints, but none of the disadvantages. It consists of a sticky under-layer with a dyed and metalized layer on top with a protective layer on top of all of it. And it mostly accomplishes what is sets out to do. It blocks UV light and cuts down on glare from the sun. It doesn’t interfere with radio and cell phone waves like Metalized layers can. It’s at reduced risk of fading because of the metal layer. It also reflects heat very effectively. The only real downside is that it is more expensive than getting a dyed layer. Although it should be noted that this type of window tinting is often less expensive than getting a full Metalized window tinting.

Ceramic Film: The last kind of window tinting is Ceramic film tinting. As the name suggests, a thin layer of ceramic is layered between a sticky underlayer and a protective top layer much like the dyed window tinting. Ceramic tints allow for radio waves to pass through while also reflecting back heat and UV rays. They can cut down the glare from the sun and aren’t prone to fading like dyed tints. They are also far less reflective than metal tints meaning the window tinting will have that matte look most people are looking for. Cermic is however, the most expensive option. But it might just be worth it.

Those are the main kinds of window tints you’ll run into when deciding on how to tint your car’s windows. If you need any kind of tinting, give Formula One by AES a call today at 405-513-6400.

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Protect your Awards with Window Tinting!

Keep you Trophies safe from UV rays with Window Tinting

So, you’ve got a shelf full of awards that you worked hard all year for. You proudly display them in your trophy cabinet for all to see. Maybe the awards are yours, maybe they’re your kids or spouses, whoever is the big winner in your house you want to protect the symbols of their accomplishments. Whether it’s an employee of the month award, a baseball trophy, or an award for winning a dance competition they can all have a special significance. If you have all these awards displayed on a case wouldn’t you want to do everything you can to protect them? To make them looks as nice as the day you got them? If you think so then it’s your lucky day, because LLumar window film you can protect those awards and the memories they represent!

One of FormulaOne’s projects actually involved wrapping a glass trophy case with window film at American Fidelity Assurance Company. By adding this window tinting to the case, it eliminated most, if not all, of the glare and heat from the sun shining through the glass. This made it much easier to see the bank’s many awards. Additionally, the LLumar window tinting protects the glass trophy case as well as the trophies placed inside.

Having a pristine trophy case is especially important for a business like American Fidelity Assurance Company. They thrive on promoting and maintaining a great reputation and showing off their many achievements helps to add highlight their efforts. Everyone walking by will see the immense amount of recognition they’ve received for their efforts. They can see into the trophy case and marvel at the many awards without having to deal with the harsh glare of the sun.

If you have a glass area that you’d like to be protected from ultraviolet rays, FormulaOne By AES would love the opportunity to make it happen for you. We can be reached at 405-513-6400 or you can contact us online by clicking here.

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Window Tinting as a safety measure?

Window Tinting can help cool your home but could it also protect you in other ways?

Well, in a way, yes. Window tints and film mostly help protect you by strengthening the glass panes and reducing the chances of shattering. Window tinting and films are applied by stretching it over the windows themselves. This lets professionals install window tints and films without having to remove or replace glass panes but it also has the secondary benefit of giving the window another layer of strength.  In addition, the film also helps protect against shattering by acting as a net to catch the shards. The glass may crack, but it’s far less likely to shatter and send glass shards at you and your family.

Additional Privacy

A vehicle with tinted windows is harder to look into, some people like the privacy that gives them as well as how it hides any valuables they keep in there car. The same idea goes for window tinting in your home. If a thief can’t see into your home, they’ll be less likely to break in. Additionally, because the window tinting will strengthen your windows it’ll be that much harder for a thief to break in.

Extra protection from storms

Raging storms are a scary thought. Storms like to throw debris around. During one of these storms the risk of shattering windows is high. Window tinting provides additional protection by not only strengthening your homes windows but by also preventing shattering. The window tinting can catch the cracked glass and keep it from spilling into your home with the rain and wind. Storms are scary enough, don’t add the extra stress of worrying about shattered glass in your home.

Window tinting and film are a solid investment in more ways than just saving energy. Give Formula One by AES a call today at 405-513-6400!

Humming Bird Chips Solyx Window Tinting

Decorating With Stained Glass Window Tinting Film

Getting Creative With Window Tinting

Sometimes, people just get tired of looking at plain glass doors or windows and they wish there was a budget friendly way they could change it up. Luckily, there is! Thanks to FormulaOne by AES having access to many different styles of window tinting film, your boring glass can be transformed quickly and for a fraction of the cost of total replacement. The product featured in today’s article is out of the “Featured Films” collection from the Solyx brand. The title of this recently introduced design is known as “Humming Bird Chips” (SX-SC672 ).

As you can see in the photo above this article, this Hummingbird themed decorative window tinting is unique in that it provides the glass it is applied to with the appeal of etched glass, black and white roses, and colored stained glass flowers and Hummingbirds all in one. One can agree that this film has a very artistic look and the cool part is that it not only appears as stained glass, but it also actually sparkles in the sunshine which adds to the beauty.

Additionally, the faux stained glass will provide just enough privacy so that if someone were standing on the opposite side all they would see is a blur. This type of decorative window tinting may be well utilized in places like shower doors, bathroom windows, or windows leading to a backyard patio, but the placement is truly only limited by your own imagination. If you’re a lover of the stained glass look and have a different idea about where this decorative window tinting film could be installed in your home or office, please let us know!

When you hire FormulaOne by AES, we promise quality products and exceptional installation expertise. To ensure this to be true, we only offer top of the line products and always strive to provide the highest quality installation. Just to back up that statement, a FormulaOne installation is fully-backed by the Nationwide FormulaOne Transferable Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.

If you’d like to get started with your next window tinting project, feel free to contact us today! You may reach FormulaOne by AES with a quick phone call to 405-513-6400.

Colorful Decorative Window Tinting

Custom Shaped Decorative Window Tinting

Colorful Circular Window Tinting Film

We feel that there’s something simply intriguing about windows that aren’t the standard rectangular or square shape. It seems that many designers are taking a more artistic approach and finding inspiration for many different shaped windows. These custom shaped windows are certainly a great way to add a unique architectural look to your home, office, or commercial building. Today, we’re showcasing a circular window, because colorful decorative window tinting is even better than a plain circular window!

FormulaOne by AES was challenged with this particular project to provide custom shaped decorative window tinting in multiple colors. The project took time to create the custom circular shape with perfect precision. Next, the window tinting film had to be perfectly placed to avoid bubbles and since it was on the ceiling, it was a fun project to complete. As with any project, this film was cut exactly to fit every inch of the glass.

The design choice by the owners certainly made for a superb option for making their circular window look even more stylish. As you can see in the photo, the semi-transparent colored window tinting film mimics a stained glass appearance in that it can still allow natural light to flow in with an array of colors!

FormulaOne by AES has had a few projects involving the decorative window tinting as it has become quite popular. So, if you are looking for a colorful window tinting option to go with your unique shaped windows or you would like to learn more about our selection, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Our team members are fully trained and provide high-quality applications to complement and enhance any area of your home, office, or commercial building.

To get in touch with FormulaOne by AES about your next custom shaped decorative window tinting project, please feel free to give us a call 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.

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Decorative Tinting For Creating Large Logos

Decorative Tinting: Film And Vinyl

You might be surprised to learn that window tinting for exterior windows or auto windows isn’t all that tinting can be used for these days. In fact, one type of project that FormulaOne By AES really enjoys doing is creating custom artwork for companies to match their branding or design of choice. Our decorative tinting projects are most often utilized in places like conference rooms, lobbies, educational institutions, and accent walls in offices.

One example of our custom work was actually done a few months ago. One particular FormulaOne project was completed with the OU School Of Law back in September. At the beginning of this particular project all we started out with was a photo of the school’s logo. Our team got right work on ensuring that this decorative tinting would be amazing! Many hours went into the re-creating process of the logo which was acceptable for film and vinyl.

In the end, the staff on board at OU School of Law was so pleased with the final product of the decorative tinting that it appeared in a commercial which was shot of their new area in the library. Throughout the commercial you may see several shots of the LLumar Window Film in White Frost with black vinyl, but there was also another wall covered with the decorative tinting logo which was done in Oracal Red (as seen in the photo above). To view this commercial, click here.

If you’re considering the installation of decorative tinting from FormulaOne by AES here are a few extras you may want to know about:

  • Our decorative tinting is fully-backed by the Nationwide FormulaOne Transferable Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.
  • The film is protective against heat.
  • It reduces glares from sunlight.
  • The tint offers protection from ultraviolet radiation.

Contact FormulaOne by AES at 405-513-6400 to get started with your own window tinting project!

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Tinting An Office Window With One Way Mirror Film

Window Tinting: A One Way Mirror Film Project

A one way mirror, also known a two-way mirror, allows viewers to see out of one side while the other side is reflective. These popular one way mirrors are well known, most likely, in part from detective television shows. The one way mirror film, however; has become a popular choice for office windows. This method of window tinting provides privacy for an office space and those that happen to walk by will only see their reflection.

In case you’re wondering whether your business would look alright with one way mirror film applied to the windows, we’ve provided a short list of company types that have recently had this same installation completed:

  • Insurance agents
  • Credit unions
  • Churches
  • Coffee shops
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Dealerships
  • Private businesses

Truthfully, it can look good just about anywhere and provide just the right amount of privacy with a touch of elegance. There’s just something rather nice about a mirrored look, isn’t there? Of course, this generally only applies to businesses that are operating during daytime hours. This distinction is important to note, because there is no such thing as a completely dark one way mirror. If lights are on inside during evening hours it may be possible for outside viewers to see inside.

This is why many customers elect to install the one way mirror films for daytime privacy. If your office operates during the day then just know that you don’t have to be as serious as an interrogation room to have a little window mirror film or tinting. As an added bonus to having the reflective, one way mirror film added to your outside windows you won’t have harsh rays of sun gleaming over your computer screens, carpet, or desks.

We love helping people achieve the window tinting look that they desire. If you’re looking for one way mirror film, please feel free to give FormulaOne by AES a call for your next office window project. We can be reached at 405-513-6400.