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All about solar control film

Window film as clear as glass? That’s right: it exists. Solar control window tinting is incredibly versatile and effective in keeping your home or commercial space comfortable, protected, and beautiful. By allowing natural light to flood the room, but keeping UV rays in check, you’ll get the best of both worlds! What is Solar Control Film? This is a thin window film that is applied to your home’s windows or office space. It is available in a variety of options including reflective, dual-reflective, natural, and Low-E. By keeping the heat out, but allowing visible light in, your home will maintain a more even temperature. When professionally installed, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between a “covered” window and one without. Because the window is protected with film, it becomes much easier to keep clean, too. Window streaks, hard to remove water spots, and more will be a thing of the past. Solar Control Film Benefits Heat: Do you have hot spots that come from sunny windows? Heat absorbing glass windows with solar film will help reject solar heat, which keeps the interior of your home or office cooler and more comfortable. Energy: Window film can save up to 30% in energy usage, which allows you to save big money at the end of the year. Ultraviolet rays: Window film offers up to 99% protection from UV rays. Glare: Solar control window tinting helps reduce solar glare up to 95%, so say goodbye to annoying bright light that interferes Read more [...] Continue Reading
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Decorative Window Film For Bathroom Windows

Although it may be used the least, the bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home. No matter if it’s just big enough to hold a shower, toilet, and sink or as part of a luxurious master suite. It’s where we brush our teeth, shower, get ready in the morning, and - well - go to the bathroom. All of which are relatively private scenarios, unless you like taking care of your pearly whites with an audience. Unfortunately, tying up the only bathroom in the house of multiple people can lead to banging doors and please to “hurry up!” Putting on makeup or shaving the 5 o’clock shadow is one thing. Taking a shower is completely different, even for married couples. Glass doors add a touch of elegance, but not much privacy. And shower curtains are difficult to keep clean after a few years. Add Privacy in Minutes After installing a film on the exterior of the shower door, issues with privacy are a thing of the past. Whether it gives the appearance of frosted glass, a colorful mosaic, or some other home decor film, your shower will have the privacy you need with the look you want. Adhesive window film also sticks better to shower door windows than static cling window film that’s non-adhesive. Don’t forget: the film works both ways. Is your bathroom on the second story looking over the neighbor’s backyard? And is your neighbor less than diligent about landscaping? With a frosted tint on the bottom half of the glass, all you’ll see is the Pacific Northwest Read more [...] Continue Reading

History of Window Tint And Today’s Modern Tinting

The first window tinting projects were completed around the beginning of World War II by a company that manufactured tint films. But the history of window tint really takes off in later years. Window tinting can be installed on the outside or inside of glass windows, either on vehicles or in homes. Many people tried to replicate the tints at home using their own methods, but the result was often window tints that were uneven and inconsistent. The first official window dye-based tint was invented in 1966 and it was used in car windows. Because it was difficult to control the heat of car interiors, the window tinting often bubbled and peeled away easily. Sun heat, harmful UV rays, and solar radiation would cause problems with early tints. After some refining, metallic window films were created in the 1990s, which used a metallic mixture with the dye. This product was stronger and was able to resist heat better, resulting in better solar control. Today, window film is very versatile and can look like clear glass. Or you can design it with images or a company logo for your home or commercial building. Your Window Tinting Options Panorama Solar films offer superior protection from 99% of ultraviolet rays, reducing solar heat by 70% and eliminating hot spots that come from sunny windows. Our Hilite or Slate series of films come in a variety of different tint options, so you can find one that fits your specific requirements. We also offer Graffitigard, which is a Read more [...] Continue Reading

How We Apply Window Film at Pacific Window Tinting

Your home is the place for you to kick back, relax and be yourself. To fully enjoy it, you need to be comfortable and enjoy the surroundings. This means not worrying about UV rays, heat control, or any of the things required to put those defenses in place. Window tinting from Pacific Window Tinting can do just that! We do all the worrying for you — from the tools of the trade (edging tool, utility knife, etc.), to selecting the piece of film (there are several types of window film), positioning film, applying film to the window glass surface, removing air bubbles, if any, and making sure the work conforms to our high standards. Window film lets you enjoy the view from your home while keeping the temperatures even and your belongings protected from sun damage. If you’re doing research on what window film is all about, you may be wondering more about the application process. Let us help explain how we apply window film in three easy step by step instructions. Step #1: Prep and clean the space. Detailed preparation is the key to the beginning of any successful home improvement project. During this phase, our experienced team at Pacific Window Tinting will cover your flooring and carpeting around the windows, then we will clean the glass and frame. We’ll make sure the glass and windows are free of any debris, leftover paint, or anything else that could impact a smooth installation. Then we’ll make sure the window is completely dry. Step #2: Begin the application Read more [...] Continue Reading
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How Much Does Window Tinting Cost?

Window tinting is an extraordinarily cost-effective home improvement project. Many people want to know how much window tinting costs. The truth of the matter: Tinted windows are an affordable addition to any home or business. And the money saved in energy costs more than makes up for the price of installation. We provide free estimates, so we ask that you fill out a request-for-estimate form, and we will contact you. There are far too many variables in play to know how much your particular tinging job will cost. Typically, jobs are priced according to square footage, which in the Portland area averages between $5 and $8 per square foot. NOTE: This is just an estimate from HomeGuide.com; this average cost does not necessarily reflect our prices or the cost of your particular tinting job. We provide this for informational purposes only since it might be helpful to have a ballpark figure available for those of you searching for pricing info. Again, we recommend filling out our free request form! We provide a range of professional tinting services and professional installation of many types of tint films. Window Tinting in Portland At Pacific Window Tinting, we offer a complete line of window films, including: Panorama window films Armorcoat safety and security films Graffiti Gard anti-graffiti films Decorative and design products And it’s more than just tinting. We also provide affordable ways to enhance the look and feel of your building. Our Read more [...] Continue Reading

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Pacific Window Tinting is a female-owned business built on great products and exceptional service. Since 1998, we have been Oregon's most trusted and respected provider of premium window tinting for commercial and residential properties.

Our window tinting services meet the highest standards in the industry. We ensure this is achieved in each and every project with our in-house crew of installation experts. None of the work is outsourced. Therefore, our staff from top to bottom has complete control over the quality of the work we do.

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Pacific Window Tinting
607 SW Idaho St Suite 100 Portland, OR 97239
(503) 736-9000