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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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Window Film Insulation: Does It Work?

Does window film insulation work? Absolutely. But exactly how does window film insulation work? And what can film insulation do for the homeowner? First off, asking whether film insulation works is a good sign of a healthy and skeptical mind. Each of us is faced with hundreds if not thousands of advertisements and slogans each day. All are designed to grab our attention and to keep it locked on a particular product or service. But how do we separate fact from fiction? Truth from lies? Something that’s bonafide from something that’s bogus? It starts with skepticism. But you can put that skepticism aside when it comes to asking whether or not film insulation works. It does. And there’s so much you can do with it! Window Tinting in Oregon We’re glad you’re here. It gives us an opportunity to inform our guests. To help them put their skepticism aside and begin to enjoy the benefits of window glass film insulation. And there are many benefits. (More on those later.) Pacific Window Tinting is a female-owned business. We provide exceptional products at great prices — with customer service that’s the absolute best. Our focus is on your complete satisfaction. We’ve been tinting windows for more than two decades. Over that time, we’ve built and sustained a sterling reputation for excellence. We do the work ourselves (no outsourcing), and we guarantee our work will be completed as promised. And if anything at all goes wrong, we will work to Read more [...] Continue Reading
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The Science Behind Window Tinting

At Pacific Window Tinting, we’re good at what we do. The best. We focus on the job at hand and the satisfaction of our customers. The job is always done right, but it isn’t finished until we know without a doubt that the customer is happy with the work. With this hyper-focus on our customers’ needs and on consistently performing window tinting work at an expert level, we’re not usually thinking about the science behind the work we do — i.e., the science behind window tinting. Make no mistake, though, there is a science behind window tinting — and it’s fascinating. We thought we’d take a minute to look at how a window tint works. This should provide some perspective on both the nifty craft of window tinting itself and the science regarding the behavior of light, heat, and window film. How Does Window Tinting Work? We’ve all seen the windows of cars tinted. The cars’ windows are darkened. The drivers and passengers in the vehicle are mere outlines or shadows behind the side and rear windows. More and more often, however, many of us are noticing that people have chosen to tint the windows of their homes. Quick side note: Before applying car window tint films to your vehicle (either the front side windows, the rear side windows, or — for heaven’s sake no! — the front windshield), make sure you know the window tint laws in your area. Window tints work by reducing the amount of light — both visible light and ultraviolet light rays — that penetrates Read more [...] Continue Reading
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Best Home Window Tint

The best home window tint is the one that provides the most benefits while improving the appearance of your home or business (both inside and out!). When determining the best home window tint, it's important to think about why you’re interested in the process in the first place. Some of the many benefits of home window tinting include: Glare control Energy savings Increased privacy Reduced carpet fading Reduced furniture fading Climate control Enhanced appearance Best Home Window Tint What is window tinting? As the helpful folks at HowStuffWorks.com write: Basically, a window tint, or solar control film, is a very thin film usually made of a polyester base with a scratch-resistant coating. Some films involve multiple polyester layers to achieve their results. These films are still only millimet­ers thick and are affixed to the interior side of the window with an adhesive. Window tinting works by either absorbing the sun’s rays or reflecting them away. In either case, they offer a lot of benefits for homeowners and business owners. Tinted windows allow sunlight in but keep the heat out, making it easier to regulate the indoor temperature. Tints can be customized to allow a certain amount of sunlight to penetrate the interior; this can dramatically reduce fading in carpets, curtains, wood flooring, and furniture. Some of the benefits of window tinting are less apparent. For example, if the window breaks, the film can help reduce Read more [...] Continue Reading
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How Much Heat Is Lost Through Windows?

Ever thought about how much heat is lost through windows? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 30% of a home's heating energy goes right out the window — literally. That’s cause for concern everywhere — but especially here in the Pacific Northwest, where “winter” lasts way longer than three months. Thus, it makes sense to pay attention to energy loss. Specifically, heat loss through windows. Windows and Heat Many of us think about how much heat windows allow into our work and living spaces. When it’s sunny and hot outside, it’s nice to have sunlight indoors — but not so much the heat. That’s what makes window tinting such a superb solution to reduce heat in cases like this. Tinting permits light but keeps summer’s heat outside where it belongs. Conversely, when it’s sunny and cold outside (admittedly a rarity in these parts), it’s nice to still have that sunlight while retaining the warmth that it brings along for the ride. Here again window tinting does the trick — allowing the sun’s warming rays to penetrate the space just enough to not overwhelm the room. But there are other factors at play when it comes to determining how much heat is lost through windows. If there are cracks or seams — either in the windows themselves or in the frame — then you are probably losing and wasting a lot of heat. Let’s take a look at how best to prevent this heat loss. Preventing heat loss As we’ve written about before, windows 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