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Protect Your Home, Yourself From Sun Exposure

When outdoors in the summertime, most people are aware of the dangers of sun exposure and do what they can to protect themselves. On cloudy days, however— and even more so when we’re indoors— we tend to think we are safe from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, but this is a dangerous misconception. As it turns out, even in the comfort of our own homes we are not safe from the harmful effects of the sun. Ultraviolet rays can penetrate clouds and glass. This means that when you’re standing at the kitchen sink, looking through the window at your yard, no matter what the weather is like, you’re at risk for exposure to UV ray damage. Two Types of UV Rays Your windows will block UVB rays on their own. These are the intense sun rays that can give you a sunburn, but they’re not nearly as prevalent as UVA rays. UVA rays are present during all daylight hours year-round and can cause premature skin aging, skin cancer, and serious eye damage. If you need proof, take a look at the backside of your curtains, the back of a chair, hardwood floors, or any furniture that faces a window. Notice the fading that has occurred over the years. If your favorite place to sit is in that chair by the window, your skin and eyes could be suffering the same sun damage. Eighty-five percent of melanomas and about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are related to exposure to the sun without protecting your skin. It breaks down the Vitamin A in your skin, damaging your skin cells and Read more [...] Continue Reading

Does Window Security Film Really Work?

Your home is an oasis. It is a place for rest, relaxation, and connection with loved ones and friends. To enjoy it to the fullest, making it comfortable is key. One of the easiest ways to feel better about being in your home is the safety and security it provides your family. There are several ways of doing this. Installing a home security system, “smart” doorbells that record all of the action near the front door, and motion-sensor lights and cameras at different areas around the home. Top of the line systems can cost well into the thousands of dollars, but it’s hard to put a price on peace of mind. There are less expensive ways to add security measures to your home or business, though: Security Window Films. If you are wondering if investing in a window security film is worth it, we can help with the basic answers: Yes, it is worth it and yes, it really works. The Safety Benefits of Window Film When installed by our experienced team of professionals at Pacific Window Tinting, window security film is very effective. Not just by discouraging potential thieves making it harder to see inside, but from natural disasters as well. Here are some of the benefits of using this product in your home. Security The thicker the film on your glass windows, the harder it is to see inside. Of course, you still want to be able to see outside and allow natural light in. But by installing security film to the window, potential thieves have to work that much harder to see your belongings. Professionally Read more [...] Continue Reading
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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

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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