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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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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
A tinted window showing sky and trees to illustrate The Science Behind Window Tinting

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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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