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How to Choose Commercial Window Film

Windows are often what customers first see when they look at your establishment. Big, bright windows create an open and welcoming image. But those same windows can create problems. Glare, heat, UV damage and vulnerability to thieves and vandals are some of the downsides of large windows. Commercial window tinting can help. Window film helps you save money by reducing hot spots and glare. It can also slow burglars and thwart vandals. Energy-Saving Benefits Businesses often consider installing window tinting to help save energy. Window film reduces the heat that enters through windows keeping your interior cooler, reducing the need for air conditioning. You'll save on energy costs while reducing wear on your HVAC system. Employees will feel better when hot spots from southern-facing windows are eliminated. Savings can be substantial and we can help you calculate the potential financial gains. Learn more by requesting an energy assessment. How Much UV Protection Do You Need? Even in cloudy Portland, the sun's rays can fade your furnishings. Sunlight damages floors, furniture, merchandise and equipment. Window film helps preserve the value of your property. More importantly, film can help protects people's’ health. You don't need to be sunbathing to experience the damaging effects of too much sun. Window film is available in various strengths of UV protection.  Learn more about window film's power to protect against the sun. Does Your Business Require Privacy? If Read more [...] Continue Reading
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What are the Different Types of Window Tint?

Once you decide to get your windows tinted, it is important to decide on what kind of tinting you want. There are several different kinds of window tinting. Some of the types are more effective than other types of tinting. Therefore, it is important to understand which will work best for what you are attempting to accomplish. Dyed Window Tinting The least expensive type is the dyed window tinting. The film is dyed by adding the color to a layer that is next to the film’s adhesive. Although this does darken the windows and will block out some UV rays, it is mostly for appearances. Additionally, this type of tinting will fade with time. Metalized Film A more effective type of tinting is done by using metalized film. Metalized film has particles of metal added to the film which reflect the light and heat away from it. These particles are not visible. This type of film will also cause the outside to look shiny. The metalized film is less likely to scratch and fade than dyed film. Therefore, although it is more expensive, it is a better option. Carbon Window Tint Film Carbon window tint film is often considered a better option than the other two options. This version will not be shiny from the outside but it will have a matte finish that is a dark color. This look is more aesthetically pleasing than some looks. This type of tinting blocks out about 40% of the infrared rays – the elements of the sunlight that cause heat – and is, therefore, an effective option to keeping Read more [...] Continue Reading

How Window Film Protects Office Decor

Smart business owners leave nothing to chance. They take control of their services, products and professional image. From the design of a logo to the choice of office decor, you’ve invested time and money ensuring that every detail reflects the company brand. While your company’s decor may not be the heart of your business, customers and clients make judgments based on first impressions. Faded furniture, peeling paint and threadbare carpets probably weren’t what you had in mind when you imagined the ideal office. But if your workspace has windows, it’s only a matter of time before sunlight takes a toll on your furnishings and merchandise. In just a few months, ultraviolet light can transform new decor into a faded patchwork. It’s a struggle to balance the need for light with the need to limit glare, heat and sun damage. Natural light is uplifting and nearly everyone prizes a view. A window on the world and plenty of full-spectrum light are good for your staff’s mood and productivity. The last thing you want is to black out the windows with blinds or shades. You don’t have to. Today’s window films come in a range of tints and strengths. When film is professionally installed, it’s nearly invisible. Tinted windows allow you to keep windows clear while limiting damage from the sun. How Window Film Protects Office Decor Panorama Solar Film blocks up to 99 percent of ultraviolet rays. Also known as UV light, these are the rays that cause the lion’s share Read more [...] Continue Reading

Does Window Film Make Windows Dark?

Our lightly tinted window films keep glass clear and bright. Panorama Solar window film allows natural light to stream into your home. At the same time, the product blocks heat and ultraviolet rays. While tinted film adds a subtle shading to windows, many films are practically invisible. Film comes in a range of tints and opacities. So, does window film make windows dark? No, the glass will appear clear unless you choose a dark film. Clear Film for an Unobstructed View If clear windows and lots of light are your ideals, consider choosing from our selection of Panorama Hilite films. This series offers a host of benefits, including heat and glare rejection and protection against breakage. With a modern film installed, your windows will look neutral from the outside. From indoors, all you’ll notice is the view. In many cases, window film will make your home brighter. If you’ve been drawing the drapes to keep out glare and heat, no longer will you need to block light to keep your home cooler. Window film reduces the negative effects of sunlight so effectively that you may choose to remove blinds once the film is installed. Will Reflective Films Look Dark? When viewed from indoors reflective film doesn’t look dark. From the street, film looks very similar to bare glass. Since both film and glass are reflective, the look of windows changes throughout the day, depending on the lighting. Unless you choose a film for its dark tint, windows will look natural. Panorama’s Read more [...] Continue Reading

Ways to Protect Eyes From Sun Damage

Exposure to UV radiation can hurt your eyes. The greater the exposure, the more risk you’ll have of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye conditions. Damage develops over years. Even small exposures may have a cumulative negative effect. The sun produces three types of ultraviolet light. UVA and UVB rays are the types that can hurt your eyes and skin. Who’s At Risk? Anyone who spends time outdoors is at risk for UV damage. Those who regularly spend many hours outside either for work or for fun, are at a higher risk. People who use sunlamps, indoor tanning beds, weld, work in certain manufacturing or medical fields and those who take medications that increase sun sensitivity could experience damage from UV rays. How You Can Protect Eyes from Sun Damage 1. Install Window Film Did you know that sunlight can damage your eyes even when you’re indoors? Window film blocks up to 99 percent of ultraviolet rays. When you install window film on a sunny window, your home feels more comfortable, and your eyes are protected. While window film blocks harmful rays, you can still enjoy the natural light from your windows. 2. Wear Sunglasses A good pair of sunglasses is essential to protect eyes from sun damage. The American Optometric Association recommends wearing sunglasses that block 99 percent of UVA and UVB radiation. You’ll need to keep your sunglasses nearby all year round. Even in cloud-covered Oregon, it’s important to wear eye protection 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