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Custom Window Film and Graphics for Your Portland Office

When you think of window film, graphic installations might not be the first thing that comes to mind. In its most familiar use, tinted window film is characterized by subtle shading that protects people and interiors from glare, heat and ultraviolet light. Film, however, isn’t just for glass. It is much more than just tinting for windows. We can install film on the walls of your offices, hallways, lobbies, or the windows and glass if you're a traditionalist, basically just about anywhere. Decorative film includes anything from a logo and text to large-scale murals. Why not apply a cool film, eye catching design, or brand graphic to take your Portland work environment up a notch and impress your customers and clients! Decorative Window Film Elevates Your Company's Brand Branding is important for every company. Portland is filled with interesting businesses all looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. To stay visible in Oregon’s crowded landscape of companies, keep your brand front and center. You can do this in a variety of ways, through marketing, advertising and PR. Perhaps the easiest and most direct way to display your brand is with words and images on the walls and windows of your buildings. Here’s how you can use decorative film to enhance visibility and brand identity. Highlight your Portland pride by installing film carrying one of the city’s iconic images. We recently completed a piece showing one of Portland’s most recognizable sights. No Read more [...] Continue Reading

Stained glass window tint for homes

Stained glass windows have been around since the first century. Their gorgeous designs were used to beautify buildings, manage light, and share cultural and religious stories. Churches and monasteries used stained glass windows to inspire the faithful through visual narratives. We like stained glass windows because their beauty changes as the light moves across them throughout the day. The bright colors and changing patterns of stained glass windows stand out against their backdrop and draw our attention and admiration. Stained glass window tint have become more popular for homes, as people look for ways to add charm, detail and self-expression to their residence. Stained glass window tint – a great option for creating the look of stained glass Although we’d all like to incorporate stained glass windows into our home décor, the cost of premade stained panels can be daunting. Pre-made stained-glass panels starting cost is $150 per panel and could go as high as $10,000 for larger windows and more detailed designs. Artisans may charge you a minimum of $1,000 for a custom panel. While stained glass windows can cost thousands of dollars for materials and installation, stained glass window tint film offers more advantages at cost-effective rates. Stained glass window tint is a decorative, translucent film and provides an affordable, quality alternative that creates a visual effect similar to a stained-glass window. Where to use stained glass window tint film Your stained Read more [...] Continue Reading

Why Tinted Windows are an Architect’s Best Friend

Many architects are learning that tinted windows are one of the best things that could have happened to the world of architecture. In the past, architects had to make a choice between putting windows in places where they look attractive and letting in natural light, or making sure that the sun does not make the building uncomfortably hot. However, with better window tinting available for commercial and residential buildings, that is no longer an issue. Architects can now focus on placing windows where they look best and where they will let in the most natural light rather than worrying about placing windows in locations that will not bring in too much heat. A World Before Tinted Windows Carefully Placed Windows In the past, an architect needed to consider where to put windows based on where the sun would be less likely to overheat the house. For instance, on the West coast, such as in Oregon, Washington, and California, windows on certain sides of the house will receive sun at different times of the day. Windows on the east side of the house will receive sunlight at a low angle in the morning.  On the west side of the house, windows can cause cooling problems as the sun will hit those windows as it is setting. Large windows on the south side of the house can also cause cooling issues as they will receive the blazing mid-day sun. Those windows placed on the north side of the house will not often receive a lot of direct sunlight. That is three sides of the house were 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

Beat gloomy Portland weather with custom decorative window film

It is estimated that Portland only gets around 144 sunny days per year, which means most of the time, the weather is pretty dreary and gloomy. Make the most of the Oregonian climate with window film to take your mind off the weather, and bring utility to your home. Don’t cover your windows up with heavy treatments; use window film and catch the natural sun whenever it happens to peek out! Decorative window film: An alternative to dreary winters Decor. Add a little personality to any space of your home with custom-printed window film. Choose your own pattern, motif, or insignia to give the home more style and class, while also providing a range of useful purposes. In addition, the right kind of decor can brighten moods in the house, a useful advantage during Portland’s dark winters. Light. Window film optimizes natural light while also preventing damaging UV rays. Use your decorative window film to reduce the glare that comes blazing into the home, but that allows optimal sunlight during those cherished bright and sunny days. Protection. Take care of what’s most important to you in your home: Protect furnishings and belongings with tinted window film. Custom decorative window film curbs fading of your possessions by preventing the damaging rays from reaching your grandma’s table, dad’s armchair, or priceless imported rug. Privacy. Custom window film provides obscurity and privacy, keeping prying eyes from peeking in your home. During gloomy weather, Portland 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