Category: Energy Efficiency

Does Window Tinting Conserve Heat In the Winter?

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According to the United States Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs often amount to about a third of a home’s total energy consumption. That means they are usually the single largest source of energy consumption in a household, and it makes them an ideal target for strategies that save money by streamlining energy consumption….

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What Does Window Film Look Like?

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Do you want the benefits of window film but worry your windows will look dark? Window film has come a long way. Today’s clear films are nearly undetectable and will not obscure your view. Window film blocks glare, UV rays and solar heat while allowing in natural light….

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How Window Film Saves You Money on Remodeling Projects

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The best laid renovation plans can spiral out of control when unforeseen expenses crop up. Some experts advise allowing a pad of about 20 percent to cover budget overruns. Others recommend setting priorities, spending more on must-have items and saving on less permanent features. Whether you’re a homeowner or an architect, it’s important to think…

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Should I Choose Blinds or Window Film for Office Privacy?

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Looking for a little privacy at work? Considering installing blinds on your windows? Before you draw the curtain on natural light, take a look at window films. Films offer many of the benefits of window coverings while eliminating some of the downsides. An office with a view is a great perk. But sometimes an unobstructed…

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Window Tinting for Company Branding

Pacific Window Tinting offers a wide variety of commercial window tinting services, from decorative films with custom artwork and company branding, to completely clear security films for reinforced strength and shatter resistance. As Portland’s leading architectural window tinting company, Pacific Window Tinting has established a reputation for excellence and accountability in all installations….

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How the Pros Apply Window Film

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There are many types of window film on the market, and it is up to the installation company to determine the best method of installation depending on product type and manufacturer. That said, there are a common set of best practices and techniques that should be followed with any type of application. Here are some…

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Reduce Summertime Heat with Window Tinting

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Summertime in the Portland area is unlike any other region in the country. With clouds parted and rain subsided, the Pacific Northwest offers incredible outdoor activities, music scenes, cultural events and of course, some of the best food you’ll find anywhere. However, we perhaps pay for these summers with uncomfortably high temperatures. Many home and…

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Learn More About the Panorama Hilite Series

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There are quite a few misconceptions about window tinting floating around out there–and a major one is that for a window treatment to be effective, it must be dark and cast a gloom over an otherwise sunny room. Luckily, however, there are a number of completely natural-looking, totally clear window tints–and some of the finest…

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Benefits of Retrofitting Older Hotels

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Chances are that if you think your hotel may need some work, it almost definitely needs some work—after all, as a hotelier, you very likely aim to keep up with modern trends and guest preferences in order to stay current and competitive. More specifically, it is a savvy move to “green retrofit” your hotel (i.e.,…

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