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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
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3 Eco-Friendly Office Updates

An office environment that is ecologically friendly is good for employee morale and productivity, as well as for the environment. It can also save your company money. Portland, Oregon is an eco-friendly city with many ways to stay green. Here is a look at three eco-friendly updates that will make a positive impact at your Oregon office: Add Commercial Window Tinting Solar window film can keep workers more comfortable and reduce your building's energy consumption. The film resists more than 75 percent of the sun’s rays and controls how much solar heat enters the building. The result is an even temperature. Building managers can maintain comfort with less reliance on HVAC equipment. You'll save on utility bills and also reduce the workload on equipment. Pacific Window Tinting will conduct a free building energy analysis of your Portland building. We use software approved by the U.S. Department of Energy. The analysis takes into consideration building exposure and the amount and type of glass. It can project energy savings after the installation of window film. Use Smart Lighting Smart lighting systems adjust the lights to suit the available amount of daylight and occupancy levels. It eliminates situations like offices and conference rooms that are fully lit even though no one is using them. Most offices have older controls that turn lights on and off based on pre-selected timetables. These systems are inefficient compared to the latest technologies. Modern smart systems Read more [...] Continue Reading

How to remove window tint from house windows

Although tinting is a great way to block heat from getting into the building and to protect the windows, it can eventually wear out. The film can become damaged over time and may need to be replaced. One important thing to note before trying to remove window tint is that ammonia should be used with great caution. Ammonia is unhealthy for the user, bad for the windows, and the fumes can harm electronics and furniture. Therefore, make sure to always use ammonia in a well-ventilated space. How to remove window tint 1. Dissolve the adhesive Before the film can be removed, the adhesive (i.e., the sticky stuff that makes it stay on the windows) must be taken off. Use a soapy solution mixed with ammonia to remove the adhesive. Put it in a spray bottle and continue to spray the film. This may take several hours so be patient. Alternatively, steam can be used. 2. Pull the film loose By the time the adhesive is dissolved, the film will need to be pulled loose. This should be done during the day. The warmer the sun, the easier the film will detach. If the film is not coming loose easily, one trick is to use a blow dryer to get it to release from the window. 3. Peel it off completely Once the film is loose, it should be relatively easy to peel. Use a razor to scrape it away from the window. Sometimes the adhesive comes off easily and the film will peel in whole sheets. Other times the adhesive does not dissolve completely and the film will be more difficult to remove (or come off Read more [...] Continue Reading

Best custom window film ideas for commercial building

Your windows are one of a business’ strongest marketing tools. As a result, window film can say a lot about a company, from telling customers what they do, to creating a beautiful curb appeal. Consider how a custom window film could potentially attract customers and lure business to your door. Also, assess whether your company could benefit from the other perks that commercial window film has to offer. Custom window film for commercial building Your workspace or business deserves the many advantages of custom window film. With so many colors, styles, and choices, be imaginative and create something to set your windows apart. Create brand familiarity by designing films that reinforce your company logo to increase exposure. When choosing your window film, consider the following options: Decorative and ornamental. Naturally, you want your company’s curb appeal to attract customers; choose decorative window film to welcome visitors in your door! Choose logos, patterns, frosts, colors, and styles to represent your business and encourage potential patrons to enter your establishment. Safe and secure. Choose films to obscure or bring an opaque element to sensitive areas of your business. Deter prying eyes with frosted films that display your logo in an inventive and appealing way. Maintain the privacy of your staff and clientele with window film. Graffiti-proof. Don’t let vandals damage your glass windows, doors, and store-fronts. Choose graffiti-guard protective Read more [...] Continue Reading

Window Tinting Eases the Winter Blues in Portland

Ah, winter in Portland. Our city looks pretty no matter what the weather, but the shorter, colder, darker days can bring on the winter blues. For too many people SAD is more than a state of mind. Season affective disorder (SAD) results in a state of depression for 4 to 6 percent of the population. A further 20 percent deal with a milder form. Spending time in natural light combats the effects of SAD. How Window Tinting Eases the Winter Blues You can increase your exposure to natural light even when you're indoors. Leave the blinds open or take them down. To give yourself privacy and protection from UV light, install residential window tinting or commercial window tinting. People who suffer from SAD report benefits from replacing standard window coverings with window film. It is available in clear and tinted options, as well as reflective finishes. With tinted or reflective window film, you have privacy but don’t suffer from light deprivation. The film lets in natural light, which improves mood and lessens the chance of depression. Pacific Window Tinting can show you the range of window film available. We are happy to answer questions about cost and installation and can send you samples of our products. Spend Time Exercising Regular exercise is a standard prescription for anyone suffering from depression. It has shown benefits for people with SAD. Exercising outdoors in natural light is best. Even in Oregon, there are times when the sun shines a bit. But doing your Read more [...] Continue Reading

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Pacific Window Tinting
607 SW Idaho St Suite 100 Portland, OR 97239
(503) 736-9000