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Commercial Window Tinting Protects Neighbors From Light Pollution

We all have a pretty good idea of what window film does – it keeps the sun out – the heat, glare and harmful UV rays. Right? Well, there are many other applications and uses for window film. On a tint install in Portland we were resolving a problem I had never encountered before. This time,  rather than keeping the light out, the purpose of tinting the windows was to keep light from escaping! That’s right, a neighboring building’s tenants were kept awake at night because of a light in the building that is left on 24 hours a day. Our customer’s security light is required to stay on all night, and it was shining brightly into the rooms of the buildings across the street. This apparently was not an isolated incident. As it turns out, it even has a name. Excessive or unpleasant light emanating from a building or home is known as “Light Pollution.” The building owner in this situation, being a quick thinker, called Pacific Window Tinting and was able to schedule the installation of “Slate 10” window film to resolve the problem. Slate 10 provides excellent heat and glare reduction, improves privacy, and softens natural lighting. It has a neutral tint, which is barely noticeable from the inside and has a reflective finish outside‒ rescuing neighbors from the glare of the late-night beacon (late-night bacon however, requires no such rescue). There have been nothing but smiles and well rested neighbors greeting our quick thinking customer since the resolution Read more [...] Continue Reading

Window Tinting to Protect Your Wood Furniture

The mention of fading furniture often calls to mind upholstered pieces. However, prolonged exposure to UV light can greatly damage your beautiful wood furniture. Besides regular oiling or waxing to maintain the look of your wood, consider the effects of UV light on these veneers and what a UV guard window film can do for you. Natural, direct sunlight is the most harmful form of light for wood surfaces. Ultra violet rays have a bleaching effect that will cause the natural color of your wood to fade. In addition, UV light damages finishes such as stain or paint. Dark colors lighten in direct sunlight, and white paint turns yellow. Shiny finishes go dull under UV influence, and you may notice a maze of hairline cracks, creating an alligator-esque appearance. If this is not the look you want, such changes may prove disturbing to you and your overall décor. In addition to UV rays, sunlight contains heat, which can dry wood furniture, adhesives, and finishes, resulting in shrinkage. Shrinkage, in turn, can cause gaps in furniture joints, splits along the grain, and structural warping. Veneers and inlays may detach and wood will appear aged. While unintentionally aged wood makes for aesthetic issues in your home décor, its effects on your business furniture can be even more destructive. If first impressions are vital, it is essential that any wood furniture you feature in your office represents the highest quality possible. Aged and warped wood provides a dilapidated impression Read more [...] Continue Reading

A Window Tint adds Portland flair!

With so many styles and options available these days, having a window tint professionally installed throughout your Portland home or office can do so much more than perform a practical service alone. Yes, a window tint can stop those ruinous UV rays from beating into your building all day long, keeping your expensive furniture and carpets from fading and deteriorating. A window tint could also cut down on crippling glares, allowing you to use both hands on your keyboard at work for once rather than shielding your eyes with one hand so you can see your computer screen.  With such a window tint you might actually be able to get away with watching TV without having to squint through an entire program.  Some tints even help protect the glass itself by providing an easy way to remove the graffiti so lovingly placed on a business owner's property by Portland's finest street artists.  There is even a window tint that can block out unwanted heat during the hot Portland summer while retaining valuable heat in the damp, cool winter! Yet with all these useful functions, a window tint can allow you to add your own flare and personality to your residence or place of business.  Anyone living around the Portland area knows that here, we're all about self-expression and a window tint is a perfect way to show your neighbors or customers who you really are!  One of our favorite things to do at Pacific Window Tinting is help you discover the perfect decorative design for your window tint.  Read more [...] Continue Reading

Guard against vandals with commercial window tinting.

Anyone who has ever had the unfortunate experience of cleaning up or repairing acts of vandalism on their property knows how frustrating and expensive it can be.  Sadly, fragile glass is often a prime target for a graffiti "artist" or vandal looking to make a point or spread a message.  This can be especially true for your commercial windows, which are often located in high-traffic areas. Luckily  Pacific Window Tinting installs graffiti-resistant window tints, making commercial window tinting an important and cost-effective way to return your windows to their pre-vandalized state should it ever be necessary. Protective window films are barely noticeable, extremely durable membranes that we can apply directly to your commercial and residential buildings, automobiles and more.  If you have a window at home, work, or on a car that ever becomes the victim of vandalism, the film itself is simply (and easily) removed and replaced.  This tough barrier not only protects your windows from paint but can also reduce or entirely avoid costly repairs from scratches, etching, and even acid-etching!  You can apply it to your other non-porous surfaces making it an ideal protector for mirrors, stainless steel, Plexiglas, marble, and others. It can also be applied to interior and exterior surfaces. Protective commercial window tinting not only saves you money as a business owner, but it can save you valuable time and headaches as well. In the event that your windows were scratched Read more [...] Continue Reading

Security Window Films keep your Home and Business safe.

We consider ourselves very lucky when we see the Sun here in Portland, Oregon. In order to take full advantage of this rare event (and get valuable Vitamin D!) we like to make sure that we have plenty of large windows to soak it up while we can.  Whether at school, work, or home, our windows allow us to enjoy the beautiful Portland weather when it is at its best. Window tinting allows you to choose the exact amount of sunlight that you prefer, but did you know that Security Window Films can also keep your family and valuables safe? There are many places in a house or office  that can allow in determined, unwanted visitors and unfortunately windows are among them.  Luckily for those of us that cherish the Portland Sun, Security Window Films allow us to enjoy it with total peace-of-mind.  Ground level windows are especially convenient for a would-be burglar.  It is always a good idea to close and lock all of your windows before leaving your property or heading to bed, but it won't always stop an intruder. After all, glass can easily be broken and screens cut and removed. With Security Window Films like Armorcoat, the potential thief's job is made much more difficult, often deterring them altogether. While the glass can still be broken, Security Window Films hold it together, maintaining a strong and effective barrier against intruders.  This makes it more difficult for them to gain access to your property and also makes "smash-and-grab" thefts almost impossible as they rely 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