It is common for homeowners to ensure that their doors and windows have properly working locks at all times. In fact, most homeowners invest hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on security systems to protect their families.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
You may think that tinting windows only applies on cars. What you may not know is that your home’s windows can also be tinted. More importantly, some of the same reasons why you may tint auto windows are why you may consider tinting residential windows as well.
Home Security and Privacy
Home Security and Privacy
When you tint auto windows, others are not able to see into your vehicle as easily, but you can see out clearly. Window tinting will have same effect in your home. You can leave your blinds open during the day with passersby may not being able to see you clearly standing in the room while you can still see them. This promotes your personal sense of privacy in the home and can decrease the chance that your home is targeted in a theft crime or another type of crime.
Monday, November 23, 2015
In the United States, a break-in occurs every 13 seconds. The vast majority of those burglaries occur when the intruder enters through a window. An easy and economical fix is the addition of security window film. Although large windows that let in ample light are a bonus in a home, they also allow an intruder to see everything you have worked for to make your home comfortable. Security window films, which come with a lifetime warranty, can be added within a day with the benefits lasting for the life of your home. The multi-layer technology of the films will also provide safety by holding glass together in the event of an intruder or severe weather. Currently, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security incorporates the use of security window films as a safety measure in the event of a bomb blast.
Monday, November 16, 2015
In recent years contractors and builders learned a great deal about how nature can be a help or a hindrance to homeowners. For example, when windows are strategically placed throughout a structure, then homeowners can take full advantage of the sun's rays, warmth, and solar energy. However, taking full advantage of that power will not come without the use of protective measures for the homeowner and their furnishings.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
It’s merely weeks before Thanksgiving and the holiday season, and families are undoubtedly looking forward to sumptuous meals and quality time with each other. Unfortunately, these are also the times when burglars would be more daring in looking for gifts under your own Christmas tree. In fact, property crimes and cases of theft greatly increase during the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. There’s a way you can both protect your home from would-be thieves and enjoy a warm and comfortable Thanksgiving dinner, and that is by having security window film applied to your home. Aside from these, you can further strengthen your home’s security this holiday season with these basic crime prevention measures.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Not all window films are created equal, and it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. While almost any film can be used to cut down on heat inside the room, special coatings are required to effectively block UV rays and prevent fading. If you’re interested in making the property a little more secure, then specially formulated products should be used.
Windows t let in light and fresh air while giving you a clear view of the outdoors, making them an important part of your home. Windows in the traditional sense are still popular, but wide-open windows are also becoming a regular sight. The trouble with having extra-large windows though, is that it can be difficult to control how much light enters a room. Blinds and curtains can only do so much. This is where window tints come in. First developed in the 1960s, they give you a better way to control the light in your room. There are several benefits to this.
Monday, October 19, 2015
While most of us are aware of the benefits to tinting our car windows, we often don't incorporate those same advantages when it comes to our home or office windows. If you're looking for a way to increase your privacy, save money, and protect the interior of a building, tinting the windows is an investment that pays.
Monday, October 5, 2015
The safety of your home or office and the contents there in is of the utmost importance. Security film transforms your windows from one of the weakest points of entry in your home or office to one of the strongest. Whether you are in need of impact resistant film or a film that can help prevent break-ins, there are high-quality films on the market that offer superior performance. Safety film is designed to hold fragments of glass together in case of breakage. Security film can also keep your home or office cooler.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Does your windows make your home or business hot in the summer, but leave you and/or your guests and customers shivering in the winter? Are you tired of glare making it difficult to see? Are you noticing faded upholstery and carpeting? Do you want to protect your privacy from casual passersby? Then it may be time for you to look at having window film/tinting professionally installed!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Windows—particularly glass windows--may be great in providing natural light for your office, but they also offer the perfect opportunity for determined intruders to enter, steal, and wreak havoc in your property. Experts say that intruders usually have 10 to 15 minutes to do their deed, especially if you aren’t using your windows as an additional security layer. To dissuade intruders and would-be thieves, consider installing a security window film as added protection. How Security Films Can Help For public buildings, places of business, and even homes, windows and doors are considered the most vulnerable to intruders and other threats. These provide the easiest points of entry for miscreants who aim to vandalize or burglarize a property. Glass doors and windows, in particular, can make a property more inviting to criminals who can see through them to what’s inside. Glass is also generally a weak point for extreme weather conditions.
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency’s New Source Performance Standards required coal-fired energy plants to implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, as part of the Obama government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. These new standards, however, also come with a price for homeowners. Formally known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the regulations, considered a hallmark of the Obama administration’s environmental policy, seek to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants to decrease the threat on the environment and on everyone’s health. Three to Seven Percent Higher An analysis conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) suggests that coal-fired power plant closures could double with the CPP’s implementation. Furthermore, the study also points to a spike of between three and seven percent in average retail electricity prices within the next decade.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Every home needs adequate protection even while trying to communicate a welcoming ambience and mood to all who come through the door. This may be achieved by setting up protective structures right at the façade of the place and bolster the security level. Security window film products fall under this category. Inner Workings A window security film system works by being applied as a cut sheet over both sides of a glass panel. The film’s engineering allows it to closely adhere more with the glass to prevent it from shattering out of the panel even when the glass has been badly damaged. Depending on the level of thickness of film and glass, specially tinted windows can withstand the force of a simple solid object like a rock, or the powerful onslaught of a bullet or a windstorm.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Many home improvement projects nowadays involve fixing up the windows or replacing them altogether. Applying residential window tinting may not even rank well on the priority list. It often needs ample education to convince homeowners that window tinting does aid in lowering utility expenses. The Department of Energy reports that around 43% of a household’s utility bill goes to heating and cooling. Some contractors can zero in on problems that require only proper caulking to improve the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning efficiency inside the house. The windows themselves quite often make up a big part of the equation for a more total energy-savings solution. It makes sense, thus, to consider calling for certified installers from professional window tinting firms, such as Window Enhancements LLC.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Windows are perhaps one of the more vulnerable areas of a home or commercial property from a security standpoint, and you may be wondering if adding security film to your windows is worth the time, effort, and money. By learning more about how window security films work, you may be able to make a more informed decision about enhancing the security of your home or business property.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Not a lot of people realize just how much a window can affect their living comfort—and budget. While windows may provide a glorious view of the outside from the living room, they could also be costing you a great deal of money. Some of these expenses can come in the form of repairing or replacing furniture and coverings within the home.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Home security is more than just installing better locks on doors and windows and improving lighting on the exterior of your home. Another useful and smart idea is to install protective security film over your windows. This helps reduce the risk of break-ins, as well as minimize breakage and extensive damage from storms and flying debris from outside.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Many homeowners love to fill their home with the healing brilliance of sunshine. The bright morning, especially, can raise the energy within one’s space, improve its ambiance, and clear up dark, gloomy corners. However, the sun’s rays can also spread heat, and create unpleasant glare on surfaces. Its UV wave can cause damage to furnishings and drapes; furthermore, you can expect your energy costs to skyrocket in the summer when you need to keep your living spaces cool.
Friday, July 10, 2015
"Some locations may be elegant and stylish, especially those with sliding glass windows or doors. A casual look at any interior design magazine will reveal houses with both fixtures set up. As an article by Desiree Stennett in the Orlando Sentinel notes, however, sliding glass windows or doors sometimes present an opportunity for burglars to enter the house with minimal effort. A few observers in the security industry claim that sliding-glass doors are highly vulnerable entry points in any home. This is especially true of any house with dining rooms that need ample natural light and also empty out to a patio. Such a danger to the household underlines the need to install security window film of the kind offered by Window Enhancements, LLC."
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Some houses may be located in places that boast the clearest weather all-year-round. The fact that the sun beats down hard, however, can help raise indoor temperatures to slightly intolerable levels, and your furnishings may even suffer from the UV light coming through the windows. In an article for the Washington Post, writer Joanne Huber says that installing residential window tinting may play a role in alleviating the heat. This can be achieved when you approach contractors such as Dick Peterson and the crew at Window Enhancements, LLC for the solution.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Summer vacations often mean leaving your home for a time, making it vulnerable to break-ins and theft. Add more security measures to your home, particularly if you’re planning an extended vacation out of town, and invest in some devices or tools that will keep burglars away.
Invest in Security Films for Windows
Since your home’s windows are often the target entry points of burglars and intruders, one way you can burglar-proof your home is to place a clear or tinted window security film. This is a heavy plastic film applied on windows that can withstand blows of up to 400 foot-pounds, according to manufacturers.
With clear window films, families can continue to enjoy an unobstructed view of the outdoors while the windows are well-protected. The film is virtually invisible to potential intruders, so it would catch them unaware if they ever attempt to break a window. Tinted films are more obvious, but the advantage of this is they automatically deter intruders or thieves from entering your home and taking your valuables.
Other Benefits of Security Films
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Proper lighting may brighten up a room, but even too much of a good thing can be bad. Sunlight can be damaging to your furniture and having a large window during summer days can make a room uncomfortably hot. This is why you’ll want to tint your window along with several benefits:
- Keeps a Room Cool. Sunlight entering a room heats the air inside and with tinted windows, you can limit the rise in temperature. Your furniture also won’t end up hot to the touch. This ensures that a room is cool and comfortable, more so if you have an air conditioner.
- Energy-efficient. With tinted windows, it’s actually easier to keep a room cool. This means your air conditioning won’t be so overworked, which will reduce your energy bills.
- Protects Against Sun Damage. The UV rays in sunlight can slowly make your furniture fade if left alone. Plus UV exposure can result in skin cancer. Tinted windows can help ensure this won’t happen.
Finally, tinted windows can protect your privacy. They can make it difficult for people to look into your home. This is great if your house is located right beside the street where people can pass by or if you have a taller building beside yours. Tinted windows clearly bring a lot to the table, so contract an expert now to take advantage of them.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Protecting a home or business location is a top priority for any owner. Using the best tools to ensure its proper security and smooth operation is how you should go about treating anything that is important. One effective piece of investment in any structure is to install each window with security film for numerous positive purposes. Increased Privacy Tinting windows allows a better sense of privacy with the ability to see into the building significantly limited. In your home, personal activities like napping, lounging or family involvement can be sheltered more from outsiders. This also creates a feeling of security and a deterrent against those who may be peering into your home or establishment for uncomfortable or unlawful reasons. Adding security window film will raise the comfort level at home and at work.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Home windows let in natural light and bring in beautiful views of the outside. However, sunlight has its own disadvantages in that it causes hot spots in your home, as well as contributing to the fading of furnishings and carpets. Increased energy costs are another disadvantage of letting in natural sunlight into your home. Window tinting helps reduce solar heat, thereby cutting down on energy costs. Fortunately, one does not have to look far and wide as there are local dealers and professional installers of window films from leading brands, such as Window Enhancements LLC of Wisconsin. Sun Control Window Tinting and Films Sun control residential window tinting and films are specifically designed to block solar heat, in most cases reducing cooling costs for homeowners by up to 30%.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Almost all windows have glass panes. Traditionally, these panes are made from pure glass, which makes them fragile and prone to breakage when hit by a hard object. This is why glass windows are often the entry point of burglars into a house. Thanks to advancement in glass production and window tinting technology, however, glass panes can be made less fragile and more reliable.
Protection Against Injury and Burglary
Window glass comes in many types, including annealed glass, float glass, and heat strengthened glass. While most of these glass window types have beneficial features, they share a common weakness—they break into sharp shards when smashed by a hard object. A lot of injurious and sometimes fatal accidents have been associated with glass shards.
One way to prevent glass windows from breaking into shards is to temper it. Fully tempered glass can break into small pieces when subjected to a certain level of force. Unlike shards, however, these small pieces can hardly cause injury to anyone who gets in contact with them. However, it brings up another issue—security. When a glass window easily breaks into small pieces, it becomes easily target for burglars.