Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cheap Home Security Hacks

When it comes to improving your home’s security, you don’t need to splurge on those fancy, ultra-sophisticated, and expensive security systems being paraded around on TV. In fact, you can upgrade your home’s safety for as little cash as possible. Read on to find out how.
Keep the Yard Clean – Don’t give thieves a place to hide (not to mention something for your kids to sneak out through). Tall trees and shrubs can help in a crime due to their dense branches, which can easily create suitable hiding places.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Home Window Tinting Won’t Kill Your Plants

Home window tinting can affect the growth of indoor plants, but it won’t kill them. While it’s true that plants need sunlight to grow, tints don’t normally block visible light (unless the tint is completely opaque). They’re more into the business of reducing heat, which can be a boon for plants since it prolongs moisture.

When plant are moist for longer periods, you can water them less often. Less watering ultimately means more savings. When plants wilt, it’s not so much because of less water but because the environment is simply too hot.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Give Windows Extra Protection with Security Film

Windows are one of the most vulnerable points in a home or building. It can be an access point for burglars, and it can break in the midst of a natural disaster. One way to protect windows is with the use of window security films. This is a cost-effective solution to concerns that are typically associated with glass.

Security films are very thick and sturdy. They help hold the glass together in the face of impact from natural disasters, or manmade ones. They are very tough to get through, making it difficult even for the most determined burglars to break in.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Can Window Film Outperform Low-E Glass?

Window films do a great job in keeping solar and radiant heat from turning your living room into a sauna. So good that it might just put low-e windows out of business. Or will it?

Window films offer a ton of cost-cutting benefits, often as alternatives or stopgaps to energy-efficient windows. High-caliber window films can reflect as much as 70 percent of solar and radiant heat and nearly all visible light coming from outside.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Security Film for Windows: Protection from Broken Glass in Earthquakes

A recent earthquake in Napa Valley that measured 6.0 left residents sweeping glass off floors and streets in the aftermath. Fortunately, there were no casualties, and hospitals reported only routine injuries and illnesses. Nevertheless, the event proves how vulnerable glass structures and materials can be when subjected to the right amount of impact or pressure. Fortunately, there is a way for you to protect yourself. Installing security window film on glass panes can significantly reduce the risk of injury from broken glass. Made of thin yet strong plastic adhesive material, protective window film can bind a pane so that it remains in position even if the glass breaks.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How Protective Residential Window Tinting Can Help Prevent Skin Cancer

The sun emits both ultraviolet A and B rays. Typical home windows block most ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, however some UVA rays can still penetrate. Since both UV types have the capacity to damage skin and cause skin cancers, you need to protect your indoor environment from both. Fortunately, there is a solution: installing protective residential window tinting can help prevent harmful UVA rays from getting into your house and in your skin. To understand the amount of sun damage an un-tinted glass lets in, take a look at the items in your home hit directly by sunlight. Do they appear faded or brittle? If the sun can do that much damage to your home furnishings, it can just as easily inflict the same amount of damage on your skin.