Necessary School Safety Measures Detailed by School Construction News

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Necessary School Safety Measures Detailed by School Construction News - Safety and Security Films in Iowa City, Iowa

As we wrap up the school year across the country, many school look to upgrade facilities over the Summer break. While many upgrades relate to the health aspects of the school environment, there is also a lot of attention being paid to school safety and security vulnerabilities. To better inform you in this area, we wanted to share a quick summary of an article in School Construction News entitled “Window Film: A Necessary Safety Measure for Schools“. This article explains what a security window film can do and why is should be added to the necessary school safety measures.

The article begins by stating that “Safety and security window film is a tool that, when integrated with a well-planned system of security measures, can offer a school community both greater security and greater peace of mind. Safety and security film is a polyester-based product that, when professionally installed, strengthens a building’s windows, which in turn protects the building and its occupants.” But how exactly can it accomplish this? We summarize their findings below.

2 Ways Security Window Film School Safety Measures Enhance School Safety and Security

  • Increases Intrusion Resistance of Glass – The article notes that “Windows and doors are the most vulnerable parts of a building. They are points of entry for people that may mean harm to the occupants. Glass is also an inviting target for vandals intent on mischief or worse. The main benefit of safety and security film is to provide an invisible shield that offers protection from broken glass and deters or delays unwanted entry.“Think of security window film as part of an overall system to prevent unwanted access to the facility.As the article states, “…use of safety window film alone will not prevent intrusion through glass. Instead, it increases the amount of time needed to break through and can deter the efforts of the potential intruder altogether after multiple unsuccessful attempts to enter through the filmed glass.” By slowing the intruder down, the facility has time to implement other safety measures including notifying local authorities. The goal of the window film is to slow down how quickly the intruder can gain access to the interior of the building.
  • Improved Privacy and Protection – The ability of a potential intruder to see into the school can arm them with information better kept hidden. The article mentions this by saying, “As most schools operate during daylight hours, an intruder can still see into classrooms — even if the blinds are drawn in some cases. Each window is essentially a map to the entire school. Potential intruders can easily see in and gather details of the entire school — the hallways, media center, office, cafeteria, etc. — which makes it easier to create a plan to gain entry and target victims.” Fortunately, security window film comes in various shades and reflectivity levels to help obscure the interior details of the building and the activities within during daylight hours.

If you would like more information about how security window film can be added to your school safety measures, contact us today by calling (319) 423-9663 or emailing us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com. We are located in Iowa City, Iowa and service Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Quad Cities and the entire surrounding areas.

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – How Can Window Film Help?

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May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month - See How Window Film Helps - Window Film and Window Tinting Services in Iowa City, Iowa

Based on information from The Skin Cancer Foundation, with over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. That is why observing May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month is so important. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, the incidence of this disease reaching epidemic levels. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By raising awareness of the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging sun-safe habits, we can change behaviors and save lives.

Skin care to help prevent skin cancerWhile fad diets and pop science tout “cancer preventing” super foods with difficult to pronounce names, protecting yourself from the most common type of cancer really comes down to blocking UV rays. Skin cancer affected more than 5.4 million people in the United States in a single year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all the other cancer types combined, and one in five Americans will develop it by the age of 70. Because this risk is so great, we wanted to offer some skin cancer prevention steps you can take to protect yourself while on the go, at home, and on the job.

Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of RecommendationWhat Does The Skin Cancer Foundation Say?

You may wonder why we are sharing this information with you. What does window film have to do with skin cancer prevention? Actually, professionally installed window films are a given the Seal of Recommendation by The Skin Cancer Foundation as a safe and effective sun protection.

They warn that ultraviolet radiation can travel through car and home windows, where it can contribute to the daily accumulation of sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and photoaging. UV-blocking films can not only protect you against this exposure, but can offer other benefits as well. Harmful ultraviolet rays (UVR) are sneaky. Not only can they cause skin cancer and visible signs of aging, they’re also very good at finding you. They can bounce off water, off sand, and they can penetrate glass.

Which means that even if you’re inside your home or at work, if you’re sitting next to a window with sunlight streaming in, you’re at risk for UV damage. Window film is an increasingly effective solution, offering substantial indoor protection by blocking up to 99.9 percent of UVA radiation.

We are happy to offer window film products that can help be part of the solution. We wanted to share this article and this information to do our part during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Please share this article to help raise skin cancer awareness and educate friends and family one how a product like window film can help protect you in ways you never imagined.

At-Home UV Protection

Skin Protection While at Home Using Home Window FilmsSpeaking of windows, our homes are another place where we’re exposed to the sun’s rays. Untreated windows let in rays that wash out your furniture and damage your skin, so take precautions. Apply sunscreen if you’ll be sitting in a sunny area, and never bring a tanning bed or UV-based light into your home. If you have concerns about the UV impact in your house, you might even consider installing UV sensors

An easier solution is to have a window film installed to block out up to 99.9% of those damaging rays. Because films put a barrier between your home and the sun, they reflect heat from the exterior and trap it inside during the winter.

For more information on the benefits of window films for protecting your home, check out the Skin Cancer Foundation’s blog post on the topic.

UV Protection on the Job

Skin Protection While Working With Commercial Window FilmsWhile you’re on the job, you’re still being affected by damaging rays. If your business has a storefront, a window film will block those rays and protect your merchandise and furniture from becoming washed out, while also saving you energy costs.

Lucky enough to sit by a window while you work? Don’t forget to consider windows film or a broad-spectrum sunscreen reapplied regularly. If neither these options is feasible, try and situate your workspace where you won’t be sitting directly in the sun.

If you work outside, sunscreen is especially important! The Skin Cancer Foundation found that 85% of melanomas and 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers come from exposure to UV radiation, so if you’re working full time outdoors, your risk will increase exponentially.

So, as we work through Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we hope you found this article informative and now understand how window films can play a part in your overall skin protection plan. Our company is proud to offer professionally installed window films to help protect your skin.

If you would like more information on the products or services we offer, contact us today by calling (319) 423-9663 or emailing us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com. We are located in Iowa City, Iowa and service the entire surrounding area.

Cut Home Energy Bills This Summer. Experts Agree Window Film Helps

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Cut Home Energy Bills This Summer. Experts Agree Window Film Helps - Home Window Film in the Iowa City, Iowa area

We have all felt the sting of higher prices lately. Whether at the grocery store, gas pump or in your monthly utility bills, costs are rising. We wanted to offer some information that may help you buck that trend and possibly see your energy bills go down this year. Several recent articles in major publications have experts agreeing that window films can help cut home energy bills. It’s one thing for us to say it, so we thought we would let the experts tell you what home window films can do.

What The Experts Say

Cut Home Energy Bills This Summer. Experts Agree Window Film Helps - Home Window Film InformationFrom Reader’s Digest, in an article entitled “13 Clever Ways to Slash Your Home Energy Bills“, PJ Feinstein stated “If you have the money, replacing old windows with energy efficient ones is a worthwhile investment, as they also add value to your home. A lower-cost option is to install window film that blocks out the summer sun’s heat, reducing demand on your cooling system, and helps keep warm indoor air from escaping during the winter.”

In addition, the Orange County Register in California had an article entitled “4 Ways to Help Older Homes Meet New Energy Goals” in which green-building guru C.R. Herro stated “Install energy-efficient window film: These clear films filter out ultraviolet light, keeping homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. That will greatly improve your air conditioning costs,”

Herro also said. “It has additional benefits, since UVs bleach-out floors and break down fabrics. So it will improve the durability of things that get direct sunshine.”

Finally, the Fox News recently had an article entitled “7 Ways to Cool Your Home Without an Air Conditioner” their resident handyman said “Window films offer a ton of benefits, from cutting energy costs to providing you privacy while still enjoying the view and light of the great outdoors. They can provide up to 98 percent infrared heat reduction compared to unprotected windows, and reduce temperature imbalances in your home.”

With these experts taking about how window film can cut home energy bills, isn’t it worth you looking into it this Summer as the temperature rises? If you would like to learn more, click HERE and then contact us by calling (319) 423-9663 or emailing us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com.

We would be happy to discuss the options with you and provide you with a free, no obligation quote of implementing a residential window tinting product into your Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, the Quad Cities and Des Moines, Iowa area home.

Architectural Window Films – 5 Common Misconceptions & The Truth

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Architectural Window Films - 5 Common Misconceptions & The Truth - Residential and Commercial Window Films in Iowa City, Iowa

We’re passionate about window films and all of the problems they can solve! That is why we devoted our business to helping people solve these problems with window film solutions! Unfortunately, there are some common misconceptions about window film we hear somewhat regularly. As a result, we decided to write an article to address five common misconceptions about architectural window films and explain the facts behind these innovative products.

Myth 1: Window Films Are Not Durable

Five Common Misconceptions About Architectural Window Films - Window Film Information 2While it is true that some of the earliest produced window films had short shelf lives, modern window film is incredibly durable. Manufacturers of professionally applied window film offer warranties that cover any problems that arise with the product. In many cases, the warranty is 10 or more years in a commercial setting and often lifetime for a residential warranty. There are documented cases of window films lasting 25 years while still looking great and performing. Contact us for a full explanation of the warranties on the products that we offer.

Myth 2: Window Film Will Discolor Over Time

If you have an impression that window films will fade or change color over time, you’re likely remembering an older type of window film. Modern films utilize color stable technologies that keep your film looking great without discoloration for many years to come. Plus, your warranty will typically cover any discoloration issue, but it is unlikely you will have any problems in this area.

Five Common Misconceptions About Architectural Window Films - Window Film Information 1Myth 3: Window Films Are A Band-Aid Solution

This point piggybacks off our first myth, however window films aren’t a short-term, quick fix solutions that don’t last. As we mentioned, architectural window film lasts for many years and make existing windows perform better much more cost effectively than replacement. Also, window film can often be installed with much less disruption to your home or commercial space than window replacement.

Myth 4: Window Films Will Darken Windows

While it is true that you can choose tinted films that darken your windows in order to reduce unwanted light or glare, all films don’t have to include a noticeable tint to perform. Modern window films can do a great job of reducing excessive heat while barely being noticeable on the glass. Also, lighter UV-filtering films can be used to protect your skin and furnishings from harmful UV rays without necessarily altering a noticeable amount of the light. Modern architectural window film is great for both commercial and residential spaces that want to retain the existing look of the glass while keeping their occupants cool and typically stopping 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays right at the glass.

Myth 5: Window Films Make Your Windows Shatter Proof

One thing we care a lot about is transparency (no pun intended), so we want to clear up the idea that a window film can 100% make your windows shatter proof. Window film can be great for holding damaged windows together after a shatter, which can reduce the risk of injury and maintain the envelope of the home or commercial space. However, please remember that a window film will not prevent your windows from breaking.

We hope that this article provided some useful information and cleared up any misconceptions you might have about architectural window films. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a free, no obligation consultation at your home or commercial space, contact us by calling (319) 423-9663 or email us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com. We would be glad to explain these innovative and functional window films available and help you get exactly the right film to fit your needs. We are located in Iowa City, Iowa and service Cedar Rapids, the Quade Cities, Des Moines and their entire surrounding areas. We look forward to serving any window film needs you may have.

Cost-Effective Energy Savings for Homes & Commercial Spaces

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Cost-Effective Energy Savings for Homes & Commercial Spaces - Home and Commercial Window Tinting in Iowa City, Iowa

Want cost-effective energy savings for your home or commercial space? Consider a professionally installed window film. Modern window films have taken major leaps in recent years and have little in common with basic window tint you might find on a car. High levels of performance can be achieved while barely being able to detect that film is installed on the glass. In addition, these films can be retrofitted to nearly any existing window to improve the performance of that unit in a more cost effective way than window replacement.

A recent article at Builder Online even noted that: “Energy Commission creates a “loading order” that ranks products on energy efficiency by cost effectiveness. Window film is near the top of those products, beating even blown in ceiling insulation.”

So, with that in mind, we wanted to provide you with a couple of facts about window film and how it can improve nearly any home or commercial space.

5 Reasons Window Film Provides a Cost-Effective Energy Savings

Cut Cooling Costs By Up To 50%
According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately half of a home’s utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Window films can significantly improve energy efficiency. With a thin, virtually invisible addition to existing windows, window films can help you save up to 50% on cooling costs.

Reduce Hot Spots and Cut Irritating Glare
Open your blinds, shades, or draperies and let the sunlight in. In addition to blocking heat, window film reduces glare by up to 87%, making it easier for you to watch television or work on a computer in comfort. Because window films are made with ultra-clear, distortion-free materials, you won’t even know it’s there.

Lessen the Detrimental Effects of UV Exposure
Most fabrics, furnishings and artwork can fade simply by allowing daylight to pass through an untreated window. Most window films will block up to 99.9% of all UVA and UVB rays, helping to protect the occupants of the space while also preserving the color of furnishings, fabrics and carpets.

Corrects Temperature Imbalances Across a Space
Window films can help eliminate hot and cold spots within a space by using film that reduces heat gain coming through the glass in hot areas. This will create a more balanced temperature across the space and reduce the load on the air conditioning system.

Cost Effective Alternative to Window Replacement
While damaged or deteriorating windows simply have to be replaced, window film provides an affordable alternative to replacement when your goal is to improve energy efficiency on otherwise sound windows. In fact, the cost for quick, professional installation is about one-tenth the cost of replacement windows!

If you would like to learn more about how window films as a cost-effective energy savings for home or commercial spaces, call us at (319) 423-9663 or email us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com. We would be happy to arrange a free, no obligation consultation and discuss how you can implement a window film solution in your home. We are located in Iowa City, Iowa and service Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, The Quade Cities and the all of the surrounding area.

Home Window Film Benefits – 3 Ways They Are Useful As Spring Arrives

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Home Window Film Benefits - 3 Ways They Are Useful As Spring Arrives - Home Window Tinting in the Iowa City, Iowa area

This is always an exciting time of the year! Spring has officially arrived and Summer will be here before we know it. This time of the year also brings in longer daylight hours and plenty of sun. While most of us typically look forward to this time of the year, that extra sun can play havoc in your home, with your health and on your budget. In this article, we wanted to focus on 3 ways that home window film benefits can help make all that extra sun more enjoyable.3 Home Window Film Benefits3

Home Window Film Benefits

  • Window Films Can Save Money on Energy Costs – The extra sun that Spring and Summer brings also often brings high utility bills because your air conditioning system is working overtime. Through the use of modern window films, you can dramatically reduce the amount of heat entering your home through the glass and subsequently reduce how hard your AC unit has to work to keep the home cool. If your AC system is working less, you are using less energy and your utility bills will reflect that savings.In addition, although not specifically a utility bill, your AC unit working less throughout the Summer can extend the service life of that unit and reduce maintenance costs. So, window film can actually save both on the energy cost of running the AC and the maintenance costs associated with the usage of your AC.
  • Home Window Films Provide Many Useful Benefits As Spring Arrives 2Window Films Can Make Your Home More Comfortable – The longer days of Spring and Summer can also bring about things that make your home less comfortable. Specifically, many homeowners deal with excessive glare and hot spots in the home at this time of the year. Whether it is for watching TV, using a computer or just kicking back with your favorite book, glare can make a room an uncomfortable place to be.

    By using window films strategically in your home, you can reduce the glare in rooms where that is an issue. Additionally, does your home suffer from hot and cold spots at this time of the year because one side is in sun most of the day while the other side is in the shade? You can use window film on the side of the home with excessive sun to reduce the heat entering in that area and equalize temperature throughout the home.
  • Window Films Can Preserve Your Furnishings and Your Health – The extra sun that Summer brings can also bring about fading issues with your flooring and furniture. Most windows offer no protection from the UV rays pouring through that account for a full 40% of the factors that cause fading. With modern window films, even the lightest shades block 99+% of the UV rays from entering through the windows. By eliminating this major cause of fading, you have taken a major step to extend the life of your flooring and furnishings.Also, The Skin Cancer Foundation has warned that this UV entering your home can also be detrimental to your health.

    In an article, they state, “While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too. While both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun can harm the skin and lead to skin cancers, UVB is effectively blocked by glass. However, at least 50 percent of UVA rays can pass through windows. Window film is an increasingly effective solution, offering substantial indoor protection by blocking up to 99.9 percent of UVA radiation.” The use of window film can help block these harmful UV rays and preserve your health in this area. You can read the entire article from The Skin Cancer Foundation by clicking HERE.

So, don’t avoid the sun, but welcome its arrival by embracing these home window film benefits. If you would like more information on these innovative products, click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact us today by calling (319) 423-9663 or emailing us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about home window films and schedule a free assessment and quotation for your home. We are located in Iowa City and serve the Quad Cities, Des Monies and Cedar Rapids areas as well.

Modernize Commercial Spaces For Energy Savings During Earth Month

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Modernize Commercial Spaces For Energy Savings During Earth Month - Commercial Window Tinting & Film in the Iowa City, Iowa area

April is often referred to as Earth Month with Earth Day officially occurring on April 22nd each year. To help celebrate this month, we want to share some information on how to modernize commercial spaces to save energy with innovative window films. We will summarize some things in a recent article entitled “Modernize Your Office Building with Innovative Window Film” in Construction Review Online.

The article states the following about all the ways window films can be used. “When it comes to modernizing the windows in an office building, does the advantages of window film outweigh the material and installation costs? Absolutely! Commercial window tint can be used on almost any glass surface and it offers a variety of different benefits. Not only does window film block the sun’s heat and offer protection from harmful UV rays, it also minimizes the glare on your devices, reduces energy costs, and protects furnishings.

It then specifically discusses how window films can help improve how “green” a building is by saving energy usage. “Whether you’re modifying a commercial space or a residential building, window film is an excellent way of cutting down on energy costs. How would you do that? Window film is made specifically to help prevent heat penetration, which enables your indoor spaces to be much cooler. In addition, window tinting also lowers HVAC consumption because it reduces the amount of heat that enters your space.

That helps keep the temperature much regulated than other areas with non-tinted windows. In the end, less air conditioning use also suggests cutting back a generous amount of energy use, letting you save a huge amount of money on your monthly energy bills.”

If you would like to read the entire article, click HERE.

We hope that this article was enlightening on how retrofitting a window film to existing windows into your space can help you be a part of Earth Month by reducing your energy consumption moving forward.

If you would like more information about the commercial window films we use to modernize commercial spaces, click HERE. If you have questions or would like to arrange a free, no obligation consultation and estimate, please contact us by calling (319) 423-9663 or emailing us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com. We are located in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities and Des Monies, Iowa and service the surrounding areas.

Home Window Tint and Film Benefits Discussed In Million Acres Magazine

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Home Window Tint and Film Benefits Discussed In Million Acres Magazine - Residential Window Film in the Iowa City, Iowa

We wanted to share information from a recent article in Million Acres by Matt Frankel, CFP that discussed the pros and cons of having home window tint retrofitted to your existing windows. In this article, we are going to primarily summarize the benefits as the only negative the article mentioned was the potential out of pocket cost up front. Other than that, home window tint and film provides a fairly substantial list of positives. The great thing about this home improvement is that in most cases window film can be installed directly on your existing windows with very little disruption to a household. So, without further delay, here are the pros of home window tint.

The Benefits of Home Window Tint and Film
  • Reduce Excessive Heat or Eliminate Hot Spots: In general terms, sunlight generates heat, and utilizing tinted windows allows less sunlight in. The result is less heat entering the home through the windows. This can be used to cut heat in a room that has a south or west exposure and gets too hot during the day or in targeted areas to eliminate a hot spot in a very particular area of the house. The article quotes a HomeGuide claim that tinted windows can block as much as 85% of the heat generated by sunlight, which can mean a difference of as much as 15 degrees in the interior of the home. While the amount of heat reduced depends on the particular windows installed, home window film is an effective way to reduce heat from entering though the glass.
  • Help Prevent Sun Damage: As the article states, “natural sunlight isn’t just hot, it can be damaging to the inside of your home“. Wood floors and furniture are especially vulnerable to long-term sun damage. This sun damage is caused primarily by a combination of UV rays, heat and natural light. Window films can reduce the combination of these three primary elements to help prolong the life of your furnishings.
  • Lower Energy Costs: This goes hand in hand with reducing excessive heat. The goal is to maintain a comfortable environment in your home for the least amount of cost due to energy usage. The article explains that, “as sunlight heats the air in your home to an uncomfortable temperature, you probably use your air conditioning system to cool it. Reducing the sunlight in your home means you’ll run your air conditioner less, which can save you money on electricity.
  • Improved Privacy: The article states that, “tinted windows make it more difficult for people to see into your home, which can add to the feeling of privacy (and security) in your home, without the need to keep your shades drawn at all times“. While this is true of some window tint during the day, when it becomes dark outside others will be able to see in. That being said, there are specific window films that can be used to give you privacy both day and night.
  • Cut Irritating Glare: Like a quality pair of sun glasses, window film can be used to cut irritating glare. The article says it this way, “tinted windows help eliminate glare caused by sunlight. As a personal example, I can’t use my home office after 3 p.m. without my blinds down. The glare is too intense for me to see my computer screens comfortably. Window tint can solve this sort of problem“.
  • Add a Decorative Element: In addition to films that reduce the light transmission, some types of window film come in attractive textures, designs and patterns that can add both decorative and privacy elements to your home.

If you would like to read the entire article in Million Acres, click HERE.

We hope that this summary of the article gave you some insight into all the great things these innovative home window tint and films can do. If you would like more information about the home window tinting films mentioned in the article, click HERE. If you have questions about our services, call us at (319) 423-9663 or email us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com. We would be happy to provide a free, no obligation consultation and estimate of implementing a window film solution in your Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities and Des Moines, Iowa home.

Prevent Sun Faded Furnishings & Floors – The Washington Post Tells How

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Washington Post Tells How To Prevent Sun Faded Furnishings & Floors - Home Window Tinting in the Iowa City, Iowa

In a recent issue of The Washington Post in their Home & Garden area they tackled the topic of how to prevent sun faded furnishings and floors. The main product they discussed in the article was window film. As a retrofit to your existing windows, window film can help control the three primary factors that cause fading; UV Rays, heat and visible light.

Washington Post Tells How To Prevent Sun Faded Furnishings & Floors - 2

Faded of these floors and furnishings would would be a huge disappointment. Protect them with window film.

In the article, they state:

“Having window film installed on the inside of your windows could be the solution. These films come with a wide variety of characteristics, enabling them to let certain wavelengths of light through while reflecting or absorbing other wavelengths.

Window film cannot totally prevent fading because other factors, such as humidity, account for about 5 percent of the problem. But depending on the window film you select, it can go a long way toward reducing the problem. All films block virtually all ultraviolet rays from the sun, which are responsible for about 45 percent of fading. Films also can block the rays that together cause about half of fading: visible light and infrared light, which causes heat.”

You can check out the entire article by clicking HERE.

It is important to fully understand what is causing the sun bleaching to occur to choose a product that will genuinely help prevent sun faded furnishings and floors in your home. You can learn more about how film combats this problem by checking out an article we wrote located HERE.

If you would like more information on the benefits of using an applied window film to combat fading, contact us by calling (319) 423-9663 or emailing us at woodybruhn@energycontrolofiowa.com. We would be happy to discuss the options with you and provide you with a free, no obligation quote of implementing a window film into your Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities and Des Moines, Iowa area home.

Decorative Glass Window Film Transforms Commercial Spaces in 3 Ways

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Decorative Glass Window Film Transforms Commercial Spaces in 3 Ways - Decorative Window and Glass Films in Iowa City, Iowa

With COVID fading into the rearview mirror and many people beginning to come back to the office, many commercial spaces designed before the pandemic are now being re-imagined for a post-COVID work environment. Spaces that worked great 2 years ago are now needing some tweaking. This is where decorative glass window film can help you cost effectively transform spaces for these new requirements / needs.

3 Ways Decorative Glass Window Film Can Transform a Commercial Space
  • Decorative Glass Window Film Transforms Commercial Spaces in 3 Ways - Decorative Window and Glass FilmsCreate Defined Spaces Without Walls – Former large open office spaces now may need some definition without the need or want to begin building walls. Use of decorative films on existing glass panels can help retain an open feel while creating visual breaks and defining spaces.
  • Integrate Company Branding or Decorative Elements – Custom decorative films can be utilized on both interior and exterior glass panels to integrate company branding or just add a decorative element to existing glass panels. This can help give the space a completely new feel cost effectively.
  • Add Privacy Where Needed – It may be necessary to add some privacy to certain spaces or rooms or to conceal areas of the space from visitors. These films can easily be added to existing glass panels for complete privacy. There are even some films available that can block what is displayed on computer monitors or only become frosted on demand when the privacy is needed and remain clear at other times. If you have a privacy need, retrofitting a window film to the existing glass might just be the answer you are looking for.

If you are interested and would like more information about decorative glass window film and how it can be integrated into your commercial space, please contact us today by calling (319) 423-9663 or emailing us at woody@energycontrolofiowa.com. We are located in Iowa City, Iowa and service the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and the surrounding areas.