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Why We Tint: Our Perspective

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Why We Tint: Our Perspective

We have been in the window film industry for a very long time. We have worked with families all over Vancouver Island and the greater Victoria area helping them to improve their quality of life in so many different ways. The impact that our work has on families in their day to day lives is a huge motivating factor when we step into the office each day, and looking at the range of benefits that our services provide helps to put that impact into perspective.

Our customers come to us with needs that are unique to their home and their living situation. Over many years of diagnosing issues and finding solutions, we have noticed some trends in what people want, what issues they would like remedied, and what goals they would like to achieve. Below you will find our perspective on customer needs and how window films provide a customized solution for a wide variety of problems.


Being Energy Smart

The challenge of how to reduce energy consumption is on everyone’s mind as energy costs keep rising, and power shortages make news every day. Large old windows play a vital role in excessive A/C usage and the loss of home heat as it escapes through windows. The installation of window film can lower heating and cooling bills. How? By rejecting solar heat from entering the room, by eliminating hot and cold spots, and helping prevent heat from escaping.

The difference can be dramatic. A well chosen and professionally installed window film will:

  • Make a room more comfortable, all while saving energy
  • Reduce fading of furnishings and possessions like artwork and collectables
  • Remove harsh glare, protecting your eyes
  • Protect your family from damaging UV rays
  • Increase safety from shattered glass
Approximately 50% of a homes utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated glass windows. – EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual

Being Globally Conscious

Our clients are increasing aware of their carbon footprint. Global warming is very real, and reducing our impact through green design is key to making positive change in the world. Our clients are moving toward window film in all of their home designs, construction and remodelling projects to enhance and protect buildings and occupants. Our films have built-in glare reduction properties to help people with photosensitive reactions feel more comfortable in sunny island dwellings. By blocking an unprecedented 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays, window film has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as a protection for the skin.


Invisible Protection

The sun’s ultraviolet rays are the leading cause of fading of home interiors. Window Film will help preserve the colour brilliance of furnishings, fabrics and carpets, as well as help protect fine woods, antiques and works of art from discolouration and fading. We can help you block 99.9% of all UV rays, which is the highest protection available. Leading interior designers and architects nationwide recommend the application of window films to their clients, so you can feel confident that your new home furnishings and art will be preserved and protected.


Maintain Your View

Dark, enclosed home windows have become a thing of the past thanks to advancements in window film technology. You can open the shades, blinds or draperies and let the sun in when you have a subtle window film installed, and your exterior appearance can be left untinged by extremely reflective mirror tints of the past. With Sunshade you can work at a computer, and watch television freely with up to 87% glare reduction, while controlling heat loss and/or gain. We can control the amount of light that enters your home with as little impact to both the exterior appearance and the integrity of your beautiful island view.