For business owners, the application of commercial window films on existing windows as part of retrofit projects or for new window installation projects can be highly effective in increasing energy efficiency and reducing peak demand during summer months.
Sunmaster Window Tinting and Window Coverings is your window film expert in the San Francisco area. By partnering with LEED-certified LLumar and Vista – the industry leaders in commercial window tint – we can help keep your retail outlet, office building, apartment building, or any other facility cooler and more comfortable year-round with greater solar control at an affordable cost.
Window film from Sunmaster offers many of the same benefits as new specialty glass at a fraction of the price:
Working in an office in direct sunlight can result in fatigue, eyestrain and loss of concentration. LLumar and Vista are retrofit window film products installed directly to the interior side of the glass. They help correct temperature imbalances between sunny and shady areas and deflect harsh, uncomfortable glare by 87%. Employees are more comfortable and more productive – and they can still enjoy the natural light and outdoor views every person desires.
Available in a variety of chic, stylish shades, from clear to charcoal, LLumar and Vista window film complements any building design, creating a uniform look across your facility. In addition, iLLusions decorative window film is also available from Sunmaster – perfect for adding a fun or sophisticated look to your interior windows and glass.
Over time, the sun’s rays fade whatever is in their path. But professionally-installed LLumar and Vista commercial window film blocks 99% of the destructive ultraviolet rays that ordinary windows allow in. That means that draperies, furniture, upholstery, and carpeting will last longer. Even more important, it protects your employees and tenants against dangerous sun damage that can occur indoors. Commercial window film is even recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Winter heat loss through windows can cause discomfort to building occupants and unnecessarily high energy bills. Low emissivity insulating window film applied to the inside face of ordinary single-glazed windows decreases heat loss by up to 30%. In summer, LLumar and Vista window films reduce the cost of cooling a building by rejecting up to 79% of the sun's heat. Almost immediately, energy costs drop by up to 15%, and within three years, you’ll see a complete payback on your window tint installation. In fact, Congress added window film to the list of energy-saving commercial building improvements in 2007 that qualify for tax credits under the Energy Policy Act.
To see for yourself how our window film looks on commercial buildings and to learn about the incredible cost savings you can enjoy, check out the LLumar commercial visualizer. You can also view LLumar’s Window Film Performance Data for standards on all of our window film.
Take the next step in creating a building that is eye-catching, energy-efficient and overall more comfortable. Contact the commercial window film team at Sunmaster in Napa for your free window tinting quote.