We hope you and yours enjoyed the holiday season- here at Clear View Window Tinting, we couldn’t more excited about new projects, technology and solutions for our clients in 2017. As much fun as the winter season can be, it’s also a time when cold weather and shorter days conspire to keep us indoors more often.
Introducing 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film
Redirect sunlight from windows deeper into buildings to increase natural light by creating a light shelf that directs sunlight to the ceiling. Bringing natural light into your building provides many health benefits as well as reducing the need for artificial lighting — saving you money on energy costs.
Compared to existing light-reflecting strategies, 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is easy to integrate into new or existing windows. It requires no extra hardware or infrastructure and no additional maintenance or special cleaning. It’s also more cost effective than many existing daylighting solutions.
Your employees, clients, and guests will appreciate the comfort, glare reduction and health benefits of natural light without the UV rays. Your interiors will be protected from UV ray damage while you save money on lighting bills. Everyone will think you are brilliant!
Buildings with abundant natural light have been shown to:
Increase employee productivity
Boost retail sales
Decrease absenteeism rates
Improve student test scores
Improve patient recovery times
Want to learn more about whether 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is right for your building? Work for someone who should? Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Always Free.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Fall is here! It’s time for football, picking apples, and driving the parkway to see the changing leaves. The nights are cooler and the days are getting shorter. And the holidays are just around the corner. At Clear View Window Tinting, we hope everyone has an enjoyable season.
We also want to remind you to check your smoke alarm batteries, and don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends on November 6th- remember to turn back your clocks!
How Secure Is Your Home?
In recent months, some Charlottesville area residents were the victims of home invasions. In response, Clear View Window has helped area residents to fortify their homes from intruders.
When it comes to securing your home, most people are very confident about what needs to be done. Make sure you have good locks on the windows and doors. Install security cameras and an alarm system. In certain cases, have a door buzz in system to limit access. Have a plan in case there is an incident.
These are all necessary, however, most people don’t consider the glass. Windows are usually overlooked and become the weakest point in the system.Unless the glass is fortified in some way, you are still vulnerable. You need to consider 3M Security Film to strengthen your glass.
“Hurricane Matthew, once again a Category 4 hurricane hammering the northwest Bahamas, is hours away from beginning a potentially catastrophic, rare Category 4, perhaps even Category 5 siege on Florida’s east coast, with dangerous storm surge, destructive winds, and flooding rainfall stretching into Georgia and South Carolina by the weekend.” –Weather Channel Report
Fall is also the peak of Hurricane Season. When large hurricanes come ashore, they can cause catastrophic damage even hundreds of miles inland. One of the best investments you can make to protect your home from storm damage is professional installation of 3M Safety and Security Film.
When your windows break from falling trees or flying debris, you will deal with accumulating damage from exposure to the weather, as well as increased heating costs. Learn more about how ClearView Window Tinting can help you save thousands in costly damage to the interior of your home while protecting your family from injury.
Fall 2016 Preparations:
Clean Gutters. Clogged gutters can cause ice dams and damage gutters.
Caulk Windows. Keep the heat inside.
Inspect the Roof. Look for missing or loose shingles. Replace them before any severe damage occurs.
Ready the Fireplace and Heating System. Make sure your ready when the cold weather arrives.
Seal the Driveway. Make any cracks are protected and extend the life of the driveway.
Reverse Ceiling Fans.Set the fan to produce an updraft to circulate warm air.
Clean and Winterize Yard Equipment This includes draining fuel and storage.
Prepare Snow Removal Equipment.Make sure your equipment works and you know where your tools are located.
Prepare Deck for Winter.Clean and store your deck furniture.
Check for Peeling Paint
We hope you have found this information useful. Clear View Window Tinting is here no matter what season to provide you protection, clearly beautiful views, and decorative glass film through 3M.
Contact me anytime to schedule your free consultation.
Blanton Bryant, Jr Clear View Window Tinting 434-806-8664 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clear View Window Tinting is the Premier Installer of 3M Residential and Commercial Window Film in Central Virginia
The event at Sandy Hook Elementary was a heart-breaking tragedy. As devastating as it was, we need to use that day as a case study on what can be learned from the horrible event that took place. The preventive measures Sandy Hook had in place saved many lives but vital components to their plan were overlooked. You must read part 1 in our series of reports to find out what crucial area is missing, for proper implementation of a truly comprehensive security plan.
In terms of school safety, Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech all have an unfortunate connection. Remembering these tragedies is important, not only for those families affected but in helping guide our community to develop action plans to protect our students.
We have taken a huge step forward for you by researching and exanimating many variables related to school tragedies by focusing on how to prevent these tragedies by pro-actively planning ahead.
Developing a Plan
Developing any security program relies upon careful and strategic planning of proactive procedures. After developing emergency procedures, including decisions regarding personnel and technology, are vital to the success of any security program.
There are only three interdependent components of any physical security system: People, Procedures, and Technology.
Please read the findings in our full report to learn how your school(s) can save lives through practical, affordable, unobtrusive, and action plans vital to the success of a school security program.
While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too.
The UVA Rays that pass through glass are more damaging in your office or home than the direct sunlight outside.
This is because your skin doesn’t have the normal protective benefit of Vitamin D production, AND the activation of your skin’s immune system caused by exposure to UVB Rays that don’t pass through glass.
In addition, the skin does not typically redden or burn while inside due to the glass blocking UVB Rays which is typically the first indicator to people they’re receiving too much sun exposure.
“To see the damage that untreated glass can do, take a close look at the furnishings in your home that are hit by direct sunlight,” says Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “If the sun has faded the color of your sofa, it can just as easily damage your skin when you sit there.”
At one time experts thought that only UVB was a concern, but more has been learned about the damage caused by UVA rays. Most of us are exposed to large amounts of UVA throughout our lifetime. UVA rays account for up to 95% of the UV Radiation reaching the earth’s surface. Even though they are less intense than UVB, UVA Rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent.
UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB and has long been known to play a major role in skin aging and wrinkling. UVA penetrates clouds and glass. They’re present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours and throughout the year.
UVB Rays also trigger the production of Vitamin D, Vitamin D helps strengthen bones, muscles, and the body’s immune system, but they do not significantly penetrate glass.
Direct Sunlight Exposure compared with Sunlight Exposure through Glass:
Glass blocks UVB Rays while allowing most UVA Rays to pass through
Appropriate UVB exposure activates Vitamin D production and actually serves to counteract skin damage and inflammation
UVA exposure is a skin cancer risk factor, penetrating more deeply into the skin, where most skin cancer develops..
Excessive UVA exposure is associated with wrinkling, immune suppression, oxidative stress, and related aging.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends 3M™ Window Films as a solution to UV rejection in your home or office. 3M™ Window Films block 99.9% of UV Rays.
Available in varied tints, residential and commercial window films can also cut down glare by more than half while allowing 30-80 percent of visible light to get through, depending on the customer’s needs. The benefits of installing window film go beyond protecting one’s skin and household items, as it also can reduce energy costs. In hot weather, window film cuts down heat within the home and in cold weather it reflects interior heat back into the home.
Contact Clear View Window Tinting to find out how you can proactively protect your family or your employees from UV Rays.