Fall Cleaning

Fall Cleaning

Prepare Your Home and Property For Winter

Fall Cleaning Checklist

As days get shorter and nights get cooler, it’s time to prepare your home and property for the winter season ahead.  Here are some guidelines to follow to ensure you and your home are ready for colder weather.

  • Check the seals around your doors and winter. Recaulk around windows and replace weather stripping around your doors as needed
  • Wash your exterior windows.  Remove, clean, and store summertime screens
  • If you have a fireplace, now is the time to get your chimney inspected and cleaned
  • Remove hoses from the faucets and turn off water to exterior faucets.
  • After leaves have fallen, clean your gutters and downspouts
  • Check your roof for damaged or missing shingles and replace.
  • Replace the filters in your HVAC system and schedule an inspection
  • Clean your ducts and returns
  • Cover and store your patio furniture, and bring your winter equipment out of storage
  • Change the batteries in your smoke alarms
  • Don’t forget to turn your clock back on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Are you concerned about losing heat through your windows during colder weather?

3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film Climate Control Series for Residential Homes provides additional insulation to improve climate control year round.

  • Helps keep you warm during cold winter months.
  • Good heat rejection provides additional comfort and energy savings in the summer months.
  • Film offers high visible light transmission with a neutral appearance to help maintain a home’s existing appearance.
  • Significantly blocks the amount of harmful UV rays that cause fading, helping to extend the life of furnishings.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

Happy Fall,

The Clear View Window Team

 

Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Of Course Always Free.

Harvey, Irma, Jose…Maria?? Protecting Your Home From Storm Damage

Storm Damage

What You Can Do To Protect Your Home

Harvey, Irma, Jose….Maria?

It’s been an especially active and damaging hurricane season, and it’s not over yet. While Virginia has been spared most of the damage so far, we certainly have experienced our share of downed trees, power outages, and damage from flying debris over the years.

One of the most vulnerable parts of any building during any severe weather event is your windows.  Broken glass blown inward can cause a great deal of damage, injury, and even death.

Storm Damage Protection for Homes

At Clear View Window Tinting, we help homeowners protect their families and interiors from the inside out with 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films.  This affordable window film solution for residential customers is designed to:

  • Mitigates hazards from shattered glass due to natural and human causes.
  • Increases security and provides added protection against smash and grab burglaries.
  • Helps provide protection to people and property from flying glass in natural disasters.
  • Combine with 3M™ Sun Control Films to enjoy enhanced safety, as well as the benefits of a sun control film.

Learn more about how this film helped protect a Florida family’s home during a hurricane in this case study.

Storm Damage Protection for Businesses

Our window film solutions also include safety and security applications for businesses, decreasing damage and liability, and designed for large windows. Benefits include:

  • Mitigates hazards from shattered glass during natural disasters.
  • Helps protect people from flying glass shards, one of the most common causes of blast-related injuries and fatalities.
  • Micro-layered and tear-resistant to help increase security and provide added protection against smash and grab burglaries.
  • Combine with 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems for additional safety and security.

 

 

Find out how affordable 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films can help protect your home or business, and save you thousands in damage, liability and cleanup costs.

We look forward to working with you-

The Clear View Window Team

Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Of Course Always Free.

Lessons From the Eclipse

Lessons From The Eclipse

Solar Protection Year Round

The Great American Eclipse of 2017

The August 2017 eclipse was the first with a path of totality crossing the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the U.S. since 1918. Millions of Americans had the opportunity to view at least part of the event, but with a vital tool- solar eclipse glasses.

Demand was so high for solar eclipse glasses in the days leading to the eclipse that they were nearly impossible to find. Prices soared up to $50 a pair for what retailed for $1.99 weeks earlier.

Thanks to nationwide outreach and education from NASA and other organizations, people from coast to coast learned proper eye protection was vital to safely view this amazing event without risking permanent eye damage.

Sun Protection 365 Days A Year

At Clearview Window Tinting, we also strive to educate our community on how important solar protection is for long term exposure to the interior of homes and businesses.  This also includes the health of the people who live in, work in, and visit your home or business.

Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible light you can see and the infrared light you can feel.

Prestige Series window films use non-metalized, multi-layer optical film and nano-technology to reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light and reject up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows. These films also reject up to 99.9% of damaging UV rays to reduce fading of your furnishings.

UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent and are present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours throughout the year. Window film can help prevent harmful UVA rays from damaging both your skin and your belongings. (SkinCancer.org)

So save your eclipse glasses for the next solar eclipse in the United States in 2024, and remember to protect your home, business, and your health in the long term with 3M Window Film.

The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded its Seal of Recommendation to window films manufactured by 3M and professionally installed by the experts at Clear View Window Tinting.

Questions?  We would love to hear from you!

Thanks,

The Clear View Window Team

 

Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Of Course Always Free.

Protect Your Home from Sunlight Damage

Protect Your Home from Sunlight Damage

Sunlight Damage to Your Furniture and Floors

You’ve made a huge investment in your home. Your next step is to keep it looking beautiful. Unfortunately, sunlight can fade fabrics, window treatments, wallpaper, natural wood floors, photos, paintings and other valuables in your home.

Furniture fading and floor fading happen before most people become aware of it. The first time they notice the sun damage is after they move a piece of furniture or move a rug. By then, it is too late. The damage has occurred and will continue to happen unless the unfiltered sunlight is prevented from coming into their home.

 

Prevent Sunlight Damage Before It Begins with 3M™ Window Film

Night Vision and Prestige window tinting will give you great UV protection. But that is not all that they do to protect your home and valuables. Our UV tint also filters out 97% of the Infrared light and up to 85% of the visible light. This is important because those parts of light contribute to furniture and floor fading.

3M™ window tinting helps to block out visible light and heat to minimize your fabric fade. “Other” (10%) refers to variables that are beyond your control – such as the orientation of your windows, and the sensitivity of the materials in your home to the sun. Our 3M™ Window Tinting can filter our as much as 90% of these rays while conserving natural light and your views.

Keep your property looking beautiful. You’ve made a huge investment in your home. Your next step is to keep it looking beautiful. Unfortunately, sunlight can fade fabrics, window treatments, wallpaper, natural wood floors, photos, paintings and other valuables in
your home.

Learn more about how Clear View Window Tinting can help you protect your interior and your belongings without distorting your view.

We are here to help!

The ClearView Window Team

Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Of Course Always Free.

The Heat is On- Are You Keeping Your Cool?

The Heat is On- Are You Keeping Your Cool?

Beat the Heat Without Sacrificing Your View

Eliminate excessive heat.

If you’re avoiding certain rooms in your home because they’re uncomfortably warm in the light of the sun, it’s time to make your rooms livable again.

While curtains and blinds are great for privacy and help to block some heat, they do so at the cost of natural light. 3M™ Window Films help eliminate hot spots while preserving the view, making every seat in the house guest-worthy.

  • Reject the sun’s heat while preserving your view
  • Complement and protect your decorative curtains and blinds
  • Increase the comfort of your home
  • Protect your floors and furnishings
  • Save on cooling costs

Clear View Window Tinting has a solution to help you keep your home or business cooler this summer.  Family, employees, clients, guests, pets, everyone will thank you!  To learn more and schedule your free personal consultation, please contact us below.

Enjoy your summer, and stay cool- Thanks from your friends at Clear View Window Tinting!

 

Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Of Course Always Free.

Innovative Solutions for Odd Shaped Windows

Odd Shaped Windows...

Are Not A Problem...

...With Window Tinting Solutions from Clear View Window Tinting

Odd Shaped Windows?  No Problem.

Beautiful views no matter what size or shape your windows are, while protecting your interiors from heat and sun damage.

When dealing with ½ moon and trapezoid shaped windows it can be challenging if not impossible to fit these windows with traditional window treatments. In addition, high up and hard to reach windows can be problematic if you don’t have the budget for motorized shades or don’t want traditional treatments closed all day.

Clear View Window Tinting has the solution to this problem that’s effective, attractive and affordable.

Here’s a great example. Your home has upper Great Room windows.  You would prefer to keep the view unobstructed, but you still want to protect your fine interiors from sun damage.  This is how 3M™ Window Film and Clear View Window Tinting can help.

3M™ Window Films provide optical clarity, performance, and a warranty, and can be customized to fit the needs of your specific problem.The optical clarity and reduction of glare of our 3M™ Window Films make the colors more vibrant. Window tinting improved the view and reduced further fading.

Window film is a great option for odd-shaped windows because it can be custom fit to any size or shape.  Want to learn more about your options?  We would be happy to to visit your home or business and provide a customized free consultation.

Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Of Course Always Free.

Introducing Clear-Hue Colored Film

Introducing Clear-Hue Colored Film

It's Officially Spring! ...Are You Ready For Some Color in Your World?

Introducing Clear-Hue Colored Film

Clear-Hue Colored Film

Clear-Hue Colored Film is a new product line by Clear View Window Tinting that allows you to create interior or exterior design limited only by your imagination.  Clear Hue Colored Glass Films are a collection of optically clear, high performance polyester films. Available in over 50 standard colors, with widths are available 47”or 60” depending on color. (Colors may be subject to change.)

Need a logo for the front door of your business that matches your logo colors….exactly?  What about some variated tint for your new conference room?  Accents for the new office suite? Get inspired and look at our expansive catalog of Clear-Hue colored film and frosted glass films. We can do bands, full coverage, or just a splash here and there.

Our Colors Are So Much Fun!

Let your imagination run wild in what you can accomplish with Clear-Hue custom print films or Clear-Hue gradient films. With our Clear Hue custom gradients you can add your logo, different pattern elements, and multiple colors.

All our films can be matched to Pantone colors, and can be fully customized by size, shape or opacity.  We can even recreate photography and text on film!

Clear Hue custom print can be any design you can imagine. We use an optically clear polyester window film that shows colors beautifully and is invisible where you want no color or graphic. Our custom print is great for interior design, branding, distraction marks or anywhere your imagination takes you. Unlike vinyl, the films are made specifically for glass and have a crisp no haze appearance.

 

 

 

 

Clear-Hue Colored Films

Increase your cool factor.  Contact Clear View Window Tinting for your Free Consultation Today.

Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Of Course Always Free.

Window Tinting Myths

Window Tinting Myths

Before window tinting at Maya Restaurant  Clear View Window Tinting 3M Prestige Window Film

Window Tinting Myths and Misconceptions-

You have probably seen our tinting

Clear View Window Tinting has installed 3M film in businesses and homes all over Central VA.  There’s a good chance you have been in some these retail spaces and restaurants. More importantly, if you’ve been to these places, you probably didn’t notice the window tinting on the windows. That’s because when window tinting is properly installed, it is virtually unnoticeable.

Myth #1

Window Film is too dark

Fact: Our window tinting will shade a window, however that does not mean it will be dark. 3M Window tinting comes in a wide range of shading options without making the room dark.  Our window tinting softens and filters light. Your clients can enjoy a room with an appropriate amount of light in comfort.

Myth #2

Window Film Does Not Last

Fact: The effective life of window film will vary by the type of film, type of glass, window construction, compass orientation of glass, and in which part of the world the building is located.  All 3M window films for residential and commercial use are warranted by the film manufacturers for a minimum of ten years and up to fifteen years.

Myth #3

Window Film Will Distort the View

Fact: Our 3M™ films are optically clear so there is zero distortion. Also, there are no bronzes, blues or greens added to our films like some other company’s films. So the colors seen through 3M tinting are unchanged. Our tinting actually improves the quality of the view. Our customers state that colors seem more vibrant and that the view is improved.

Myth #4

Window film will peel and bubble over time

Fact: Many people’s only experience with window tinting is when they have observed a window film that has turned purple or is bubbling. This looks terrible and is usually the result of a poor-quality, dyed film being installed.  Clear View Window Tinting uses  3M™ window films exclusively because they are optically clear and come with a lifetime warranty against discoloration, bubbling and peeling. Most people are unaware that the window film is even there.

Myth #5

Window Films are very expensive

Fact: The cost of window tinting is much lower than replacing windows and with the money you save on heating and cooling bills, they pay for themselves in as little as 2-4 years.

Here are a few of our customers that you may recognize,  Lampo Pizzeria, Mas Tapas, Maya Restaurant, and Sticks Kebob in Charlottesville Virginia. You should check out some of these places and see for yourself.

Want to learn more about what window tinting solution is right for your home or business?  Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Always Free.  Schedule Yours Today!

Thanks from your friends at Clear View Window Tinting.

 

 

 

Our Consultations are Fun, Educational, and Of Course Always Free.

Bring A Little Light In Your Life with 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film

Bring A Little Light In Your Life with 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film

Happy New Year!

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.

 

Brrr...

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to INCREASE the amount of daylight in your building or business…especially during the winter months?

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.

Schedule yours today- Call Us At 434-996-8468

We Look Forward to Hearing From You,

Clear View Window Tinting

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower

Albert Camus

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.

For a real life demonstration of how security film works- watch this video

Storm Damage

“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:

  1. Clean Gutters. Clogged gutters can cause ice dams and damage gutters.
  2. Caulk Windows. Keep the heat inside.
  3. Inspect the Roof. Look for missing or loose shingles. Replace them before any severe damage occurs.
  4. Ready the Fireplace and Heating System. Make sure your ready when the cold weather arrives.
  5. Seal the Driveway. Make any cracks are protected and extend the life of the driveway.
  6. Reverse Ceiling Fans.Set the fan to produce an updraft to circulate warm air.
  7. Clean and Winterize Yard Equipment  This includes draining fuel and storage.
  8. Prepare Snow Removal Equipment.Make sure your equipment works and you know where your tools are located.
  9. Prepare Deck for Winter.Clean and store your deck furniture.
  10. 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
blanton@clearviewtint.com

 

 

 

Clear View Window Tinting is the Premier Installer of 3M Residential and Commercial Window Film in Central Virginia