Archive for March, 2015

Clear Bra Paint Protection of New Orleans

Keep your car looking new with this state of the art self healing paint protection film that is applied to the leading edges of your vehicle to prevent rocks from chipping your paint and unwanted scratches. This product is a great investment if you want to keep your car looking new without any chipped paint on the hood, fenders, mirrors, bumpers, rocker panels, a-pillars, roof strip, truck ledges, door edges, door handle cups, ect….You can even go as far as filming the entire vehicle from top to bottom. Watch this Video to see the up close appearance of the 3M Scotchgard Pro Clear Bra Paint Protection Film.

Here are some close up pictures of the film being installed on a vehicle. Below is where the hood meets with the fender.

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Below you can spot the edge of the film as it outlines the body panels of the vehicle.

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Below you can see how the film is installed as a large pre cut sheet of the urethane film, being positioned into place. Notice the clarity of the left side of the bumper where it has been installed.

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And Below is the finished product. An ultra clear, durable barrier that will protect your car from chipped paint for many years.

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Heat from Windows?

What’s your comfort level?

Window Heat

At the peak of the summer, what does your thermostat say? Does your AC constantly run, yet never seems to get the temperature to your desired comfort setting? Are there rooms in your home or business that you can not work productively in at certain times of the day? Are you or your workers blinded by the sunlight?

FACT– Did you know that once your windows are tinted, you will see an instant return of your investment. Every dollar spent on the right window film can pay for itself more than 7 times within it’s warrantied lifetime.

What to expect after installing window film.

First you will notice an increase in comfort. The heat from windows will be eliminated and you can work free from hot spots, right next to the windows you normally used to have to move away from. This is because our window films are designed to redirect the solar energy away from the windows back outward to where it came from. Depending on your glass system, we can retrofit your existing windows to outperform any LOW-E Glass Coating on the market, reducing the solar heat gain by up to 82%.

Second, you will notice a glare free view that you never had before. Usually in order to reduce the glare, you will have to close the blinds or pull down a dark mesh shade. Imagine being able to reduce the glare up to 90% while maintaining 100% optical clarity to the outside world. It’s like sunglasses for your home or business.

Lastly, you will notice your energy bills drop up to 30%. Your AC will not run as much to keep each room cooler. The less your AC works, the more money you save.
In a recent independent study (Video Below), Snappy Tint applied Solar Gard Hilite Window Film, a CLEAR infrared reflecting tint, and was able to reduce the temperature of a customers floor by 18 degrees. Sunlight coming through the glass and hitting the floor and other furniture tends to radiate heat into the room, causing the uncomfortable heat, and unnecessarily higher energy bills. One customer of our’s 12 floor office building was costing them on average $15,000 per month in electric bills during the summer months. By applying window film to only the west side of the building, we estimated a reduction of $4,500 each month in cooling cost. This customer will pay off this project in 3 years of energy savings. The product itself is guaranteed to last at least 16 years without any discoloration, peeling, or bubbling, all while protecting the occupants and furnishings from 99% UV. Over the course of it’s warrantied lifespan of 16 years, this customer will have saved $360,000 in energy savings which will pay for itself more than 7 times the initial cost. Remember, that’s only considering 5 months of each year. How’s that for an ROI?

Hospital Energy Efficiency and Window Film

Based on square footage, hospitals consume nearly 3 times more energy than other most other businesses. Retro fitting window film to existing windows of any building will help conserve energy usage in heating and cooling systems, but hospitals can be the biggest beneficiaries of this incredible technology worldwide. Windows connect patients to nature, helping the healing process by decreasing depression. Windows allow natural light to flood a building’s interior, lessening the need to energy produced lighting. There are many benefits that windows allow in any case, but the drawbacks to untreated windows can do more harm than good. UV and IR light passes right through glass and cause many differnt concerns from an environmental and a healthcare aspect. By applying the right window film to the glass, the solar heat load can be reduced up to more than 80%, while allowing nearly all the visible light to enter the room. Another benefit of today’s LOW-E Window Films besides drastically reducing the solar heat load is by reflecting the building’s heating back into the room, while also still allowing natural daylighting to occur. Find out more about Snappy Tint and our Commercial Window Tinting Services HERE.

For more information about window film and how it benefits hospitals, CLICK HERE.

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Hospitals and Window Film Energy Efficiency – Snappy Tint

Panorama Window Film

What does it mean to be a part of the Panorama Elite Dealer Network and why is that important in your purchase decision of window tinting companies?

It means your window tint dealer is invested in knowledge and experience. Your dealer attends yearly meetings all around the country to stay current on building codes, energy analysis, installation technology, ect. There are around 200 Panorama Window Film Elite Dealers nation wide in the USA. Within this group, you will find the companies that are responsible for some of the largest window tinting projects in history. Hotels, airports, schools, and government buildings all use window film to accomplish desired specifications related to energy efficiency and safety. Being part of this invested group allows us to offer our customers the most comprehensive, longest lasting warranty in the window tinting industry. Simply put, your getting the best possible product from the best trained professionals in the business.

As a customer, you can take advantage of many tools in the Solar Gard Tool Box, such as…

Energy Savings Calculator

Energy ToolBox

Fenestration Energy Analysis 

LEED Credits

Panorama Specularis

Tax Credits

These are some of the many tools we have in our, “Bag of Tricks,” to showcase the importance of window film and how it can have an impact on your comfort level and energy savings.  For more information regarding your Residential or Commercial window tinting, please call Snappy Tint today for your free on site consultation.  Contact us Today!