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Check Out These Top Benefits of Residential Window Tinting

Check Out These Top Benefits of Residential Window Tinting

Check Out These Top Benefits of Residential Window Tinting

Residential window tinting can be a very cost-effective way to reduce energy, minimize glare, protect your furnishings and increase the security of your home. The best part is that this film can typically be done as a retrofit to your existing windows with very little disruption to your home. Take a moment to read this excerpt from an article that appeared in How Stuff Works that discussed the top benefits of having your home windows tinted.

Excerpt from an article written by Jessica Brown

“Curtains, furniture and even flooring can fall victim to the effects of the sun. One of the leading culprits in fading your valuables is ultraviolet light. To keep those home furnishings and decorations looking their best, a window film with a high percentage of ultraviolet light rejection would be a good choice. Many films can now block almost 99 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Ultraviolet light can not only fade your furniture, but too much of it can affect your health. Ultraviolet rays are the reason for sunburns and are also seen as one of the risk factors for cancer. According ­to the Report on Carcinogens released by the Department of Health and Human Services, ultraviolet radiation is a known human carcinogen [source: National Institutes of Health]. For working to prevent sun-induced skin damage, several types of window film have even been given the Skin Cancer Foundation‘s Seal of Recommendation [source: The Skin Cancer Foundation].

Some window films offer another benefit in the area of safety: shatter resistance. The film’s shatter resistance comes from its ability to hold glass shards together and act as a barrier between the interior of the home and the glass. Along with the safety benefits, window tinting can also help to reduce the glare on your television when viewing the big game. The percentage of glare reduction is usually related to the visible light transmittance. The lower the amount of light transmitted through the film, the greater the glare reduction inside the home.

While a darker film can offer more glare reduction and privacy, a clearer film offers a more natural view from the window. Darker films can also have higher values for reflectivity. Reflectivity can be beneficial when reflecting the sunlight, but it can be less desirable when the view out of your windows at night includes a shadowed version of the room’s interior.”

If you would like more information on the benefits of residential window tinting, click HERE or call us today at (504) 708-2209. We would be happy to discuss the options with you and provide you with a free, no obligation quote of implementing a residential window tinting product into your New Orleans, Louisiana area home.

Are You Practicing Sun Safety and Protecting Your Skin While Driving?

Are You Practicing Sun Safety and Protecting Your Skin While Driving?

Are You Practicing Sun Safety and Protecting Your Skin While Driving?

Spring has finally arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana and as a way to honor May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share this important sun safety information with you. Did you know drivers in the U.S. have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side due to exposure while driving? Practice good sun safety by having a UV blocking window film installed on your vehicle. In fact, The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive skin care program stating,

“The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is associated with most cases of skin cancer, which will affect one in five Americans over a lifetime. UV radiation reaches us in the form of shortwave UVB and long-wave UVA rays, but glass blocks only UVB effectively. Although car windshields are partially treated to filter out UVA, the side windows let in about 63 percent of the sun’s UVA radiation; rear windows are also unprotected, leaving back seat passengers exposed. There is, however, a solution. Transparent window film screens out almost 100 percent of UVB and UVA without reducing visibility, and is available in all 50 states. If you have window film installed, remember that it protects you only when the windows are closed.”

If you would like more information about practicing good sun safety by using the automotive window film that we offer, call us today at (504) 708-2209. We would be happy to discuss your options and provide you with a free, no obligation assessment and quotation on your particular vehicle. Find out why we are the #1 company for automotive window tint in New Orleans area.

Save Money Cooling Your Home this Summer With Home Window Films

Save Money Cooling Your Home this Summer With Home Window Films

Save Money Cooling Your Home this Summer With Home Window Films

It’s coming fast! Summer will be here before we know it. The warm Summer weather is something many of us look forward to all year long, but it also brings higher energy bills as we use our air conditioning to keep our home cooler and comfortable. With that in mind, we wanted to share some ways that home window films can help save you on home energy costs this Summer season. This article discusses how window film can reduce the load on your air conditioning system which saves you money on utility bills and also HVAC system maintenance.

The first thing we want to explain is how home window films work to reduce the load on your air conditioning system. The simple explanation is that window film installed on your existing house windows reduces the amount of the sun’s heat coming into your home through the glass. On a hot Summer day, you air conditioning system might be struggling just to keep up with the demand to keep your home comfortable. Unfortunately, this demand for air conditioning is also happening all throughout your area at the same time. This spike in demand for energy allows the utility company to charge a premium on the energy you use during this period. Now, the good news. Home window film is very effective reducing the heat making its way into your home through the windows on those hot Summer days. By reducing the heat coming through the glass, your air conditioning will not having to work as hard, and use as much energy, to keep your home comfortable.

In addition, as a result of reducing the heat entering the home, the home’s air conditioning system will not need to run constantly to keep up with demand. This not only saves you money on energy costs as mentioned above, but will also save you system maintenance costs from wear and tear. The air conditioning unit consists of numerous components that each have an effective service life. The longer, and harder, a unit is forced to run, the faster these parts wear out and need replacing. Furthermore, as parts degrade they often do not work as efficiently as they did when new. The resulting system inefficiency translates into more energy being needed to get the same results in home cooling.

Our hope is that this brief article shed some light on how home window films can help save on home energy costs and system maintenance this Summer and for many years to come. If you would like more information about home window films and how they can be implemented into your house, click HERE and call us today at (504) 708-2209. We would be happy to provide a free, no obligation consultation and estimate of implementing a window film solution in your New Orleans, Louisiana area home before Summer.

Reduce Operating Costs and Adopt Green Building Tech with Window Film

Reduce Operating Costs and Adopt Green Building Tech with Window Film

Reduce Operating Costs and Adopt Green Building Tech with Window Film

We recently came across an article on Ecopreneurist that discusses how window film can be part of your business embracing green building technology to cut business costs while going green. Most business and building owners would like to adopt green building strategies as it is beneficial for the environment, but the cost of many of these technologies are often prohibitive when taking the bottom line into consideration. This is what makes commercial window film so attractive. This technology not only helps a building operate more efficiently, it often pays for itself in just a few years through utility cost savings.

As the article states, “When window tint is applied to a building it forms a protective barrier from many unwanted elements. On top of rejecting virtually all incoming UV light (a health benefit in its own right), tinting is also highly effective in heat absorption. Films are capable of absorbing up to well over 60% of incoming heat. When this happens, the propensity for cooling your buildings interior is all but certain to decrease. That, in turn, works to effectively slash energy costs for the business. While reduced energy costs might add to your businesses’ bottom line, it profits the environment as well. With less energy usage, more emissions are saved from being released into the atmosphere. While emissions saved by one business (alone) may not be enough to save our environment, collective action may bring us incredibly closer.”

It is certainly understandable that any business needs to keep an eye on the bottom line. With that in mind, in 2018 it is also important for any business to take steps to operate in an environmentally friendly way when possible. As the article continues, it states “it’s time for companies to take more action towards being environmentally sustainable. Window tinting offers a grand opportunity for just that. Unlike most eco-friendly activities, tinting provides direct, tangible savings on the balance sheet. As companies continue to tighten their belts, and consumers become more eco-conscious, the backdrop may be set for something truly incredible.”

If you would like to learn more about how window film can bring your business into the green building movement in a cost effective way that makes sense on the bottom line, click HERE and call us today at (504) 708-2209. We would be happy to provide a free, no obligation consultation and estimate of implementing a window film solution into your space.

How Security Window Film Helps Increase School Safety

How Security Window Film Helps Increase School Safety

How Security Window Film Helps Increase School Safety

As a result of the unfortunate events of the past weeks and several years, there is an increased emphasis on school safety. Most notably, discussing what steps can be taken to avoid these types of incidents from occurring in the future. A recent article in District Administration entitled “Building Blocks of a School Security Plan” discussed strategies that can be implemented to improve the safety of a school. One of the items discussed was utilizing Security Window Film to make it harder for someone to forcefully enter a school. The President of the United States also recently mentioned hardening of school facilities as one of the solutions. As the article states:

“Make your building perimeter harder to penetrate.

If you already have locks on your outside doors, the next item you should consider on your list is security film for your windows. After the doors, the next obvious place a person with bad intentions will try to enter the building is through your windows. Security film maintains the integrity of the window, even if the glass is broken. It helps to hold the glass in place, acting as a screen that is difficult to breach, even with a sledge hammer or baseball bat. I believe that simple is better. Make sure that your plan is based on principles such as distance or time. Ask yourself, Does this security device offer my community additional time by delaying the threat?”

To read this article in its entirety, click HERE.

One of the best things about a security window film is that, when installed professionally, it can be hard to know that anything is even on the glass. This serves to buy authorities even more time to respond as a typical would be intruder does not expect the delayed entry that the film produces. In these situations, every extra moment counts and security window film delivers additional time.

If you would like more information on how security window film can add a layer of security to school safety, call us today at (504) 708-2209. We would be happy to help in any way we can.

Snappy Tint is the New Orleans Area’s #1 Automotive Window Tint Installer

Snappy Tint is the New Orleans Area's #1 Automotive Window Tint Installer

Snappy Tint is the New Orleans Area's #1 Automotive Window Tint Installer

If you are considering having automotive window tint installed on one of your vehicles, you have found the spot! Snappy Tint is the New Orleans area’s finest window tint installation shop. Not only do we have expert installers, we utilize the finest window films available. But window tint is not just for looks. Check out some of the other benefits of having a quality window tint expertly installed on your vehicle.

Four Benefits of Automotive Window Tint

    • Enhanced Style and Appearance – Whether you want the elegant look of a light film or the custom look of a darker film, there is no question that nearly any car looks better with automotive window film installed. There are automotive films to fit nearly any style or look desired. *Please note that automotive tint laws vary from State to State. Please familiarize yourself with the window tinting laws in your particular area.

    • Reduce Interior Temperatures – The sun’s heat can cause vehicle interiors to become unbearably hot, but automotive window film can help. Window film can significantly reduce the heat coming through your windows and modern technology allows you to achieve this performance even with very light films.

    • Cut Distracting Glare – At certain times of the day or year, glare can be distracting and even blindingly dangerous. Automotive window film enables you to cut the glare allowing you a better view of the road. It’s kind of like a high quality pair of sunglasses for your car.

    • Protection From Dangerous UV Rays – While most of us would not think about spending a significant amount of time in the sun without sunscreen, we expose our skin to dangerous UV rays in our cars each day. While it’s rare to get sunburned through your car windows, harmful ultraviolet (UVA) rays that contribute to premature aging and skin cancer can still reach you. Most automotive window films block 99%+ of harmful UV rays from passing through the glass. In addition, those same UV rays can cause damage and fading to your vehicle interior. So, protect yourself, your passengers and your vehicle interior from the sun’s damaging rays.

If you would like more information about the automotive window tint service that we offer, click HERE. If you want a quote or to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, call us today at (504) 708-2209. We would be happy to discuss your options and provide you with a free, no obligation assessment and quotation on your particular vehicle.

Commercial Window Tint City of Gretna

The City of Gretna called upon Snappy Tint to solve a problem with evening sunlight making it very uncomfortable for the employees and visitors. The large windows and the high ceilings above the entrance area was creating to much heat. The solar heat gain associated with the windows was reduced instantly by 70% and the UV light was filtered by 99%. This application of Solar Gard Slate window film can have a manufacturer’s warranty of up to 16 years, the industry’s best running warranty program.  The Mel Ott Recreation Center located in Gretna, Louisiana, was designed for people to be able to see the decorative lighting displayed behind the large glass opening. The City of Gretna asked for a product that would drastically reduce the heat and glare from the large windows, but must be tranparent enough for people outside the building to be able to see the lights that are inside the building. This film is specifically designed to reduce the solar heat gain and glare from large commercial style windows while not compromising the glazing system to possibly fail prematurely.

 

Are you looking for Commercial Window Tint City of Gretna Louisiana? Call us today for a Free Estimate.

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Windows Tinted by Snappy Tint at the Mel Ott Recreation Center in Gretna Louisiana.

Window Tinting by Snappy Tint at Mel Ott Recreation Center in Gretna, Louisiana.

Window Tinting by Snappy Tint at Mel Ott Recreation Center in Gretna, Louisiana.