Spruce Up Your Patio For Spring

With our patio shades you can still keep your view!

With the weather we’ve been having here in Colorado you might mistaken it for being spring. It’s hard to believe it’s only the end of February. That being said I think all of us have spring on our minds. There’s just something about spring that makes you want to roll up your sleeves and get cleaning! Well at least that’s what it does to me. So here are some great ways to get your patio ready for spring.

One of the most inviting things you can do to your patio is clean it. I mean who wants to sit on a chair full of cobwebs, or put your drink on a dusty coffee table? That doesn’t sound very cozy.

Another thing you can do is get some flowers, now it might be a little early to do that now, but start thinking about what type of flowers you want and where you will put them. Having flowers on your patio will give it a more relaxing feel. You can also add a fire pit to your patio or deck, then you can use it on evening that are cooler. If you don’t have one of these, you can pick them up pretty cheap and many different home retailers.

Another great idea for your patio is to add solar shades. These shades have many advantages, including cutting down on glare, blocking the sun and not the view. They can even keep the bugs out with Insolroll’s exclusive track system that zips you into your patio.

With all these idea’s you can make your patio into an outdoors living space this year!

If you live in the Denver area and would like a free estimate on patio shades, please give us a call at 303-278-3456.

By | February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter Sale on Window Cleaning!

Window Washing Lakewood ColoradoI wanted to remind all of you that love to have clean windows, we do window cleaning year around. Right now is a great time to get your windows clean because we have been having such nice weather. So even though we are in the middle of winter you can still have clean windows.

We are running a 5% discount on all window washing until the March 15th. To receive this discount just mention this post when calling to schedule your appointment.

Visit our window cleaning page to read all about our Pure Water Technology that we use and why it will get your windows cleaner and help them stay cleaner longer.

Call Precision Film today to setup your appointment! 303-278-3456

By | February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save Your Skin, Eyes and Furniture, Get Window Film!

Reduce glare with home window tinting Denver.So many homes today are designed with lot’s of expansive windows, thus allowing lots of sunshine in. If you’re anything like me, I LOVE sunshine! However, there is a downside to all that light coming into your home. Along with that sunshine comes UV Rays, glare and lots of heat. The UV Rays can cause fading to your furniture, artwork, window coverings, hardwood floors, etc. It can also cause skin cancer and cataracts. The heat you will have coming into your house will cause heat build-up and most likely create hot spots in your house. So what can you do about all these issues? There is actually one product that will help eliminate all of these issues. What is it?

Home Window Film

Yep that’s right. Home window film will help to reduce the solar heat coming into your home, thus greatly helping with heat build-up and hot spots. Vista by Llumar window film will block 99.9% of all UV Rays coming into your home, helping you block the skin cancer and cataracts that come with it. And don’t forget, when you block the UV Rays your helping to keep all your furnishings from fading as well.

Adding home window film is more affordable than you might think. In the Denver area the average cost for home window film is between $7-$10 per sq. ft., installed.

If you live in the Denver area and would like a free in-home estimate, give us a call today at 303-278-3456. To read more about why Vista by Llumar is one of the very best films on the market, check out our home window film page. You can also check out the International Window Film Association website.

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By | January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adding Home Window Tint To Your Remodeling Project

Reduce glare with home window tinting Denver.According to one mortgage loan company, U.S. homeowners took out an estimated $13.3 billion in cash-out loan refinancing during the second quarter of last year, the most in nearly seven years. A lot of that money is going towards remodeling projects.

The average remodel project ranges from $150,000 to $300,000 and a complete tear down and rebuild ranges from $850,000 to $1.2 million. More and more people are opting to do extensive remodeling on their existing house rather than move into a newer home. This is because they save money on moving expenses, they’re usually keeping their property taxes lower, their kids stay in the same school district, etc.

One of the more expensive part of remodeling quite often is getting new windows. However, did you know that adding window film to existing windows is one of the best, cheapest and easiest ways to improve your windows and lower your energy bills? Adding window film essentially makes a single pane window into a double and a double pane window into a triple.

If you live in the Denver area and would like a free in-home estimate, please give us a call at 303-278-3456. Or you can go to our website and fill out the form on the right.

 

By | January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vista Window Films Superior Scratch-Resistant Coatings

Help stop fading with home window tinting Denver.In our last posting we discussed the Clear Distortion Free adhesive mounting system that Vista uses and why it’s the best on the market. Today we’ll talk about the superior scratch-resistant coating Vista window films uses.

The proprietary scratch-resistant coating that Solutia, the parent company of Vista, developed back in 1984 is still considered a superior in the window film industry.

The hard surface coating is formed using acrylics and an ultraviolet curing system. This provides a long lasting durable surface that stands up to abrasions and cleaning.

Testing the Scratch-Resistant Coating

Typically scratch-resistant coatings are commonly tested in two ways. The first way is with steel wool (0000 grade), this is a quick way to test how scratch-resistant it is. Solutia’s scratch-resistant coating can be vigorously wiped with steel wool without leaving any visible scratches.

The second test, ASTM D 1044 utilizes a Tabor Abrader. To read more about what this test looks for you can go to www.astm.org. The industry standard uses a fairly soft CS 10F wheel, 500 gm weights on the wheel, and 100 cycles. This test does not impact Solutia’s coating enough to give us the measurement definition we desire. Solutia has found it necessary to use a much harder CS TS wheel with 1000 gm weights for 100 cycles in our process control to measure any slight variation. Even with this more stringent test there is little change in Solutia’s product.

If you live in the Denver Colorado area and would like a free in-home consultation for window film, please give us a call at 303-278-3456.

By | January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you getting the best window film?

Why Vista Window Film is Superior

Showing a box of Vista Home Window TintingAdhesive – Vista, made by Solutia has a clear distortion free adhesive (CDF) technology that is quite different from other window film manufacturers. Traditional pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) utilized in the window film industry is primarily based on acrylic co-polymer, acrylic-vinyl acetate and/or vinyl ether polymer systems. These have a permanent tacky nature and are usually easy to mount. This permanently tacky nature also forms the basis of its longevity problems.

PSAs, being tacky, have to rely on specific and mechanical adhesion mechanisms for the development of bonding characteristics. These systems also have glass transition temperatures below room temperature, which are responsible for their tacky nature.

The CDF adhesive has proprietary chemistry built into its backbone that is activatible by the installation solution. This allows it to be mounted with greater ease and allows it to chemically bond to the glass. This chemical bond is much more stable than specific or mechanical bonds, affording it durability and longevity.

The CDF polymer is much harder and has some crystallinity as opposed to the soft amorphous nature of PSA systems. This allows for more chemical and environmental resistance. This harder nature also means greater mounting solution removability. Squeegeeing is easier and less water/soap remains behind to soften and degrade the adhesive. This is critical for initial appearance and longevity. PSA’s are much softer, making mounting solution removal difficult.

CDF technology, based on its unique chemistry and mounting solution, offers superiority in application, facility, and longevity. It offers a harder, thinner, more crystalline adhesive that yields little or no distortion initially or under the pressure of environmental stress.

However, the CDF technology is only one reason Vista window film is superior, in our next blog we will talk about how the scratch-resistant coating is superior as well.

If you live in the Denver area and would like a free in-home consultation on Vista window film, please give us a call today at 303-278-3456.

By | January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A First Impression Matters

Window cleaning in Lakewood ColoradoDo you have a small business that needs consistent window cleaning in Denver? If so, you should call Precision Film for a free quote on this valuable service. Window cleaning is so important because it gives your customers a great first impression of your business. Clean windows has a direct impact on how your customers view you, especially if you own a retail store or restaurant. If your windows are dirty then the clients will assume that the rest of the place is also dirty, or they will not be as attracted to enter into your business or restaurant in the first place.

A clean attractive store front can bring in clients and improve your brand. You can’t afford to neglect this first impression for your business! We can work out a monthly, quarterly or bi-annually window cleaning schedule. Call us today at 303-278-3456 for a free quote!

By | January 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Case Study on Home Window Film

Case Study on Vista Home Window Film

Window tinting a cabin in the beautiful Rocky Mountains outside of Denver Colorado.Following is a case study done on home window film near Denver, Colorado. The type of Vista Window Tint used was the Mirage V38 SR CDF Dual-Reflective series.

Why Was Window Film Needed?

This home is a dramatic three-story home with vaulted ceilings and huge trapezoidal windows. The home is set high in the Rockies and is continually soaked in sunlight and has panoramic views in every direction. However, the homeowner couldn’t totally enjoy the breathtaking views because of the sun’s brightness and glare. The UV rays coming in through the windows also damaged the furnishings, wood floors and artwork. Also, during the summer months there was a huge issue with solar heat.

How Home Window Tint Helped

The recommendation by a local window film dealer was to install Vista Mirage V38. This film solves all the issues because it will block more than 99% of UV rays and will reduce glare by 57% and lowers solar heat by 56%. Vista Mirage provides excellent visibility from inside to out at all times of the day and night.

By installing Vista Window Film the problems with sun glare and heat have gone away, and at the same time preserving the breathtaking views. The best part is that no one can even tell the film is installed.

If you live in the Denver area and would like a free in-home consultation, please give us a call at 303-278-3456 or fill out the form on our website.

By | December 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let’s help the International Window Film Association

The IWFA (International Window Film Association) is a great organization to learn anything and everything about window film. Recognizing all the great benefits of both home window tinting and auto window tinting, this organization has really helped to get the word out there and has brought a lot of awareness to window filming.

In the last couple of years they have really pushed to build a great social media presence. All their hard work is paying off! So much so that their Facebook page has reached almost 10,000 followers. This is where they need your help! The IWFA’s goal is to reach 10,000 followers by the end of the year. To help them do that, please go to their Facebook page and start following them.

If you live in the Denver area and would like a free in-home consultation on home window filming, please contact us at 303-278-3456.

By | December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Commercial Window Treatments

Enhancing Your Retail Store With Solar Screens

Car dealership with Sun solar shades installed. We sell sun solar shades in Denver and Fort Collins Colorado.Sun solar shades are the preferred window treatment for retail stores. Why is that? Because of the many benefits commercial solar screens have to offer: For example:

  • Solar screens reduce the glare in your store
  • Solar shades allow you to keep the view
  • Lowers your energy costs
  • Reduce the risk of inaccuracy by eliminating glare on computer and cash register screens
  • Offers better comfort to your customers
  • Solar shades allow natural light in your store, thus reducing the need for artificial lighting

Darker colored fabrics will control glare better than lighter fabrics and they also allow the best view-through.

Another area sun solar shades are great for is providing UV protection for your products. With solar screens you can protect your merchandise and still keep that open feeling in your store.

If you have a retail store and are looking for a quote on solar shades, please give us a call today at 303-278-3456 or go to our website and fill out the form. We look forward to hearing from you!

By | December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments