Below are excerpts of a testimonial from a real customer of our parent company Scottish Window Tinting. As you well know, heat from the windows can be a real problem for home and business owners alike. In fact, it is one of the main issues we hear about at Fort Worth Window Films. This was especially true during the pandemic as people worked from home and professional and personal life mixed. Read a real-life example of this below.
The Heat-Rejecting Window Film Client: Small Business owner Alisa Nicolace
Our client struggled with the problem of excessive heat coming from a southern-facing window and threatening to ruin the electronics she used for her business, plus, making her office space untenable.
The Solar Heat Gain Problem: Excessive heat coming from a southern facing window
In Her Own Words:
Like a lot of people these days I run my business out of my home. Although I did work from home before the pandemic, I had just purchased a new home at the beginning of 2020. As it turned out the office in my new home faced due south and got sunshine all day long. For the first part of the year, the blinds seemed to work well enough in keeping out the sun, but it wasn’t too long (Mid-February?) that I realized how hot the room got during the day–even in the winter. By April the heat was uncomfortable and by May I knew I would need a solution. This was true for two reasons.
Because even with my swamp cooler running all day–my office still stayed relatively hot. I ran the fan constantly too but still found my workspace too uncomfortable to be productive in the heat of the day (from about 11 pm-3 pm). I ended up working in my living room or kitchen but lost time running back and forth to my office to complete my workflow. I started wondering why I even bought a home with an office if I couldn’t use it for half the year!
Because my business equipment (an Epilog Laser) had to be placed by a window for ventilation–it sat in the sun all day and got hot–like really hot–over 90 degrees just from the sun through the windows. The blinds, which had helped with the glare did almost nothing for the actual temperature around the window. I ended up having to move this equipment, plus my desk, computer, and printer to one small corner of the room to keep them from overheating and needing to be replaced.
The Solar Heat Gain Solution: Llumar Window Tinting
In Her Own Words:
As I said, I realized around May I needed a solution to the heat from the sun coming through the southern-facing room in my home office. I tried everything from blankets to a portable A/C unit ($250!) to moving my electronics, desk, and CNC laser to one side of the room. All these solutions had a big problem of some sort. The blankets fell down, looked ugly, and did little to block the heat. The A/C unit kept the room cold and did lower the temperature of the glass somewhat too. But it also made me really cold too. Working in the room went from blazing hot to frigid and neither would do. Moving my electronics, desk, etc meant everything was crammed in one side of the room–making the little area that was cool enough. That’s when I saw a blog about heat-reducing window tinting from Scottish and decided to explore that option too!
The Results of Llumar Heat-Reducing Window Tinting
In Her Own Words:
I called Scottish and got a quote for heat-reducing window film on the southern facing windows of my home that included my office and my husband’s office. They recommended Llumar heat-blocking window film because it blocks up to 80% of the heat coming through windows. I was pretty skeptical at first and I was really worried about the windows looking dark or tinted. With their assurances that I wouldn’t lose transparency and my windows would look virtually the same–I decided to move forward. You see, the cost of replacing my electronics from overheating due to sun exposure was far greater than the relatively small cost of window film My installer arrived on time (actually a little early) which was great because I had a hair appointment that day and had only scheduled an hour for the service. My installer explained everything he was going to do and got to work. It only took about 30 minutes for all four windows. The results were amazing.
Visual Results: From the inside, the Llumar heat-blocking window film gave my windows a very slight but attractive light grey-ish silver color. If I didn’t know the windows were tinted, I probably would have chalked it up to the way the sun was shining on them at that time of day. From the outside, the window film actually gave my windows a bit of privacy–especially at night. The look was very, very slightly silver and I could only see that on one window without a screen. With the screen on the windows you can’t tell at all there is film on them. I like having more privacy on these windows too because of all my expensive office electronics.
The Functional Results: All I can say is wow! Llumar heat-blocking window film window tinting is amazing. The unbearable and dangerous (for my electronics) heat radiating off my windows is gone. Even in the heat of the day in the middle of summer, I can comfortably sit right next to the window and not feel at all like I am in the sun. I got rid of my blinds and put up some beautiful transparent white curtain panels from Ikea for decorative purposes only. There is no need for curtains since the glare is completely gone. I opted for a stronger heat-reducing window film because of the sensitive nature of my laser equipment, so it was a bit more expensive than most people would need but it sure was worth it! The temperature of my windows at its peak is only about 60-degrees. This means my laser, my printer and two computers have moved back to in front of the winter and now I have room for a couch and still have more useable space now that the heat is gone! I am so happy with the window film and the way Scottish does business. I highly recommend window film as a solution for heat-rejecting and probably any other problem window film companies like Llumar claim to solve.
Fort Worth Window Film for Your Heat-Reducing Window Film
As you can see from the testimonial above, heat-reducing window film like Llumar will likely be the last solution you will ever need for your home or business windows. We are a sister company of Scottish Window Tinting so you will find the same great service and selection with us too! Reach out to us today for a free window film consultation for your Fort Worth area home, office or business today!