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5 Benefits of Window Film During Portland Winters

Benefits of window filmPortland has its own take on the Pacific Northwest winter: ubiquitous Portland mist and dreary overcast days interspersed with occasional crystalline blue sky. What part can window film play in this type of winter climate?

Surprisingly, solar window film can make a big difference in comfort during the winter in this area. According to Darrell Smith, head of the International Window Film Association, “In areas where traditionally they’re not big sunshine areas, you still are seeing increases in the use of these products.”

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Beat gloomy Portland weather with custom decorative window film

Rainy weather in Portland means bringing an umbrella.It is estimated that Portland only gets around 144 sunny days per year, which means most of the time, the weather is pretty dreary and gloomy. Make the most of the Oregonian climate with window film to take your mind off the weather, and bring utility to your home. Don’t cover your windows up with heavy treatments; use window film and catch the natural sun whenever it happens to peek out!

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Beat summertime heat with Panorama Solar film

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Summertime in the Portland area is unlike any other region in the country. With clouds parted and rain subsided, the Pacific Northwest offers incredible outdoor activities, music scenes, cultural events and of course, some of the best food you’ll find anywhere. However, we perhaps pay for these summers with uncomfortably high temperatures.

It seems like most homes struggle with problem areas that receive too much direct sunlight and become unbearably hot. Big windows are beautiful additions to any home but they bring sun exposure and higher temperatures indoors. You could pump up your air conditioning, but that may cause a drastic spike in your utility bills and make other parts other parts of the home freezing.

And what if you don’t have air conditioning at all? It can feel more like an oven than a home when the sunshine bearing down.

No A/C? Cool down with window film

Panorama solar films are optical-grade films that provide protection against the sun’s rays and heat. Unlike other tinting methods, these films won’t require major window replacements or even darken your windows like those on a limousine. Instead, these films can be applied in light tones so that they are hardly noticeable, even when examined close up.

What’s the best part of using films? Panorama solar films can reject as much as 70% of the sun’s heat that’s penetrating windows. This way, you can cool down the hottest rooms in your house without spending hundreds of dollars in energy bills and putting the air conditioner on full blast. Solar films reduce cooling costs by up to 30% and will save you money on your utility bill month over month.

Other benefits of window film

Avoid UV rays: Panorama solar films block 99% of harmful UV rays that enter through the home’s windows. Protecting your furnishings from these rays will prevent those colors from fading over time as well as keep your family out of harm’s way by blocking their exposure to dangerous UV rays.

Control glare: Don’t get blinded by the light when entering a room that’s in direct path of the sun’s rays. Glare worsens the quality of screens and monitors, and can become a big headache while entertaining or even relaxing around the home.

Whether you’d like to beat the summer heat or protect your home’s contents from damaging UV rays, solar films are a cost-effective way to make the home a more comfortable place to live. Pacific Window Tinting is committed to providing the highest quality window films and tinting services for your home or business.

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Creative window film designs for businesses add unique look to make your office stand out

Woman look out business window

Decorative window film is the most cost-effective way to enhance the look of your building. Bring a fresh style to an otherwise ordinary workspace while improving privacy for both you and your employees at a fraction of the cost of decorative glass. You can choose simple but elegant designs, or let your imagination soar with all the artistic possibilities that window film has to offer. The choice is entirely up to you!

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How to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk With Window Film

Ultraviolet light ages skin, damages eyes and is linked to about 90 percent of skin cancers. Most people know they should wear sun protection outdoors. When we’re indoors, however, what’s the best way to protect against sun damage? Ultraviolet light shines through glass, reaching people at work and home. But who wants to wear a hat and sunglasses when they’re sitting on the couch?

Window film protects against skin cancer.

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