Solar Art installed heat reducing window film to a construction office in San Rafael, California! Just like a lot of buildings, the entire storefront of this office is made up of glass. The receptionists desk is right in the entry of the building and looks directly out of the storefront. There is also a little table right when you walk in where both customers and employees meet. As you can probably imagine, heat and glare are big issues for this office. That’s where the receptionist works all day and that space is always unbearable warm and the glare was getting to be unmanageable. It was really difficult to see the computer screen because of the glare and it made the office less productive. The business owner turned up the air conditioning to try and help with the heat issue, but it wasn’t really helping. Since there is so much sun and heat that comes through the glass all day, the air conditioner had to constantly work really hard and the companies electricity bill got really expensive. The business owner was looking for a way to reduce heat and reduce glare without having to resort to blinds or shades. Solar Art has actually worked with this customer in the past, so they reached out to see if window film could potentially help them with their heat and glare issues!
Since the customer’s biggest concern was heat and glare, our sales estimator brought different heat reducing window film samples when he met the customer at the office. The customer told ours sales estimator that they weren’t looking for anything too dark. They still wanted to be able to see in and out of the office and they didn’t want the office to become dark and uninviting. With that being said, our sales representative didn’t show the customer dual reflective window film and reflective window film samples as they would hinder people from being able to see into the office. Instead, he showed them different heat reducing window film options that aren’t going to change the aesthetics of the office. After seeing the different samples and options, the customer decided they liked 3M Affinity 30 the best for their job. 3M Affinity is an extreme heat reducing window film that blocks 63% of heat, 62% of glare and 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Blocking 63% of heat is going to significantly help with the temperature of the office. This is going to provide energy savings and increase comfort. Blocking 62% of glare will also significantly help with the comfort of the office. The receptionist will be able to see the computer screen much easier and productivity should be increased. An added bonus of this heat reducing window film is the fact that it blocks 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays, which are the biggest cause of sun fading. This means the office furnishings will be protected from sun fading. The customer was really happy because this heat reducing window film has low interior and exterior reflectivity, which means you will still be able to see in and out of the office. In addition to heat reducing window film, Solar Art also services solar film, decorative window film, custom graphics, anti graffiti film, window security film and building wraps. If you are interested in getting heat reducing window film installed to your office space, contact Solar Art today for a free quote!