Two words – Solar Control! This side-by-side picture of our work at Ealy Elementary School in Whitehall is worth a thousand words! On the left, the Solar Control of 3M Night Vision 15 Window film added to the Conference Room. On the right we’re at work in the office area reducing the sun’s heat & glare!
If you think your windows stop fading…think again!
Fading caused by UV rays can be devastating to furnishings. Our Solar Control Window Films can help prevent fading, heat and glare – as well as save money on energy costs.
3M Celebrates 50 Years of Innovative Window Film Products
Take a look at this great promotional piece for 3M Window Film products!
50 years ago, 3M designed a Window Film that continues to deliver outstanding sun control, unparalleled comfort and UV protection. Today, 3M is providing Window Film encompassing everything from sun control to safety and security.
We now carry Mermet, Verisol and Phifer Sheer Weave Roller Shades. These custom made – beautiful transparent, translucent and blackout fabrics provide superior solar protection for Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo area businesses!
We’d like to share what one of our Grand Rapids customers had to say about a Constant Contact email he received from us in May regarding “Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month”:
“I just wanted to thank you for the email. The image of the mole containing melanoma within the email encouraged me to see my doctor about a suspicious mole on my arm. They found superficial melanoma on the mole. Because it was discovered early, they were able to remove the melanoma with surgery. As a result I am cancer free! I thank God he used this email to save my life! I hope you are encouraged by this!”
Solar Gard Window Film Provides Complete Skin Protection
Unless specially coated, glass offers no protection for UVA rays, which cause both aging and skin cancer. To protect yourself, your children and even your pets, you need protection from UVA and UVB rays. Window film blocks 99% of both UVA and UVB year round.
Solar Gard window films provide a wide range of benefits in one simple solution:
- Protection from harmful UV rays
- Up to 30% energy savings
- Protection from flying glass in the event of breakage
- Deterrent against break-ins
- Enhanced look and privacy
- Increased interior comfort
- Solar Gard films are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to discuss strategies to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on. Window film is a wise investment for many reasons – but most importantly an excellent strategy to protect you and your family from harmful UV rays.
Ever ask yourself how to cut down on cooling costs during the smoldering heat of summer? Here at Five Star we’re all about giving you the tips and tools to save you money, but there’s already a plethora of articles online today that all contain the same 5-10 tips on how to save on cooling costs, so instead of repeating the same information we’re hoping to go a slightly different route here. Today the topic is exterior window film. Over the next couple of months we’re going to be bringing you an array of tips to cut back on the high cooling costs that summer brings with its beautiful weather so we hope you stop in again to see what’s next!
Ever drive by a skyscraper like this and see their shiny reflective windows?
That’s not just for privacy, although it does a great job at that as well. The less obvious feature of this film is all the light it’s reflecting is also keeping the heat out as well! This type of film is great at allowing a great view of the outdoors while doing a great job of preventing too much heat in. Not only that, but it also protects those inside from the harmful UV rays, one of the harmful side effects of the sun that lead to cancer. Not to mention it give skyscrapers and other modern architecture its signature look, all for a price that’s well below the cost of glazed glass panels!
These benefits aren’t limited to commercial buildings or reflective films. These are just some of the features of exterior window films that are meant to provide a high level of protection from the sun. Some of the features included in Solargard’s Sentinel Outside Weatherable (OSW) lineup include:
-Enhancing glass with the features of security film
-lowering heat and glare
-decreasing the fading of carpet and furniture
Take a look at the statistics, it’s hard to argue with numbers like these!
Not to mention, window film is completely compatible with blinds and curtains, no modifications are needed to have these installed!
For more information on Solargard’s Sentinel line, check out their website here.
Five Star Window Coatings Booth #2140
Devos Place, West Michigan Home & Garden Show. Showcasing 3M Sun Conttrol window Films!
3M Sun Control Window Films offers:
- Energy savings: reduce cooling costs by up to 30%
- Fade reduction: block up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of furnishings and carpet
- Sun control: improve comfort and maintain temperature consistency from one room to another
- Glare reduction: improve television and computer screen viewing
Windows let in the light and offer beautiful views. But the sunlight they invite in can also cause hot spots and severe fading of your furnishings. And during storms or in the event of a break-in, windows are the most vulnerable points in your home. 3M Window Films are designed to reject solar heat, reduce fading, and they can add a valuable layer of protection to your home. Best of all, our Prestige Series films can provide all of these benefits without changing the look of your home. How many glass coatings can boast the fact that they limit UV rays while keeping nearly the same look of the original windows and doors?
Stop by booth #2140 at the 36th Annual West Michigan Home & Garden Show at DeVos Place March 5 – 8 and discover how 3M Sun Control Window Films can improve your home. We’re confident you’ll find the solution to your next project, whether it be a quick decorative renovation or an update to your windows and doors to reduce the UV rays and heat coming into your home!
For more information, check out 3M’s Prestige Sun Control line webpage!
Five Star Window Coatings is pleased to announce that we are now a 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer. While still offering our old great lines of window film, we’ll now be offering the best products 3M has to offer! From Solar Protection, to Decorative, to Safety and Security film, it’s now available through us! We’ll even be offering 3M’s new Di-Noc line of Architectural Finishes, an amazing new product in the film industry that allows total transformation on countless different applications! Like all window film, this line from 3M is available for a fraction of the cost of other transformation methods. For more information on 3M check out their site here 3M Window Film Solutions!
Are you curious about what we do at Five Star Window Coatings? We’re more than happy to help satisfy that curiosity! During the home show we’ll be offering free educational material to help you understand how window film works and what film best suits your project needs! We’ll even be doing demonstrations of how we apply different types of window film, as well as how we prepare for a job to help make our customer satisfaction one of the highest in the business!
The West Michigan Home Show is a great event to learn about all the latest news in the home improvement industry. The home show is a free event, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Be sure to visit booth #2140 at the 36th Annual West Michigan Home Show at DeVos Place March 5 – 8. We can answer all your questions about residential window films and 3M Di-Noc Architectural Finishes. Not interested in window film? Rest assured, there are plenty of other educational opportunities for any project you may be looking to undertake. Hope to see you there!
The window film industry is always encouraged by success stories like this one from the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. Many people hear us talk about window film and think that it’s just a gimmick, but it’s hard to argue with the results and testimonies of a government agency! It’s also nice to know that government agencies are also doing what they can to improve safety and security without wasting taxpayer dollars on expensive methods such as reinforced glass or other expensive retrofits. At Five Star we’re all about saving money, and helping you do the same!
For more information about how Solargard’s window films can help you be more environmentally friendly, check out their homepage here: Solargard Homepage