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Campbell Window Film is a Commercial Window Tinting Contractor
Serving the CRE Community Nationally
Certified 3M Commercial Window Film Partner
Campbell offers a variety of 3M Window Tinting films for your commercial property.
Our experts can guide you through the process of choosing the perfect film that is just right for your particular glass type and needs.
The enormous savings you can obtain by having window film installed on your commercial building’s windows is a treasure trove just waiting to be unlocked.
Why Choose Campbell For Your Window Tinting?
We are recognized as a leading source for commercial window film tinting throughout the United States.
We work with property managers, owners, and building engineers to make sure every window film installation meets all of your building’s needs. We even offer comprehensive consulting services designed to help you prepare a professional and thorough Request For Proposal (RFP).
Our commercial expertise ranges from single retail stores to skyscrapers and multi-building campuses.
10 Benefits of Window Tinting for Commercial Buildings
Tinting your business’s windows can provide you and your organization with a range of tangible benefits. If you’re looking for innovative ways to enhance your commercial facility, window tinting could be the perfect investment to make.
You may have heard about how window tinting can improve your business, but there are probably plenty more that you haven’t considered yet. From aesthetic to financial benefits, there are many reasons to use window film to tint your commercial building’s glass.
1. Improved Aesthetics
Adding window tinting film to your commercial building’s glass is a simple way to give your property a facelift. You can choose from various tints to give your property a clean, modern, finished look.
This can be especially beneficial for older office buildings that are starting to look outdated. Dark black, colored, or mirrored window films can instantly change your commercial property’s entire outward appearance and make it look more contemporary and attractive.
2. More Comfortable Environment
Heat blocking, insulating, and temperature control window films can make a huge difference in building tenants’ indoor comfort. These special types of tinting films help rooms stay cool when it’s hot outside and warmer when temperatures are cold.
When you tint your business’s windows with temperature control window films, building occupants will benefit from more comfortable year-round working environments, leading to higher productivity. There will also be less reliance and strain on your building’s HVAC systems.
- Reduces solar heat by up to 83%
- Up to 9 degrees cooler standing near a filmed window
3. Added Privacy
In addition to improving the aesthetics of a commercial building, dark or mirrored window films also add an extra layer of privacy to your windows.
This is helpful when your employees need to work discreetly away from prying eyes or when you want to keep expensive equipment out of sight.
4. UV Blocking
UV blocking window films can keep out up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays that people can get exposed to through standard window glass. This protects building tenants’ eyes and skin against dangerous ultraviolet damage resulting from prolonged sun exposure through windows near their desks or workspaces.
- Rejects up to 99% of ultraviolet rays
5. Lower Energy Usage
One of the most significant benefits of window tinting for businesses is the potential for reduced energy use, which means lower utility costs. Suppose you choose to install Campbell’s highest performance, energy-efficient window films. You can essentially turn a single-pane window into a double or a double-pane window into a triple – in terms of performance increases.
Choosing low-emissivity, or Low-E window film, means that your investment will eventually pay for itself. Before you commit, a computerized analysis can show you anticipated energy savings for your property and even plot an ROI timetable.
- Saves up to 19 kWh of energy per square foot on single-pane glass and 12 kWh of energy per square foot on double-pane glass
- Cuts up to 10% from your total monthly utility bill
- Low-e window film can pay for itself in as little as 3 years
- Energy rebates can provide additional savings
6. Reduced Glare
Another problem that can hurt productivity in an office or other commercial space is excessive glare from the sun. Not only can this glare distract workers, but it can also cause harmful eye strain due to employees squinting when they’re trying to look at computer screens under harsh glare for hours at a time.
One of the great benefits of window tinting for an office or other business type is that it can block out significant amounts of glare without blocking out the natural light. This means there is a reduced need for less convenient solutions, such as closing curtains and blinds which can lead to an increased demand for artificial light.
7. Higher Property Value & Profitability
Tinted windows can increase a commercial property’s value and profitability for the owner. For example, an updated appearance adds to the building’s curb appeal, attracting higher quality tenants.
Increased comfort and energy efficiency received from window films also help increase the leasing space’s appeal in a building and reduces overhead costs. All this can add to the profitability and raise the property value when it’s time to sell.
- Improved curb appeal and reputation = higher building occupancy and rental rates
- Less wear on HVAC equipment = lower maintenance costs
- More comfortable tenants = better tenant retention rates
8. Increased Safety & Security
Commercial building window tinting can also be performed using special safety and security window films. These films add a protective barrier on top of the existing glass that strengthens it and prevents shards of glass from flying dangerously inwards if a window gets damaged.
Whether your concern is forced entry and burglary or storm damage and accidental damage, safety and security window films are an affordable solution. Though not unbreakable, they can keep windows intact even after repeated impacts.
9. Protection Against Sun Fading
Remember those harmful UV rays we discussed earlier?
Well, another benefit of UV blocking window film is that it helps drastically slow fading on things like furniture, upholstery, carpets, curtains, drapes, blinds, and anything else near your windows that receives a lot of sun exposure.
10. Cheaper & Faster Than Window Replacement
You can get all the benefits of window tinting at a fraction of the total window replacement cost.
Window film installation is also much faster and easier than window replacement, so building tenants will experience little to no disruption during the process.
5 Different Window Tint Types for Commercial Buildings to Increase Performance
The 5 best types of window tints to increase performance of a building are heat control window film, insulation window film, uv window film, glare blocking window film and security window film.
Even though there may be some overlap between some of these, they each serve very distinct functions which are discuss briefly below.
Heat Control Window Film
If you have windows that receive a lot of direct sunlight, you’ve probably noticed how hard it is to keep your indoor temperatures comfortable. Heat control window tint solves this by blocking out up to 78% of the solar heat that passes through regular glass.
This makes it much easier to keep rooms that usually heat up during the day cool. It also reduces your reliance on air conditioning units and fans, which helps you cut down on your energy costs.
Insulating Window Film
In cold weather, up to 30% of the energy you use to heat your home or business escapes right out the window, especially if you only have single-pane window glass. Insulating window film adds another layer of insulation to your glass to trap more warm air inside and protect against cold drafts from outside.
This extra layer of protection against the elements can reduce your monthly utility bill by as much as 25% and help maintain comfortable indoor temperatures year-round.
UV Window Film
Performance window films add UV protection to your residential or commercial glass, which blocks out 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. These rays are not only harmful to our skin, but also cause fading of things like furniture, photos, carpets, and other items that receive regular sunlight.
With UV window tint film, you can still let natural light into your home or commercial building without worrying about harmful and damaging UV rays.
Glare Blocking Window Film
For offices where employees work all day on computers or rooms in your home, like home offices or entertainment rooms, glare blocking window film is a lifesaver. Glare blocking window tint allows you to focus on computer screens and television screens, or read by a sunny window, without squinting and straining your eyes.
With this type of film, you won’t have to close curtains and blinds and sit in the dark just to see what you’re trying to focus on.
Security Window Film
Security window film reinforces vulnerable entry points to your home or business to protect against burglary, intruders, natural disasters, and other threats. This extra layer of security holds the existing glass in place under impacts from common break-in tools wielded by would-be intruders or debris hurled at the glass by a storm.
This delays and deters attempted break-ins and reduces the risks of flying glass shards.
5 Window Tint Types For Enhanced Privacy or Appearance
If you aren’t necessarily looking to save on energy costs, beef up security or any other performance related functions, there are also window tint film types that are made purely for aesthetic or privacy reasons. We discuss the main types below:
Mirrored Window Film
Reflective window tint can be used to create a two-way mirror effect when the light outside is brighter than the light inside. This means that from the inside of the glass, you’ll be able to see out with unobstructed views, but someone on the outside of the glass will only see a reflection.
This type of window film is an excellent option when you want to create daytime privacy or even change the appearance of an entire building, such as a glass office building.
Frosted Window Film
Frosted window tint can be applied to entire pieces of glass or sections of glass to add privacy to certain areas. You might choose to frost the bottom half of certain windows on your home, such as bathroom windows.
Frosted window film is also a good choice for businesses and commercial facilities when you want to make glass walls around conference rooms, private offices, or reception and waiting areas more discrete.
Colored Window Film
Colored window tint is another option for when you want to add privacy or change the appearance of your windows. For example, you could apply black-tinted window film to add privacy and darken your glass without completely blackening it out.
You could also use a colored window film, such as blue or red-tinted film, to give your windows a contemporary update. You can even use something like dichroic colored window tint to create shimmering, color-changing effects.
Decorative Window Film
When you want to change the appearance of your residential or commercial glass for purely aesthetic purposes, there are many types of decorative window tints you can choose from.
For instance, you could use full color custom printed opaque window films to add solid graphics like logos or lettering to windows. Or, you could go for translucent or transparent printed window tints to add see-through decorative graphics.
Opaque and Translucent Window Films
If you want a high level of privacy at all times, you can achieve it with opaque or translucent window tints. Translucent films give you a shade a window tinting that provides a good compromise between letting some natural light in during the day and giving you some nighttime privacy as well.
On the other hand, if you want to black out a window completely, you can do so with opaque window film. Keep in mind that these types of window tint work both ways, so you will be sacrificing your own visibility for the sake of privacy.
Choose the Best Window Film for Your Building
Don’t shop for window film by endlessly comparing technical data. We’ll help you choose the best tint for your building and your budget.
Our experts will install test samples before you commit to a product. We’ll even provide an energy analysis and assist you with claiming rebates from your utility company. We’ll help you save money on your energy bills while you improve tenant comfort and building security.
The intended use and construction of a given window film will determine its warranty and life expectancy. The standard warranty range for commercial applications is 10-15 years, and most of our 3M Window Films easily outlast their warranty period.
In recent years the technology has advanced to the point where we expect newer window films to last 20 years or more.
Installation time depends on the size of the project, but we work hard to finish every job within the agreed upon timeframe. Our team can provide a timeline after reviewing the property and establishing the scope of work.
Still, we understand that a project like this can be disruptive to your schedule, which is why we are happy to complete commercial window film installations on nights and weekends, and why we aim to get residential jobs done in 1-2 days.
Our team is on time, respectful, and professional and will never leave your property unsecured overnight.
In most cases, we’re happy to install window films during evening hours and on weekends to avoid disrupting your business day.
We will assist you every step of the way and can often complete and submit the application for you. In some cases the utility company may require multiple inspections. We will work with them to make certain they have everything they need to approve your rebate.
The final price of installation depends on the scope of the job, the difficulty of installation, and the cost of the film, which depends on performance factors and the exact composition.
However, for most standard window film installation jobs, you can expect to pay somewhere in the range of $8-$12 per square foot.
Keep in mind that high-performance security window films or Low-E window films are typically more expensive than that.
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