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Window Tinting, Treatments, and More

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Screen Shot 2014 10 17 at 3.05.24 PM Hotels: How to Reduce Costs, Increase Profit, & Improve Guest Comfort

Thanks for taking the time to learn how we can help you reduce costs, increase profit, and improve guest comfort at your hotel, inn, or resort!

It’s our belief that you should be able to fully enjoy sunny Southwest Florida without worrying about what it’s doing to your health or wallet.

Since 1990, our family owned company has been improving Southwest Florida hotels, schools, hospitals and a wide range of commercial buildings by making them more beautiful, energy efficient, and UV protected.

You need your hotel to offer an exceptional guest experience while also being cost-efficient and energy-conscious, don’t you?

We totally get it! Window coverings, in a variety of forms, offer the solution to your needs! Through solar window film

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What’s it like to be in a car accident?

Posted by Chris On September 5th

Have you ever been in one?

Did you experience an out-of-body sensation, like you were watching a slow-motion, silent video of a disaster unfolding before your eyes? It’s happening, but it feels like it’s not happening to YOU.

Did you feel mounting excitement/tension, similar to the kind of feeling you get into when watching the cliffhanging moments of a movie? You can’t get hit, won’t get hit – it’s impossible, right?

The other car comes closer, you can see their faces, the hands gripping the steering wheel, and even then, you hope…

BANG!

You’re jerked forward, the seat belt digs into your body, then you slam back again as the car slides to a halt.

Did glass shatter and fly all over the place, or was it held together like this window was thanks to your window film?

photo Whats it like to be in a car accident?

A couple weeks ago, I was contacted by a woman who wanted to let me know that the window tint that Beverly Hills Window Tinting installed for her back in 2009 had saved her and her passenger from disaster.

Imagine driving 75mph down a busy highway, when all of the sudden a large piece of concrete block falls off a truck just ahead of you! Oh NO!!

This is exactly what happened to the young lady who sent me the above photo. She and a friend were traveling down I-75 between Fort Myers and Naples. As the rock began to fall off the truck in front of her, she swerved to keep it from hitting her windshield, but it still ended up smashing into her passenger-side window. Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for ways to improve your window treatments in Naples or Fort Myers?

Would you like them to not only beautiful, but functional and cost-effective at the same time?

In our latest ebook, 12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money, we cover everything you need to know about selecting window treatments for your home. From which ones are most energy efficient, to which ones could save you money by protecting your home from damage caused by sun or wind.

BHWT eBook Template Your Free Guide to Creating Beautiful Windows That Save You Money

Here are the tips that your free eBook will include:

  1. Choose Your Own Adventure with Custom Window Draperies
  2. Naples Window Treatments: Classical Drama with Roman Shades
  3. Naples Window Treatments: Practical Honeycomb Shades for Every Home  
  4. Beautiful Window Treatments #4 – Pleated Shades
  5. Privacy Sheers: A Perfect Window Shade for Your Florida Home
  6. Going Green: Woven Wood Shades are Both Beautiful and Practical
  7. Beautiful Window Treatments #7: Old Florida Style Plantation Shutters
  8. Beautiful Window Treatments #8: Wood Blinds are a Tasteful Choice
  9. Gliding Window Panels: Sleek, Sophisticated, Modern Window Treatments
  10. Decorative Window Film “Wallpaper for Windows”
  11. Improve Your Naples Home with Safety Film

Now that you know everything that matters when it comes to window treatments and films for your home, you can make informed decisions about improving your windows!

If you have  any questions give us a call at (239) 592-5536 in Naples or (239) 489-3838 in Fort Myers. Feel free to contact us online if you have any additional questions.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

– Chris

Improve Your Naples Home with Safety Film

Posted by Chris On June 27th

window security film Improve Your Naples Home with Safety Film

This is the 12th Tip from our FREE eBook:
12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money

Safety film – also known as security film or window protection film – is a practical investment when you live in Naples, Fort Myers or anywhere in Southwest Florida.

While windows are beautiful and allow us to enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine within our own homes, they are also vulnerable and fragile. Could your home benefit from additional security and window protection? For most homeowners, the answer is yes.

While decorating with window treatments and blinds can be a fun, design experience, safety film can be a little less glamorous. But it’s an important option to consider when you’re creating your overall window budget.

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Decorative Window Film etched glass Decorative Window Film “Wallpaper for Windows”

This is the 11th Tip from our FREE eBook:
12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money

Do you love the look of stained glass or etched glass?
Would you like additional privacy on your windows?

You may want to consider adding decorative window film to your home or office! Adding color and design with “wallpaper for windows” can be both pretty and practical.

decorative window film cusom glass Decorative Window Film “Wallpaper for Windows”If you’re on a tight budget, but love the look of customized glass, you can find an affordable solution with decorative window film.

These decorative films can transform the aesthetics of your entire living space. This isn’t to be confused with some dime store window cling! These stylish films are applied with durable adhesive and are made from durable materials.

From a design standpoint, the film gives you the option of adding texture and dimension where none existed before. Etching, cutting and other design options can take you to places that plain glass can’t. Wallpaper for windows is a good metaphor; much like the way that wallpaper enhances a regular wall, so too does window film enhance the look of glass.

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Installing Solar Window Film Fort Myers & Naples: Beat the Heat with Home Window Tinting!

This is the 10th Tip from our FREE eBook:
12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money

Does it ever seem like your AC is running more often than not?

We understand!

Solar Window Film Outside 300x230 Fort Myers & Naples: Beat the Heat with Home Window Tinting!As much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows if they’re left uncovered!

All of the different window treatments mentioned in our series of blog posts about creating beautiful, energy efficient windows will minimize your sunlight exposure, to different extents. Sheers block less light than opaque or blackout shades, and your UV protection varies as well. But there’s another way to minimize your sun exposure, no matter what window treatment you prefer!

Window tinting your home with solar window film (UV film) provides heat control and makes your windows more energy efficient. Over time, you will save money on your electricity bill from reduced air conditioning costs.

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Gliding Window Panel Gliding Window Panels: Sleek, Sophisticated, Modern Window Treatments

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12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money

For homes with large expanses of windows, floor to ceiling glass panels, wraparound sliding doors or any other extensive combination of glass windows and doors, help is here! Gliding window panels are a clean, contemporary method of window treatment that allows for complete customization.

If you’re looking for the most modern window treatments, you’ll find it here. Gliding window panels are operated through a motorized system, moving backward and forward on a track. The track can be created at any length up to 32 feet, which is a great feature for extra large rooms. It can also be 14 feet tall, which is a boon for homeowners with oversized sliding glass doors.

 

Gliding Window Panels Gliding Window Panels: Sleek, Sophisticated, Modern Window Treatments The gliding panels can be ordered in hundreds of color options, but they can be further customized for light diffusion. Options range from sheer to opaque. If getting the maximum light is a concern, extra wall space can be dedicated to holding the panels. This way, the gliding window panels can be designed bigger than the window itself. When the shades are fully open, the panels will not block any portion of the window, allowing for 100% of the light to come through.

Some homeowners also use this window treatment style as a casual room divider. The motorized track system allows you to open or close off a room at the touch of a button, which can be great for parties, holidays or other special occasions. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom wood blinds are a stylish and tasteful choice for any classic home in Fort Myers or Naples.


Wood Blinds Beautiful Window Treatments #8: Wood Blinds are a Tasteful Choice

In this type of window covering, wooden slats are combined to form a blind system that block out a lot of light. Depending on the make and model, a wooden blinds may provide a 95-99% reduction in UV rays.

White Wood Blind Beautiful Window Treatments #8: Wood Blinds are a Tasteful ChoiceSlats usually come in one inch, two inch or larger sizes. It’s best to choose the size of the wood blind slats with the size of your door or window in mind. Large slats are best suited to large spaces, while small slats look appropriate on tinier windows.

Although at first glance, you might feel limited in the available color palette of wood blinds – don’t be! You will probably be surprised to find that wood blinds, especially customized wood blinds, are available in several stains and paint colors.

Control mechanisms vary by brand, but two common types are corded styles and wand tilt styles. These are both similar to what you’d find on honeycomb and pleated blinds. It’s a familiar type of adjustment that you’re already used to in other models.

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Are you searching for window treatments

that go well with your Old Florida, Key West

or British West Indies Style home?


Plantation Shutter Beautiful Window Treatments #7: Old Florida Style Plantation Shutters

This is the 7th Tip from our FREE eBook:
12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money

Plantation shutters may be just what you’re looking for…

What are plantation shutters, you ask?

These simple, elegant window coverings use horizontal slats of wood to block out light. These slats are connected to a vertical control mechanism which opens and closes the slats.

Plantation Style Shutters Beautiful Window Treatments #7: Old Florida Style Plantation ShuttersThe interior plantation shutters were first used in the large homes in the American south. Understandably, their need for light and heat control was paramount – in the days before air conditioning! Although we’re now lucky enough to have A/C in our homes, we can still benefit from the plantation shutter’s traditional beauty and wonderful ability to block light.

For extra control, some plantation shutters are even designed with a middle divider – allowing for separate control of the top and bottom portions. If you’d like to be able to shut the bottom half, perhaps for privacy, but still allow light into the room through the top half of the shutter, this style is a perfect choice. Read the rest of this entry »

Woven wood shades and blinds are a gorgeous, natural-looking addition to any home.

Woven wood shade Going Green: Woven Wood Shades are Both Beautiful and Practical
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Environmentally friendly materials form the backbone of these highly functional window treatments.

Common types of woven wood shades include:

  • Woven wood shades Going Green: Woven Wood Shades are Both Beautiful and PracticalNatural grass
  • Bamboo
  • Jute fiber
  • Reed
  • Rattan

It’s common to see these blinds woven together with a natural fiber like cotton twine in colors ranging from soft beige tones all the way to dark, rich chocolaty browns.

Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades allow for a diffused, soft light to filter through into your rooms, although there are sometimes options to have this style of blind covered with a back lining, which would block out a lot of light and make your windows more energy efficient. When drawn up, they can provide just as much light into your rooms as other traditional styles. Read the rest of this entry »