Residential / Commercial Window Tint in Reno / Sparks

Hack Alert!

Here we go again Reno. Oh man… I thought we were past all of this! What does a really large window and a window tint deal that is to good to be true add up too? A light gap the size of the Grand Canyon! And yes, we have ourselves another Hack Alert.

Yes -We enjoyed tinting this!

Sun damage results from heat, visible light, and UV radiation. Of course, one does not want to overly reduce the visible light transmittance on a storefront window because it would make it hard to see the merchandising behind the glass. So the trick to reducing sun damage is to use spectrally select window films that allow high visibility but at the same time reject over 50% of the heat and 99.9% of the UV rays.

Million dollar home with cheap window film?

Oh man, this one just breaks our hearts. We have tinted a lot of homes up in Belserra but every once in a while we’ll lose a bid to our competition. Try as we may to educate consumers about “good window tint deals” sometimes consumers are lured by a seemingly low price from the local hack competing company. And here is the result… a million dollar home + bargain window tint= a sad result for the consumer and a black eye for the window film industry. Let’s break down what happened here and hopefully we can provide some useful information about window film that will help to prevent prevent this type of situation from marring our local neighborhoods.   Just a quick story first… we had heard that one of our competitors in town likes to tell customers that “all window films do the same thing…” His statement implies that every window film will reject heat, light, and UV rays, and they are all created equal and will have equal life cycles. If this were true, then why did the window film on this home turn purple after two years? Sierra Window Tinting has installed films on homes in the Truckee Meadows that are over 20 years old and they look the same as the day we installed them! To tell a consumer that “all window films do the same thing” is like saying all cars do the same thing. Sure most cars can get you from point A to point B but that is where the simile stops. Would you rather invest in a Pinto or a Honda?...

Yankee Candle

I never really gave it much though until one summer when we were getting an extra ordinary amount of calls from retail stores like this one. Yankee Candle is located in the Summit Sierra Mall (Sierra Window Tinting has tinted just about everything [except the Apple Store >:-( ] in Summit Sierra) and they sell, hey wadda ya know, they sell candles! The problem they were having was their inventory (that would be candles) were melting on the shelves! You’d think the simple solution to this would be to “crank up” the A/C and cool the ambient temperature down but things are a little more complex than that. Here’s what is causing the problem… Solar Energy is divided into three main parts, Visible Light, Infra Red, and Ultra Violet. All three of these em spectrum regions contribute to heat. In this case, it is the short wavelength “near infra red” transmitting through the store front windows and subsequently being absorbed by the candles which then in turn gets converted to heat. The heat warms up the candle and well um… you can guess what happens next. So the solution here is not to reduce solar energy by putting a dark reflective ugly film on the glass, then how will customers see what is inside the store? What need to be done is to apply a film that filters as much of the infrared energy out as possible while at the same time allowing plenty of visible light so that customers can see the displays in the store windows. Sierra Window Tinting carries spectrally select smart window films from Hüper...

On the fence?

Have we been by to give you a bid and you just can’t decide whether or not window film would worth the investment? Or maybe you had one of our local competitors come out and their price was lower but you’d rather have us do the work at their price?   Window film is an excellent investment. For one thing, it is cost far less to upgrade the performance of your windows with window film than it would to replace your windows with high performance glass. Most films will bring your poor performing glass up to par with a high performance window. A clear single pane window only rejects 15% of the sun’s heat and we can apply a film that will increase that performance to 70%. That is over a 300% increase in heat rejection! You will not only reduce the cooling load but also the amount of money that is spent on cooling. In addition to these benefits are the protective aspects of window film. Most of our films reject 99.9% of the damaging UV rays that are a major contributor to fading and sun damage. A faded piece of furniture like a couch for instance, can cost more than your entire window film job. So which would you rather spend your money on? The UV rejecting capability of window film will also protect your skin from dangerous overexposure to “ultra violet A” radiation which has been found to cause more damage than UVB because it can penetrate deeper into your skin causing DNA damage that can result in skin cancer.   So maybe you are convinced...

Archie was stoked and so were we!

Yes, you guessed it! Sierra Window tinting was chosen to tint windows over at the Reno Aces baseball stadium. We used one of our Hüper Optik Smart Films to reduce heat and glare. Stadium management saw the value that we bring to the table with our professionalism, timely service, and the best 15 year commercial warranty in Northern Nevada. As local Aces fans we enjoy the ballpark tremendously and are very pleased that we could use our talents to make the Aces Ballpark a more comfortable place. If you would like to see what Sierra Window Tinting can do for your home or business, give a call for a free consultation. No pressure, no hassle, just a great company offering great products and...