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As I mentioned in a previous blog on a recruitment business, sometimes all it takes is a minor tweak to a business model, rather than a massive innovation, to lead to success.
Well, what would you say if I told you that just one small change to your most expensive possessions – your home and your car – could completely transform their look and design? It’s not only the aesthetics that can be improved, but the safety and quality of light entering your home and car can also be enhanced – easily and relatively cheaply.
I’m talking about applying window tinting film to the windows of your home and vehicle. It may not sound like much but there are many ways in which window tint can improve your surroundings. The specialists at family-run window tinting business Tintmaster, based in the UK near St Albans, Hertfordshire, know of a number of advantages in using window film, which of course is much cheaper than removing a window and replacing the glass.
When it comes to buildings, such as your home or office, a number one motivation for using tinting film is greater privacy, so that you can let the light in, but keep prying eyes out.
“Employers can prevent people outside in the street being able to see the contents and inhabitants of commercial or industrial premises, so protecting their workforce and any machinery or possessions inside using just a layer of translucent window film,” explains Tintmaster manager Martin Schlatter.
“It’s not just from the outside that companies like to use this privacy film – internal glass walls, doors and windows can be easily made translucent or opaque with window film, so that people can’t peer into private offices or meeting rooms. And in your home, this effect gives you extra privacy in bedrooms or bathrooms, and lets in more natural light than curtains or blinds would.”
He continues, “Another big favourite with businesses is to apply a mirrored layer of window tint – from the outside you see just a reflection of yourself but the people inside can look out as if it’s a normal window. Like in the movies when people are looking into an interview room! This type of film is also popular in the home, for buildings like conservatories that are overlooked.”
Martin shows me the range of coloured tinted window film that Tintmaster can add to almost any window. There’s a wide choice of options, from blues of varying colour depth, lilacs, pinks and reds, to shades of yellow.
“These can be fun in the home,” he says, “if you want to, say, put them on your son’s bedroom windows in the colour of his favourite football team, or if your daughter wants pink glass in her room! We’ve had a few companies who apply these coloured films to their office headquarters, to show corporate colours – this can look really effective in buildings with a lot of external glass and make a real corporate statement.”
The photo Martin shows me of an office premises where Tintmaster has done certainly looks awesome – a glass office building with each square window pane on the outside coloured individually in bright primary colours – certainly eye-catching and bold!
Sporty and Sleek
For car windows, Tintmaster offer a range of grey to black shades, and again the results are dramatic. Sports cars become sleek and dangerous-looking, while ordinary sedans take on a classy and exclusive look – all through just a layer of window film!
“It’s not just for looks,” says Martin. “This window tint film also protects the car’s inhabitants from too much glare from the sun, and cuts down UV radiation entering the vehicle – good for your passengers and the car’s upholstery!”
“This solar reflective property in window film is also great for your home, too,” Martin adds.
Video: Comparing Window Tints
Tintmaster makes it as easy as possible for its customers, offering the service of picking up a car and driving it to the workshop for window tinting. Then, when the vehicle is done, they can drive it back to you.
Homes and any office, commercial or industrial building can also be protected using window safety film, Martin tells me, which reduces risk of damage and injury to the building interior if a window was too break, or become damaged.
“The safety film keeps the glass fragments stuck together as one, so that they don’t fall down and shatter. We do a lot of safety film for buildings that want to reach health and safety regulations. Instead of replacing windows with safety-enhanced glass, it’s cheaper and effective to apply a layer of safety film.”
The versatile range of uses that window tinting film can be applied to is surprising to me and every application that I’m shown an example of looks stunning. This really is such a simple way to make your home or office a more pleasant, private and safer place, or to give your car a classy executive touch.
For more information on car, home and office window tinting, go to Tintmaster’s website at tintmaster.co.uk/