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6 Ways to Use Commercial Window Film in Your Office

6 Ways to Use Commercial Window Film in Your Office

By | Commercial Window Tint

When decorating an office, many immediately think of paint colors, wall art, and furniture. But what if we were to tell you that windows also play a part in setting the tone for your office?

Commercial window film can add not only style, but functionality to your office. Here are 6 ways to use commercial window film in your office:

  • Controlled light. 

Do you prefer a darker atmosphere, or maybe a fair amount of natural sunlight? Installing window film helps you control how much natural light comes into your office. 

  • Glare reduction. 

Possibly one of the most annoying things we deal with in this office is glare on our electronic screens. Window film can reduce the glare bouncing off your computer or TV screen while allowing natural light into the office. 

  • Privacy!

Many people take their privacy very seriously. Installing commercial window film can add to that comfort and privacy, allowing you to work in peace. 

  • Temperature control.

Heat-absorbing and reflecting window films can drastically reduce the amount of heat coming in through the glass. This not only makes your environment more comfortable, but also cuts down on your electric bill and promotes a longlasting A/C unit. 

  • Window protection.

Scratches and dents can happen easily on windows and even glass table or countertops. Applying film to all of these acts as a protective barrier keeping your glass safe and beautiful. 

  • Decoration.

Getting a tinted, textured, or frosted window film can add a sense of style to your environment while also providing the benefits above. Updating your office space has never been that simple!

Commercial window film comes with obvious benefits, so if you haven’t installed it yet why wait? Contact us today to learn about our various films and services.



By | Uncategorized


HPL, or as you may know it plastic laminate, is a material designed for high traffic commercial buildings like schools, hospitals, medical offices, and more. When you walk into, say a doctor’s office, and see colorful plastic cabinets from the 90s, they’re likely coated with a plastic laminate.


Those brightly colored HPL cabinets that the doctor’s office may be in serious need of a makeover. Those pink and teal finishes scream the 90s, so how can you modernize? The tricky thing is plastic laminate comes with several hindrances:

  • Without extensive preparation, primers, and time, you cannot simply paint over it. Even then, it’s not a very long-lasting fix.
  • These surfaces are typically made from a slightly fragile blend of glue and compressed wood that easily disintegrates once you remove the surface finish.

In reality, it’s easier and probably even cheaper to simply replace the entire cabinet than to attempt renewing the laminate. Unfortunately due to the glue and toxic chemicals used with HPL, these pieces cannot be recycled and will usually wind up in a landfill when replaced during a renovation.

Thankfully, there is a sustainable, easy, and affordable solution to this problem: 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes. Unlike plastic laminate, 3M DI-NOC films are easily removed and refinished without risking damaging the surface you cover.


With 3m DI-NOC finishes, you can easily update your cabinets by applying it over your old laminate. And when that DI-NOC finish eventually goes out of style, removal and replacement is easy. This can save you time, money, resources, and is much more sustainable for the environment.


DI-NOC takes on the surface characteristics of the substrate material it covers, meaning DI-NOC over a hard surface like HPL is a fantastic use of the material. DI-NOC can also withstand harsh cleaners like antibacterials. In addition, DI-NOC is not like natural materials, which have a porous surface that allows pathogens to penetrate. This makes DI-NOC not only safe for the environment, but safe for you as well. As we deal with the after effects of COVID-19, having a surface that doesn’t harbor bacteria and is easy to clean is a major benefit.


Using DI-NOC architectural films instead of HPL saves resources, time, and money. With how quickly and cleanly it can be applied, it’s not hard to see why it is the ultimate choice for easy restyling and renovation.

Window Films to Preserve Your Furnishings

Window Films to Preserve Your Furnishings

By | Residential Window Film

It is well known that window films can help you preserve your furnishings and protect them from fading and sun damage. But what many don’t know is window film can also preserve the most important thing: your health. 

When we spend long periods outside, especially in the summer, we take measures to protect ourselves. Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hats, and more are efforts we make to guard against sun damage. What most people don’t know is that we are exposed to the same harmful rays inside that we are outside. 

Ultraviolet rays (UV) are electromagnetic rays that are present in sunlight. UV rays are strong and can be damaging to you and your furnishings. It is the cause of conditions like sunburn, eye damage, melanoma, and skin cancer. UV rays can penetrate clouds and come into your home through the windows. In the U.S., more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer daily. All of this can be resolved with a simple solution: investing in window film. 

Window films can be a hefty investment, but it is ultimately worth it. Experts agree that the best way to prevent skin cancer or other harmful conditions is to guard yourself against radiation. UV rays can affect you in your home, but that doesn’t mean you have to take the measures you do outside. Wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, or sun hats inside seems a little ridiculous. That’s why installing window film is a great way to protect yourself and your family in the comfort of your home. 

Residential window films offer up to 99% protection from UV rays, making your home the safest place for you and your family. In addition to protecting you and your home from UV rays, it can also drastically reduce your energy bill. With UV rays comes extra heat. Blocking UV rays keeps the heat out and the cool in, helping your AC unit keep your interior environment comfortable. 

Residential window film has numerous benefits, so it’s easy to see why it’s grown in popularity over the years. Contact us today if you want to learn more about our services or the films we offer.  

Window Film Investment

Window Film Investment

By | Commercial Window Tint

Window film investment comes with many factors to consider. Your needs, the window film that will address those needs, and finding an installer that will properly and professionally install the film you select. 

For starters, the choice in window film brands is easy to make. 3M window films are the highest quality, require certification and authorization in order to install their film, and are the owners of the original window film patent. 

To find a 3M Authorized Dealer, 3M developed a coveted stamp of excellence, and formed the Authorized Prestige Dealer Network. When you’re looking to install window film on your building, you’ll want to find a professional in this wide network for their expertise in the selection, installation, and completion process of window film investment. 

A 3M Authorized Dealer can be found throughout the nation. From beginning to end of the process, an Authorized 3M Dealer has the experience and knowledge necessary to assist you in selecting the right film and installing it. This knowledge not only ensures the job gets done right the first time, but also means you will find a film that fits comfortably within your budget.

Authorized Dealers are held to the highest qualities and standards, and consistently exceed customer expectations. Once the installation is finished, you can relax knowing that 3M’s warranty can protect your windows for years to come. 

The 3M Authorized Prestige Dealer Network is proud of the work they do to assist customers throughout the nation, and provide the highest levels of quality and service. Our dealer locator will connect you with a reliable dealer who will be there for every step of the process. 


Privacy Window Films

Privacy Window Films

By | Commercial Window Tint

3M Privacy Window Films

3M privacy window films bring a ton of advantages and features to your home. These window films are specifically designed to enhance your privacy, safety, and security while preserving the aesthetics of your home. There are many reasons to invest in 3M privacy Window Films. 

For starters, it’s a cost effective way to change up the look of a room. Glass walls and windows in workspaces can get boring or feel less private for work. The subtle addition of the 3M White Matte Privacy Translucent Window Film, or the boldness of the 3M Mirror Privacy Film can drastically change the aesthetics of the room quickly and without the extensive costs that full window replacement would require. 

In addition, investing in 3M Privacy Window Films means you gain an instant improvement in your security. It is drastically harder to steal what you cannot lay eyes on in the first place. Very rarely will a burglar take the risk of breaking and entering if they cannot guarantee they will gain something of value within the building. By installing 3M Privacy Window Films, you hinder their ability to look inside the building and scope out what is of value that they can take. A bonus to this security is that if the lighting is right, it can also hinder their view of any security guards posted there that night. This protects your security guard from potential attack as they keep an eye on the potential burglar looming outside. 

An increase to privacy is another addition to the list of benefits. Banks, offices, large retailers, hospitals, and more need privacy in order to protect their employees and clients. 3M Privacy Window Films can do this in a cheap, and time efficient way so you do not have to halt business for long in order to install the film. 

And finally, investing in 3M Privacy Window Films can help you hide certain rooms and areas of your building from public view. Whether it be meeting rooms where privacy is of utmost value, or if it is a storage room that may look chaotic and disorganized to the public eye. These window films can give you the extra privacy and coverage in order to maintain the look of professionalism to potential clients and customers.

If you would like to learn more about 3M Privacy Window Films, or if you would like to learn about the installation services we provide, contact us today! 


Prestige Series Window Films

Prestige Series Window Films

By | Commercial Window Tint

Intelligent business practice is finding small ways to save money, especially in our current economy. One way you can do this is by reducing your energy bill. Custom Glass Tinting Inc. has the perfect way to lower your energy bill and enhance the comfort of your workspace. 

3M window films come in various designs with different functions. In particular, the Prestige Series is designed for commercial buildings and their various needs. For example, the Prudential Tower in Newark, New Jersey has installed the Prestige 50 window film on all of its windows. 

PR50 has numerous benefits, but its top priority is allowing natural sunlight into the workspace while blocking up to 97% of harmful UV rays. Uv rays are the same rays we protect ourselves from when we apply sunscreen or take other protective measures. Not only do these rays cause damage to our hair, skin, and eyes, but they can also damage our interior furnishings. PR50 can prevent the fading, discoloration, and deterioration of our interior furnishings from UV rays. 

PR50 can also restrict up to 60% of the heat with sunlight. This is where energy bill savings come into the picture. When the heat is blocked, it allows your A/C to run less and reduces the energy needed to maintain a healthy and comfortable office temperature. 

PR50 doesn’t contain metal, which means the film will not corrode or deteriorate like other films will. This also means that you will not deal with cellular or wireless interference with your devices in the office. 

If you want to learn more about Prestige Series Window Films, contact us today for more information!


3M Decorative Films

3M Decorative Films

By | Commercial Window Tint

3M Decorative Films

The transition of a property from one tenant to the next can be a very stressful and expensive turnover. Because of this, property managers understand the value of making that transition as quick and efficient as possible. The sooner the new tenant comes in, the sooner they will begin to pay rent.

The work that is required for space preparation generally hinges on three main factors:

How long the previous tenant rented the space – Even if the lease was only for a couple of years, design trends can change drastically and require a space refresh.

How well the previous tenant took care of the space – The wear and tear of the previous tenant can greatly impact how quickly you can flip a space for the next tenant.

How customized the space was for the previous tenant – If the previous tenant had branding throughout the space, then you will have to take the time to remove that branding to make space for the new tenant.

Thankfully, 3M has many options that make updating your space easier and more cost-efficient before bringing in a new tenant. 3M Fasara, 3M Dusted and Frosted Crystal, and 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes can quickly transform a space without major renovations or costs.

3M Decorative Films and Architectural Finishes are perfect for updating furniture surfaces. Instead of replacing desks, cubicle partitions, doors, and even elevator cabs, you can apply this film to the existing surfaces. Not only does it save you time and money, but it is also a sustainable option that reduces waste. Hundreds of finishes to choose from bring your space a modern feel that tenants will love.

Even worse than the outdated property is damaged property. The sad truth is renters will not be as caring about the properties they are renting as they are about the properties they own. Worn-out corners on desks, gashes in structural pillars, and more are all expected to be addressed before their lease starts. 3M Architectural Finishes can cover these surfaces and make them look fresh and new.

Commercial spaces are typically branded for the tenant’s business. Custom wall graphics in a boardroom, company names and hours of operation on the glass storefront, or even logos on the walls are all ways different tenants can brand their space. 3M Decorative Films can simplify replacing a previous tenant’s branding with the new tenant’s branding. An authorized 3M dealer can efficiently and quickly remove the existing film without damaging the surface and replace it with new branding.

Flipping your space for the next tenant is no longer difficult. Contact us today to learn about our services and how they can benefit you and your property.


Fasara Window Film

Install Window Film To Improve Privacy

By | Residential Window Film

Your privacy and security are a priority when it comes to making your home a safe and welcoming environment. Many aspects that go into securing your home include alarm systems, security cameras, flood lights, and more. But one way you can secure your home more is by hindering their view into your home. Physically covering your windows using curtains, strategically placed plants, and shutters is one way to do this. However, it hinders your view as well as limits the natural sunlight coming in during the day. 

This is where decorative and frosted window films can assist you. At Custom Glass Tinting Inc. we offer numerous designs from the 3M Fasara Glass Finishes Collection. These films come with a variety of designs and finishes including textured, etched, and treated glass without the additional cost of full glass replacement. In addition to offering privacy and security, these window films also bring many more benefits to the table making it a higher quality investment. 

Growing up, we were taught to protect our skin and bodies with sunscreen and accessories to shield us from sun damage. However, many don’t realize that the same damaging UV rays can find their way into our homes through our windows. By installing window film onto your windows, you can block those UV rays to protect your interior furnishings as well as yourself and loved ones. 

In addition to protecting you and your home from UV rays, it also hinders the amount of sunlight coming into your home without removing the warmth of natural light. This significantly reduces the glare on electronic screens as well as the temperature in the room making it more comfortable while still retaining sunlight. 

If you would like more information about available window film designs, or you would like to hear about the services we offer, contact us today. 


Why You Need Window Film

Why You Need Window Film

By | Residential Window Film

Comfort, efficiency, and security are just a handful of reasons why you should consider getting window film professionally installed on your home windows. It can be an expensive investment, but the benefits make it well worth the effort. Here are just some of the reasons you should consider professionally tinting your windows:


Home security is a key aspect to creating a welcoming and comfortable environment to live in. Adequate locks, alarm systems, and security cameras can all aid in this effort. However, many wouldn’t think of window film being another precaution that can be taken. Not only does it strengthen and reinforce your windows, but it also hinders the view of outsiders. This restricts them from viewing inside your home in order to survey the interior layout or to calculate the value of your personal items. 

Glare Reduction

Sunlight can bring warmth and brightness to a room with its natural glow. However, too much sunlight can get in the eyes or create a glare on electronic screens. Window tint can act almost like sunglasses, allowing you to see outside and enjoy natural light while reducing the amount coming into your home. 

Sun Damage Protection

When we spend long periods of time outside, we know to put on sunscreen and wear protective accessories like hats and sunglasses. However, the same UV rays that we protect ourselves from outside can find their way into our homes. Windows allow natural light to come in, but they also allow these rays to stream in. Window tint can protect your eyes, skin, and even interior furnishings from damage and decay by blocking these rays while still allowing sunlight to come in.

Lower Your Energy Bill

During the hot summers, we can find our AC units struggling to keep up with the heat of the snu outside. Windows can allow this heat to penetrate our home while also allowing cool air from inside escape. Window tint can prevent this by reducing the heat while also keeping the cool air indoors. This will not only cut down on the amount of energy you use to cool your home, but it can also reduce your monthly energy bill allowing you to save money every month. 

If you would like more information as to the services we offer or the tints we have available, contact us today!


Important Things To Consider About Window Film

Important Things To Consider About Window Film

By | Residential Window Film

Window film, also known as window tint, has steadily grown in popularity. It’s no surprise seeing this boom in demand with how convenient they are. They are a cheap, efficient way to upgrade your home without a complete window replacement. With this growing interest comes an increase in questions. Below are four of our most frequently asked questions and our answers to them!

How do I go about choosing my window film?

At Custom Glass Tinting, we have a team prepared to assist you in discovering the best window film for you and your home. This process starts with a consultation to quickly identify your needs so we can recommend suitable films for you. In addition, we can bring samples for you to see how they will look on your windows.

Will I see a reduction in my energy bill?

The simple answer is yes! The hot summers can be brutal, especially in the south. Window film is a practical, one-time purchase that can save money on your energy bill. Both commercial and residential A/C units can see relief immediately when window films have been installed.

Will it reduce glare?

Glare through the windows onto TV or computer screens can be annoying and distracting. Thankfully, window film can greatly reduce this issue without having to block your view of the outside.

Will it protect my furnishings from fading?

UV rays can quickly cause damage to your interior furnishings, including fading. Even if they are indoors, UV rays can come through the windows if you don’t have protective measures. Window film acts like sunscreen, protecting your interior furnishings from the same harmful rays that sunscreen guards our skin against.


Here at Custom Glass Tinting, we are devoted to ensuring you find the best window film for your needs and guarantee trained professionals to install your window film correctly. We hope this article answered these questions for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation if you are ready to find out more about window film options.