Window Tinting

Window Tinting – Works all year round

If you didn’t know this before, then this is the perfect opportunity for you reduce your energy cost with the installation of window films. The films will help regulate the temperature in the properties, during both the summer and winter times. Here’s how you can reduce your energy costs this year with a good tint job.

UV Rays Are a Year-Round Concern

The sunshine all year round. It might be less pervasive in winter, but the UV rays still exist and equally harmful to you and your family. With our architecturally designed window tint films, you can reduce the UV exposure in your home by as much as 99%.

Even though it might not be hot in the summer, but the prevalence of the UV rays correlates directly with the exposure to the sun. Especially if you live in areas with snow, the reflective nature of snow can amplify the intensity of UV rays, causing skin cancer all the same. You can reduce UV exposure today by installing a high-quality window film.

Heat Conduction and Heat Gain

Modern houses have a lot of windows, whether it’s the skylights or windows, you are allowing a lot of sunlight to enter your home. This gives the open and broad feel to your homes. However, windows can be the reason why your energy bills are skyrocketing in the summer, as it allows a lot of heat in, forcing you to overwork your AC.

Window films are designed to insulate your house in the winter and block out unwanted heat in the summer. This can be achieved without sacrificing the light exposure in your house, while simultaneously blocking out harmful UV rays out.

 

Convection and Heat Loss 

As mentioned, heat-blocking window films can help insulate your house in the winter.

Because heat can escape through untinted windows freely, due to the convection effect. When the cold air cools down your window, it exchanges the heat in your house to the other side of the window at the same time. This can make your house feels colder than it has to be, as it can’t retain heat effectively, making you waste your money on the heater.

Thermal windows film adds a layer of insulation to trap heat inside your house and reduce the convection effect. This is exactly what you want to regulate the temperature.

 

Choose All Season Window Tinting to Prevent Heat Gain and Loss

As you can see, window tinting is a great way to regulate your home’s temperature while keeping your energy bills low. If you feel like your house is trapping heat in the summer and wasting it in the winter, consult with us about your options to make your house more comfortable this upcoming season!

Cooltone specialises in window tint that is perfect for all seasons, speak to one of our consultants to find out how we can provide the best solutions for you.

 

 

 

Office Tinting

Improve your Employee workspace with a Window Tint

Productivity is the most sought-after result by any manager. This can be achieved through many methods such as incentive programs and ensuring an encouraging environment. However, you might be overlooking an obvious way to boost your employees’ productivity; tinting your office windows! Here are some of the many reasons why window tinting can improve your employees’ productivity.

Drawbacks of Window Light

Modern offices are often comprised of glass walls. This gives the office an open feel and more light, which improves the overall mood and environment of the workspace, but this isn’t without drawbacks. Unfilmed glass allows a lot of light, as well as harmful UV radiation to pass through, which can be damaging to the human skin, as well as office furniture.

Additionally, window light causes a lot of glare on computer screens, which can be damaging to the employees’ eyesight, as well as their productivity, as it’s more difficult to see the screen. Also, glass walls collect heat very quickly, which can cause the office to become unpleasant very quickly during midday time. These problems can all be rendered non-issues with a good tint job.

 

Increase Productivity With Professional Window Tinting

As mentioned, glares on the computer screen is a real problem to office workers. Window film will allow you to enjoy the view and natural light source in your office while eliminating unwanted UV rays and light glares on the screen. This will reduce the number of unwanted distractions in the office, making your employees more focused and get more job done while reducing the risk of eye and skin damage.

Another benefit of window tinting that you can definitely tell is the reduced heat absorption in your office. Window film can filter out heat as well as UV radiation. This will keep your office cool and pleasant for your employees, making them worry less about the AC, which will save you tons of electricity bills as well. Additionally, it will help in keeping your office equipment and furniture in good shapes for longer.

Lastly, window tint gives your office that neat, professional look that your office might be lacking. It might not seem obvious at first, but an aesthetically pleasing office space feels better to work in. This is why looks matter for your office, as it’s not only to show your clients but to satisfy your employees as well. And happy employees are more willing to be more productive.

How we can help

If you think these benefits are what your office needs to improve your business’ productivity,  you are going to need the right people for the job to ensure the best possible results. We can provide you with window films that utilized cutting-edge technology. You can be sure that our products will be most effective at UV protection, thermal control, glare reduction and glass strengthening. Our architectural window tint will eliminate up to 99% of the UV radiation that is allowed into your office. Plus, our proficient experts will ensure that the installation process goes smoothly and professionally that will result in the significantly greater longevity and look.

So contact Cooltone today and see how we can help you!

 

 

 

 

Office Window Tinting

Why you should Tint your Office

A great and cost-effective way to upgrade your workplace is with commercial window film. There are so many types of film to choose from, depending on what you need. With a professional window tinting company, you’ll be getting good advice, quality film, and excellent installation services. But why exactly should you get your office windows tinted? Let’s take a look.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU TINT YOUR OFFICE WINDOWS?

Window tinting is a great way to improve your office in a practical and cost-effective manner. If you’re fortunate enough to have an office with lots of big, wide windows, you probably enjoy all the great natural light that comes in to make for a beautiful, airy environment for your employees and customers. The big windows mean that window tint can make a significant difference to your workspace and improve the comfort and mood of everyone inside.

 

Some people view window tinting as a building addition that isn’t really all that important. This isn’t true. With window tint, you can enjoy cost savings, enhanced comfort, and be reducing your carbon footprint. The film can keep a significant amount of heat outdoors and reduce your need for air conditioning. It will also lessen glare, which reduces eye strain for your employees. Finally, the UV rays that shine down with the sunlight won’t be able to penetrate your glass, lessening the risk of dangerous skin diseases and premature skin aging.

 

With window film, you can provide your employees with a workspace that is healthy, good for the environment, and looks great!

OFFICE WINDOW TINTING IDEAS

As you’ve seen above, window tinting is a wonderful cost-effective way to upgrade your office. There are tinted, opaque, and transparent films with different purposes as well, so you’re sure to find something that fits your needs. There is a lot more to window film than the look. Functionality changes with the type you choose too! Here are some common reasons that people tint their windows:

 

For Ascetics 

Although window tint is most definitely functional, it’s also a stylish way to upgrade your office’s curb appeal. With big beautiful windows, you’ve already got a space that looks bigger and wider as a result of all the natural light. Decorative window film is a great way to upgrade that space and take it to the next level.

Whether you want frosted film or a modern design, we’ve got a film for you. You can improve the aesthetic look of your windows with any style you’d like and really make both the interior and exterior of your office look amazing.

 

For Privacy

Another great reason companies tint their windows is the privacy that window film offers. Whether on the outside of the building or indoors on office partitions and glass walls, many employees like having a bit of privacy inside their workspaces. This increases their employee satisfaction, which in turn improves productivity.

 

Glare

Besides privacy glare is another major issue for many businesses, glare can have a negative impact on the wellbeing of office workers and employees, one of the main factors influencing this is the suns positioning from winter to summer it has a lower western trajectory in the cooler months, Cooltone have over 25 years experience working across Brisbane, our team can provide you the best solution to mitigate glare all year round.

 

As we’ve already mentioned, it’s important that you seek a professional window tinting company like Cooltone to take care of all your window tinting needs. This will ensure that you get the best quality film installed in an expert manner so that it lasts for years to come. It’s a great investment, so make it count! Arrange a free quote today! 

 

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR WINDOW TINT

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR WINDOW TINT

Whether at home, at work, or in the car, window film is a great asset. If you are looking to getting film for your windows, you’d definitely want to get your money’s worth out of them. Our window film is of excellent quality and made to last, but even so, there are some things you can do to make sure that your film lasts you as long as possible. Let’s take a look:

How to clean tinted windows

After your window tint is installed, you need to wait for it to cure. This may take anywhere from a week to a month, depending on factors such as the weather and the window film itself. It’s considered normal for some blurriness and bubbles to occur during this time, but it should all clear up by the time it’s finished curing.

Purchase a rubber squeegee, a soft lint-free cloth, and window tint-friendly cleaner, avoiding anything that contains vinegar or ammonia. If you don’t want to buy cleaner, you can also use a mixture of gentle soap and water.

When you clean your windows, apply a little bit of your cleaning solution on to the window surface, wiping it with your cloth. Then, mist the window again and use your squeegee to clean the glass horizontally from the top to the bottom. Wipe off any residue on the window frame.

Sometimes there’s adhesive or other sticky residue from things being stuck to the window. To clean this off, use a soft cotton ball or pad with a little bit of acetone. This won’t hurt the film but will make getting the residue off easy. Wipe the window clean again afterwards.

Things to do when cleaning window film

As you clean window film, use a cleaner that is safe for window tint. For car windows, you can clean normally without taking any extra measures because tint is usually applied to the interior surface. Remember to use a soft cloth and squeegee, and if you aren’t sure what cleaning solution to use, consult your window film installer.

Things to avoid when cleaning window film

Avoid ammonia and other strong chemicals when choosing window cleaner. Don’t clean your windows immediately after installation – give it time to cure. If it’s your car windows being tinted, don’t roll them down for at least a week. Finally, avoid using any cleaning equipment that could scrape or damage your tint – abrasive cleaners or hard squeegees, for example.

Select the best tint for the longest lifespan

The most important thing you can do to enjoy a long lifespan of your window tint is to invest in film of great quality and have a professional installer apply it to your windows.

The window that we provide is outstanding, and of superior quality to our competitors. They are less prone to bubbling and wearing out. Plus, the colour of the tint is sure to last.

Interested? Contact Cooltone today!

Stay Cool in your home all year

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOME NICE AND COOL, ALL YEAR ROUND.

During sweltering summers, it’s no surprise to see your energy bill rocket up. After all, you are choosing to bask in your cool, air-conditioned haven rather than shrivel up and die at the mercy of the sun. Did you know that there is an alternative that doesn’t involve paying a steep bill?

Simply by tinting the windows of your home, you can keep the heat at bay and reduce the price you have to pay during those hot summer months. Keeping your home comfortable doesn’t have to be difficult! Read on to discover how applying tint on the windows of your home can reduce your monthly expenses.

YOUR COOLING SYSTEM WON’T BE WORKING SO HARD

When the sunlight goes from pleasantly warm to scorching, your home does too. Light penetrating the windows of your home can make the interior feel like an oven. Since you aren’t a loaf of bread, avoid the oven effect with window film and solar screens. That way, some of the sunlight coming in will be reflected, and you won’t have to deal with the painfully hot rays. Your home won’t be as warm, and as a result, your cooling system won’t have to work on overtime to make sure your living space is at a comfortable temperature.

Window tints also keep up to 99.9% of UV rays outside. These are the rays that produce the most heat. Since they won’t be penetrating your glass, your home won’t heat up as quickly. If you wish, you can even get window tint that blocks out some of the visible light so that the bright light isn’t quite as painful.

YOU WON’T HAVE TO REPLACE BELONGINGS AS QUICKLY

Your lessened energy bill isn’t the only thing you’ll be benefiting from with window tints. You can also enjoy the advantage of your belongings lasting longer. Your furniture, carpeting, and other possessions indoors will be in good condition for a longer time without UV rays fading them out and damaging them. With an extra layer of protection, you won’t have to be replacing your carpeting quite as soon.

Window films can do you quite a few favors during the summer months, so you’d do well to spend a little to save a lot before the heat arrives.

Cooltone provides a convenient, affordable solutions for homes – get in touch today to see how we can help.

 

 

 

Why you should get your Windows Tinted

Why You Should Get Your Windows Tinted

Window tint is more than just an aesthetic upgrade. Though it may seem like just another reason to throw away a bunch of cash, these thin sheets of film are actually incredibly practical. One of the biggest benefits they offer is protection from UV rays. This makes you and your household significantly less vulnerable to skin cancer and many other skin conditions. Another reason to tint your windows is because your furniture and carpeting will have longer lifespans without being excessively exposed to the sun. If you live in an especially storm-prone area, you may also benefit greatly from window film because if your windows break, there is less of a chance that they will shatter, injuring you and the people you love.

Another wonderful thing that you can enjoy by tinting your windows at home is a higher degree of privacy. Advancements in window film has brought forth a type of film that keeps the eyes of your nosy neighbours out, but still allows you to have full benefit of the view outside. Forget the nosy neighbours – even would-be burglars would be prevented from seeing the inside of your home, and your window tint just may be the reason you didn’t get robbed.

Besides the increased safety of your household and your belongings, you will also benefit from the cost savings of window tint. These thin layers of film help your cooling and heating systems to work more efficiently, therefore costing you less every month. It may not be a huge amount, but it’ll definitely pay off over time.

If you own a small business, tinting your windows may do wonders for your overhead costs. The costs of running a cooling system all day can really add up, and you’ll definitely see an improvement in your energy bills after applying window films. In addition to that, your office will look classier than ever, which makes customers perceive you as more professional. That improved perception may get you more revenue. The combination of cost savings and an increase in revenue means that your window film will pay for itself in no time.

That being said, you have to select the right company to help you experience these benefits. Subpar tint and poor workmanship will just cost you money without offering you that many advantages. You may end up paying an outrageous amount for low-quality tint that won’t do much to protect the people indoors.

To prove that we are confident in the quality of our materials and our skills, we offer a lifetime warranty for any window film that you purchase from us. If you are based in Brisbane, don’t hesitate to give us a call so that we can figure out an estimate for you for free! Our affordable prices may be a pleasant surprise.

If you’re worried about it taking too long, fear not! Most of the time, we can finish a residential tinting job in a couple hours and still deliver high-quality work to you. That means that you could take your family out for dinner and come back to a fully tinted home. We don’t settle for subpar quality, and you shouldn’t either.

Contact Cooltone today for a consultation on tinting your home, office, or boat.

Uv Rays

The Danger of Harmful UV Rays

From the first moment you set eyes upon your child, you vow that you will protect them from everything, always. So when you go to the beach, you slather them with sunscreen and equip them with sunglasses and hats. When they’re playing in the living room, though, are they just as protected?

The large, beautiful windows that you love so much allow UV rays to enter your home. To keep your household safe, you have to understand what it can do and how you can counter it.

How can you protect your children’s eyes from being damaged by the sun at home? Keep reading to find out!

How does sunlight damage your eyes?

There are lots of great things about sunlight. It gives you warmth, light, and stimulates vitamin D production in your body. All these great things do not come without risks. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can increase your risk of skin cancer and other skin-related diseases as well as damage your eyes.

Excessive UVA light harms your macula and retina. It could even ultimately result in loss of eyesight. UVB light harms your cornea or lens. Your skin isn’t the only part of your body that can get sunburned – your cornea can too. Corneal sunburn can result in temporary loss of vision.

Too much exposure to UV light can also result in growths on your conjunctiva or covering your cornea. Both of these conditions will affect your eyesight.

Are my kids more vulnerable than I am?

The majority of children are more susceptible to UV damage compared to adults. While an adult’s ocular lens is able to filter out some UV rays, a child’s ocular lens is not yet fully developed and won’t be as effective. Therefore, more dangerous UV radiation will be reaching your child’s retina.

Of course, you can lower the risks of eye problems by equipping your kids with proper eyewear and making sure they don’t stare at the sun or spend too long outside, but the fact of the matter is that kids spend more time outside than adults do. Even if they play indoors, it is better to make sure they don’t play near open windows where bright, direct sunlight enters for long periods of time.

How can I protect my children’s eyes?

When the kids play outdoors, make sure that they are equipped with sunglasses and hats. Encourage them to play in the shaded areas so that they aren’t as vulnerable to dangerous UV rays.

When indoors, your kids are still vulnerable. Sure, you could close the curtains, but that would make for a very dark room. This is where window film is incredibly helpful. You and your kids can enjoy the sunlight indoors without being left unguarded against UV rays.

Such a flimsy piece of film may seem ineffective, but you’d be surprised. High-quality solar film can prevent up 99% of UVA rays from penetrating your home. To get the most out of it, have a professional window film installer apply the film to your windows. That way, you can ensure that they are applied properly and will last for years to come.

At Cooltone, we specialise in window tinting residential properties – get in touch today to see how we can help.

Terrnium House

Residential Renovation Boom

 

Australia is on the verge of a major residential renovation boom, with home owners around the country getting set to invest heavily in the renovations of their ageing homes. Nationally spending is expected spend to exceed 8bn this financial year which is well above the trends of the past few years.

Queensland is setting the pace with an estimated contribution to the total exceeding $1.5bn as recently published by news.com QLD Renovation Boom. News covered the coveted 2018 National House Awards, and Queensland have done exceptionally well.

 

These record levels in Queensland are attributed to upgrades, revamps and extensions to predominantly, workers cottages and Queenslanders. To add to QLD taking out top state in the recent figures a small Red Hill based practice  Zuzana and Nichols, was named the country’s best emerging architecture firm.

QLD also took out the award for the best house alteration or addition under 200 sqm, which was a workers cottage, Terrarium House in Highgate hill, designed by John Ellway, which was transformed into an amazing luscious plated oasis.

Terrnium House

With Queensland setting the pace with the renovation market and the average spend on renovations and upgrades sitting in the $100 to $150K mark, people are looking at a variety of options to improve their home values.

At Cooltone we have worked with homeowners for many years working on renovation aspects to improve their value, ascetic look and also in-home comfort.

 

Frosting Glass and Graphic Film  

 

Cooltone supply and install high quality glass frosting films many newly renovated bathrooms, as well as high quality custom designed formats for graphics and unique designs.

You can view our Fasara Catalogue on our website

Frosted Glass

 

 

Window Tinting

Our experienced team of installers have the skill and resources to set up high quality window tints on residential homes, as the renovation market picks up so have our requests for homes to have a new window tint, to improve the aesthetic and also the in home comfort.

Window Tinting  

Di-Noc

Di-Noc is one of the more versatile retro fit products available on the market, it is available  in thousands of options ranging from wood grain, stucco to steel, with its close to real finish, quick installation and affordable costs, Di-Noc has become a favourite with renovators in the QLD market.

You can view our Di-Noc Catalogue on our website

DiNoc

 

If you are interested in speaking with our team to arrange an obligation free quote, contact us today on 1300 302 212. Or contact us.

Residential Window Tinting

Some of the Many Benefits of Residential Window Tinting

Residential window tinting is one of those investments that will pay for itself. Besides cost savings, you will also get improved aesthetics and protection. Read on to learn more about this amazing thin film that you can apply to your windows.

There are quite a few types of window film, including window film, security film, and decorative film. Each of them have different functions, but all of them have some degree of the following benefits:

Energy Efficient

You are sure to save a significant amount of money on electricity after you’ve installed film on your windows. These films will make your home heating or cooling system more efficient, so it will not have to work as hard.

Temperature Regulation

With window film, your home will have a consistent climate. You won’t have hot spots, as the tint prevents strong light from shining into your home. The temperature inside will be a lot more stable.

Less Glare

One of the biggest reasons that people decide to tint the windows of their homes is the glare that is often experienced on TV and laptop screens. Why strain your eyes when you could watch your shows in peace with tinted windows?

Reduce Skin Damage

UV rays are still able to penetrate glass and damage your skin. With window film, however, almost all of these harmful rays will be prevented from entering your home. You will have a decreased risk of health issues, including skin cancer and skin ageing.

More safety

Window tints have proved to increase the safety of your home by some degree. First of all, it is more difficult to see inside, so prospective burglars are not sure what valuables are indoors. Second of all, it is more difficult to break, and can even be shatterproof.

If you live in a storm-prone area, you may also benefit from safety film as the glass is more likely to hold together during bad weather.

Easy Maintenance

Cleaning tinted windows isn’t any harder than normal windows. The film is usually scratch-proof and resistant to water, so all you need to do is wipe it with window cleaner.

Increased Privacy

Window film makes it harder to see inside, while still keeping your home looking classy on the outside. That way, you’ll still be able to enjoy your privacy without alienating your neighbours. A lot of the time, your house value even rises because if the improved look.

At Cooltone, we specialise in window tinting residential properties – get in touch today to see how we can help.

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The Benefits of Lining Your Windows With Sun Protective Film  

Clearly, sunlight is a crucial part of life. It gives off a lovely warmth and light that we need to flourish. Windows are a way to enjoy sunlight, even indoors. That being said, it does not come without its downsides – at times, we have to deal with terrible heat, damaged possessions, and even physical […]