The mature window tinting business that began over a half century ago has gone through many change since late 2008 when Eastman Films became the first company with NFRC Certification
The original window films back in the 1960’s and 1970’s had a limited life cycle because of the unstable dyes that were used in the manufacturing process.
This grew to become an industry still in search of credibility.
Even today you’ll see purple windows on homes, office buildings and retail stores.
Credibility is critically important and the game changer is the US Department Of Energy and their Energy Star program.
For window films to become rated and approved the industry has had to develop standardized measurements independently lab tested and documented.
The NFRC provided the vehicle for this logical process and the leading window film companies driven by Eastman’s leadership have followed suit.
Consumers are looking for energy efficient solutions that can reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their electric bills.
Now with NFRC rated films a consumer can narrow their choices to performance and aesthetics.
Certainly there are reflective films that provide privacy, UV rejection and superior heat rejection.
These films like VISTA and LLumar set the standard in low interior reflection and outstanding optical clarity.
Non-Reflective Ceramic Films like Huper Optik set the bar at the highest level for a non metal film that meets aesthetic requirements of any Home Owners Association and complies with Deed Restrictions.
We strongly endorse the NFRC and the independent credentials that will ultimately lead to Energy Star ratings
That’s why we always advise our clients to do their homework, check the ratings and beware outrageous claims about blocking 97% of the IR or heat or nonsense about working better at angles (after all all window films do!)
Beware phony BTU tests with rigged IR meters that only measure a narrow wavelength to give the illusion of performance.
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