Windows are a weak point in a building. No matter how great a builder is, glass is inherently weak and a poor insulator. Not to forget, if privacy is important glass is quite the opposite of private. These three issues: security, temperature control, and privacy, are what lead Burt’s Bees to seek out a solution.
When Burt’s Bees came to AP Tinting, we presented them with a couple of options. With window tinting, there will always be multiple solutions as there are multiple darkening levels, film thicknesses, and application additives. For this project, we ultimately selected a safety and security tint film coupled with C-Bond for installation. Here’s more on how this film impacts each of the client’s pain points.
Temperature Control with Window Film
The sun’s infrared rays penetrate untreated windows and heat up the interior. Window films can filter out infrared rays and ultimately lead to reduced heat gain in the summer months and reduced heat loss in the winter. Putting hard numbers to this equation, the specific film applied in this instance reduces the summer solar heat gain by 75% and reduces the winter heat loss by 9%.
Reinforcing Windows with Window Film
With the rise of building break-ins and school shootings, Burt’s Bees decided they wanted to improve the safety of their workplace for their employees. The window film solution selected, coupled with C-Bond window nanotechnology, ensures the highest levels of protection without affecting the aesthetics of the current building.
Improving Worker Privacy using Window Film
Glass does a poor job of offering privacy—after all it is clear. Burt’s Bees wanted a more privacy for their staff to improve comfort and safety. The window film selected reduces visibility through the window, while also allowing in natural light. Putting numbers to the installation, this specific film offers 16% visible light transmission—which means the amount of light passing through the film was brought down to only 16%!