Interior Design Studio Protects its Fine Furnishings from Fading with Purelite 60

The Challenge:


Diaz de Luna Interior Design Studio located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico creates luxurious, elegant and functional environments for residential, retail, and corporate clients nationwide. The firm prides itself on its strong ability to create a blend between traditional and contemporary interiors; executing the perfect balance between classic designs and modern concepts.

The studio’s showroom allows clients to visually connect with the design plans that Diaz de Luna creates exclusively for them. Here, clients are able to touch and experience the feel of some of the materials and pieces that will be used in their home or commercial space. However, the showroom was experiencing uncomfortable heat and fading of the fine sample fabrics on display. The designers at Diaz de Luna knew they needed to implement a solution that would protect their valuable furnishings and provide customers with a more comfortable showroom experience.

The Solution:

The designers at Diaz de Luna were somewhat familiar with window film products. They sought out the expertise of Superior Window solutions in San Diego, CA to help determine the film product that would best meet their needs. After a thorough consultation, Sunscape Purelite 60 was chosen to be installed on the showroom’s front windows. Where soft light is the desired effect, this technologically-advanced window film exhibits excellent solar protection while providing a very soothing view and appearance.

The Results:

The designers at Diaz de Luna were pleased with the added heat rejection and protection from fading that the Purelite 60 film provides. In fact, they are eager to use the product on other areas of the showroom as well as recommend it to their clients who have similar needs.

   

New Bank Building Improves Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort with Purelite 40

The Challenge:


Southeast Bank based in Knoxville, TN built a new four-story commercial building to house their local branch, service call center, mortgage office and executive offices. The beautiful new facility was built with energy efficiency in mind and that mindset continued in the selection of the building’s finishes.


The management staff had already experienced the benefits of window film at their previous location and knew that installing film on the new building was a necessity. Prior to the new space being occupied, staff met with several local window film dealers to select an installer who would be able recommend the best product and meet their high expectations.


The Solution:


Promark Window Tinting was selected as the installer of choice due to the company’s expertise and large range of high-end product offerings. To best meet the glare and heat reduction concerns of the bank, while still providing a film with a strong aesthetic appeal, Promark suggested Sunscape Purelite 40. Where soft light is the desired effect, this technologically-developed window film allows excellent solar protection while providing a very soothing view and appearance.


The Results:

The bank staff felt that the Purelite 40 delivered the “classy and subtle appearance they were looking for.” Employees are looking forward to moving into the new office space that promises to deliver a pleasant work environment through soothing light pouring through the windows, reducing glare and providing balanced temperatures throughout the building. The film will also help keep all the furniture and flooring from falling victim to fading. Sunscape films also improve glass safety in the event of a small object hitting a window such as a bird or hail.


Installing window film was only one part of Southeast Bank’s numerous efforts to create a beautiful, energy efficient, new space as they continue to work towards earning a LEED certification for the building. LEED certification is a collection of efforts to improve energy efficiency through building design, materials, features and mechanical systems.

   

Sunscape Window Film Chills the Heat at South Carolina Anytime Fitness Center

The Challenge:

Anytime Fitness, a beautiful fully equipped gym, featured full-length windows that allowed patrons to see outside while they were working out. But the building was plagued by glare from cars in the parking lot as well as relentless heat from the sun beating through the glass front of the building. The cooling bills for the gym were astronomical in order to keep it comfortable enough for patrons to exercise and lift weights. The gym is open 24/7, so gym owners wanted to protect their patrons from early morning glare to late afternoon sunshine and heat.

The owner of the Anytime Fitness franchise in Myrtle Beach, S.C., turned to Sunscape dealer Matthew Yelle, the owner of Palmetto Protection Films to provide solar control window film for his commercial building. “If you’ve ever done cardio while the sun is rising here, you know that some days the glare is intense,” said Patrick Flynn, owner of Anytime Fitness. “People would wear sunglasses when they were on the treadmills and cardio equipment in front of the windows in the morning.”

The Solution

By installing Sunscape, Madico’s premium architectural solar control window film on all 71 floor-to-ceiling windows and transoms, Anytime Fitness was able to achieve high heat rejection and block 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Palmetto Protection Films chose to install Sunscape Duralite 20 on the upper transoms and Sunscape Purelite 40 on the glass doors and large windows.

“I love the aesthetics of the film, which looks beautiful while allowing gym patrons to see out,” Yelle said, “But it was also important that the windows still allowed people to look into the gym and see people working out normally even during the pandemic. So these Sunscape films were the perfect choice.”

The Results

The newly installed films created an energy-efficient environment with high heat rejection. The film also reduced annoying glare within the gym, providing more comfort for gym patrons.

The gym owners are very happy with the results and say they can already feel and see a difference in the glare and heat reduction inside the building.

“We constantly reinvest back into the gym,” Flynn said. “It looks great, and it will help keep the gym cool this summer when it really heats up again. We want to keep this place better than brand new as a way to say thanks to our amazing members.”

   

Commercial Building in Spain Improves Energy Efficiency and Updates Look with Madico Exterior Window Film

The Challenge

An inefficient and visually unappealing glazing system plagued a large commercial building in Barcelona, Spain. Built in the 1980’s, the building lacked sufficient insulation leading to temperature disparities and an overworked HVAC system. The exterior glazing aesthetic was also dated and lacked cohesion due to the mismatched look of the windows.

The building’s facility manager sought out a solution that could both improve the energy efficiency of the building and its visual appearance.

The Solution

The building manager selected DTI Solar Protection Solutions, S.L.U. to evaluate the building and provide a solution. The professional installers at DTI suggested Madico’s Solar Bronze 20 Exterior film to improve energy efficiency, increase thermal comfort and create a uniform bronze color on the exterior of the windows. Madico’s bronze film features a neutral tone that appealed to the customer over other shiny or copper colored bronze films found in the industry.

The benefit of an exterior film application over a traditional interior film application is the improved visual appearance of the windows. Exterior films also greatly improve a building’s existing glazing system by lowering the solar heat gain coefficient and improving its U factor. Exterior films solve many installation challenges including inaccessible interior windows, multi-pane or laminated glass, and insulated glass units.

Results

The building’s occupants and facility manager were all impressed with the results of the exterior window film application. They have reported that the temperature disparities improved immediately, and that the HVAC system no longer works as hard to cool off the building, resulting in reduced energy costs. The application of the film will also improve the overall insulation of the building helping to retain cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter.

The overall look of the building has greatly improved as well. The exterior of the commercial building now features a sleek, modern design that competes with much newer offices nearby.  

   

Black Out

Black Out by Madico blocks 100% of light transmission and can be used to create privacy or for decorative applications in office buildings, restaurants, or retail environments.

Ideal for design applications in:

  • office buildings
  • bathrooms
  • restaurants
  • retail environments
  • spaces where you may want to alter the opacity of glass

Black Out is commonly used in retail storefronts to disguise undesirable views. The film also works great with film plotters such as MACS to create custom logos and designs.

   

White Out

White Out by Madico decorative film is the perfect way to create privacy or separation in a space.

Ideal for design applications in:

  • office buildings
  • bathrooms
  • glass doors
  • restaurants
  • retail environments
  • spaces where you may want to alter the opacity of glass

The film works great with film plotters such as MACS to create custom logos and designs.

   

Frost Matte

Frost Matte by Madico decorative film can be used to increase privacy or for decorative design applications. Its translucent appearance mimics etched glass for a fraction of the cost and is removable.

Ideal for design applications in:

  • office buildings
  • bathrooms
  • restaurants
  • glass doors
  • retail environments
  • spaces where you may want to alter the opacity of glass

Frost Matte is a popular product for use in conference rooms to allow daylight into the space while maintaining privacy. The film also works great with film plotters such as MACS to create custom logos and designs.

   

Solar Grey Exterior

Solar Grey Exterior architectural film provides a neutral tone that complements any décor while cutting annoying glare and managing energy costs.

Solar Grey Exterior is commonly used in situations where an interior installation is either not possible or too risky due to laminated or triple pane glass. As an exterior film, Solar Grey transforms the look of outdated windows by creating a sleek, uniform appearance.

  • Heat Reduction: blocks up to 80% of the sun’s heat saves on air conditioning costs.
  • Energy Savings: saves costs in winter too, as the same film retains interior heat.
  • Provides a uniform exterior appearance for buildings.
  • Rejects up to 99% of UV rays, slowing fading of furnishings and flooring.
  • Glass Breakage Protection: Should a window ever break, offers protection from flying glass fragments by holding the glass together.

   

Reflective Silver Exterior

Reflective Silver Exterior architectural film keeps buildings more comfortable while providing exterior reflectivity that offers privacy, cuts glare, and helps lower energy costs.

Reflective Silver Exterior is commonly used in situations where an interior installation is either not possible or too risky due to laminated or triple pane glass. As an exterior film, Reflective Silver transforms the look of outdated windows by creating a sleek, uniform appearance.

  • Heat Reduction: blocks up to 80% of the sun’s heat saves on air conditioning costs.
  • Energy Savings: saves costs in winter too, as the same film retains interior heat.
  • Provides a uniform exterior appearance for buildings.
  • Rejects up to 99% of UV rays, slowing fading of furnishings and flooring.
  • Glass Breakage Protection: Should a window ever break, offers protection from flying glass fragments by holding the glass together.

   

Solar Bronze Exterior

Solar Bronze Exterior architectural film offers the perfect combination of performance, fade protection, and visibility.

Solar Bronze Exterior is commonly used in situations where an interior installation is either not possible or too risky due to laminated or triple pane glass. As an exterior film, Solar Bronze transforms the look of outdated windows by creating a sleek, uniform appearance.

  • Heat Reduction: blocks up to 80% of the sun’s heat saves on air conditioning costs.
  • Energy Savings: saves costs in winter too, as the same film retains interior heat.
  • Provides a uniform exterior appearance for buildings.
  • Rejects up to 99% of UV rays, slowing fading of furnishings and flooring.
  • Glass Breakage Protection: Should a window ever break, offers protection from flying glass fragments by holding the glass together.