What is window film, and is it for me?

Window Film is your friend. Window film, or Window Tint is one of those incredible products that pay for itself over time. Window Film is universally beneficial to any home or office because it significantly lowers energy use and utility bills. There are countless reasons to have window film installed in your home beyond saving money. We're here to discuss some of the benefits you can enjoy by installing window film.


Utility Bills, Energy Use: GO GREEN & SAVE MONEY

Having window film applied in your home or office is a great investment because it pays for itself over time. During every season, window film helps eliminate unnecessary energy use to keep your home a comfortable temperature. Think of window film as your HVAC system’s partner in crime. Together they battle your home’s energy waste and save you money on utility bills without compromising comfort.

During hot summer days, window film deflects up to 79% of solar energy that penetrates your windows, heating your home. This gives your AC a break from having to work double-time to keep you cool. You no longer have to draw the blinds and curtains and live like a vampire to keep the sun’s heat off of you. You can still enjoy the benefits of a naturally bright sun-drenched room, but now without the heat, as these films will not darken your windows tremendously. Think of it as big sunglasses for your house!

In the winter, window film acts as an insulator, holding the heat in your home. High utility bills in the winter are a homeowner’s biggest nightmare. Everyone’s been there… the internal struggle on whether to put a scarf and mittens on while watching TV… or turn the heat up and pay for it later. Neither of those sounds like a good time!


FADE: stop the fading of your fine furnishings with window film

 

 All of our traditional and designer window films offer 99% UV protection to help eliminate the fading of your fine furnishings, carpet, hardwood floors, paintings and window treatments. The suns harsh rays are working nonstop to negatively affect the beauty and integrity of your interior. Left unprotected, windows provide easy entry into your home for the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Properly selected window tint can significantly reduce fading and helps you relax knowing that your possessions are safe. While no window tint can completely stop fading, our residential window films will significantly reduce the three major components that cause fading; UV, heat and visible light.


 

 

GLARE: can’t see a dang thing on the screen?

After installing window film into your home, you’ll be doing…

Less of this:

 

And more of this:

That irritating "white" light glare is a common problem in windows facing South, West and East. You have to move your seat to see your TV and end up just closing the curtains to read your email. This glare or white-light can cause a room to become uncomfortable and annoying to be in. When it comes to your home, you want to take full advantage of the style and ambiance that you created. Glare often times requires that blinds or drapes be drawn to make the room feel livable. Doing so eliminates the view and requires the constant adjusting of the window treatments. The addition of window film can cut down on the glare while still allowing for a clear view of the outside. Enjoy a bright sunny room without feeling like you need to wear your sunglasses inside. Properly selected window film can blend with the style of your home, adding to it a look and feel that actually complements the overall decor.


PRIVACY & SECURITY

 

 That window in your bathroom really could use a set of blinds. It’s time to quit giving your neighbors a peep show. Don’t want to darken the “office” with curtains or blinds? Window film comes in a variety of choices from frosted to decorative to reflective privacy film that looks mirror-like from outside.

 

 Window film strengthens glass for increased security; intruders or extreme weather are less likely to be able to break the window. If they do, window film secures dangerous shards acting similarly to a broken windshield.

 

 WHY CHOOSE WINDOW GENIE?

Have you ever tried to apply window film yourself? NOT EASY. Home improvement stores do carry DIY versions of window film, but none of them compare to the quality of window films that Window Genie provides. Window film application takes precision, a steady hand and a ton of supplies. Hiring help means the job will be done right and you don’t have to spend the day struggling only to end up frustrated because you left bubbles in the windows and have to start over. Ask your local Genie for a complete list of inventory and to discuss options to fit your needs. You can even get a free phone estimate!

We hope you understand a bit more about window film than you did before. Don't take our word for it, do your homework and call your local Genie to discuss your needs further.

 

 

 

Welcome to the Window Genie Blog!

    We've developed this page to initiate a variety of interesting discussions to educate, entice and entertain you. To help you get to know us a little better, here's a quick lesson on who Window Genie is; where we came from and where we are today: Does Window Genie sell windows? Fix them? Install them? Are we real Genies who can grant you three wishes? Close, but not exactly. Window Genie's tagline reads, "We Clean Windows and a Whole Lot More!" Very informative, I know. We do much more than clean windows but what kind of tagline would it be if we rambled on about our services, right? I'll take you back to where it all started. Window Genie was founded in Cincinnati in 1994. Tired of the corporate grind and willing to do what it took to be his own boss, Window Genie Founder and CEO, Rik Nonelle, took it upon himself to start over and be in control of his own success. Here's a quick timeline of Window Genie from 1994 to now:   Rik Nonelle gets degree from The Ohio State university in Marketing & Finance. Worked corporate jobs until starting Window Genie in 1994 Original business started as a residential window cleaning company Operation grew to 8 crews and the addition of pressure washing services Franchise operations began in 1998 with the tagline, "Cleaning America's Windows, Decks and Driveways." 2000: Window Film 2005: Gutter Protection 2006: Tile & Grout cleaning 2009: GENIEMOBILE wrapped vehicles 2010: Master Franchise Program 2011: Creation of Windows 4 Wishes give back program 2011-2012: Added 4 new members to the corporate team to support the system's tremendous growth 2012: Revamped windowgenie.com and added this blog!

Window Genie has grown a great deal over the years. Today, there are over 100 units in operation. A few bragging rights we've earned recently are:

We were recently ranked #190 on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2013 Franchise 500 List. We jumped 217 spots from the 2012 list that had us ranked #407 We were featured in the 2012 Franchise Business Review Veterans & Franchising Special Report as one of the best franchises for Veterans We were named the 41st fastest growing franchise in America for 2012 by Entrepreneur Magazine Listed two years in a row for system-wide franchisee satisfaction by Franchise Business Review 5 Window Genie franchisees were awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award           Now that we're well acquainted, report back every week for news, updates, fun facts and to keep up with what's going on in the Window Genie world! Don't forget to browse our new website, find your local Genie and call for a free estimate today! Prepare for spring cleaning, recruit some help and let the power of the Genie work for you!  
Window Genie’s commitment to customer satisfaction and professionalism is what has made us America’s fastest growing home service franchise. With world class training and service standards, you will feel safe knowing your uniformed technician has completed a thorough background check and will take great pride in caring for your home or office. Every Window Genie franchise is locally owned and operated. Your local Genie carries full insurance, is bonded and uses only the best equipment and materials available in today’s market. Continue reading "Who is Window Genie?"

Welcome to the new Window Genie Blog. This blog will feature all of the latest news, specials, and tips for Window Genie's valued customers. Window Genie’s commitments to customer satisfaction and professionalism are what has made us America’s fastest growing home service franchise. With world class training and service standards, you will feel safe knowing your uniformed technician has completed a thorough background check and will take great pride in caring for your home or office. Every Window Genie franchise is locally owned and operated. Your local Genie carries full insurance, is bonded and uses only the best equipment and materials available in today’s market.

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