By improving HVAC efficiency, VISTA™ commercial window film costs are affordable and can deliver annualized energy savings as high as 15% with an average payback within three years.
VISTA™ high performance window glazing solutions reduce solar heat gain up to 75% ─ reducing unwanted heat gain and eliminating hot and cold spots throughout your building.
Window films cost significantly less than other energy saving solutions – providing one of the best returns on investment for your building. According to the survey "Energy Saving Trends in the Facility Design and Management Industry," payback is the biggest barrier to implementing an energy savings project for facility managers and architects. In addition, the majority of the facility managers and architects who responded to the survey reported that 2-4 years was the most acceptable payback period of an energy savings upgrade.
VISTA™ commercial window film is one of the most effective and economical methods of controlling energy costs and increasing comfort for new construction and retrofit projects alike.
A smart alternative to window replacement, VISTA™ commercial window film offers premium, high-performance glazing solutions for all types of glazing systems: clear, tinted, low-e or coated glass, from curtain wall to interior glass.
"Energy costs represent 30% of a typical building's annual budget and is the single largest operating cost."
- BOMA-Kingsley Quarterly/US EPA Energy Star
High Performance Window Glazing: Product Overview
Many cities in the world are experiencing the growing problem of vandals tagging glass and other surfaces in public places using mechanical etching tools, acid, and paint. LLumar anti-graffiti window film, also known as LLumar sacrificial film, is now the front-running solution to cost-effectively mitigating damage. These specially designed films, nearly invisible once installed, provide a removable, sacrificial surface that can reduce or eliminate the need for expensive glass replacement. A single replacement of just one window can easily exceed ten or twenty times the cost of film installation.
No one wants to enter a business with a vandalized exterior. The best way to remove graffiti spray paint from glass is with a razor blade and patience. But even these efforts can't clean some latex paints and will leave a shadow. And scratches or etchings in glass can rarely be buffed out. The best way to remove scratches from glass is to never let them be etched in the first place. Our anti-graffiti film is a cost effective way to protect your glass, mirrors, and stainless steel. Taggers ruin our film. Our film is removed and replaced at a fraction of the cost of new glass and mirrors. If you have a Graffiti problem we have the answers contact us today.
With payback top of mind when recommending energy savings upgrades, facility managers and architects should feel confident suggesting VISTA™ window film. The window films can help reduce a building's energy costs by 5-15% and cut solar heat gain up to 75%. Thus, the annual energy cost savings that VISTA™ window film provides allows a building to quickly recoup its window film costs, typically in three years or less.
In terms of window replacement cost, window film cost is considerably lower. With an average of 6.6 times greater cost savings per dollar invested and much quicker payback than total window replacement with new low-E windows, VISTA™ window film is a smart energy saving solution.
While building owners benefit from the energy cost savings that VISTA™ window film provides, tenants and employees enjoy increased comfort and protection from harmful UV rays. In addition, tenants or employees appreciate minimal inconvenience during the window film installation, which can be completed in a fraction of the time of window replacement. See how the costs of window film for your building compare to potential energy savings by using the Energy Savings Calculator.
Whether they are applied to vertical or sloped glass, mirrors, stainless steel, in malls, on buses, in office buildings or on subways, installation and replacement by our professionally trained staff is quick and easy, avoiding the disruption caused by window replacement. When vandals strike, the film is simply removed along with the tags, revealing the unspoiled glass surface ready for the replacement sacrificial film.
When applied to surfaces that vandals often target, such as interior and exterior windows, mirrors, countertops, stainless steel and other glass, the anti-graffiti film provides protection by taking the brunt of graffiti damage. Paints, permanent markings, scratches, acid-etching and gouges can be easily removed from the protective surface without the use of harsh chemicals. That is because film damaged by etching or scratching can be easily removed and replaced with new film. Using the protective film also eliminates the expense of conventional graffiti cleanup or the even costlier total replacement of graffiti-damaged equipment or property. Anti-graffiti films offer building owners and managers the opportunity to minimize the $12 billion annual cost associated with graffiti abatement in the United States. In addition to resisting damage from glass-etching solutions used by vandals, these films also offer other benefits by blocking heat, glare, and up to 99.9% of damaging UV rays.
UV window film provide a barrier between a building's occupants/interior furnishings and harmful ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet A rays (UVA) in particular are responsible for causing extensive damage – including initiating skin cancer development and causing fading of furniture and flooring. While ordinary glass offers little to no protection from the sun, UV window films do, and at a fraction of the cost of other UV-blocking alternatives.
The VISTA™ brand of UV window film provides the highest level of UVA and UVB rejection by blocking up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays. VISTA™ UV window film's protective shield helps defend against the dangers of UV induced skin diseases and photosensitivity. The sun's ultraviolet rays are also the leading cause of fading in interiors such as furniture, floorings, wall coverings, artwork and photographs. Retail stores are especially prone to damage from UVA rays as merchandise in windows is more susceptible to damage and fading.
By lowering energy costs, reducing carbon emissions and improving aesthetics, VISTA™ high performance window glazing can help your building qualify for up to 9 points in LEED certification.
VISTA™ energy efficient window film help reduce solar heat gain up to 75%, which can help save money and energy when it comes to your building's operation. According to U.S. Department of Energy statistics, approximately one third of a building's cooling costs can be attributed to solar heat gain through windows. By reducing air-conditioner run time or lowering load conditions, VISTA™ energy efficient window films can save money and energy. VISTA™ Window Film can reduce solar heat gain up to 75% . Energy efficient window films can help reduce energy costs for the average building 5-15%, and VISTA™ window film delivers average payback within three years.
At one-fifth to one-tenth the cost of replacement windows, depending on the application, VISTA™ window film offers an attractive alternative for improving energy efficiency.
This high performance window glazing delivers up to 7 times the energy efficiency per $1 invested vs. new windows, all with a quick, non-disruptive installation.
Compared to other lower cost investments that reduce UV exposure such as curtains, blinds and awnings, our UV films do not create a dark environment or block the view of the outside world. The window film is available in a variety of shades and reflectivity, allowing building occupants to enjoy natural light without unwanted UV, heat and glare. Many architects specify UV window film to reduce the negative side effects of daylighting, the practice of placing windows or other openings and reflective surfaces so that during the day natural light provides effective internal lighting. Some replacement windows have special coatings for UV protection, but total replacement for a commercial building is often cost prohibitive. VISTA™ films are approximately 80-90% less expensive to install than replacement windows and the installation process is less intrusive.
Vista window films are covered by one of the best window film warranties in the industry, protecting against thermal stress, seal failure, and film failure. (Some restrictions and limitations apply. Please see an authorized Vista Window Film dealer for details.)
By reducing heat from solar energy up to 75%, VISTA™ window film can help even out hot and cold spots throughout your building. The result is more satisfied building tenants and greater employee comfort. As building managers are becoming more aware of the ability to attract premium tenants with green upgrades, they are looking for upgrades that are both appealing to prospective tenants and those that provide energy cost savings. Of those types of improvements are high-efficiency HVAC equipment and tinted glass for buildings. The latest window film technology is a fraction of the cost of tinted glass for buildings and can help reduce the HVAC load by filtering out much of the solar heat that can enter through windows in summer and retaining much of the warmth that is lost out windows in winter.
VISTA™ window film provides a cost-effective option, which is comparable to tinted glass for buildings, to increase employee and tenant comfort. Employee comfort is important for productivity. A recent study reports that 80% of workers have trouble concentrating if the office temperature is higher than normal and nearly two-thirds say typical tasks may take up to 25% longer in warmer conditions. In addition to reducing heat in your building, VISTA™ window film reduces glare while allowing natural light into a space. By reducing the need for artificial light, window film often allows for blinds/shades to be left open permitting more natural daylight into spaces and maintaining the much-desired connection with the outdoors for occupants.
Made with heavy-duty polyester bonded by the industry's strongest adhesives, Vista™ security window films provide a powerful barrier that helps hold glass in place should impact occur. Vista™ security window films will help control and lessen the danger and damage caused by broken glass in new construction and retrofit projects. No matter what the impact is from natural disasters, crime, vandalism or everyday accidents you can rest assure that Vista™ security window films will help control and even eliminate the danger and damage caused by broken glass.
Security window film is recommended for commercial buildings in areas prone to violent storms, hurricanes and earthquakes. In addition, the following building types are also good candidates:
Suitable for a broad range of applications, Vista™ offers security films meeting numerous certifications and test standards in the United States, Europe and around the world, including:
VISTA™ commercial UV window film filters out up to 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays, helping to protect interior furnishings, merchandise, and occupants from sun damage. This protection saves money and can help protect investments.