Window Tint: Slashing Business Costs While Going Green

It’s no secret; running a lean, efficient enterprise is the universal aspiration of success-driven business owners.  On top of generating sales and growth, seeking efficiency in all facets is what separates the good companies from the best.  When structuring expenses, it is vital to assess all costs in all areas. Whether the costs directly contribute to what your company sells, they still add up to a bottom line.  What many business owners are still unaware is that one cost-reduction measure is also one that’s lends to environmental stability as well.  For any business that pays it’s own energy bills, what you are about to read may contribute to the cost reduction you were looking for.

Window Tinting Can Save Your Business Money

When window tint is applied to a building it forms a protective barrier from many unwanted elements.  On top of rejecting virtually all incoming UV light (a health benefit in its own right), tinting is also highly effective in heat absorption.  Films are capable of absorbing up to well over 60% of incoming heat. When this happens, the propensity for cooling your buildings interior is all but certain to decrease.  That, in turn, works to effectively slash energy costs for the business.  How would you allocate the money that no longer drains through air conditioning vents?

While reduced energy costs might add to your businesses’ bottom line, it profits the environment as well.  With less energy usage, more emissions are saved from being released into the atmosphere.  While emissions saved by one business (alone) may not be enough to save our environment, collective action may bring us incredibly closer.  Imagine if commercial window tinting was universally adopted: What type of environmental impact could it potentially generate?

Window tinting is so energy-efficient that many governments offer tax incentives for those who choose to install. The IRS, for one, calls for a 10% deduction of film product costs for a maximum of $500.  More information on that is available at It’s also worthwhile to mention that local jurisdictions may offer their own incentives for tinting.

Window tinting saves businesses in more ways than one. On top of providing energy cost and emission reductions, it can often boost productivity.  One more benefit of film installation turns out to be glare reduction.  In offices (and stores) that have large windows, glare can be especially troublesome at times.  Lost production from employees is not it’s only liability. Businesses who operate storefronts ought to be concerned as well; glare may potentially make clients feel less comfortable while shopping. Wouldn’t that be something worth preventing?  On top of tangible cost reductions (energy) from tinting, there are hoards of intangible savings as well.

In 2012, it’s time for companies to take more action towards being environmentally sustainable. Window tinting offers a grand opportunity for just that. Unlike most eco-friendly activities, tinting provides direct, tangible savings on the balance sheet.  As companies continue to tighten their belts, and consumers become more eco-conscious, the backdrop may be set for something truly incredible.


Jared Diamond writes about a host of topics ranging from automotive modifications to environmental stability.  He enjoys reading and tennis as leisurely activities while not writing.

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  • Good. Always good to read positive and well informed articles on our industry. Hopefully this year we can all gain awareness and people will realise how huge window film is as a retrofit product.. there is no comparison to things like water valves, LED lighting..etc.

  • Window tinting helps regulate energy consumption. It acts as an insulator by absorbing heat from the sun and helps a lot during the winter season. Cooling and heating equipment will be used less frequently, thus reducing electric expenses.

  • Good article highlighting the benefits to window tinting in the home. Its not as big over here in the UK yet but its growing.

  • It’s great to see someone who’s not in the industry of window tinting realize the multiple benefits of window control films for businesses. The investment can pay for itself in a few years, then it’s going to actually PAY YOU in savings. Those savings can stay in your pocket and accumulate for years for your personal benefit, or you can donate those lost energy dollars to your electric company. Another way to look at is that “the longer you wait to tint, the more your money will continue hemorrhaging”

  • Iman

    If you want to save money on your electric bills this summer, install window tint on your home windows. In the summer time, the sun is the hottest. When the rays of the sun enter your home it heats the air and your air conditioner has to run longer. This translates into higher electrical bills. Adding window tint or professionally installed solar screens, you can save a huge amount of money and stay cooler at the same time. Solar screens are installed on the outside of your windows while window tint is installed on the inside of your windows. If done right, it is a perfect addition to your home that will save you money and block heat.

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  • Katherine Allen

    Window tinting is ideal choice to save on money and energy cost. Either use it for your home or for office.

    It just not protecting from harmful rays (UV) in summer also, helps in retaining warmth in winters.