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  1. Comparing Window Film and Window Shades

    May 20, 2014 | 5 comments

    Sunlight can be extremely valuable for improving health and productivity. But if the sun’s UV rays are not controlled, they can cause damage to skin, floors and furniture, artwork, wallcoverings, and display merchandise.

    Window film is a viable option for controlling UV rays, but it certainly isn’t the only option. How does window film stack up when compared to the most obvious sun-blocking alternative: window shades and blinds? (more…)

  2. 2013 National Dealer of the Year

    February 27, 2014 | 0 comments

    We are proud to announce Mike Wanke as the 2013 VistaTM National Dealer of the Year. Mike joined us this past weekend in Scottsdale at our Annual Vista Dealer Conference where he accepted his award.

    He started tinting cars in college to make a few extra dollars and opened his business in 1986 focusing on offering quality automotive installations. Mike quickly realized that the architectural market was where he wanted to be. He saw the opportunity in (more…)

  3. $40 Million Investment in Window Film Plant

    October 30, 2013 | 1 comment

    Companies that invest in their own manufacturing efforts, employees, facilities, and initiatives often create additional benefits that the entire community can enjoy. And that’s what Eastman Chemical Company did when the company recently announced a $40 million investment over the next three years that will expand its window film manufacturing operations in Martinsville, VA. (more…)

  4. Window Film Benefits and Rebates for Homeowners

    October 4, 2013 | 2 comments

    Because window film can bring impressive utility bill and energy savings to homeowners all year long, the fall and winter months are a great time to purchase and install EnerLogic®. Unlike traditional window film, this high-performance green product also helps lower monthly heating bills.

    Most residential window films block solar energy and reduce solar heat gain during the summer, but don’t (more…)

  5. 5 most cost effective home energy updates

    July 11, 2013 | 0 comments

    Photo credit: Muffet

    These days, it’s important for your home to be as energy efficient as possible. But some energy-saving projects can seem overwhelming because of the amount of time and money involved. However, there are simpler ways for you to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Here are five easy and cost effective tips to help you save energy. (more…)

  6. Eastman Partners with Skin Cancer Foundation

    May 21, 2013 | 0 comments

    The sun offers many benefits, such as increased productivity and reduced reliance on electric lighting; but the sun’s UV rays can also damage skin and building assets if they’re not controlled.

    UV rays can penetrate windows in commercial buildings, homes and automobiles, which exposes occupants to radiation. This exposure is cumulative, so the total damage an occupant receives is directly related to how often they’re exposed to UV rays.

    According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UV radiation wavelengths are classified as (more…)

  7. Eastman Recognized for Energy-Efficiency Efforts

    March 13, 2013 | 0 comments

    Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that are making exceptional progress in energy efficiency and energy management.

    Named as ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year, these manufacturers, retailers, utilities, builders, and buildings are dedicated to making informed decisions that are good for the environment. Out of the nearly 20,000 partners (more…)

  8. Replacement Windows: Best Choice for Historic Homes?

    February 26, 2013 | 7 comments

    Historic homes were often constructed with energy savings and sustainability in mind, using thick walls, light-reflecting finishes, operable shutters, and awnings/porches that provide shade.

    As they age, older homes can be made more energy efficient – and replacing outdated components isn’t always (more…)

  9. Window Film Tax Credit Extended through 2013

    February 5, 2013 | 1 comment

    Saving money and energy just got a little easier for homeowners. As part of the Fiscal Cliff Legislation, a window film tax credit is being offered for residential structures. The tax credit is a credit for 10 percent of total window film materials cost, with a maximum total credit of $500. The window film tax credit is (more…)

  10. Save Energy Year Round with EnerLogic Window Film

    January 11, 2013 | 0 comments

    Everyone wants to save money. OK, easy to say. But how do you do it? Well, let’s try upping your energy efficiency to lower your energy bill year after year. Your windows are a great place to start this quest for energy savings because they typically account for about one third of your annual heating and cooling costs. EnerLogic® insulating window film is a great option to make your windows more energy efficient without the hassle and cost of replacing them. And unlike traditional (more…)