Storefront Window Tint

November 18, 2021

The Best Window Film for Storefront Window Tinting


Whether you own your own store, work in any type of store, or have simply been a customer in a store, you are probably no stranger to storefronts. Storefronts are typically made entirely out of glass, and they bring a lot of positives, like showcasing products to people walking by and letting in a ton of natural light. However, they do potentially bring a few problems. Since they are made entirely of glass, they let in a lot of heat, a lot of glare can lack privacy, and can be a target for break-ins and graffiti.

Solar Art installs different types of window film to storefronts every single day to help business owners mitigate this variety of problems. Whether you are a business owner or not, keep on reading to learn about the following topics and how storefront window tint can benefit a commercial space: 

  1. Solar film for storefronts
  2. Reflective window film & privacy window film for storefronts
  3. Decorative window film for storefronts
  4. Window graphics for storefronts
  5. Anti-graffiti film for storefronts
  6. Window security film for storefronts 

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  • Solar Films - Reduces heat
  • Decorative Films - Increases privacy
  • Custom Graphics - Brands & advertising


Solar film for storefronts


Solar film is the branch of window film that is most commonly used to reduce heat, reduce glare, and protect against sun fading. It is also one of the most popular storefront window tints because storefronts frequently experience these problems. Like we talked about earlier, storefronts being made entirely from glass is great for business owners, because they let in a ton of natural light, which puts your products on display for those walking by window shopping. However, while this large piece of glass lets in views, it also lets in the sun. This amount of sun entering a space creates glare and can make the store hot and uncomfortable for employees and customers.

Not only does the sun bring the heat and glare, but it also fades the items you have on display. Solar Art has had a lot of customers who were frustrated with their valuable products being damaged/ruined from sun fading. If you are experiencing any of these issues, solar film could be the perfect window film solution for your business! Solar film comes in a variety of different shades and tints, each of which reduces a different amount of heat and glare.

If you aren’t looking to change the look of your storefront or prevent people from seeing inside, a ceramic window tint is a great option. Ceramic window tint contains no metal or dye, which means it isn’t going to change the aesthetics of your store. People walking by will still be able to see in while your store is being protected from the heat, glare, and sun fading. If you are looking for increased privacy in addition to heat and glare blocking features, keep on reading to learn about reflective window film and privacy window film for storefronts! 

Reflective window film/privacy window film for storefronts

Like we just talked about, solar film is a really common storefront window tint service because it reduces heat, reduces glare, and protects against sun fading while still allowing sunlight and views into the store. If you are a business owner that is looking to do all of this, as well as increase privacy, reflective window film is a great option. Reflective window film significantly reduces heat, reduces glare, protects against sun fading, and increases privacy.

From the outside looking in, your storefront will look like a mirror and will prevent people from seeing inside the building. However, people inside the store will still have full views outside. Solar Art often sees reflective window film installed in storefronts where the business owner is looking to increase privacy and prevent people walking by from being able to see into the store. 

Decorative window film for storefronts


If you are looking for maximum privacy into and out of the store, reflective window film isn’t going to be the best option, because like we talked about, people inside still have full views outside. If you are looking for the maximum amount of privacy in your store with the inability to see into or out of the glass, decorative window film might be the best storefront window film for you. In terms of decorative window film, you have a ton of options. Some of the more popular decorative window films that Solar Art installs daily are frosted window film, blackout window film, whiteout window film, and different patterned window films.

Decorative window film works great for storefronts in situations where you are trying to hide products or construction that is being done in your space. We often see business owners install blackout window film to hide unsightly construction from people walking by. Once the construction is over, all you have to do is call up Solar Art, and our installation crew can remove the decorative window film, and you will immediately have views back into your storefront. Not only is decorative window film used to hide construction and/or products, but it is also frequently used as a decorative factor. It gives your store a custom look for an affordable price. 

Window graphics for storefronts


Reducing heat and increasing privacy is great, but what is one thing that almost all business owners have in common? They want to brand their business...and an easy way to do this is through storefronts. Storefronts are made entirely of glass and are the perfect spot to market your business name, hours of operation, the services you provide, and more. Your next question might be about how you can do that without breaking the bank. That’s where Solar Art comes in.

We have our own in-house graphics department that produces and prints our window graphics and wall graphics. Window graphics are the perfect way to market and advertise your business on your storefront because they are installed directly onto glass surfaces, are removable if need be, and are affordable. With window graphics, you have the flexibility to create anything you want. You can choose the color, font, wording, and more to reflect exactly what you are looking for. If you choose to install custom graphics to your storefront, you will work directly with our graphics department who will help you from start to finish. If you already know what you are looking for, great! We can get right to work making your vision a reality. If not, don’t worry! Our graphics department will walk you through every step of the process to ensure you are getting exactly what you are looking for.

If your business moves locations or you decide you no longer need the storefront window graphics, all you have to do is call up Solar Art, and we will send out one of our expert installation teams to remove the window graphics from your’s that easy!

Anti-graffiti film for storefronts

One of our most popular storefront window tinting services is anti-graffiti film. Anti-graffiti film is thicker than a standard window film and is installed directly onto your glass storefront. Graffiti film is designed to protect your storefront glass from different types of vandalism, including graffiti (hence the name), etching, scratching, and more.

If your glass does get tagged or damaged, the anti-graffiti film is what takes on the damage, not your glass. Anti-graffiti film is popular for storefront glass because storefront glass tends to frequently get vandalized and even damaged by accident because it is a highly trafficked area of a business. Not only is it a highly trafficked area, but it is also visible for everyone to see, which is another reason why it’s often the target for vandalism. It’s also typically the main point of entry for a store, which means people are frequently coming in and out, leaving the glass susceptible to everyday wear and tear scratches.

Solar Art gets calls every day from frustrated business owners who are tired of replacing their storefront glass because of vandalism and damage. Replacing glass is costly and takes a long time to get installed, leaving your storefront looking unsightly for people walking by/potential customers. The cost of replacing anti-graffiti film is significantly cheaper than having to replace the glass, not to mention, it is a lot quicker of a process. All you have to do is call up Solar Art, and we will send our installation crew on site to replace the damaged anti-graffiti film with a fresh new layer. You can have peace of mind knowing that your storefront glass is always going to look pristine and ready for customers to see it rather than seeing unsightly, vandalized glass. 

Window security film for storefronts


Because storefronts are typically made entirely out of glass, not only are they frequently vandalized and damaged, they are also often the main point of entry in a break-in situation. With that, Solar Art gets phone calls all the time from business owners who are frustrated because their stores keep getting broken into. They are looking for ways to strengthen their storefront glass to protect against intruders and other types of damage.

Solar Art sells a product called window security film that is perfect for these business owners’ storefronts. Window security film is a type of window film that is installed directly onto glass surfaces and strengthens glass by 2-3 times. It holds shattered glass together, which means if your glass does get struck and shatters, the window security film holds it together. This reduces the risk of people getting injured from glass shards, which greatly increases safety. By strengthening glass this much, security window film makes it harder for intruders to break through, allowing more time for help to arrive on the scene.

A bonus of security film is that there is an option for everyone, depending on their needs. There are optically clear security film options, reflective security film options, and tinted security film options. Security film is a great option for business owners, because it immediately starts protecting their business from intruders and natural disasters, and depending on the security film chosen, won’t prevent people who are walking outside from being able to window shop. Not to mention, window security film is a cost-effective solution for your already existing security system. 

Solar Art Can Help With Your Storefront Window Tint Project!

There you have it! All of the different storefront window tinting options that are available to you! Whether you are looking to reduce heat and glare, brand/add store awareness, increase privacy, increase safety, or protect against vandalism, there is a storefront window tint option for you.

Solar Art is installing storefront window tint to businesses across the West Coast every single day to help business owners with these different issues. If you are a business owner that is struggling or having problems with your storefront glass, Solar Art’s got your back. Click the link below to get started working with the Solar Art team!

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