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5 Tips to Keep Your Window Film Clean and Clear

Maintaining Your Windows

Decorative and solar window film can really enhance a space, whether at home or in the office. However, if it isn’t handled properly, it loses its appeal. No one wants to look at scratched or foggy window film. Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to maintain your window film and keep it looking just as amazing as the first day it was installed. Here are five tips to keep your window film clean and clear:

Topics: Residential News Commercial News Building Wraps

Why Your Artificial Turf is Burning and How to Make it Stop

 Benefits of Artificial Turf

Living in California or other areas that are exposed to the blinding heat of the sun, means you have most likely heard of installing artificial turf to provide the look of a lush green lawn surrounding your home or office building. This type of lawn covering looks fresh and attractive, can increase the value of your properties, and can help reduce water usage. Artificial turf is relatively low maintenance, but it can burn under certain conditions. Finding out the main reasons why artificial turf burns and how to prevent this problem can help protect your investments.

Topics: Residential Residential News Commercial Commercial News

Improving HVAC Energy Efficieny

According to the US Department of Energy, the solar heat gain that comes from windows is responsible for almost one third of a building's cooling costs. Low-E window film can help reduce this number and bring down HVAC costs, thus conserving energy! Read more on Improving HVAC Energy Efficiency Year-Round!

Topics: Commercial News

BOMA Scores Win on Leasehold Depreciation

Last night, the U.S. Senate approved a package of tax “extenders,” including a one-year, retroactive extension of the 15-year depreciation period for tenant improvements, which had previously expired at the end of 2013. This means that building owners can deduct expenses for tenant improvements made in calendar year 2014 over 15 years instead of 39—a significant victory for commercial real estate!

Topics: Commercial News