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Three Commercial Window Tinting Myths and Why You Should Care

By April 18, 2019February 24th, 2022Window Film
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Unless this is the first article you’ve come across in your research into commercial window tinting, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not as limited, or as straightforward, as it used to be in the 1980s and 90s. Over the years, the advancements in technology have significantly multiplied the amount of options you have available.

Think of how much has changed in the phone and computer industries. Commercial window film has advanced almost as much.

If you hadn’t heard of new technology like smartphones, you’d have a hard time running a modern business. Similarly, if you haven’t heard of the hottest, newest window film technologies, you’re missing out on incredible business benefits.

Curious to explore the different ways commercial window film can lower your company’s costs and create a more efficient workplace? NGS has got you covered with myth-busting facts that’ll help you make the best possible investment for your company.

Get the Facts on Window Tinting Myths

There are a lot of outdated misconceptions about commercial window film, and many business leaders misunderstand what window film can and can’t do. This isn’t surprising considering the amount of vague and often misleading articles on the subject.

To get you up to speed, here’s a list of the three most pervasive myths, along with an explanation of the facts.


Commercial window film and commercial window tinting are the same thing, and therefore will automatically dull or hinder any impressive views.


Tinting is only one of the many types of window film currently available. Plus, with modern technology, you can get the benefits of tinting without changing the impressive nature of the views from your offices.

Why This Matters

With the availability of cutting-edge products like 3M Dual Reflective and 3M Daylight Redirection films, you can get benefits including lowered energy costs and reduced glare without tainting the clarity of your views in any way. In fact, 3M Dual Reflective film is designed to provide these benefits as well as increase visibility by reducing interior reflection.


The cost of installing window film for a large company with multiple buildings, each with numerous floors, would never balance out as a good business investment.


Commercial window film typically costs only a fraction of the price of its alternative solutions. A top-quality window film installation company like NGS will help walk you through the installation process and use building/ energy modeling to give you a realistic view of all your options and savings before investing money on the installation.

Plus, with the experts at NGS working to find available rebates or subsidies to help offset your installation costs, window film typically makes an extremely efficient business investment with a solid ROI.

Why This Matters

Through the use of historical energy consumption data, visual building modeling, thermal imaging, and ambient air temperature data, NGS can work with you to develop the most effective solution for your company.

Your best solution may have different types of window film on different sides of the building or even on different floors. Perhaps the most effective approach would be installing film on only a single section or one side of your building, thereby reducing expected costs by 75% or more automatically.

Whatever installation solution is most effective for the future of your business, NGS will find it and get you covered.


Commercial window tinting or film installation is a long, time-consuming project that will undoubtedly disrupt business.


NGS understands how important your daily business operations are to the success of your company. That’s why their services include working around your company’s schedule, assuring minimal interruption.

Why This Matters

Business interruptions lead to lost productivity and, ultimately, lost profits. These losses would directly subtract from the efficiency advantages being sought out through window film to begin with. With NGS willing to complete all the work after business hours, all the productivity, profits, and efficiency benefits driving the project remain intact, without business sacrifice.

Find Out How Advanced Window Film Solutions Can Help Your Company

When it comes to window film, there are many great options available from a variety of vendors, including 3M. Window tint, or rather, window film, has expanded its versatility and usefulness as technology has advanced. The options mentioned here are only a few of the options available through NGS.

As the #1 commercial window film company in the United States, NGS has the knowledge, experience, expertise, and cutting-edge technology to help you find the most efficient solution from today’s best-of-breed, market-leading film vendors.

Contact NGS to see for yourself all the ways the new advanced technology of commercial window tinting/ film can help your future business.

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