Those large, high arched windows in foyers and great rooms are beautiful and add a lot of natural light to your home, however, they are also tough to cover with shades or blinds. Who wants to have to dust or clean window treatments that are 15 feet up?? And in the winter especially, the lower […]
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Solar Insulation Window Films has over 39 years of experience and serves the Middle Tennessee-Southern Kentucky area using cutting-edge window film technology. We sell and install window films for residential, commercial and automobile tinting applications. Our films have many purposes that range from protection from the sun, to protection from storms and criminals! If you’re looking for high quality window tinting in Nashville, Middle Tennessee, or Southern Kentucky we have the right solutions for residential, commercial and automotive applications!
Unless we’re talking tomatoes, heirlooms really need to be protected from the sun’s damaging rays so they can continue to be passed down to the next generation. Take a look at this piano in a Belle Meade home here in Nashville: The owner plans to have this beautiful piece re-finished, but they certainly didn’t want […]
We’ve been working hard at HCA for awhile now as they renovate each of the buildings at the top of Centennial Park. We’ve been installing solar control film on their exterior glass and oodles of decorative film on their interior glass. You may remember us posting this photo in the past: The latest cool […]
Stained glass and/or historic windows are beautiful decor details in many churches, but often present a glare problem causing congregation members to use their pew Bibles more for shade than inspiration. In the past, these have been tough solves because you don’t want to film the stained glass on the inside, and the exterior film choices to cover […]
Sometimes the fun decorative patterns don’t provide adequate privacy. This is a film called “City Lights” As you can see the patterned film on its own still allows a lot of visibility. To achieve the privacy desired and keep the unique decorative film choice, we added a plain frosted film to the panes – seen […]
Up in a lift to film the skylights over the ticketing counter lobby at the Nashville International Airport. This job had the installers working odd hours to stay out of the way of travelers. We hope everyone appreciates the reduction in glare while they check in for their flight!
Sometimes it takes two films in a custom design to get the look a client needs. This corporate headquarters had us create several mock-ups before choosing their film design. While we never charge to write up an estimate, installing custom mock-ups to choose your film do cost extra. Well worth the money if you are […]
A new trend in window film is to print photographs directly onto the frost film product. The result can be really cool looking! Check out this in-progress shot & final shot of interior doors we recently filmed at the Marshall County Courthouse. The photo printed on the frost is of the original Marshall County Courthouse.
The summer is heating up – make sure your favorite spots in your home stay comfortable! Window film can help. Solar control window film does not have to be dark or shiny to be effective at rejecting solar energy. In fact, one of our most popular films is no darker than your car windshield yet […]
We took some time this month & last to freshen up the exterior of our building – new paint & lettering. Here’s the guys hard at work! We’ve been operating out of our location in West Nashville since 1987 and have seen a lot of changes in our neighborhood since then. Come visit us Monday […]
We are thrilled at how beautiful it is today! As you are doing your spring cleaning, we want to remind you of the factors of fading. About 40% of the fading of interiors such as floors, carpets, furniture & decorative art is caused by damaging UV rays. High performance window film blocks 99.9% of UV […]
We’ve been hard at work in the interiors of several commercial buildings this winter. Check out some of the fun designs! Frost Trees Signage with Style City-Scape View for an Interior Office
Classic Car with a Classic Tint Job We had a fun early this month tinting a couple of classic cars! One was a ’66 Chevy Pick-Up C10 totally gutted & redone with all the modern bells & whistles, the other was a meticulously kept ’64 Cadillac DeVille named “Ms Pearl,” pictured here.
We had the pleasure of attending the International Window Film Conference & Tint-Off last week in Tampa, Florida. The event was co-sponsored by Window Film Magazine and the International Window Film Association. Lee, Margaret, Mary Claire and Drew attended business building and industry seminars, visited trade booths to learn about the latest technology and developments […]
We are thrilled at how cool the frost design in the soon-to-open offices at Sporti in Cool Springs turned out! Sometimes a client comes to us with an idea, and we just have to tweak it a little for the practical install. In this case, the concern was the words looking “choppy” as they crossed […]
We just completed an installation in the 5th/3rd Bank Building in Downtown Nashville. Like many of our commercial office building clients, 5th/3rd turned to frosted window film to give their offices privacy and style.
We had a great dermatologist from Belle Meade Dermatology volunteer on Saturday at McCabe Golf Course which is only about a mile from Solar Insulation. Out of 21 screenings it seemed close to half were blondes or red heads! Thanks to everyone that came out in the heat Metro Parks had their Golf Pros get […]
Our largest supplier Eastman Performance Films has partnered with the Skin Cancer Foundation to bring awareness to the dangers of unprotected skin. In an effort to increase skin cancer awareness the Skin Cancer Foundation has announced their initiative “The Road to Healthy Skin Tour.” Nashville has been included on this tour which provides free full […]
Margaret just got a new Toyota Highlander Hybrid and she’s loving it so far! The folks atBeaman Automotive got her all set up. She is loving the higher MPG the hybrid provides and the Andy did a great job tinting the front two windows: Since auto film is regulated differently state-by-state when it comes to […]
About a year ago, a designer friend asked Solar Insulation if we could donate frosted film to the non-profit Hope Clinic director’s office, which we did happily. The Hope Clinic educates and provides medical and psychological support for women with unplanned pregnancies who want to make healthy choices. This year, we are donating a second […]
The Blue Moon Grille at Rock Harbor in West Nashville has reopened! After going completely under in the great Nashville flood, they have risen again. The Blue Moon Grille Solar installed a 25% visible light transmission dual-reflective film on all their West facing windows for heat and glare. Dual-reflective means the layer on the interior […]
Solar Insulation had a great time sponsoring and volunteering at Zerolandfill Nashville! The bulk of what we donate each year are our film cores. Also check out the coverage from Fox 17 News – They interviewed Margaret!
We recently went to a job site where in a bank of skylight window panes, some glass was tinted and some glass was not. The glass was thought to be filmed aftermarket and therefore removable, and since matching film is tough and rarely exact and the client wanted them all match, the decision was made […]
What a fun surprise to find that we have been named Greater Nashville House & Home’s #1 Reader’s Favorite for window tinting! Thanks Nashville!! We love you back.
Our installers put up custom logos in frost yesterday for the White House Utility District: Thinking about putting your custom logo on your glass with frosted film? You will need a vector line art version of your logo, usually an .eps file, and keep in mind the logo should be version with just two colors […]
Solar Insulation has been awarded Dealer of the Year 2012 – Southeast Region by Vista Window Films!!
The International Window Film Association is excited to let people know that with the recently enacted American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, window film is eligible for tax credits up to 10% of the cost of installation of window film, up to a max of $500.00! This is for purchases in 2012 and purchases planned […]
Have you checked out King Baby Studio in the Gulch yet? The Santa Monica-based rock-star jeweler to, well, rock-stars, has opened it’s southern flagship store on 9th Ave S in Nashville! The celebrity jeweler Mitchell Binder describes his style as “half rock-and-roll and half outlaw biker.” And because everyone knows the most important accessory for […]
Solar Insulation often uses decorative films to add privacy and interest to glass bath and shower encasements. Take a look at this Evans Glass-created shower encasement on which Solar installed frosted film with a rice paper look. The film was put up in two bands situated just at bikini bottom and bikini top heights to […]
Check out this beautifully maintained 1967 Ford Fairlane filmed in Solar Insulation’s shop this December! The owner chose Formula One Comfort to cut the solar energy in half and provide 99% UV protection to protect the vintage interior. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We recently completed the installation of fade reducing window film with 99.9% UV protection on the Historic Cragfront Mansion in Castilian Springs. This home was built in 1798 by James Winchester, hero of the Revolution and a Brigadier General in the war of 1812. A beautiful Georgian home located high on a bluff on Highway […]
Solar Insulation President, Lee Shrewsbury, getting the job done. We specify in our proposals that our installers need 2.5-3 ft in front of the glass to work but we often find that is not what happens. So in an effort “to get the job done” our guys just deal with these situations the best they can. In spite […]
Inglewood Elementary School recently contacted Solar Insulation regarding a large hot and overly bright large garage door. Inglewood Elementary will be using their Community Room to benefit those in need of Second Harvest Food Bank. We sent multiple samples and they chose a beautiful solar bronze window film for solar control. Solar Insulation donated the materials […]
Window film comes in large rolls (typically 100 linear feet long by three to six feet wide) wrapped around a center core. This core is usually made of a plastic or sometimes a very hard cardboard. At Solar Insulation, we try to recycle as much as possible, and film roll cores are no exception. We’ve […]
Many times, customers concerned with only heat gain and/or glare problems will leave off the north exposure windows. However, if you are a customer concerned with fading, remember that indirect UV is still making it through north-facing windows even if direct sunlight isn’t. Check out this leather chair that was left by an un-filmed north-facing […]
Have a window with a view that’s distracting and/or ugly? Have a first floor office with big windows & feel like you’re on display to the passing pedestrians? Getting beamed through your transom lights or upper arches by direct sunlight shining like an uncovered bulb in your eyes? Decorative frost films may be a solution […]
Our expert installers maneuvered around this indoor tree last week in Maury County to install solar control film. This is the before picture, you can see why they wanted to reduce that glare! Before Film This is a good opportunity to remind you that installing solar control film does not affect most indoor house plants. […]
A customer recently requested that we re-post our cleaning instructions for filmed glass… So for all of you already gearing up for spring cleaning, here is a reminder on how to care for your beautifully filmed windows: 1) WINDOW FILMS TAKE UP TO 30 DAYS TO FULLY DRY AND CURE. DURING THIS TIME YOU MAY […]
Installations of security/safety films are virtually undetectable. Most are clear with 99% Ultraviolet protection. These products greatly strengthen existing glass to deter break-ins. These safety & security films are also available in tinted or reflective versions for solar control purposes.
Look at the view from this Center Hill Lake House! The owners wanted to enjoy their view with less squinting, so they called Solar Insulation. This is a job in progress, so it’s a great “with & without shot.” Upper panes have a window film with 80% glare reduction, 74% heat reduction and 99.9% ultraviolet […]
We are really happy with it Joslin & Son Signs installed it. It’s made of a flexible cloth material for superior wind-damage resistance. As you can see, the bold orange and blue remain the same, but we are transitioning the logo to read “Window Films” below the Solar Insulation name, in lieu of “window tinting,” […]
Interested in window film but not quite ready to set up an appointment? You can always come by our store in West Nashville or visit one of the Home Shows. Solar Insulation does 2 shows a year. The Nashville Home and Remodeling show in the Fall and the Home Builder’s of Middle TN’s Home Show […]
Their are many advantages to using frosted window film on existing interior glass. Some of them are : 1. Window film is less costly than etched glass. 2. If the design or corporate logo changes the product can be removed without damaging the glass. In the attached photo the company has changed names and we […]
This is good news for situations where glass needs to comply with building codes. Current tests show that when 4 mil security film is applied to 1/8″ monolithic (single pane) glass, or 7 mil or 8mil applied to 1/8″ glass and/or 1/4″ (monolithic) it is considered as a means of rendering annealed glass as a […]
We had the honor of tinting another 2011 Nissan Leaf. You’ll notice a darker than usual window film was used. Because the owner of this vehicle obtained medical exemption decals from the Department of Safety, we were able to use a darker window film. In Tennessee, an application for a medical exemption certificate and decals […]
Designer chooses striped pattern for Corporate Offices in Franklin, TN
Take a look at our demonstration video from a test performed at Vanderbilt University. The school needed a fragment retention safety film. This demo showed how it works! These safety films are a great way to strengthen your glass from potential accidents, break-ins, and windstorms. Call us today! (615) 329-2500.
p>Most window films are micro thin transparent coatings that Solar Insulation professionally installs to the interior side of the glass. These films provide multiple functions. Most home and business owners use them to increase the energy efficiency of a window. However, they can be used to strengthen the glass (safety & security films are thicker), […]
Solar Insulation Window Tinting announces a revolutionary glass insulation technology which will drastically increase energy savings all year long! Enerlogic saves home and business owners money and increases their comfort as well. Did you know that your windows account for about 1/3 of your annual heating and cooling costs? They do. If anyone is serious […]
Check out this video on the new Enerlogic window film: Enerlogic Window Film
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 1) WINDOW FILMS TAKE UP TO 30 DAYS TO FULLY DRY AND CURE. DURING THIS TIME YOU MAY SEE WHAT APPEARS TO BE HAZE, WHICH CREATES SOME VISUAL DISTORTION. THESE CONDITIONS ARE NORMAL AND WILL DISAPPEAR AS THE FILM DRIES. PLEASE DO NOT CLEAN WINDOWS DURING THIS PERIOD. 2) […]
So you are enjoying your recently tinted windows! They are gorgeous to look at with less harsh glare, keeping you more comfortable, and 99.9% ultraviolet protection! Just as I am admiring them, my adorable 2 year old with sticky wet fingers smears all over them. Ugh! what do I do? No worries, they are easy […]
We are often asked “What is the life expectancy of your products?” Residential window tinting products typically carry a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty and commercial applications can vary from 10-15 years depending on the manufacturer and product. The consumer should always request a copy of the manufacturer’s warranty. Only authorized dealers can provide these warranties. The […]
Solar Insulation, Inc. installed high performance ceramic auto window film on Tennessee’s first Nissan Leaf!! Mr. Heeren and his family bought one of the first vehicles off the line and now their electric vehicle is even more energy efficient with a smooth new tint job. Take a look at our after picture below (taken with […]
Yes! An experienced window tint installer will have techniques which will enable him (or her) to do high quality work even when the temperatures drop below freezing. Today we are installing film on over 100 panes of glass.
I recently considered the question “where are most of our residential customers located?” I started to answer that question and then the perfectionist in me decided to do an actual count. Since our accounting software only takes us back 10 years (we’ve been in business 35 years) I thought it would give me a good […]
Here we are deep into fall. The leaves on the trees will soon be few and far between and provide very little shade from the sun’s intensity. It’s a good time to consider one of our fade or glare reducing window films. With over 99.9% ultraviolet protection and up to 95% glare reduction. It’s also […]
Lee Shrewsbury, president of Solar Insulation window tinting was one of the Green Experts at the Home Builders Green Home Tour. Lee provided information on energy efficient window films which greatly improve the energy efficiency of existing window systems. Here’s the link to photos of the event. Click here to see the photos!
During my recent visit to the UK I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of translucent “frosted” window film used for privacy and to give a decorative touch to office and storefront windows. The Brits were also not shy about using reflective solar control films to reduce heat load and glare. It was impressive to […]
As of today we are actually online with our new site. Thanks to Hayli and Anthony at Warehouse Multi Media! This is the 1st blog entry of my lifetime. I’m planning to give up to date info on what’s new and happening here in the window tinting world at Solar Insulation.