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Save Your Interiors

Solar films protect against UVA and UVB

When operating a high-end day spa, you want clients to feel comfortable and relaxed. Protecting your beautiful interior décor is also high on your list.

Intense sun beating through your windows can be an obstacle to achieving these goals. A premium spa in Orillia needed to block the rays and lessen the heat without obstructing the lovely and relaxing views of the property.

That’s where Ryan Maksymiw of Ontario Pro Tint was able to help. Ryan treated the windows with his top-of-the-line solar films, which provide 99 per cent UVA and UVB protection – with an equivalent to 285 SPF. The nearly invisible solar films will do the job without obstructing the view.

“The films are made with a variety of precious metals, including gold and silver, and they provide the same protection as opaque tints without the dark appearance,” says Ryan. “They add a lot of comfort, which increases enjoyment of the areas where people congregate.”

Ontario Pro Tint specializes in home and residential film solutions. Home and cottage owners have been ecstatic with the results, protecting their interiors and valuables – including antique furniture and even a grand piano.

The solar films come with a 10- to 12-year warranty, but Ryan says they’ll maintain their integrity well beyond that. “We can help protect your investment by defending it against the UV rays that will cause extreme fading.”

Security and more
It’s not only solar films which can come in handy. Security, privacy, heat-resistant and frosted films are also available, ranging in density from light to dark.

Ryan has seen growing demand for security films at hospitals and other institutions. “Our lighter films, which are designed to perform during heavy windstorms and destructive impacts, have been used on barriers at reception areas for added employee safety during the pandemic,” he says.

“Our heavier security films – which can delay window entry up to 20 minutes – have been placed in hospital wards and medical dispensaries.”

Privacy films, which are on the darker end of the visible spectrum, are great for offices, bedrooms, and other areas where prying eyes are not wanted. Frosted films add a decorative touch to windows, front doors, and walk-in showers.

“We can mix-and-match films throughout your business, home or cottage,” says Ryan. “We’re happy to do a consultation to help determine the best fit for your needs.”

TEXT CHRIS OCCHIUZZI | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN

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