Ultimate Tint's technicians leverage a combined 20 years of experience as they lay window tints on car and building windows to block uncomfortable heat and prying eyes. Through precise and professional installation, they armor windows with stylish films that block 99% of UV rays and 80% of incoming heat. In addition to their brick-and-mortar facility, Ultimate Tint’s staff works out of mobile vans so that clients can walk out of offices or houses and find their cars stylishly shielded and well-fed with ice cream.
Owner Scott Groves used his two decades of experience in home improvement and customer service as the foundation for Zen Windows Atlanta, a company that strives to boost the aesthetic value of homes while leaving homeowners satisfied. The company's crews can help accentuate a home's features and bring down utility costs by installing new, energy-efficient windows in a variety of styles, including picture, slider, double-hung, and bay windows. They can even install front doors and sliding glass doors.
As its name suggests, Roof Care Group specializes in replacing, repairing, and maintaining a roof's every element. The team of Owens Corning, GAF, and CertainTeed installers channel more than 17 years of experience every time they equip a home or business with a new roof. Since roofs are typically dangerously high and trusted to protect their inhabitants, Roof Care Group employs a field inspector who visits every job site. The team also works to keep home exteriors healthy and clean by patching leaky roofs, freeing gutters of debris, and pressure washing homes’ side panels to remove grime and the initials of betrothed pigeons.
One part of the security system that lets homeowners rest easy is the motion detector. Read on to learn more about how these silent sensors work.
If a burglar enters a security-system-protected home, he’ll likely step right into a minefield of invisible tripwires that will send the cops speeding his way. The technology that makes this possible is the motion detector—specifically, the PID, or passive-infrared detector. “Passive” means that the device produces no infrared heat energy itself, which allows for multiple detectors to work simultaneously without triggering each other’s alarms. These devices don’t simply detect infrared energy itself, which is constantly emitted by the sun and from the surface of the earth. Because most homeowners don’t want their alarms triggered by a tap-dancing centipede, PIDs are only programed to react to large, sudden changes in infrared energy.
Positioned behind a lens, a pyroelectric sensor inside the PID takes constant readings of infrared energy via interior reflectors that give the device a “view” of the room. This sensor allows the PID to monitor the room’s ambient energy levels so that it doesn’t react to gradual changes in temperature. An abrupt change, however—like that of an intruder brandishing his 98.6-degree body temperature—will trigger the PID and trip the alarm.
Although modern PIDs are less likely to go off at the drop of a microwaved hat, a few things can still trigger false alarms. These include HVAC vents, sudden drafts, and, occasionally, pets—although careful positioning and special pet-immune PIDs should solve this problem for all but the largest or most acrobatic critters. And despite the fact that most PIDs do not detect well through glass, homeowners should avoid pointing detectors towards windows. For those areas, glass-break sensors will be much more likely to catch intruders.
G-Vac's proprietary gutter-cleaning system eliminates debris and sludge, preventing clogs that will ultimately damage homes. Their techs travel to homes and use a vacuum unit with custom-built attachments to blast away both wet and dry materials. They can also install gutter covers.
We have been in the tree service business for over 45 years and servicing the Atlanta market for over 12 years. Our services are overseen by Certified Arborists whom has the necessary experience to help you make the right decisions about your trees. We provide emergency services all days and hours when necessary.