In his more than 25 years of experience, Window Tints Hollywood’s owners have tinted auto, residential, and commercial windows for local movie studios, celebrities, and Ferrari and Maserati dealerships in Beverly Hills. Wielding film from brands such as 3M, Suntek, and Llumar, the crew does much more than simply enhance aesthetics—window tinting films can help reduce glare from the sun, block out unwanted heat and solar rays, and provide added privacy. Residential security film can help safeguard against burglary and vandalism, and protect people from stray shards of broken glass. Their commercial anti-graffiti films also guard glass and polycarbonates from the emblazoned insignia of spray-toting ne’er-do-wells or representatives from feuding retirement homes.
Sunlight has many essential benefits, from helping plants to grow big and strong to helping ants cook their meals at the magnifying-glass factory. But for all of the good the sun has to offer, it also has a darker side. In cars, sunlight causes upholstery to fade and dashboards to crack. In homes, its resultant radiant heat builds up and drives up energy costs. In response to such issues, Window Tints Glendale offers professional-grade solar films that protect interiors without shutting out the light altogether. The films, which come in a variety of shading levels, block out 99% of ultraviolet light. They also reflect radiant heat, which means that interior surfaces can maintain color while home electricity costs drop as quickly and dramatically as a tear-shaped stone from the eye of a statue.
A sleek white Ferrari purrs in the parking lot, and suddenly the opaque window rolls down to reveal Kim Kardashian behind the wheel, beaming with joy at her new custom-tinted windows. Fresh Window Tint’s owner Junior Ayala smiles, knowing he has satisfied yet another customer. Since his father and uncle opened the first location in 1990, Junior has expanded their automotive empire to include three locations, each of which cares for clients personally with custom window tinting and other services.
Using only premium products with at least a 20-year history, which includes Llumar protective window tint, insured technicians wrap windowpanes to reduce heat, solar glare, and up to 99.9% of UV rays. They also protect cars’ bodies with vinyl vehicle wrap or enhance headlights with 3M products. Like wallpaper made from dictionary pages, tinted windows are also stylish and practical for residences and businesses, allowing owners to save up to 40% on energy costs. Customers who live in the Santa Clarita/Valencia area may take advantage of Fresh Window Tint's pickup and drop-off service. Customers visiting from farther-flung locations can relax on the lounge’s plush leather sofas, enjoy snacks and beverages, and watch TV while their cars are being armored against heat and the blinding glare reflected off glass-bottom airplanes.
Frank's Window Cleaning is the answer to all your exterior and interior window maintenance. We provide a wide array of professional cleaning services including residential and commercial window cleaning. We have the experience and expertise to accomplish jobs of all types in an efficient and professional manner.
Before coating walls with a new color, you might wonder what is actually in that can of paint. Check out Groupon’s guide to latex to learn how much is really on your walls.
What is latex? In fact, there are two meanings, and both are important to fully understand latex paint and other products derived from it. In one sense, latex is a sticky, milk-white emulsion—comprising fats, gum resins, waxes, and occasionally poisons suspended in water—produced by about 10% of flowering plants, most likely as a defense against animals and hungry botanists. (Snap open a dandelion stem to see one form.) The most commercially friendly form of latex is Hevea braziliensis, commonly known as the rubber tree. By creating a sloping cut in the plant’s bark, farmers harvest the liquid and treat it with heat and sulfur to transform it into a strong, flexible, long-lasting rubbery material used in everything from balloons to medical equipment. This is also the substance that people with latex allergies can’t tolerate.
In the United States, latex also refers to any fine dispersion of rubber or synthetic plastic particles in a solution of water. Though the latex that comes out of plants fits this definition, not everything that falls into this category comes out of plants. In fact, latex paint is actually a water-based solution of synthetic materials such as vinyl acetate and acrylates. Since the paint contains no plant-based latex, it won’t upset anyone’s allergies, unless they’re also allergic to that shade of mauve. People commonly use it in place of oil-based paints due to its quick drying speed, superior opacity, easy cleanup, and reduced flammability, but it does have limitations. For instance, water-based paints typically don’t adhere well to glossy surfaces and can cause bare steel to rust.
Before Amazonian rubber trees caught the eye of Western explorers in the 1700s, early Mesoamerican tribes had already discovered the possibility of the substance. They created balls from the dried rubber for a traditional game, coated headwear in it, and even created waterproof shoes, shaping footwear around their feet and peeling it off when dry.
It can be tough to find a reputable handyman to fix things around the house, which is why ClubLocal has done its best to make that task as easy as online shopping. Members need only pull up the sleek ClubLocal web app and schedule their service, which can range from appliance repair and carpet cleaning to pest control, car detailing, and plumbing. Being a member doesn't cost anything, but it does grant the clout that only club membership can provide, leading to special discounts, service guarantees, and admission into secret tree houses.
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