Hi Harold here,
Do you know what?
Until I met with Martin Schlatter at Tintmaster, I’d never ever thought about window tinting. I mean, why would I have any glass tinted?
Lots Of Reasons
However, I found out there are many and varied reasons why you might want to have some carried out!
“I guess, when it comes to car window tinting, it does tend to be vanity in a lot of cases”, he smiles, “but, having your car windows tinted can offer added privacy and also helps to reduce glare if you have a top tint put on your windscreen”.
O.K, I sort of get the ant-glare thing, but why would you want to tint your back widows?
“I do a lot of stuff for celebrities and VIPs”, he says, “I also have a fair number of VIP “taxi” companies, so whenever they add a new car to their fleet, they get the rear wiondows tinted”.
Why don’t they just buy the car with tinted glass already installed?
“To be honest, it’s a darned sight cheaper to have us add tinted glass film, it’s as simple as that. So, I can understand that from the upmarket taxi firms. The celebs themselves just don’t tend think about it until after they’ve bought their car. Once they realise the privacy and/or security implications, then they come to us. And, based in London Colney we have plenty of celebs living in the area. We have two Premier League training grounds within a mile or two, so we do a lot of business for the footballers”.
Interesting, are they as up their own you know whats as the press make out?
“Most of them are just regular Guys, but they do have nice cars, and they do give large tips”, he laughs.
What about other reasons for having tinted film added to glass.
“Many and varied”, he says, “As an example, a few years ago Regulation 14, which deals with safety glass in the workplace was upgraded. That meant the standards of toughness of safety glass were enhanced and it left many workplaces with glass that didn’t meeet the saftey standards. as you know, fall foul of the authoritites and big fnes can follow”.
Indeed, they can.
“So, we picked up an awful lot of work adding our Regulation 14 authorised safety film to existing industrial glass”.
Glass Film In the Workplace
There are also other reasons for the use of tints in the workplace?
“Yes, many, in fact, but I’ll highlight two. Firstly, we often put relfective or solar film on to office widows. This helps keep offices cool in the summer and wanrmer in the winter. Obviously this saves on either air conditioning or heating costs dcepending on the season”.
Yes, that makes sense.
“We also provide opaque film for office provacy, so for meeting rooms, or interview rooms and such like. Again, this is so much cheaper than buying pre smoked or opaque glass. Once customes realise what we can do in this direction, it makes the sale almost a no brianer”, he smiles…
“Buy ordinary glass and let us make it whatever you want it to be at a fraction of the price”.
That definitely makes sense in these days of ever increasing cost cutting and so called “efficiencies”, this is olne area where you can save with ease.
If you want to contact Martin to employ his glass tinting servcic es for either home window tinting or car window tinting, then click the links in this last paragraph to visit his website, or, go to his Tintmater homepage here.