Daystar Window Tinting Comments on New California Building Code Recognizes Energy Savings of Window Film

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Daystar Window Tinting, a Bay Area window film company, comments on California adding window film to state building code.

Summer is always a busy time for any window tinting contractor, but starting in January of 2014, a change to the California building code, the busy season for companies like Daystar Window Tinting might start lasting all year long.

"It's a credibility thing", comments Daystar's owner Mark Rascon, "Now window film products are going to be recognized as true building materials by other industries and trades".

The change comes after a study run by California company ConSol which proves that window film is a cost effective way to significantly reduce energy use. This new code for window film stipulates that products must be certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council, have a 10 year warranty, and adhere to the Visual Quality Standards of the International Window Film Association.

The actual code update reads, “Every manufactured fenestration product shall have attached to it a clearly visible temporary label that lists the U-factor, the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and Visual Transmittance (VT). Applied window films installed as part of an alteration complies with the U-factor, SHGC and VT requirement.”

Window film is typically a retrofitted product that is used to reduce energy consumption, the effects of glass breakage, glare, UV exposure to skin and interior fading of furnishings.

Mark is happy to see this change on the horizon. He comments, "With this change, I hope to see installers stop cutting corners with inferior products which will greatly help the public perception of the value of window film products as a true energy cost cutting initiative." Mark also added, "Hopefully soon, the rest of the country will follow suit".

About Daystar Window Tinting

Daystar Window Tinting is a family owned and operated architectural window film installation company in Castro Valley, CA. They have been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years with commercial and residential installations. For a quote, call (510) 749-7505.

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