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Don’t Be the Next Victim

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Graffiti is a cultural phenomenon that has been a major issue for trains and city property for decades, but lately the newest targets have been businesses and schools. Windows are being tagged using etching tools, paint and permanent markers which can be impossible to remove without replacing the windows. Such vandalism causes even more issues for a business, including filing insurance claims, additional expense and time lost from work. Managers, commercial property owners and business owners can all be victims of graffiti so it is important, as a business owner, to take precautions to prevent such vandalism before it happens.

BB Commercial Solutions (BBCS) has two options to guard your business from future graffiti damage.

• 3M anti-graffiti window film
• 3M security window film

Protect your business from unwanted graffiti
Protect your business from unwanted graffiti with anti-graffiti window film

Anti-graffiti Window Film
Anti-graffiti window film is one way to prevent your business from being a victim of graffiti. It is designed as a thick, clear film that is applied onto the exterior of the glass to guard against the impact of graffiti, tagging and scratches. It is available in single layer or multiple layers for additional protection. Anti-graffiti window film is offered in clear tints, one-way mirror films, daytime privacy films, decorative window films and graduated opacity to complete block-out film.

Anti-graffiti window film has many benefits for your business other than just protecting your windows. First, it will help with making a good first impression on customers. It will look nice and they won’t even notice you have protection on the windows. If you become a victim of graffiti, the film is very easy to peel off before you open the doors so your customers won’t have to see the graffiti. This can help when it comes to sales because customers will feel safe in your store and be more willing to spend their time and money there. Lastly, having anti-graffiti window film will help save you money. You won’t have to worry about replacing your windows or mirrors which can cost thousands of dollars if you have to replace them repeatedly. Because once you are a victim of vandalism, chances are you will tend to be a future target.

Anti-graffiti has multiple layers to protect your window
Anti-graffiti has multiple layers to protect your window surface

Security Window Film
Another way to protect your business from any window damage is security window film. Security window film was designed with a three-fold purpose: provide UV protection, maintain a more comfortable environment with less use of air conditioning, and containment of dangerous glass shards in the event of a window implosion. Security window film helps in case of window-shattering natural disasters by containing the broken glass pieces within the film to prevent additional damage or injuries. Security window film protects your business and offers multiple benefits including:

• Diffusing the sunlight to keep customers cool and content
• Preventing higher cost energy bills
• Protecting your customers, property and merchandise from natural disasters and damaging UV rays

Security window film helps keep glass together
Security window film helps keep glass together if there is a natural disaster or an accident

BB Commercial Solutions guards all businesses such as retail stores, public facilities, office buildings and street-level glass applications with anti-graffiti and security window films. Our goal is to protect you from expensive damage and make sure you take every precaution when it comes to your business safety.

Find out which window film options work best for your commercial needs by completing the inquiry form online at www.bbcommercialsolutions.com or call (866) 279-3253. BBCS also offers a full line of window coverings for business, including blinds, shades, shutters and drapery, to enhance any commercial enterprise, large or small.

Protect Your Businesses with Anti-Graffiti Window Film

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Protect Your Retail Businesses, Commercial Properties and School Facilities from Vandalism with Anti-Graffiti Window Film

Once upon a time, graffiti was commonly associated with gangs and often only found in large metropolitan cities. It has since become a much larger problem, creeping in to other locales, such as the suburbs and sleepy rural towns – it seems that nowhere is immune. Although a single incident of graffiti may not appear to be serious, it does have a cumulative effect, often attracting more graffiti to a specific location, wreaking havoc on local storefronts, office buildings, schools and other commercial properties and public works.

Graffiti is on the rise and the most common type of vandalism according to a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Justice. It is associated with lost revenue in retail sales and declines in property values, and cleaning up graffiti is estimated to cost $12 billion a year in the U.S. To help abate these acts of vandalism, BB Commercial Solutions (BBCS) is now offering sales and installation services of 3M anti-graffiti window film as well as anti-theft security window film.

Designed to guard against the expensive impact of scratches, gouges, acid etching, tagging and normal wear and tear, anti-graffiti window film and security window films are available in single layer or multiple layer constructions and are applied directly to the surface of glass windows, doors and mirrors. Window film is offered in clear tints, one-way mirror films, daytime privacy films, decorative window films and darker to “block-out” films for added security and privacy.

Anti-graffiti window film offers various layers of protection
Anti-graffiti window film offers various layers to protect storefronts and businesses from brand damage while maintaining a clean, inviting view.

Graffiti directly victimizes homeowners, apartment managers, commercial property owners and business owners alike. A common theme among them is having locations with poor lighting, where a wall or fence is the primary form of security, and where there are few employees or passersby; this includes schools, vacant buildings, and buildings with absentee landlords. Restaurant and retail shop owners are also subject to vandals scratching or etching mirrors in public restrooms and dressing rooms, no matter the time or day. For establishments that experience any of these circumstances, BBCS recommends choosing anti-graffiti window film as a solution to help prevent intrusion and reduce the costs of vandalism, including expensive window and mirror replacement.

Anti-graffiti window film can simply be removed and replaced by a BBCS professional
Once damaged by vandals in the form of scratching or carving, anti-graffiti window film can simply be removed and replaced by a BBCS professional.

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Security window film also offers many benefits, as it holds broken glass together so windows don’t shatter outside of the frame. BBCS recommends security window film for buildings that are not only in areas prone to crime, but also in areas subject to hurricanes, earthquakes and violent storms, anywhere a window could break during a natural disaster.

Many types of buildings can benefit from anti-graffiti and anti-theft security window film, including:
• Hotels
• Commercial offices
• Schools and universities
• Government facilities
• Hospitals and health care facilities
• Retail locations vulnerable to "smash-and-grab" crimes
 

Window Film verse Regular Window Glass
When regular window glass is broken, it breaks into sharp shards that are dangerous to anyone in the vicinity. Window film secures glass in place, protecting employees and patrons.

Security window film also helps to control excessive heat gain and sun glare, thereby providing energy-efficiency benefits while reducing infrared and UV transmissions. And BB Commercial Solutions window film applications are proven to save on energy costs and may be used toward LEED credits for building projects in the U.S.

BB Commercial Solutions works with facility professionals to consult, measure and install window film for all commercial needs, such as retail, public facilities and street-level glass applications. We service over 8,000 cities across the U.S. National clients include Dollar Loan Center, Scottrade, Visionworks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, DriveTime and FedEx Offices, as well as a multitude of local retail, restaurant and educational facilities.

To consult with a representative about which window film options are a best for your commercial needs, complete the inquiry form online at www.bbcommercialsolutions.com or call (866) 279-3253.

Why Energy-Efficient Window Coverings Make Good Business Sense

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Energy costs have been steadily on the rise year after year, impacting the bottom line of businesses. As a business owner, I’m sure you would love to see lower energy bills, but never running the air conditioner or heater is just not smart business sense. Everyone loves to save money and live more comfortably. Knowing how to improve the energy efficiency of your building can help.

Your business and your commercial building may not only be home to you and your employees, but can also be place where members of the community (your customers) frequent. If your business is serving the general public, you want the surroundings to be not only functional, but also comfortable and safe, so that customers will visit more often and stay longer to enjoy your services. Safe and comfortable environments also make work places more productive, leading to happier employees and less absenteeism – which is all good news for your bottom line.

BB Commercial Solutions® (BBCS) offers window covering solutions that help make business environments more energy efficient by maintaining temperatures, as temperature can greatly impact how customers and employees respond.

• Have you ever visited a restaurant that was too cold and uncomfortable to sit in and enjoy a meal that you won’t ever eat there again?
• Or have you stopped patronizing your favorite retail store because it is so hot and stuffy inside that it makes shopping an unenjoyable experience?
• Do you find that your employees tend to nod off after their lunch break when the temperatures get too warm?
• Does your front office, reception area, or conference room become an extreme environment: sauna or sub-zero freezer?
• Does UV glare drive your customers away and make your employees miserable?

Although these examples may sound a bit extreme, they’re really not. Many business owners haven’t thought to take sunlight control seriously and it may inadvertently be having a negative effect on your business, minimizing comfort, slowing productivity, and increasing expenses.

Solar shades block hot and harmful UV rays
Solar shades block hot and harmful UV rays to ensure customers will have a pleasurable dining experience while enjoying the outside view

The right window coverings can make your business more energy efficient

Many modern buildings have walls of windows to let in beneficial sunlight, providing a positive powerful effect on health, impacting mood, alertness and sleep habits. However, an expanse of windows can also generate excessive heat during the hot summer months and cold, chilly environments during the winter, driving up energy costs as you strive to maintain a comfortable temperature in your building year round.

The U.S. Department of Energy projects that heat gain and loss can be reduced by 25% with window treatments that are properly designed to be energy saving. By neutralizing temperatures with window coverings, it will lessen the need of running the heat and air conditioning, saving on energy costs. By blocking sun and glare, reducing temperature exchanges from the outside, and protecting furniture, artwork, equipment, products and inventory from harmful UV rays, your workplace will become more energy efficient.

A variety of window treatments improve energy efficiency include:
Solar Shades block up to 99% of sun’s heat and glare and are one of the best ways to reduce energy costs
Roller Shades have room-darkening properties, are easy to use, and come in infinite choices of colors and fabrics to match the décor and style of your business
• Graphic Shades have similar energy saving properties as roller shades and solar shades, and are a great way to provide messaging and branding for your business
Window film and tinting significantly cuts energy costs, provides UV protection, privacy, and added security
Blinds from BB Commercial Solutions block the sun when they are closed, and are flame retardant and certified green to meet commercial business standards
Shutters are extremely insulating and super stylish, and can be custom made to fit specially shaped windows
Drapes can be light filtering or room darkening to block the sun. They add style, privacy and extra insulation to your windows.

Each of these window covering solutions can improve the energy efficiency of your business when used as a stand-alone window treatment or paired together. For added efficiency, motorized blinds and shades provide effortless protection from the sun’s heat and glare, as they can be set on timers to open and close at desired times of the day, or on sensors that automatically respond to temperatures.

Graphic shades provide exceptional branding
Graphic shades provide exceptional branding for your business excellent light-filtering protection

BBCS: North America’s leader in commercial window coverings 

Whether you have only one storefront, or have a national chain of stores, BBCS is your one-stop shop for commercial window treatments. We have over 1,000 authorized commercial window coverings specialists throughout the U.S. and Canada that can service all your locations and ensure consistency and quality.
• BBCS provides window covering solutions that can reduce your energy costs up to 30%*.
• Our products meet LEED (green certification), ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and NFPA 701 (National Fire Protection Agency) standards.
• Our clients include: Subway, Marriott Suites, Chase, Gold’s Gym, Super Cuts, Travel Centers of America and Walgreens, to name just a few.
• We partner with the biggest names in the commercial window coverings to offer the largest selection of products, including Levolor, SWFcontract, Bali, Mariak, Phifer and Graber.

Talk with a BB Commercial Solutions professional today about which products are the best solution for your commercial and business needs by calling (866) 279-3253 or by filling out the inquiry form at www.bbcommercialsolutions.com.

*BBCS products vary in their energy efficiency, anti-microbial, fire retardant and green make-up. Inquire with your BBCS consultant for more information.

Combat Sun Damage to Commercial Space and Cut Energy Cost with Commercial Window Tinting

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Window film is often considered the unsung hero of the commercial window covering industry. More often than not, window tinting is the first line of defense against the sun's heat and its bright natural light. Window film has a number of advantages; including, but not limited to, deflection of harmful UV rays, creation of more comfortable interior atmospheres, and privacy.

Commercial window tinting should be considered for retail stores, office buildings, healthcare facilities, restaurants, and any other buildings that require comfortable room temperatures and UV protection.

Retail stores should incorporate the use of window film: 

• To protect window display units from becoming sun damaged
• To lower operating costs (air conditioners will be used less)
• For protection in the event of severe weather or smash and grab events
• Protective window film that encapsulates shattered glass is available
• For decorative, advertising and marketing purposes
• Decorative window film can imitate the appearance of frosted, etched, or colored glass at a fraction of the cost of real the real thing

Office buildings often use window tinting: 

• To lower monthly utility bills
• To provide privacy for employees
• For decorative purposes on glass-walled offices and cubicles
• To protect expensive technical equipment from sun damage

Healthcare facilities benefit from window film because: 

• It provides patients with a more relaxing and comfortable environment
• Window film provides privacy for patients while still allowing them an outside view
• It protects valuable medical equipment from sun damage

Restaurants are perfect for window tinting: 

• Because it allows guests to eat without the glare of the sun in their eyes
• Provides protection from the sun's heat without sacrificing any type of outside view the restaurant may have
• Provides privacy from prying eyes on the outside

Window film can be used to provide security, decoration, privacy, aesthetic appeal, comfort, and protection. The best part about window tint and film is that it doesn't require any sort of operation! Once it has adhered to the window it starts working immediately, you never need to pull it down to avoid the sun like you need to with blinds or shades. Give BB Commercial Solutions a call today to ask about the potential for window film on your building!