Energy Savings Jack in the Box

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Ever wonder why your ROI calcs are not accepted by ESCOs and Energy Professionals?


Edge has built itself from the beginning with attention toward the energy efficiency market.  While other film manufacturers may see energy efficiency as a ‘marketing tool’, at Edge it is in our core.

We are not guessing at energy savings using ‘back of the envelope’ tools and hoping for a ‘good number’ like a Jack in the Box!  We stand behind our engineered calculations!



Click here for more information about our industry-leading energy modeling.


Window Tinting – Tips for After Installation

There are a few things that you should know about window tinting and the adhesives and coatings used to apply your film and keep the heat out.
After getting your car’s window tinted, you should keep the windows rolled up for at least three to four days based on the film type (check with your professional window film installer for more information). By doing so, you allow the adhesive on the edges to cure and become a permanent bond. Otherwise, the tint can start to peel off as it rolls in and out of the frame and gasketing.

Also, don’t worry if your windows have water pockets or look a little hazy after getting tinted because it is completely normal. It may even look perfect the day of installation and develop these conditions over the next day or two.

The water from the mounting solution will evaporate and if you want the windows to dry faster, park the car where it gets most sunlight.
If you have any questions, contact your professional window film installer for more guidance.

May 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

Deep-Dyed Carbon Crystalline

New to the Edge Film Technologies’ automotive lineup – Carbon Crystalline! This amazing new product is built on PROVEN, long-lasting Deep-Dyed Technology!

With a great handle and feel during installation, you can quickly install on complex vehicles and your clients can have the confidence of knowing they are buying technology that is second-to-none in dyed automotive window tinting!

Since there are no carbon particles, you will not have the low-angle haze of so-called ‘carbon’ films but have the same great black color!

Stay tuned as we add 35% and 55% versions later this summer!

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Product NameVLTVLRTSERUV Rejection
Carbon Crystalline 55%6%44%>99%
Carbon Crystalline 1414%6%42%>99%
Carbon Crystalline 2020%6%40%>99%
Carbon Crystalline 3030%6%38%>99%
Carbon Crystalline 3535%6%36%>99%
Carbon Crystalline 4343%6%34%>99%
Carbon Crystalline 5050%6%31%>99%
Carbon Crystalline 5556%6%29%>99%

Compare Spectra HP to ATR

Still one of the most popular films for high performance and low cost, ATR now has some competition – Edge Spectra HP!

If you are a current ATR user, get a sample roll of Edge Spectra HP and experience the value!


Try our Top-Coated PPF

If you are using top-coated PPF such as XPEL Ultimate or SunTek PPF-C, consider the unsurpassed stain resistance of Edge Premium Defense TC.

You can find out more information about our PPF if you click on this page or contact us to receive a sample roll and see for yourself!

New 5% Dual Reflective

Rounding out our UltraView Dual Reflective selection is our New UltraView 5!

In addition to the great solar control properties, join the community using 5% Dual Reflective films like UltraView 5 and SunTek DR Mirror for increased privacy.

See below an abbreviated list of Specifications for Edge UltraView:

ProductUltraView 5UltraView 15UltraView 25UltraView 35
Visible Light Transmission6%14%27%38%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)56%48%27%13%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)15%21%14%8%
Shading Coefficient0.230.290.470.63
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)80%75%60%45%
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%>99%

New Sputtered Neutral Cool Alloy

With all the new technology, many of your customers are still looking for the VALUE and APPEARANCE of sputtered neutral films – now you can have the technology you need with the pricing and support you have come to expect from Edge Film Technologies with our New Cool Alloy Series!

See below an abbreviated list of Specifications for Edge UltraView:

ProductCool Alloy 20Cool Alloy 35Cool Alloy 60
Visible Light Transmission20%35%60%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)29%17%9%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)31%18%10%
Shading Coefficient0.410.560.75
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.350.480.65
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)65%52%35%
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%

Architectural Film Value

If you don’t yet ‘have the Edge’ – contact us to receive our full pricelist for your most pressing window film needs:

  • Silver
  • UltraView (Dual Reflective)
  • Bronze
  • Clear Defense (Anti-Graffiti)
  • Guardian (Security)
  • All Season Low E (compare to EnerLogic 70)

Together we can bring quality and value to you and your customers!

BTU Meters

Nobody ever wants to read the “Message from the President”, right? This section is dedicated to answering questions our current Edge dealers have had recently — and maybe we’ll help you out also.

Recently there has been alot of good discussion about BTU meters on Facebook and other places. I recommend you check it out – the purpose of this post is to answer the more basic question of “What is a BTU meter measuring and is it good at it?”

We deal in alot of complex topics in TSER, IR Rejection, etc — this is not a complex discussion of correlating BTU meter readings to other specifications like TSER. This is a SIMPLE discussion of whether a BTU meter can measure Solar Transmission well – after all, that is what it’s doing right?

However, if a BTU meter reading correlated linearly to MFR Solar Transmission, the data would fall on a straight line (represented by orange in the graph below). In addition, there are “Error Bars” that represent an error of 20% of the reading.

Bear in mind, these readings were taken in a controlled way – same distance, same angle – the resulting correlation would be MUCH WORSE standing at a kitchen table pointing your meter at the window.

SO WHAT? The “so what” is that a BTU meter can be very good for showing ‘yes it’s better’ but do not try to use a BTU meter so say that one film is “such and such” percent better than another because the BTU meter is not good at quantitative comparisons.


So you think you want to “DIY” window tinting? THINK AGAIN!

You may have seen some do-it-yourself window tinting kits online, which commonly cost you $30 to $150. Those DIY tint kits boast about requiring less than professional tinting skills and still providing exceptional results. However, just because you can install drywall, plumbing, and other “DIY” projects does not mean you can install window film (well, at least you can’t install it cleanly).

Some people are attracted to any DIY project including window film and buy without much thought because it seems like such a bargain! However, with DIY window tinting you often get poor quality PRODUCTS and a NOVICE INSTALLER (you). Fast forward a few months – sometimes weeks – after tinting your windows and you may notice the tint is dirty underneath, peeling off your vehicle, or turning purple and bubbly. Spend your weekends DIY’ing all over your house but always look for a professional in your area who can install your window tinting.