Tint the Town Clear with Window Film

Solar Film • Jul 29, 2021

Window film is an inconspicuous protector with extreme versatility. It shields floors, furnishings, precious heirlooms, and more from damaging UV rays. It forms a protective barrier against intruders and inclement weather for enhanced safety and security. Window film can even fortify your space against solar heat for improved energy efficiency and block wandering eyes from seeing private spaces or confidential information.

Because of its many applications, window film is everywhere. In fact, many iconic buildings around Richmond, VA, discreetly utilize window film for a variety of purposes. Whether it’s boosting energy efficiency or preserving historical artifacts, window film quietly works behind the scenes of our capital city, subtly enhancing our lives.

Noteworthy Buildings In & Around Richmond with Window Film
  • Monroe Building
  • SunTrust on West Broad (formerly Dominion Energy building)
  • Bank of America
  • Jefferson Hotel
  • Children’s Hospital of Richmond
  • Virginia Capitol Building
  • Petersburg National Battlefield Historic Outbuildings
  • Wilton House Museum

Window film provides value to any type of building, but many of the recognizable landmarks with window film in Richmond are historic sites or large commercial buildings with glass facades.

For example, Trane hired Solar Film in 2015 to install sun control film on the Monroe Building, the tallest tower in Richmond. We applied over 30,000 square feet of film to its windows for improved energy efficiency. As a result, the Monroe Building saves $200,000 annually on cooling costs. Another office building with solar film applied to its windows is the SunTrust Building on West Broad, formerly the Dominion Energy Building. This 26-story building boasts over 8,000 square feet of window film, generating an annual savings of approximately $30,000.

Window film is also a popular choice for historical buildings. The film preserves both the original architectural character of the landmark as well as its contents. With 99% UV ray rejection, window film slows the sun-induced fading and deterioration of irreplaceable artifacts and original building materials. For example, Solar Film was hired by the National Park Service to install window film to 231 panes on the historic outbuildings at the Petersburg National Battlefield in Hopewell. The film provides UV protection to the artifacts housed by the outbuildings without altering the look of the structures. Additionally, window film enhances the efficiency of antique window glass, allowing historic buildings to maintain the original materials and aesthetic while reducing energy consumption. 

Protecting & Preserving Richmond with Window Film

Pick a building on the Richmond skyline, and Solar Film has likely installed film on its windows. From the tallest skyscraper to the most elegant hotel, we have made a lasting impact on our city by protecting and preserving many iconic landmarks in Richmond, VA, with window film.

Locally owned and operated in Richmond, Virginia, for over 35 years, Solar Film helps businesses and homeowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic region find their ideal window tinting solution. We use premium quality 3M™ materials for temperature control, glare reduction, UV protection, privacy, and security window film solutions. As a 3M™Authorized Dealer and a member of the Prestige Dealer Network, we offer the highest quality window film products on the market. Get in touch with us today for a free quote!

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