Friday, January 3, 2014

For me, Huper Optik USA has been far more than my window film manufacturer.  I have worked with many of the film manufacturers over the years without complaint.  However, the people at Huper Optik   have chosen to be much more than manufacturers.  They have purposed to created a "family" of window film dealers and distributors.  This is something that is often in the "mission statement" of a company, but it is an entirely different matter when it is lived out.  I would like to thank Huper Optik, not just for their great films, but for welcoming us, encouraging us and being our friend through the years.

New and improved sunshine with Huper Optik window films… Q&A

We put together some of the questions we have heard regularly over the years.  Please add your own questions in the comment section below.

Q: I have great windows. Why use Huper Optik? 

A: Huper Optik window film improves the performance of any window. With Huper Optik film you can stop 99.9% of all ultraviolet rays and increase the energy efficiency of your existing windows. Huper Optik film is designed to increase window performance without sacrificing aesthetics. 

Q: What causes fading? 

A: Fading is result of ultraviolet radiation, heat, and visible light breaking down the dyes and pigments in your art and furnishings. The causes of fading are determined to be: 40% UV, 25% Heat, 25% Visible Light and 10% miscellaneous (humidity, dye anchorage, etc.) This is why it is important to do more than just stop UV rays. With Huper Optik window film, you can reduce 99.9% of the UV, up to 70% of the heat, and up to 65% of the visible light. You can maximize your fading protection with Huper Optik because it allows you to stop more heat without being dark and reflective. 

Q: I enjoy sitting in front of my windows in the winter. What happens with Huper Optik window film? 

A: You will still be able to enjoy the warm sunshine. Huper Optik window film will stop the extreme heat, but still allow warmth to pass through. You will have a more consistent temperature throughout your home with window film and have less hot spots and cold spots. 

Q: I have a nice view. Will Huper Optik window film detract from my view? 

A: Huper Optik window film is designed to enhance your view. It does this in three ways. The first is glare reduction. When you reduce glare you allow the pupil to open and colors are more intense. The second is lack of reflectivity. Huper Optik film is designed to match the natural reflectivity of glass which allows you to see out better in the evenings. The third is clarity. Huper Optik film is designed with extreme optical clarity to ensure the best view possible. 

Q: I have a warranty on my windows. Won't I lose it if I use film? 

A: Your window manufacturer shows its confidence in its windows by warrantying them against thermal breakage and seal failure for a period of time. Huper Optik has the same confidence in your window with the Huper Optik product on it. As a result, Huper Optik not only warranties your film for your lifetime, it also matches your window warranty to ensure that you don't lose any protection. 

Q: Why Huper Optik? 

A: In short: Quality, Technology, Performance, and Aesthetics. The technology incorporated in Huper Optik window film allows it to maximize performance with a beautiful, light, non-reflective film. A traditional window film with the same performance will be darker and have a shiny, reflective appearance. 

Q: How is Huper Optik window film installed? 

A: Huper Optik window film is installed by a trained technician. This technician first prepares the area by moving and/or covering anything in the immediate area. Next they will clean the inside of your window. Only water with a small drop of Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo is used for the preparation and installation of the film. Then the film is installed and custom trimmed to fit precisely. The installation will be clean and bubble free when complete. The entire process is quiet and minimally disruptive. 

Q: What do I need to do to care for my film? 

A: After your film is installed, you need to refrain from cleaning it for one month while it cures. During this time, you can gently wipe off any fingerprints, etc. After the first month, you treat it completely normally. You do not need any special cleaners. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Road trip!

Today we went back to the mountains to install Huper Optik Ceramic 40 on a lovely home overlooking Wintergreen.  The home owners called upon us after noticing damage to their furnishings.  Here are two of the pillows from their sofa which used to be identical.

There are 3 main causes of fading.  Ultraviolet light is the most responsible.  Heat and visible light are the 2 other main causes.  Using window film allows us to eliminate the UV light and reduce the heat and visible light.  While we cannot stop fading, we are able to significantly slow its effects in most circumstances.  

The reason we chose the Ceramic 40 is the view.  The low reflectivity and the natural hue of the ceramic film does not detract from the beautiful landscape.  The view is actually enhanced and sharpened by the glare reduction.

My favorite part of the trip was the sunset coming down the mountain.  The sun was a bright red ball and  the color spread out across the valleys.  I took a picture but it couldn't do it justice!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Virginia's Tint Law

     Virginia has the opportunity to enjoy the freedom found in the majority of our fellow states.  There is a bill which has already passed the House of Delegates and is currently sitting in a Senate Transportation committee to allow us to have film with a light transmission of 35% on our front doors.  This is not "dark" window film.  It is already enjoyed by thousands of Virginians with medical waivers and is used safely in all of our surrounding states.  This bill is in danger of being shelved and never getting the chance to be voted on in the Senate.  The following link contains the names of each Senator on the committee.  You can click on each name for their contact information.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


We spent the day in Charlottesville today!  We always appreciate when other tint companies leave a great impression.  Today's customer had Huper Optik Ceramic 40 installed on his home when he lived in Florida.  He was so pleased with his product and his service that he called Huper Optik to find out who could install the film on his new home here in Virginia.  We enjoyed meeting a new customer and spending  a little time in the fair city of Charlottesville.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Greetings from Paul & Laura


We have spent the last ten years of our life installing window film. This has led to some interesting reflections along the way. Mainly, what is it, exactly, that we do? Some days I think back to the stickers in elementary school and ponder that I make a living putting stickers on windows. Most days I am thankful. I enjoy the physical part of our work: cleaning the windows and squeegeeing and cutting the film; but what makes our work special is everyone we have met along the way. Thank you for a wonderful decade!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

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