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Commercial Window Film In Restaurants Can Improve Customer Experience

To be a successful restaurant owner, having good food usually isn’t enough— providing an environment that complements the cuisine and the customers it attracts also plays a big role. In many cases, commercial window film can be installed to help enhance the overall customer experience in several ways.

Make Your Customers Comfortable

Make Your Customers ComfortableFor many restaurants, having walls of windows provide sunshine and a beautiful view that’s alluring to customers. However, the heat and the glare that come with untreated windows can turn into a turn off. If you’ve ever had a customer ask to be re-seated because of the annoying glare at lunchtime, you know what a hassle it can be— especially if your restaurant is full.

Professionally-installed window film can block up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays, offering significant glare reduction without reducing visibility. Additionally window film provides heat reduction, reflecting approximately 80% of the sun’s heat, making your customers more comfortable and keeping your restaurant cooler without having to turn up the air conditioner.

Window Film Offers UV Protection

Window Film Offers UV ProtectionYour customers probably wouldn’t think to wear sunscreen indoors, so it’s fairly safe to assume they wouldn’t apply SPF 30 before dining inside your restaurant. But the sunlight streaming in that increases the ambiance also allows ultraviolet radiation in through the windows, which contributes to a person’s daily accumulation of sun exposure. Window film helps block damaging UVA and UVB rays that cause skin cancer including melanoma, other skin conditions and visible signs of aging, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation.

Reduce Fading, Protect Furnishings and Products

Reduce Fading, Protect Furnishings and ProductsWindow film also offers protection against the damaging effects of the sun to internal furnishings, fabrics, flooring, and artwork. The cost of having to replace furniture, carpet, or paintings can add up quickly. Restaurants may also have retail displays in front of windows, offering higher end or very specialized products that could be damaged and even destroyed by the sun’s heat. In the case of one wine shop owner in England, several bottles of wine heated up so much that the corks actually popped off!

Safety films can offer another form of protection for your customers and your business: holding commercial glass in place if shattered during accidents, burglaries, storms, or other type of natural disaster.

And don’t forget the energy savings! Window films can help reduce your energy bills, and you might be able to receive a rebate from your local utility company for making energy-efficient improvements to your restaurant.

To determine which type of commercial window film is right for your business, be sure to consult with a professional window film installer or manufacturer.

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Comments - 18 Responses to “Commercial Window Film In Restaurants Can Improve Customer Experience”

  1. Deanna R. Jones says:

    Thanks for the tips! My restaurant has very large windows that the customers like to sit next to. I’ve noticed that the chairs next to the windows often get damaged by the light. It seems like a good idea to have a film screen put up to protect my furnishings. I also liked that you pointed out that they can also protect patrons from UV rays. My customers are very important to me, so knowing that they would be protected from UV rays while sitting next to the windows would help to bring me peace of mind.

  2. Zach Thalman says:

    I have noticed that a lot of restaurants now are looking into getting their windows replaced to put in the new tinting. I know how it feels to almost be on display as you eat. It makes me uncomfortable and I would agree that tinting makes it a lot easier for people to enjoy their time and food.

    • Madico, Inc. Madico, Inc. says:

      Thanks for reading! Many restaurants are starting to install window film because they realize it benefits their business and adds extra value for their customers.

  3. Fitz says:

    Hello, and thanks for this info on how to have the best commercial windows possible. I was never aware of all of these energy saving tips before this article. I think it’s good to be aware of these techniques to make sure your windows are in the best possible condition.

    • Madico, Inc. Madico, Inc. says:

      We’re glad you found the information useful! Window film has great energy saving benefits for restaurants and also residential buildings.

  4. Olga Morozova says:

    We have a west-facing window in our restaurant and have experienced what a pain it can be to reseat customers that don’t like the glare. I’ve been looking for a good solution but don’t like the idea of putting in blinds and completely blocking out the natural light. A window film treatment looks like a solution we should take seriously. Thanks for the information!

  5. Marc Brener says:

    Solar Shades, those that can block out up to 99% of the Ultraviolet (UV) light, are a very practical solution for restaurants and other shop owners looking to reduce power bills. These unique shades have a variety of sized holes from tiny to very small that allow customers to look out the window while still doing what they were designed to do….block out heat, reduce harsh light and create a comfortable atmosphere for those inside the room. Very cost effective, these shades come in a vareity of designer color and styles as well as presentation option like venetian and roller. The greatest benefit, as mentioned, is that the Air Conditioning units that cool the room don’t have to work so hard or so long because the heat generated by the Sunlight entering the room, has been removed. This then promotes AC longevity and lower power bills!

  6. Travis Thompson says:

    Don’t forget that it might save your bills during the summer, but tint can reduce the heat gathered from the sun during the winter! If the summer doesn’t get hot for more than a few months, I would definitely recommend investing in other types of insulation other than window film.

  7. Logan Murphy says:

    I think its a smart idea, as you mentioned, to have window tinting applied in a restaurant. I’ll have to bring this up to my parents. They own a restaurant but i’m not sure if they do anything to their windows. I definitely think it would make it easier to sit inside. Thanks for the great article!

  8. Lauren Woodley says:

    Thanks for the insight about how the window film offers UV protection. You talk about how ultraviolet radiation comes through the windows and can expose you to the sun. This is something that I actually wasn’t aware of, so I can how getting your windows tinted can help reduce the amount of sunlight shining through your windows. Plus, this would probably keep your house cooler, since there’s not so much heat coming through either.

  9. April Cook says:

    I work for a small business selling food, and I think window tints would be a good idea to help protect our product. Just like you mentioned keeping UV rays off customers, it is important to keep it off of your products. I’ll pass all these suggestions on to my manager and hopefully we can make some upgrades soon. Thanks!

  10. jonden says:

    Awesome tips or ideas shared to improve our commercial window.

  11. Latoya Anderson says:

    The best part of your blog for me is when you talked about how window film can help you to protect your restaurant’s internal furnishings, fabrics, flooring, and artwork from the damaging effects of the sun. My mother is dreaming of owning a restaurant in the future. Since it’s a big investment, it’s important for her to make sure that all the things inside her restaurant, most especially the furniture are going to be protected from getting damaged because of the sun’s UV rays. It will surely be beneficial for her to make her investment worthy. I will make sure to share your blog with her. Thanks!

    • Madico, Inc. Madico, Inc. says:

      Hi Latoya! Window film is a great investment to make when protecting your business’ belongings. We’re glad you found this blog helpful, and we wish your mother the best of luck!

  12. Pam Parks says:

    We have tinted windows in the restaurant where I work and I have tried to clean them many many times but they always look pretty much the same…. My boss says we can only use water on them, but I was wondering if there was something else I could use? They get greasy handprints on them as well as other dirt ….and we are in a small town so speciality cleaners are out of the question. Please help!! I would love to get them clean to spruce the place up!! Thanks so much for any help you can give me !!

    • Madico, Inc. Madico, Inc. says:

      Hi Pam, after the 30 day curing period, the window can be cleaned with any standard household cleaner (Windex) along with a soft cloth or paper towel. Abrasive cleaners such as baking soda or brushes should not be used. Thanks for reading!

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