Idea Exchange

We've learned a lot over the years. Read about our experiences.

We Love Windows

We Love Windows because they connect us to the outdoors.  Windows provide natural daylight, amazing views, and creating open and inviting interiors for our homes and businesses, while reducing energy consumption and lowering your electric bill.  But did you know how important natural light is to your overall health and productivity?  Natural light boosts your body's vitamin D storage.  Natural light [...]

2018-10-01T14:23:43+00:00October 1st, 2018|Commercial, Residential, Sun/Comfort Control|

Daylight Redirecting Window Film

Daylight is Essential to a Sense of Well-Being.  Increase Natural Light in your Office – with 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Window Film With all this summer heat it’s hard to think ahead to the coming winter months.  Regardless, winter will soon be here and that means shorter and darker days are coming.  With most people spending at least half their waking [...]

2018-08-09T20:24:30+00:00August 9th, 2018|Commercial, Sun/Comfort Control|

Be Prepared for the Unexpected -Schools, Business & Home Even though there are a lot of things you can’t control you can be prepared for the unexpected. The world can be a dangerous place because not everyone has the best intentions.  Protection from active shooter events has become a high priority for schools across the country. Securing the building perimeter is a challenge when glass doors and [...]

2018-05-28T13:34:10+00:00May 28th, 2018|Safety/Security|

Window Film Provides UV Protection Indoors

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, few people realize window film provides UV protection by blocking 99.9% of UVA radiation. At least 50% of ultraviolet A rays can pass through windows.  Window film is an effective solution, offering substantial indoor protection by blocking up to 99.9% of UV radiation.  Ultraviolet A rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent and [...]

2018-05-24T16:17:54+00:00May 17th, 2018|Sun/Comfort Control|

Lessons From the Eclipse

Lessons From the Eclipse The August 2017 eclipse was the first with a path of totality crossing the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the U.S. since 1918. Millions of Americans had the opportunity to view at least part of the event, but with a vital tool- solar eclipse glasses. Demand was so high for solar eclipse glasses [...]

2018-04-23T18:36:20+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Commercial, Residential, Sun/Comfort Control|

Protecting Your Home From Storm Damage

Protecting Your Home From Storm Damage Harvey, Irma, Jose….Maria? It’s been an especially active and damaging hurricane season, and it’s not over yet. While Virginia has been spared most of the damage so far, we certainly have experienced our share of downed trees, power outages, and damage from flying debris over the [...]

2018-04-23T18:36:35+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Residential, Safety/Security|