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August 2016

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Why No Building Should Be Without Sunscreen

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Why No Building Should Be Without Sunscreen

If you’re unwittingly letting your building fry like a lobster, that’s your business. Slathering it up with sun protection is ours. Here’s why it matters. According to the International Window Film Association (IWFA), window film can stop more than 80% of the solar energy coming through windows, with up to a 30% reduction in cooling costs and some films up to 30% reduction in heat loss in the winter.. The IWFA notes that window film can even save seven times each dollar spent on replacement windows.

More than 250 window films have even been certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) for energy efficiency. (“Fenestration” means an opening in a building—basically, windows, doors and skylights). The NFRC is the same independent, nonprofit organization that rates glass windows. Ratings take into account factors including energy absorption, solar heat gain, air leakage and resistance to condensation.

As if energy savings weren’t a good enough reason for solar-savvy window film, this “sunscreen” also means:

  • UV protection for the people inside
  • Fewer hot spots
  • Less glare
  • Reduced fading of furniture, carpeting and artworks

According to James Beale, managing partner and vice president of sales for NGS, “Solar considerations have emerged as a major factor for our clients in weighing their window film options. Energy costs and ways to mitigate them should really be on every client’s window solution check list.”

Beale also pointed out that many clients have been taking their solar solutions to the next level with specialty solar-control window films in a variety of categories. These include traditional reflective, ceramic ultra-blocking, and spectrally select for preserving the highest degree of natural daylight.

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NGS Makes Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List

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NGS Makes Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List

We can’t help bragging about this one. National Glazing Solutions has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. We’ve made it to the “cool kids’ table,” and we couldn’t be more proud. Fellow honorees have included Microsoft, Oracle, Vizio, Intuit, Timberland, Zappos, and Chobani.

The Inc. 5000 list is created by Inc. magazine, the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies. It provides companies like NGS with hands-on resources and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology in order to enhance offerings to customers in the marketplace.

As an Inc. 5000 honoree, NGS will attend the thirty-fifth annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala. The event will be held at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio in October. Beyond the black tie, the conference will offer “bucket list” opportunities to learn from the masters in the art of entrepreneurship. Keynote speakers will include Tony Robbins; Weili Dai, co-founder of Marvell Technology Group; Kim Jordan, co-founder of New Belgium Brewing; and Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, co-founders of SoulCycle.

The conference brings top entrepreneurs together to meet, from the fastest-growing private companies, to exchange ideas and get inspired. Educational and workshop sessions will cover topics including better customer service and brand awareness, something we are excited to share with our customers.

According to James Beale, managing partner and vice president of sales for NGS, “As an entrepreneur, you never want to stop learning. Being included in the Inc. 5000 list and attending the conference and gala will open a lot of doors for us. The experience will help us continue to deliver the latest window film solutions and outstanding service to our customers.”

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