The Show Must Go On: How Window Film & Architectural Finishes Allow for the Continuity of Operations

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As a property manager, smooth, continuous operations are critical when it comes to the management of your space. A faulty HVAC system or a broken window can hinder not only your day-to-day operations, but also the ability of your tenants’ businesses to function. This causes both parties to be less productive and potentially lose money. With that being said, problems are inevitably going to occur from time to time, and while you can’t always prevent them, it’s important to address them as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Events That Can Hinder Operations

HVAC Functionality

An unfortunate yet common problem that is apparent in many spaces is a poorly functioning HVAC system. A broken AC in the heat of the summer can be detrimental to the operations of your tenants, which ultimately impacts your operations as well because you have to coordinate the system’s repair. If your HVAC system breaks down in the heat of the summer or bitter cold of winter due to being overworked, the result is uncomfortable interior temperatures and even worse, dissatisfied tenants. Not to mention, without an efficiently functioning HVAC system, you can spend an unnecessary amount on energy bills. It is of the utmost importance that these problems are avoided by limiting the wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Vandalism

From broken windows to graffiti, vandalism not only harms the appearance of your space, but it is also a hindrance to your everyday operations. Having to hire cleaners to remove spray paint or glaziers to replace a broken window can be both costly and time-consuming, taking time out of both your day and that of the tenants in your space. Not to mention, vandalism can cause your tenants to feel unsafe in the space, leading to fear and dissatisfaction. While no steps can be taken to completely eliminate the possibility of vandalism, it is crucial to respond to it as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid stirring up negative emotions among tenants and hindering their ability to conduct business.

Remodel or Renovation

Perhaps your space is beginning to show wear and tear that inevitably happens over the years. Or, maybe you’re looking to upgrade your space to cater to the wants and needs of future tenants. No matter the reason, remodeling and renovating must be done from time to time in order to ensure that your space is updated and attractive to both current and potential tenants. 

The upside: an attractive, modern space. 

The downside: renovating and remodeling are both costly and time-consuming. 

In fact, your space becomes less accessible when you’re remodeling. While every once in a while it’s necessary, renovation can’t be a frequent activity because of the amount of time and money it takes to complete. In order to keep up with the ever-changing trends, you need a cost-effective and time-efficient solution for revamping your space without impeding your tenants’ operations. 

Window Film & Architectural Finishes Can Address These Issues & More

In order to manage your space successfully, it’s important to keep costs low, operations smooth, and tenants happy. When it comes to the unavoidable, yet detrimental events such as a broken HVAC system, vandalism, or the need for renovation, property managers require a quick, effective solution. That’s where window film and architectural finishes come in.

Add Years to the Life of Your HVAC System

Window film can improve the insulation of your space, trapping the heat from the HVAC system inside in the dead of winter, and blocking the sun’s heat in the midst of summer. Not only does this promote comfortable temperatures year-round, but it also can add years onto the life of your HVAC system. Extending the life of your system saves you both time and money and ensures continuity of operations for your tenants. Furthermore, the added insulation that window film provides can help to reduce energy consumption and cut utilities costs. 

Protect Against Unexpected Events

Vandalism and break-ins can’t be avoided altogether, but you can ensure that your space is equipped to handle the unexpected. Some window films are made specifically to combat the shattering of glass, holding the glass in place should it ever be broken. This protects not only your space but the people and property inside. On the other hand, some window films are designed to simplify the clean up of graffiti and reduce the financial burden of graffiti mitigation. Instead of spending hours scrubbing spray paint off your windows, with window film, you can simply peel off the vandalized film from your window, exposing a perfectly untouched, clean window. Not only does this result in a smoother cleaning process, but it is also a quick fix so that the exterior of your space isn’t defaced for too long.

Revamp Your Space, Without Remodeling

When it comes time to enhance the interior of your space, your mind might hop right to renovations or remodeling. While those are both viable options, they require immense commitment, high costs, and a significant amount of time, during which your operations and those of your tenants may be entirely or partially interrupted. With architectural finishes and decorative window film, you can quickly enhance and refresh your space at a fraction of the cost of remodeling and renovating. Not only will this save you money, but it will also save you time! With a variety of textures, patterns, and colors, architectural finishes and decorative window film can completely transform your space, without the disruption of renovations and remodeling. 

Window films, decorative films, and architectural finishes meet a variety of needs, including improving the insulation of your space, protecting against vandalism, and enhancing your space’s interior. No matter what issue you need to address, films and finishes can do so in a cost-effective and timely fashion so that you and your tenants can continue to operate efficiently in the event of a potential complication. 

Energy Products Distribution (EPD) offers a tremendous breadth of 3M window film products and architectural finishes to address a variety of challenges encountered by property managers. From heat mitigation or enhanced energy efficiency to improved protection or elevated aesthetics, EPD provides a product to meet your needs and delight your tenants. Contact us at 410-834-4347 to learn more about how window film and architectural finishes can upgrade your space.

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