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Welcome to the new Total Shield Blog, where we will be bringing you all the latest news, offers and tips for Total Shield's esteemed customers. We've been growing quickly the past few years, and that's thanks to the professional, prompt, courteous service we provide, as well as our devotion to you, the customer. You will be secure in the knowledge that our technicians are fully-insured, bonded, and have completed thorough background checks. They've received only the best training, use only state-of-the-art equipment, and will take the utmost pride in caring for your home!


We provide several services inside and outside the home to clean, restore and protect your most precious investment. We are Total Shield, and we do a lot more than protect your windows.


Call us today to find out why we're South Florida's fastest growing home service company in the following areas: Window Tinting, Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing


941.894.7138


www.TotalShieldProtectionFL.com



What's a Total Shield?



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Total Shield's professional service and devotion to our customers has made us South Florida's fastest-growing window tinting company. With the finest training and state-of-the-art equipment, you can rest assured that your technician has completed an extensive background check, is fully-insured and bonded.


We provide several services inside and outside the home to clean, restore and protect your most precious investment. We are Total Shield, and we do a lot more than protect your windows.


Call us today to find out why we're South Florida's fastest-growing home service company in the following areas: Window Tinting, Window Cleaning, and Pressure Washing. 941.894.7138 www.TotalShieldProtectionFL.com



On the Importance of Trust


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We at Total Shield Protection know how uneasy many people feel when allowing service providers into their homes. While we always let our customers know that our technicians are trained, bonded and insured professionals, we still have to face the fact that building trust is a process, not a given. After all, it's only natural to have questions when inviting a stranger into your home. What if they break something? What if they steal something? Can I trust them around my kids, my pets, my valuables? What if they get hurt on the job, will I be liable?


Total Shield technicians undergo background checks, are fully-insured and carry photo IDs to let our customers know that they are letting a professional into their home, one they can trust to not only do a great job, but be mindful and respectful as well. Our goal is to leave your home a happier, cleaner and safer place than it was when we arrived.


Still, we would encourage all of our customers to do their research before hiring a service provider to perform even the smallest of jobs. It's necessary to know certain things about the people you're hiring to do work inside or outside your home: Have they undergone a background check? Are they bonded and insured? And of course, how is their reputation when it comes to the service they provide? We all love getting the best price, but it's important to take all factors into account when selecting a home service provider. Sites such as Thumbtack or HomeAdvisor are a great place to start, as they let you read reviews from real people in your area.


So tell us, what do you look for when hiring people to work in or around your house? What does it take for a stranger – professional though he or she may be – to really earn your trust? This is an industry where companies rise or fall based on reputation, referrals and word-of-mouth, and we're constantly striving to improve. Because building trust is a process, and we want to be there every step of the way whether is a small; window washing project or applying window film to your entire home.


We are the number one rated home service provider in your area, with over hundreds of verifies reviews. Call today for as free estimate and let us make your home look new again. Mention this post and receive 10% off your quote! We can be reached at 941.894.7138 or via our website or facebook page.



Let's Talk About Home Security


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Did you know that, in most cases, home intruders simply use the front door to walk right into people's homes? This is an unfortunate fact that most homeowners are either unaware of, or don't want to think about, but it's true. If a door is unlocked or a window is not secured, there will be almost no struggle to break into your home. Fortunately, you are not powerless when it comes to home security. There are a few simple things you as a homeowner can do, and they all involve improving your doors and windows.


1. Security Film

The first thing you should do to make your windows more secure is purchase window film. Most vehicles and commercial buildings use these films to keep their windows from shattering in the event of a natural disaster, an accident, or worse. But they can also guard your home against attempted break-ins. If a would-be burglar tries to break in through a window, the security film will keep the glass shards together rather than let them shatter and scatter. When professionally installed, no one will be able to tell that your windows are protected from top to bottom (unless you opt for tinted film, which Total Shield offers as well).


2. Choosing the Right Lock

The next step is not quite as straight-forward as covering your windows in security film, but it's no less vital to the safety of your home and loved ones. There are seemingly countless types of locks on the market today that all offer differing levels of security, and it can be very hard selecting the right kind. You may want to opt for a cheaper brand of lock, not thinking about the potential cost of that lock failing when you need it most. Cheap locks are easy for most home intruders to manipulate, since they are usually less complex and unique in their locking design.


And this leaves your home susceptible to break-ins. With this in mind, here are a few things to look for in a front door lock:

  • It should be grade one.
  • Your door jamb should be reinforced to match the security level of the lock.
  • For deadbolts, the bolt should go one inch into the door frame.


And to those who don't want to sacrifice style for security, don't worry: many companies offer wide selections of locks that can add a bit of flair to your front door. They don't all have to be big, bulky things.


3. A Few Final Tips

  • Window locks are typically less secure than door locks, so they are easier to break into. However, by putting a six-inch dowel in your window, you will prevent would-be burglars from being able to open it more than six inches.
    • We don't recommend putting glass panes in doors, but if you do make sure that they are at least three feet away from the door knob. This will prevent intruders from being able to open the door from the outside.
      • Make sure air conditioning units are secure in their windows.
      • Install window break alarms that will sound if the window is broken.
      • Move valuables so they cannot be seen from the outside.

These are just a few simple steps you can take to improve the security of your home. Start with the doors and windows, and soon you will be sleeping soundly knowing that you, your family and your belongings are all protected.


Window Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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So you just had your windows washed by a Total Shield technician, and you can't get over how great they look. But as time goes by you notice they don't quite have the same shimmer they did right after their cleaning. Well, good news! You don't have to deal with dirty windows between semi-annual cleanings any longer. Of course, home cleanings won't replace professional cleanings, but they can still keep you happy with the look of your windows in the meantime.

Keeping your windows sparkling isn't as hard as it seems, but allow us to make it even easier! Here are four helpful tricks for maintaining your windows in between cleanings. And PLEASE remember that these are for interior cleaning only. Windows that require a ladder to reach must be left to your Total Shield technician. Clean windows are a wonderful thing, but they aren't worth risking your safety for.


1. Make Your Own Solution

We get it: why make your own cleaner when there's always Windex somewhere in the house? With questionable blends of water, ammonia and who-knows-what-else, we understand the impulse to simply go with a store-bought, brand-name cleaner. However, all you need to clean your windows is water, vinegar and dish soap. Two parts water to one part vinegar and one part soap will get you the sparkling windows you desire, although there are plenty of ratios that will work just as well.

Simply spray your windows with your home-brewed cleaner before gently wiping it away. Then, to avoid any film build-up from the soap, rinse the window with a little bit of water. This is why it's important to always use a small amount of dish soap in your solution.


2. Use Soft, Static-Free Cloth

Are those streaks still bothering you? Just head to a nearby arts-and-crafts store and pick up a chalkboard eraser. Wiping one across your windows will get rid of those stubborn little steaks. In fact, any soft, static-free article of cloth (like a t-shirt or a micro-fiber rag) will remove streaks from glass. They do the trick because they eliminate streaks while leaving no residue behind them. Oh, and coffee filters work too!


3. Squeegee, Squeegee, and Squeegee Some More

It's an age-old problem: you want bright, shiny windows but are afraid of leaving ugly streaks if you clean them yourself. If streaks continue to plague you, even after using a chalkboard eraser on each and every pane, the answer is a squeegee of your very own. Most home improvement stores sell squeegees for inside the home. Just remember to dry the blade between each swipe and switch it out when it starts to get dull. A clean, dry squeegee is the key to shiny, spotless windows.


4. Sweat the Small Stuff

But shiny, spotless windows are only the beginning. The ideal window is shiny and spotless at any angle, at any time of day. Water marks around the edges? Apply your home-made cleaner with a cotton swab or small piece of cloth. A sticker you can't quite remove all the way? Rubbing alcohol and vinegar will dissolve the gunk away. Noticing scratches? Use a non-gel toothpaste to buff them out. Looking through your windows at every angle will help you get them in tip-top shape.

Save the Sea Turtles!!


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Believe it or not South Florida is home to 5 species of sea turtles, three of which ( loggerhead, green and leatherback) nest right here on our beaches!

Millions of years of evolution compel these tiny hatchlings to the ocean shore. Baby sea turtles are attracted to the subtle light of the moon and stars allowing them to find their way from their nest to the ocean shore having overcome numerous obstacles including rough ocean waves, predators and an increasingly scarce habitat. Unfortunately, their instincts betray them for modern structures including many beach homes emit bright lights causing the baby sea turtles to get confused and head further inland. Due to the sea turtles “endangered status” Florida’s new building code requires beach homes and structures with a direct ocean view to contain windows with no more than 45% light transmission. That is where Total Shield Protectioncan help! We carry several brands of film which control the visible light transmission of your home without compromising the view. Our window film not only will help the sea turtles find their way home but the will eliminate 99% UVA/UVB rays, reduce heat and protect your glass from inclement weather or intrusion. Call Total Shield Protection today to see how you can benefit from one of our services and make the world a little safer for us and the turtles! Free estimates can be scheduled at www.totalshieldprotectionfl.com or by calling 941.894.7138.


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One Product with Multiple Benefits! | Florida Window Tinting


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Having window film on your car or home in Florida is as common as having sun glasses, so it is easy assume everyone has heard about it. The reality is there are many people who do not know what window film is or its amazing benefits. So here is an informative recap on how this affordable product can benefit you, your family and save you money!

Window Film is a uniquely covered polyester/Mylar based material used in commercial, residential and military applications. Applied directly to glass many consumers use window film for the following reasons.

Blocks Heat and Increases Comfort: When sunlight pours through a window it can make any room unbearable to be in. Curtains and blinds only redirect the heat into the home while blocking out the view entirely. Total Shield Protection’s high quality window film installations provide uniform comfort throughout the home all while allowing natural light in and cutting the heat and glare by over 80%!

Eliminate UVA&UVB radiation:Ultra Violet radiation can destroy furnishings, artwork, floors, curtains and your skin! Total Shield Protection’s window film installations block over 99.9% of the Ultra Violet radiation that enters your home or business.

Reduces Energy Consumption:Total Shield Protection’s window film installations can cut over 80% of the suns solar energy, reducing the stress on your A.C. while lowing energy costs up to 30% and more. In certain areas window film qualifies for energy saving tax credits.

Safety and Security:Total Shield Protection’s high impact security window film installations protect glass even in the worse conditions. The added layer of security prevents glass from becoming deadly fragments due to high winds or flying debris. Total Shield Protection’s high impact window film passively protects your glass whether it’s inclement weather or an attempted burglary 24/7/365 whether you are home or not. You can’t put a price on the peace of mind that a safety and security impact film can provide your home or business.

Decorative Applications: Window film can provide many affordable decorative solutions from Sandblasted glass to a frosted etched pattern, Total Shield Protection’s decorative window film products have been the solution for many savvy architects and homeowners.Make your home or business stand out with one of our unique decorative window films.

Total Shield Protection has been a leader in the window film industry since its inception, with over 30 plus years of experience and hundreds of 5 Stars reviews that can been seen across multiple platforms Total Shield Protection is the go to option for your window film installation. Total Shield Protection carries all major brands of high quality films backed by a manufacturer warranty. In addition,Total Shield Protection also provides professional window washing to ensure your film looks as good as the day it was installed. Call Today! 941.894.7138


Time to See the Light


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One of the biggest concerns people have went it comes to putting window film on their home is the aesthetics. People are afraid of dark window tints or having a highly reflective “mirrored” look to their windows. Well fear no more! Advancements in the field of window film have provided a unique solution to this age-old concern.

Introducing the new NOVA 70 “spectrally selective” window film. Our NOVA 70 window film can selectively block certain wavelengths of light resulting in a “clear” film that blocks 99.9% of UVA/UVB rays, cuts up to half the heat!

Believe is or not NOVA 70is also designed not to compromise your view day or night! Its unique properties offer the same level of reflectance as untreated glass. Beautiful natural light will flood in during the day, “hot zones” will be removed while furnishings and belongings will remain protected from damaging UV rays.

The look of your windows will remain unchanged both inside and out. Unlike other films NOVA 70 will not “darken” or “mirror” your glass leaving a clean, clear and perfect view for your home or business.

Call today for a free demonstration and get Total Shield Protected! 941-894-7138


Hurricane Season is Clearly Not Over…


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With hurricane season here in full force it’s never to late to prepare. Protecting your home starts with protecting your windows. Unprotected glass can easily shatter leaving your home exposed to rushing wind and rain. The first step in minimizing damages begins with protecting your glass. Total Shield Protection’s safety and security film installations are a great way to protect your home and belongings. Our clear, strong film is engineered to bond to glass creating a barrier to help hold the window together in the worst of conditions. Total Shield Protection’s safety and security film installations help keep windows from shattering into hundreds of deadly fragments, as well as preventing further damage to your home from rushing wind, water, and airborn debris. Total Shield Protection’s safety and security installations come with solar control options and a lifetime warranty. Call today for your free estimate and save 10%! 941-894-7138 www.TotalShieldProtectionLLC.com


It’s….Over 5000!


Alright maybe not that high…but with the summer sun out many people are putting on sunscreen for protection.

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You may not realize it but you are risk from harmful U.V. rays even in your own home.

That’s why the skin cancer foundation endorses the use of Residential Window film.

With an SPF rating of 250 it’s enough to protect your drapes, furnishings, artwork and flooring in addition to protecting you and your family from harmful U.V. radiation.

Call Total Shield Today! 941.894.7138