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Douglas Magazine - Feature on Business

Douglas Magazine - Feature on Business

Titan Window Films Ltd.

Titan was recently featured in a 2018 Douglas Magazine "feature on business" that focuses on local Victoria based companies. 
*reposted with permission

You can’t drive more than a block in Victoria or Vancouver without encountering the work of Titan Window Films. Look to the Royal BC Museum, the David Suzuki Foundation, YVR, scores of office towers, B.C.’s most security sensitive buildings and thousands of homes and condos.

For 26 years, Titan has been providing solar control, safety and security and graphic window film solutions to commercial and residential customers. Headquartered in Central Saanich, Titan is the exclusive authorized dealer and installer on the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island for the 3M™ line of sun control and security window films. 3M first invented window film in 1966 and remains a world leader in this technology.

“Today’s window films are amazing —gone are the highly reflective silvery window films of the 1970’s,” says Titan’s president Doug Ritch, who bought Titan 18 years ago and today operates the firm with partners Randy De Bin, Ellar McKellar and a team of eight employees.

One example of 3M’s leading-edge product innovation is the Prestige series, an optically clear proprietary nanotechnology. It consists of over 200 layers of polyester, yet it’s as thin than as a piece of paper.

Based on the cellular structure of a BlueMorpho butterfly wing, it selectively rejects up to 99.9% of damaging UV light, 97% of the sun’s heat-producing infrared light and up to 60% of the heat coming through the windows. 3M accomplished all of this without significantly impacting visible light transmission or the appearance of your home or office,” he adds.

"Our commercial and residential customers trust Titan and its 3M window films to solve issues related to sun control, security, safety, privacy and brand visuals. Our professionally trained staff provides the highest quality installation for lasting results."

Another example is 3M's latest technology, Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film, a unique low-e film that helps retain warmth in the winter and cool air in the summer by increasing your windows insulation value. A single pane window performs close to that of a double pane window.

Doug and his team could easily spend hours discussing the science behind 3M. But equally important to them is talkin gabout trust, something they’ve earned from quality-conscious 3M and which they work hard to earn from their clients, from the first consultation to the professional installation required for 3M window films to the follow through.

“It begins with trying to understand the problem a client is trying to solve before we suggest solutions,” says Doug. “Whether it’s a commercial client whose tenants are roasting in an overheated building and paying exorbitant air-conditioning costs, a residential client who wants to protect

their expensive floors from sun damage, or their expensive floors from sun damage, or a large organization that wants a security solution.”

With 3M’s patented security film installed by Titan, a window may break if enough force is applied, but the security film will hold the glass in place, serving to delay or detract the intruder while audio glass-break sensor notifies authorities.

Titan’s graphic division also offers 3M’s full line of Di-Noc™ Architecture Finishes, Fasara™ Glass Finishes and Scotchprint™ large format printing films. With in-house expertise and production capabilities, Titan can offer solutions to resurface expensive fixtures and surfaces, provide privacy or branding opportunities for your exterior or interior windows or print, and mount almost any image any size to any surface.

“We’re proud to represent the most sophisticated and effective window-film products on the market — hands down —with 3M,” says Doug. “And I’d say the other aspect of what has made Titan a leader for all these years is our trained professionals.They find out what our clients care about,they make it a priority to provide the best solutions and they do what they say they will do. That’s the building block for trust.”

Titan Window Films Ltd.
Unit B-6670 Bertram Place
Victoria, BC
250-652-0811 or 1-866-391-0890

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