locally_owned_operatedOKANAGAN SHADE AND SHUTTER LTD. (OKSS) is the official Dealer Representative in Vernon, BC for Newco Solar Solutions.

OKSS is locally owned and operated and you are more then welcome to visit our showroom.

Solar screens are designed to provide superior solar protection, mitigate UV damage, optimize comfort and provide daytime privacy.

With many years of knowledge and expertise, we are proud to offer customized, economical solutions to your heat gain, fading and glare reduction problems with top quality products and professional installations.

At Newco, they strongly believe in reducing our impact on the environment, and that’s why we are passionate about the products they sell. By reducing heat gain, you can reduce energy consumption and save money. By protecting your furnishings, you can extend their life, resulting in less furniture, carpeting and flooring being sent to the trash.

They strive to reduce our environmental impact as a business by recycling all materials in our plant and office facility to reduce as much waste as possible.

We Service the Vernon and surrounding areas for all your Security Screen needs.

About Solar Screen Solutions

Window Tinting in Vernon

Newco Solar Solutions is Western Canada’s exclusive dealer and installer of Solar Gard® Window Film throughout British Columbia. We have the window tinting Vernon relies on for UV protection, energy savings and more.
An amazing product with extraordinary benefits, Solar Gard is an industry leader that develops, manufactures and distributes window film. This company is, in fact, an industry leader in architectural and automotive applications. Solar Gard window film can:
  • Lower energy bills
  • Provide fade protection
  • Protect from UV rays
  • Offer solar control
  • Provide heat rejection
Since 1975, Newco Solar Solutions has provided best-in-class quality solar control products and services. Call us today to find out what Newco can do for your home or business regarding residential film, commercial film and automotive film. Or take a look at our frequently asked questions regarding window films!

Film for Sun Control

Natural light is beautiful in a home, but too much can mean uncomfortable heat build-up and hot spots. Our Solar Gard window film intercepts 79% of solar energy, meaning lower energy bills, greater comfort and less glare.

Our professionally installed, patented metalized films are made of metals including sterling silver and bronze, and they have a gleaming copper finish that keeps your heat inside in the winter, as well as deflecting summer rays and looking exquisite.

Protect Your Family and Your Belongings with Safety & Security Films

Of the many items you keep in your home, what’s more important than your family? Our Solar Gard Armorcoat® is designed to keep shards of shattered glass in place should breakage occur. Moreover, intruders are deterred when they can’t enter your home through a broken window. Armorcoat will protect you from:

  • Theft and burglary
  • Earthquakes and seismic activity
  • Severe storm damage
  • Bomb blasts and terrorists

Give the Impression of Decorative Frosted or Etched Glass for Privacy

Concerned about privacy? Just want to give your home a designer touch – the appearance of etching or frosted glass, for instance? Newco Solar Solutions can provide you with films to enhance the beauty of interior glass and inside surfaces of your exterior glass. Just provide us with the design you envision, and we’ll supply you with patterns, photos and more for your smooth residential glass.

Attract Customers with the Comfort and Beauty of Window Films

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give your business an elegant, prosperous appearance from the outside and a welcoming feel inside with Solar Gard® window films. Businesses who wish to attract customers with smart looks and a comfortable atmosphere start by calling Newco Solar Solutions.

Here at Newco, we provide for your office or commercial facility a variety of window films for different applications such as sun control, safety / security, protection from graffiti and decoration. Call us for information about any of these products.

Save Money, Keep Your Vancouver Company Comfy with Sun Control Film

It’s only common sense that customers tend to frequent businesses that are comfortable. Keep the inside of your company cool in summer and warm in winter with Solar Gard® sun control film, sold by Newco Solar Solutions.

These thin pieces of transparent film cover the interior surface of your windows and glass doors to keep your heating and cooling bills down and the space more temperate, increasing productivity while you save money. Best of all, you’ll avoid fading of your carpeting and furniture.

From the outside, professionally installed Solar Gard sun control film shows up as an elegant grey colour. We also offer clear frost, opaque black and opaque white options.

Solar Gard® Armorcoat® Safety & Security Films

Solar Gard’s Armorcoat safety and security window film provides protection against break-ins and is the best defense from the dangers of broken glass.

Armorcoat security films help hold glass in place upon impact from intruders, as well as from storms and earthquakes – providing you with 24-hour window protection, reducing your personal injury from flying glass.

Armorcoat is ideal for your business and is available in clear or tinted films. In addition, all security films also provide you with 99% UV rejection.

Armorcoat security film can help to protect:

  • Residential buildings
  • Commercial buildings
  • Retail stores
  • Care facilities
  • School and daycare centres
  • Hospitals, clinics and institutions
  • Restaurants, pubs and clubs
  • Cottages and cabins

Trust Graffitigard to Protect Your Vancouver-Area Property

Is vandalism a problem in your neighborhood? Are customers turned away from your business because of the graffiti on your windows?

Avoid time-consuming clean-up and even expensive window replacement with Solar Gard® Graffitigard anti-graffiti window film. At Newco Solar Solutions, we’re proud to offer this innovative product, which can save you both time and money.

Once professionally installed, this transparent barrier will protect any smooth, non-porous surface such as glass, plexiglass and metals. You’ll never again have to worry about:

  • Spray paint
  • Permanent markers
  • Acid etch

Just remove Graffitigard from the surface and have new film installed on your surface, which remains undamaged. It’s easy and far less expensive than the alternative. Call Newco if you’re interested in exploring the possibility of Graffitigard.

Decorative Window Film to Enhance Windows & Interior Glass

If you are looking for privacy for your office but still want some natural light, Newco Solar Solutions’ decorative window films can provide an excellent solution.

Our decorative window film and vinyl are available in a variety of colours and designs to suit your workplace. The frosted window films give the appearance of sandblasted or etched glass but are much easier to clean. With this option, you’ll also have the flexibility to change or remove the design in the future with little fuss.

Graphic films can be applied to your existing glazing, saving you money. Designs can range from simple lines to detailed graphics and coloured logos. Advertise your business!

Automotive Window Film Keeps You Cool; Protects Car & Skin

Newco Solar Solutions offers Solar Gard® automotive window film in several variations and price points, from the economical Smoke Plus series to the Ultra Performance series, which is manufactured using advanced technology to protect car, skin and eyes. Choose from:

  • Ultra Performance
  • HP Quantum
  • HP Supreme
  • HP Charcoal
  • NR Supreme
  • HP Smoke Plus
  • NR Galaxie
  • NR Smoke Plus
  • Ultragard UV

Save Energy; Reduce Eye Strain

Want to reduce your usage of automotive air conditioning, reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on gas? Solar Gard window films intercept 61% of solar energy! In addition, Solar Gard window films reduce glare from sunshine in the daytime and oncoming headlights at night. Reduce eye strain!

Protects Interior

Ever seen an older vehicle with faded leather, vinyl or fabric interior material? Keep your car interior’s vibrancy with Solar Gard, which acts like sunscreen on these surfaces. Solar Gard intercepts up to 99% of all UV rays, protecting your investment.

UV Protection for Your Skin

There’s no doubt about it; time in the car can damage your skin. Studies have shown, in fact, that those who spend lots of time driving have a higher incidence of skin cancer on the left side. Protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays with Solar Gard window shields. Don’t take chances!

Look Cool; Be Cool

Solar Gard films are offered in several colours and tints for the exterior of your car or truck. Want more privacy and cooler temperatures? Choose a darker shade. But it’s important that you ask about local tinting regulations before you order; they can vary from province to province.

Clearshield® Paint Protection Film

What’s the point of having a beautiful car if your method of paint protection detracts from its appearance? There’s no longer any need for unsightly paint protection methods like bras or bug shields. Through Solar Gard, Newco Solar Solutions can offer you Clearshield paint protection film.

Clearshield is a nearly invisible urethane film that is guaranteed not to peel or yellow. It will never damage your vehicle’s surface and will protect it from road salt, bugs, gravel and other things that can mar your paint.

You can wash and wax your car as usual with Clearshield without damaging it, and Solar Gard offers a 5-year warranty on it. Take a look at our Clearshield Pattern Catalogue.

Security Window Film And Safety Film Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is there a film I can put on my windows to stop them from breaking?
A. No film will stop glass from breaking, however, it can hold the glass in place once the window is broken.

Q. I don’t like the look of security bars, but I have an office that I need protected – will security film work?
A. Armorcoat security window film ranges in thickness from 7 mil to 14 mil – the thicker the film, the more secure it is and the longer it would take for an intruder to gain entry.

Q. How does the security film work?
A. Armorcoat is a security film that is applied over your existing glass. If the window is broken, the film holds the glass in place.

Q. If I have security film on my windows, can someone still get through the glass?
A. Yes – glass is breakable – so depending on the thickness of the film, if the intruder continues to smash the glass, they can eventually get in. However, during the process, they will be taking more time and making noise – 2 things intruders don’t like to do.

Q. How long would it take for an intruder to get in once they break in the glass?
A. That depends on the type of glazing and thickness of the glass and security film and how the intruder is trying to break in.

Q. Is there anything else I can do to help secure my office windows?
A. If you have a business, then you most likely will have an alarm. Glass break detectors work very well with security film, because the alarm goes off as soon as the window is broken, but the intruder will have to spend more time in order to smash through the glass and gain entry. The intruder would then have less or no time to gain entry – resulting in little to no loss of property.

Q. Do you sell glass break detectors?
No – you would need to purchase that from your alarm company and make sure you let them know you have security film on your windows as some detectors need to have their sensitivity levels adjusted.

Q. What colour is the security film?
A. Generally, security film is clear, but it is also available in a limited selection of tints.

Q. I heard that security film will help in an earthquake – how?
A. Security film holds the broken glass together and does not allow the glass to break into shards and rain down on people, resulting in fewer injuries.

Q. My office windows have been scratched and etched with acid – do you have anything to remove that?
A. No – but we can protect your windows before they are damaged. We have a clear film that, when installed on the exterior of the windows, acid etching will not stick to, and if the film is scratched or damaged, it can easily be removed or replaced. This is generally less expensive than replacing damaged glass.

Window Film and Tint FAQ

Q. Will window film break my windows?
A. No – installing window film will not break your windows. When window film is installed, it does cause your window to increase in temperature, adding additional stress, however, the majority of window films are safe and offer a manufacturer’s glass break guarantee.

Q. Will window film stop fading?
A. Most people associate fading with ultraviolet light, so it’s easy to assume that a window film that rejects 99% of the UV rays could eliminate fading. However, heat, visible light and interior spot lights are also contributing factors. Ask our solar solutions specialists for their recommendations.

Q. I just had film installed on my windows and there are some bubbles – What is that caused by?
A. Solar gard window film is installed with a wetting solution, and it takes time for the water to evaporate. The time can vary from 30 to 140 days depending on the thickness and the outside temperature. All films, when professionally installed, are warrantied against peeling, bubbling and cracking.

Q. Can I get a window film that gives me privacy at night?
A. A highly reflective film will give you privacy where the lighting is situated. For example, during the day, the light is usually greater on the outside and darker on the inside, so you would have daytime privacy. At night, when the lights are on in the inside and it’s dark outside, you will have the reverse effect – you will not be able to see out and people from outside will be able to see in. If it’s a rainy day and you have lights on inside, you may have equal visibility.

Q. What about the office buildings downtown – they have privacy all the time?
A. That’s what most people think because they usually see those buildings during the day, but next time you are down there, take a look at night to see if anyone is burning the midnight oil, and you will be able to see into the office.

Q. How do I clean the windows after the film is applied?
A. Use a soft cloth and mild soapy water. Do not use anything abrasive.

Q. My window cleaner scratched my film – can it be patched?
A. If you patched it, it would look like a patch. The film should be removed and replaced.