Sun Control equals energy efficiencySun Control: The name pretty much spells out the service. Controlling the power of sunlight, whether it be the heat generated, the ultraviolet exposure or glare (aesthetics), is its goal.
By: Margaret Ontl, Hudson Star-Observer
Sun Control: The name pretty much spells out the service. The company recently opened a Hudson location, with Hudson native Brian Rosenberger as the general manager. Controlling the power of sunlight, whether it be the heat generated, the ultraviolet exposure or glare (aesthetics), is its goal. Sun Control is a St. Paul based company with locations in Eden Prairie, Rochester, La Crosse and now Hudson.
Window tinting is its focus on commercial and residential properties as well as cars. Hudson is the first Wisconsin location to do on site window tinting for cars.
Rosenberger, a 2001 Hudson High School graduate, started in this business as a teenager, working for Five Star Detailing.
“I had just gotten my first car,” said Rosenberger. “It had window tinting that was poorly done.”
While working, he learned everything he could from the owner of Eclipse Glass Tinting who used the shop on off hours.
“My passion for the business began with cars and then I learned about residential and commercial tinting as well,” said Rosenberger, who admits to being a people person. “I really like to help people.”
In the commercial and residential market the benefits are largely related to energy savings on cooling costs in the summer.
“Some statistics show that with window tinting companies can reduce the amount of heat generated by 70 percent,” said Rosenberger, “Power companies are promoting it for energy efficiency.”
For homes and businesses, protection from the damages of ultraviolet rays is just as important as energy savings. Fading of carpeting, upholstery, draperies and art work can be caused both by ultraviolet exposure and heat.
When it comes to cars, protecting the interior of the car is only one of the reasons. Appearance is another. Sun Control follows Wisconsin state guidelines regarding the amount of window tinting allowed by law.
For larger vehicles, vans, SUVs and trucks, according to Rosenberger, window tinting became a stock item when rules went into effect regarding the size of the air-conditioner units allowed in the vehicles.
Another service Rosenberger offers is the 3M paint protection film. The clear film is applied to the hood and bumper of a car.
“The film takes the beating that the nicks would do,” said Rosenberger. “You can peel it off and the paint underneath is like new.”
Sun Control uses 3M, Vista and LLumar products for car, commercial and residential window tinting. With Christmas on the horizon, Rosenberger is offering gift certificates for window tinting and paint protection.
Sun Control of Wisconsin is open by appointment. For more information, call (715) 386-9999 or contact Rosenberger on his cell phone (715) 222-4431. You may also visit www.suncontrolwi.com.