Independently Rated Highest in Quality
E l e v e n t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
December 2005
We declare that Solar Control Glass Tinting Company HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #800
(877) 312-1248

Solar Control Glass Tinting Co. eliminates the effects of sun over-exposure for residential and commercial properties throughout Northern California, from single-family homes to high-rise multiplexes. In addition to window tinting, it provides solutions for graffiti, eavesdropping security and safety issues. Other services include decorative interior and exterior glass applications.

Owner Rocky Burcham has seen the industry evolve from the days when tinting was done with liquids to the modern process of applying film. Solar film lets glare-controlled sunlight pass through windows while screening out heat and dangerous UV rays, he says. Bonding the film to the glass creates a barrier that protects against flying glass shards if the window is shattered. It also makes glass more difficult to break, which adds the element of security. Films with anti-graffiti surfaces protect against vandalism, while decorative films can mimic the appearance of expensive etched glass.

Solar Control Glass Tinting Co. provides free in-home estimates and samples of film. The company’s website offers case studies from previous jobs and extensive information about its licensing and qualifications.

Company Philosophy

“Like our products, our personnel are top-quality. Many have been with us for 20 years or longer. All our employees take pride in a job well done. Excellent products and excellent service are the reasons so many Bay Area clients choose us again and again.”

Serving Northern California

Window Tinting
Window Films
Graffiti Film
Safety Film
Security Film
Designer Film
Decorative Film
Reduce Fade, Heat & Glare

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Comparative Summary

Founded as a family-owned business in 1975, Solar Control Glass Tinting Company specializes in eliminating the effects of overexposure from the sun for residential and commercial properties. In addition, it offers solutions for graffiti, eavesdropping security and safety issues. Other services include decorative interior and exterior glass applications. “We offer free estimates, a wide...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is tinting film safe to use on double pane windows?
A: "Yes. The films we use are approved for double pane windows. One problem with tinting films is that once you apply it to windows, the manufacturer of the windows may void the warranty if problems occur. We work with film manufacturers that pi...
Q: Will the film affect the view?
A: "No. In fact, most customers find it actually enhances the view by cutting the brightness."
Q: Will the film cut ultraviolet rays?
A: "Yes. There are specific films for blocking ultraviolet light. UV protection reduces damage to furniture, carpets and drapes, which can be very costly to replace. The films that we use can cut 99.9 percent of UV rays. Nothing prevents fading,...

Industry Info

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Findings based on statistically reliable research from 280 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

Survey Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied were you with the quality you received?
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Company Credentials

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Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
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Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 280 customer surveys, we declare
Solar Control Glass Tinting Company
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 800
Continuously qualified since December 2005.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

B. J. Verified Customer Name
"It is so easy to clean and to maintain. I was pleased with the price quote."
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Company Capabilities Table

Solar Control Glass Tinting Company
(877) 312-1248
(925) 244-1716 fax
DCID8009993828

24-Hour Answering Service

Serving Northern California

Rocky Burcham, Owner
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636209
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
American Ceramic Society, American Society of Interior Designers, Better Business Bureau, Building Trades Association, International Window Film Association, Pacific Gas & Electric Cash Rebate Program, San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Green Building Council
Best of San Ramon (2008), CPIFilm Outstanding Services and Professionalism Award, Panorama Award for Outstanding Sales Peformance
1975
Window Tinting, Window Films, Graffiti Film, Safety Film, Security Film, Designer Film, Decorative Film, Reduce Fade, Heat & Glare
Armorcoat Safety Security, Bekaert Film, Denco Sales, Llumar, Madico’s Advanced Ceramics, Madico’s Sunset Select, Panorama Window Film, Phifer Wire Products, V-Kool Film, Vista Window Film
Commercial, Residential
Lifetime Warranty on Residential, 12- to 16-Year Warranty on Commercial, All Window Film is Dual-Pane Safe

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Survey Responses For

Solar Control Glass Tinting Company

Solar Control Glass Tinting Company: Average 9.4 out of 10 based on 280 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
B. J. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would show them before and after pictures of what the windows look like on my shop and they look as good as new. All of the tinting did the trick to remove any scratches."

"It is so easy to clean and to maintain. I was pleased with the price quote."

C. O. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were very good about specifying different options depending on what your needs are."

"They offered several options and they were prompt with delivery."

J. G. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I'd recommend them. They do good work."

"They know what they're doing and they're punctual."

S. H. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"For me, it was critical to reduce the light without having to buy new glass."

"It is permanent and it is relatively reasonable. With care, it should be there for a long time."

S. G. D. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are very reliable and I am happy with them."

"They are very reliable."

Betsie D. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"The tinting cuts down on the heat and the fading of the leather and fabric. And it's nice that it doesn't have that mirrored look. You can hardly see any difference looking at it from the outside."

"It was so easy to work with them and they did such a nice job. I was very happy."

Chris J. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would recommend them."

"They were on time, they were efficient, they were very responsive, and they did a clean job with the installation."

Daryl T. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Try them out. I'd recommend them."

"They are thorough and they have a fairly reasonable price."

John L. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are a great company and they know what they are doing. I am very satisfied with their work, their performance, and their product."

"There is nothing that particularly stood out to me because they're very good all around."

Lena P. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I like the work they did and I've used them a few different times. I think the tinting is beneficial in terms of thermal control, privacy, and protection from glare."

"I think they were very good and they stand behind their work. They said if there's any problem, they'd replace the whole window."

Reina F. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I have recommended them to my sister. It was very simple to use them."

"They were good at explaining my options, they were professional, and there were no surprises."

Stephanie W. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were very professional, very honest, and they do the job in a timely manner."

"They did the job as promised."

Steve P. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I have told several people how satisfied I am with their work. They do top-notch work."

"I think I felt confident with their work, they use quality materials, and they are honest."

C.H.S. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're very helpful in finding the right product for me."

"Their honesty in not selling me a product that I didn't need."

L.O. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I thought they were very professional, and they did a good job."

"They were very quick."

R.H.C.C. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Go with this company."

"Their flexibility to get me in, they were flexible with my time."

Betty P. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would use them again if I could have Todd. He did a good job, and he was very nice. I felt that he was very professional and did his job right. I had the film application before, so he had to take the old film off and put the new one on. The old one had been on for 20 years. It was a difficult job."

"Their professionalism, they told me what they were going to do, and they delivered. Everything was on time. The clean-up was extremely neat."

Caroline R. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"It's great, because it keeps my house cooler, it saves electricity, and it keeps my furniture safe from fading."

"It keeps my furniture from fading."

Cathy M. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Their work helps with saving money on heating."

"It was very difficult to find someone who actually does this work. There was only one company in the area."

Crystal F. Verified Solar Control Glass Tinting Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I should have done it a long time ago."

"It has climate control, and I am not sitting there worried that my furniture is fading."