Protecting the sea turtle population is a priority for wildlife-conscious property owners and business leaders along the Florida coast.
Window tinting is just one way to keep these turtles in Florida safe, and the experts at JAG Window Tinting & Treatments make the process easy.
Window Tinting Recommended for Sea Turtle Safety
During sea turtle nesting season, which begins on May 1 and ends on October 31, proactive residents and proprietors that are based near the water can install window films to dim the artificial lights emanating from their windows. This dimness allows the surrounding baby sea turtles to focus on the moon—the brightest horizon—as they make their way to the ocean (their safest habitat).
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends decreasing the light pollution that affects sea turtles by applying certain tints to window (the kinds that meet the 45% or less inside-to-outside light transmittance standards for tinted glass). Prestige Series films, for example, can be applied to any type of glass, and the tint offers a range of 40 to 90% visible light transmission (which exceeds local sea turtle building codes).
These films stop unfiltered sunlight from blazing through windows, creating glares, and causing damage to windows, fabrics, wood floors, artwork and valuables. So, tinting with 3M saves money and sea turtles at the same time.
3M Window Tinting Ideal for Sea Turtles
What makes the 3M™ Prestige Series films so unique, specifically, is the way light waves are controlled as they reflect off of the multiple layers of film. Compared to other films, the Prestige Series increases its performance at a faster rate as the sun’s angle increases.
This is excellent news for turtle nest protection. Sea turtles thrive—and survive—in the dark. Artificial lights deter the sea turtles from nesting; they won’t come ashore near brightly-lit beachfront properties. The turtle hatchlings are drawn to artificial lights, leading them toward the land where they may die from dehydration or beach predators.
Darker tints that restrict interior light visibility from the nesting beach are recommended to reduce adverse impacts to sea turtles, especially on buildings with large amounts of glass. Humans can use window treatments to shield interior lights from the beach and move light fixtures away from their windows, with a little help from JAG experts.
But, why is it so important to protect sea turtles in general? Well, they have been around for about 110 million years, meaning they once shared the planet with dinosaurs. Humans owe kindness to these magnificent creatures.
JAG Window Tinting & Treatments Can Help
JAG experts care about the well-being of endangered sea turtles, and the company regularly gives back to wildlife-focused organizations like The Animal Sanctuary. The professionals at JAG know the importance of monitoring light emission, especially in Florida, and they use this knowledge to help their clients comply with state and county ordinances.
As 3M™ Window Film dealers, JAG experts have been tinting cars, homes and businesses for nearly 30 years—and their high-quality window films are designed to control visible light transmission. 3M films are as beneficial to humans (due to their cost-effectiveness and comfort) as they are to the preservation turtles.
Based in Cocoa, Florida, JAG is also a Hunter Douglas window treatment dealer, and the company offers plantation shutters, blinds, and shades for residential and commercial clients—accessories that further block out harmful sun rays. All of JAG’s installers are trained and employed (not contracted out), which separates them from area competitors.
So, tint your windows. The sea turtles will thank you.
Learn how to help hatchling turtles survive, and bring your home or business in compliance with local ordinances by using window tinting. Contact JAG Window Tinting & Treatments to speak to an expert at (321) 631-2100.