It’s no secret that windows are beneficial in the workplace, as natural lighting and outdoor views can elevate a work environment. After all, no one wants to spend hours on end in a dark, windowless space. In fact, according to Harvard Business Review, access to natural light and outdoor views is the number one attribute of the workplace environment when it comes to employee experience. However, with windows come bothersome glare, uncomfortable temperatures, and a lack of privacy. Luckily, there is a solution to these troubles: window film! In fact, there are many ways that window film improves workplaces.
With Window Film…
1. Increase Occupant Comfort
While windows open up our space to the sun’s light, this also creates aggravating glare and potentially uncomfortable interior temperatures. Picture this: it’s a bright sunny day, and all of a sudden, a bright glare is cast across your computer screen. No matter where you move, you can’t see the screen well. This potentially causes eye strain and headaches — not to mention the negative impact on your productivity. Additionally, the sun through windows can cause uncomfortable hot spots, leading to further occupant discomfort. While you could use curtains or blinds to block out the hot sun, this solution eliminates natural light altogether. 3M Prestige Sun Control Window Film eliminates glare and rejects up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light, increasing occupant comfort without sacrificing sunlight.
On a warm, sunny day, the sun’s light through windows can cause a space to heat up. Uncomfortable temperatures can make it difficult to focus on working! Not to mention, HVAC systems must work hard to maintain the desired temperature. As a result, energy bills can skyrocket and the relentless demand on HVAC systems leads to shorter maintenance intervals and system lifespan.
With 3M Sun Control Window Film, such as the 3M Prestige Series, you can enjoy the sunlight without the negative side effects. In fact, 3M Prestige Window Film rejects up to 97% of the sun’s infrared heat and up to 60% of the heat that enters through windows. Don’t close your office space off from the sun’s light. Stay comfortable, save energy, and add years to the life of HVAC systems with 3M Sun Control Window Films.
While often feature open floor plans, naturally lit spaces, and glass conference rooms, they can eliminate privacy. Curtains, blinds, or cubicles can be used to create privacy, but these additions can ruin the aesthetics of a space. When both privacy and natural light are the end goals, turn to 3M Crystal and Fasara Glass Finishes. These decorative glass films come in a variety of patterns, colors, gradients, and opacity levels so you can create customized privacy within your space. Not to mention, the unique patterns and colors can enhance aesthetics. Don’t choose between privacy and natural lighting. With 3M decorative glass finishes, you get the best of both worlds!
Another popular use for window film in the workplace is distraction markers, also known as safety markers. Distraction markers are installed on glass surfaces in the form of text or patterns to improve visibility of clear glass. These subtle patterns ensure that people are aware of the glass in front of them, reducing the risk of collision injury without ruining the open feeling of the space. Distraction markers are a cost-effective means of enhancing safety and bringing your workplace into compliance with current building code.
Window film improves workplaces in many ways, from increased occupant comfort and lower energy bills to enhanced aesthetics, privacy, and safety. No matter what your end goal is, 3M window film can help you create a wonderful place to work and boost employee productivity. Our experienced staff members at New York Window Film can work with you to discover the perfect film for your commercial space!
New York Window Film provides high-quality products and window film installations to Metropolitan New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. With window film solutions for both residential and commercial spaces, our products can help you achieve anything from sun control and security to decorative enhancement and privacy. Call us at (631) 420-4101 or (212) 256-1414 for more information, or click here for a no-obligation estimate.