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Does Window Film Reduce Heat?

Yes, window films effectively reduce heat from the sun! One of the many benefits of window film is that it can help make your home or business a more comfortable place to live and work by blocking heat coming from the sun’s energy. Because window film is designed to selectively block heat-causing rays, visible light from the sun is still able to pass through the glass while the temperature inside the room remains cool.  

Keep in mind that different types of window film will have different results in terms of the amount of light and heat that pass through the film. A good rule of thumb is that the darker the film, the less heat that passes through the window. 

If eliminating hot spots and keeping your space comfortable is your primary goal, we recommend exploring our sun control window films. These products are specifically designed to address sun-related challenges such as temperature regulation, UV exposure and fading, solar glare, and energy efficiency, all while allowing natural light to enter into residential and commercial spaces. 

Sun Control Films for Reducing Solar Heat

  • 3M Prestige window film is the gold standard for ultimate sun control. This product allows high transmission of natural light while blocking out the sun’s heat, glare and UV exposure. 
  • 3M Night Vision film addresses an additional concern beyond sun control – nighttime visibility through your windows. This product features low interior reflectivity to enhance visibility so you can enjoy your views, even at night. 
  • 3M Thinsulate window film relies on Thinsulate insulating technology to provide year-round insulation for maximum comfort and enhanced energy efficiency. 

If you’d like to learn more about our heat-reducing films or get a no obligation estimate for your project, contact us today. We can help you identify the best window film solution for your particular property and concerns.