Regulate Interior Temperatures
Whether it’s an expansive window in your living room, office, or storefront, windows are a valuable addition to many types of spaces. While many desire natural light, most people don’t consider the drawbacks. The sun’s rays through windows can lead to unwanted hot spots, bothersome glare, and damage to floors and furnishings from UV exposure. Additionally, the uncomfortable temperatures inside caused by the sun’s heat can result in overworked HVAC systems and high energy bills. While shades and blinds are an option, they take away from the beauty that natural light provides and obstruct your view. How can we enjoy the sun’s light without causing harm and discomfort inside our space?
Boost Energy Efficiency
Windows welcome the sun’s light, but they also create hot spots and cool drafts, depending on the season. In the hot summer months, the sun through the window can cause your space to heat up. During the chilly, winter months, the cold, outdoor temperature can lead to drafts next to windows. Due to fluctuating temperatures, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep up and maintain the right temperature in your space. Not only does this result in wear and tear on your unit, but it can also cause an increase in energy bills. However, it isn’t reasonable to simply not have windows in your space. Why should you choose between beautiful views and natural light, or improved energy efficiency and lower energy bills? With window film, you can welcome the sun’s light, while increasing energy efficiency and adding years to the life of your HVAC system. Lower energy bills, while boosting the energy efficiency of your home or office with window film.
Minimize Fading & Sun Damage
Whether it be your home or commercial space, you invest a lot in floorings, furnishings, and the artwork inside. While you might think these items are out of harm’s way inside, the truth is, harmful UV rays can enter through windows. UV rays are the leading cause of fading in furnishings, hardwood flooring, and artwork. Not only can they damage valuables, but they can even damage your skin, increasing the risk of skin cancer. While curtains or blinds can help to mitigate the problem, they can also make your space feel closed off and dark. How can you protect yourself and your valuables, while still welcoming natural light into your space? The solution is simple: window film. Window film, such as our 3M Prestige Series Window Film, can reject up to 99.9% of damaging UV rays, while allowing 40% to 70% of natural light into your space. Protect your space and more importantly, yourself, from harmful UV rays with window film.
There’s nothing more aggravating than working in the office or watching television at home, and the afternoon sun bursts through the window, casting a glare across your screen. While you can try to reposition yourself, sometimes you simply can’t escape the sun’s glare. Blinds or curtains are an option, but why close your space off from natural light? With window film, you can significantly reduce bothersome glare and increase occupant comfort, without blocking natural light from your space.
Sun Control Window Film Products
3M Prestige Sun ControlWindow Film
High transmission of natural light without the heat, glare and UV exposure.
3M Night VisionWindow Film
Low interior reflectivity enhances visibility so you can enjoy your views, even at night.
3M Thinsulate InsulatingWindow Film
Year-round insulation for maximum comfort and better energy efficiency.