The more windows there are in your building, the greater
the benefits of installing 3M sun control window
films. That is because they do much more
than simply control heat gain or loss. They also improve
the safety, security, energy efficiency, and appearance
of your building - all at a fraction of the cost of
installing special glass.
Save energy every day of the year and reduce energy costs. Keep heat from getting
in and you will not have to pay to pump it out. Unlike
drapes and blinds, 3M sun control window film rejects up
to 79% of the heat that would otherwise come through
the window. That can translate into a savings of about
one ton of air conditioning for every 100 square feet
of glass exposed to sunlight - a noticeable energy savings each month on your monthly utility bill. And with the transition
to more environmentally safe chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants
to power air-conditioning units, you will be able to
offset the diminished chilling capacity by keeping heat
In addition to keeping solar heat out during the summer
months, 3M All Season Low Emissivity (low-e) Film keeps
you warmer in the winter months by reflecting manmade
heat back into the building. This can reduce heat loss
by up to 30% to save you money and improve occupant
comfort. In addition, an energy-efficient building puts
less strain on your heating and cooling system to reduce
maintenance and extend the life of the equipment.
3M window films block out 98% - 99% of UV light,
thus protecting you from the sun's harmful rays and
significantly reducing fabric and furniture fade. In
addition, 3M films reduce glare to improve
your indoor visibility, especially with respect to computer
monitors and televisions.
3M solar control window films provide enhanced window
security by helping to hold glass fragments in place
should an explosion occur nearby. In addition, 3M window
films also help deter smash and grab crimes by making
access through a window more difficult to an intruder.
For increased security, 3M manufactures 3M security
window films, products specifically designed to hold
flying glass in place should an explosion or terrorist
attack occur nearby. Some security
films also provide the energy benefits associated with
sun control films.
3M window films are maintenance-free, vary in
reflectivity (from low reflectivity to high reflectivity),
and range in color (from neutral to silver). 3M offers
a window film to suit your various energy needs.