Why Use Window Film?
Save Money on Utilities
Windows are important to any building with happy tenants. They bring beauty into our homes, customers into our shops, and comfortable light into our offices. But they also bring in more heat during the summer, let our winter heat escape, and make your HVAC system work overtime trying to keep up. And no one wants to spend more on heating and cooling than necessary.
3M window films can help you save money by lowering your monthly utility bills. Depending on the film you choose, you can block up to 97% of the sun's infrared heat and up to 15% of winter heat loss, without blocking the sunlight you want. Your building stays cooler in summer and warmer in winter, and you no longer have to pay for energy that's just escaping out the window.
Live and Work in Comfort
Keeping your rooms cooler in summer and warmer in winter will keep you or your family or tenants happier all month long, not just when you receive your lower energy bill. Without having to fuss over the temperature, people can pay attention to what's really important to them. And because our window films also block afternoon glare, you can use the computer, watch television, or just appreciate the view without interference from too much sun. Even at night, you'll see the benefits -- our window films also reduce light pollution so you can better see the stars and reduce reflections so you can see what's outside while you're safe indoors.
Protect Your Property
Sunlight has more to it than just infrared heat. Ultraviolet rays are the leading cause of fading that damages your furniture, fabrics, or artwork. 3M window films can block up to 99% of damaging UV rays, keeping your expensive furnishings looking their best for years to come. And with our safety & security films, you can protect your property from crime and storm damage too.
Protect Your Health
Ultraviolet rays aren't any kinder to our bodies than they are to our furniture -- they're the leading cause of skin cancer. But our window films can protect you and your family from UV rays too. That's why 3M's sun control & security films have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Approval, given to proven sun protection products.
Go Green with LEED
For architects and builders, energy efficiency and green building are important components of 21st-century success. 3M window films can help your building projects earn the LEED credits that mark them as socially and environmentally responsible environments that people will want to live and work in for decades to come. Click here to find out how.
Suit Your Style
Our 3M Prestige and Ceramic series can offer you all these benefits with clear window films that won't interfere with your view of the great outdoors. But if you'd rather have your privacy, we also offer tinted window films that give you the same sun control and frosted glass films designed for privacy. And when it's time to renovate your office, store, or home, you can use our DI-NOC architectural films to create your own unique designer look for a fraction of the cost.
Save Money on Taxes
3M window films can save you money on your taxes too. The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows homeowners to receive tax credits for home improvements that increase their home's energy efficiency. Most 3M window films are eligible for a tax credit worth 30% of the cost of the film, up to $1500.