Today’s homes are designed to introduce sunlight from all angles, which is a good thing because natural light enhances the beauty of your surroundings. And research shows that natural light just plain makes us feel better. Alas, all those windows do present challenges in the areas of personal discomfort, energy costs, safety and security, and fading of fabrics, finishes and furniture.
Let outdoor light and beauty in.
Keep heat and bad weather out.
3M Window Films protect the interior of your home, add privacy and improve comfort and safety. Benefits include:
Fade protection. Our films block up to 99.9 percent of the ultraviolet rays that can fade drapes, furniture, artwork and even flooring. Think of our film as sunscreen for your furnishings. Interior designers often recommend our window films to protect their professional reputation and their clients’ investments.
Indoor comfort. You should always feel comfortable inside your home. Yet heat, cold and glare can make your favorite room the last place you want to be. With 3M Window Films, every room in your home can be comfortable year-round; even rooms with large windows that receive direct exposure to the morning or afternoon sun. Our Prestige films reject up to 97 percent of the sun’s heat that otherwise passes right through your windows. And by reducing the heat energy inside your home, you can also reduce your air conditioning costs.
Glare reduction. 3M Window Films are also easy on the eyes. It can be hard to enjoy your morning coffee if glare makes it difficult to enjoy the view, read a magazine or newspaper, or see a picture clearly on a TV screen or video display because of reflected sunlight. Our films can reduce annoying glare by up to 93 percent.
- Safety and security. 3M Safety and Security Window Films keep your family, guests and home out of harm’s way. These films strengthen the weakest link in your home during severe weather, vandalism or attempted break-ins. Our safety and security films can delay a burglar to the point that he becomes frustrated and move on to another, less difficult target. And unlike storm shutters or plywood, our window films are already in place if severe weather suddenly appears.
Broken glass is one of the greatest dangers to your family during severe weather. All of our window films help retain window glass in the frame after an impact, which helps keep the bad weather outside and helps prevent injury by flying glass shards. 3M Window Films are also very resistant to penetration and tearing.
New Prestige Series Window Films
The Prestige Series is 3M’s unique new collection of window films with zero metal technology, superior heat rejection and lower reflectivity than the window glass they are applied to. Prestige Window Films mark a major departure from traditional window films because they are transparent and not dark or shiny, so they preserve your home’s natural beauty.
3M’s new zero metal technology (see “A Butterfly and an Idea”) is protected by over 60 patents, so all other “clear” window films on the market must continue to use metal particles to reflect heat energy and ultraviolet light. Window films containing metal reject less heat and ultraviolet light than the Prestige Series, and have a tendency to corrode in coastal environments. Films containing metal can also interfere with cell phones and other wireless devices.
Our warranty will make you comfortable too.
What good is a 15-year warranty from a company that wasn’t around 15 years ago and may not be around 15 years from now? Our warranty is backed by a company you know and trust. 3M is a 106-year old Fortune 500 company with annual sales exceeding $24 billion. When you select the leader in window film technology, you will also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your investment is protected by one of the most comprehensive warranties available. 3M Prestige Series films carry a Limited Lifetime residential warranty.