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Why should you get 3M™ window films?

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By installing energy saving film or insulating window film on your windows your house becomes more energy efficient and reduces your energy bill. Keep your house warm during winter with insulating window film for your house.


It also increases the insulating properties up to 92% and reduces winter heat loss by 33% by stopping the transfer through the glass. Get 3M window films and see and feel the benefits year round.


3M window film is a long-term investment and can help save you money over time and is backed with a 3M Lifetime ownership warranty.

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3M References:

1. The total solar energy rejected — on angle test


To measure just how impressive these films are, we measure Total Solar Energy Rejected — On Angle. This test proves that our films are unsurpassed throughout the day and especially during the hottest times when you need the help most. So, when the sun is working hardest, our films are performing their best.

While some films claim similar performance, the fact is that their performance is only similar when tested perpendicular to the sun, which only can happen at the relatively cool times of sunrise and sunset. Our spectrally-selective films reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light* to help keep your home cool and lower your energy bills.


3M Window Films are designed to reduce the effects of solar heat and visible light on your furnishings and will block up to 99.9% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which are the single largest cause of fading. While no film can stop fading completely, our films dramatically slow the process of fading to keep your home looking beautiful.


*IR rejection is based on 900 to 1000 nm range


3. Window Film: Sun Protection for Your Health and Home


While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too. While both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun can harm the skin and lead to skin cancers, UVB is effectively blocked by glass. However, at least 50 percent of UVA rays can pass through windows. Window film is an increasingly effective solution, offering substantial indoor protection by blocking up to 99.9 percent of UVA radiation. Although they are less intense than UVB, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent and are present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours throughout the year. Window film can help prevent harmful UVA rays from damaging both your skin and your belongings.


Available in varied tints, residential and commercial window films can also cut down glare by more than half while allowing 30-80 percent of visible light to get through, depending on the customer's needs. The benefits of installing window film go beyond protecting one’s skin and household items, as it also can reduce energy costs. In hot weather, window film cuts down heat within the home and in cold weather it reflects interior heat back into the home. Additionally, some new types of "safety" film help hold residential and commercial glass in place if shattered. Several times thicker than the standard sun-protective film, it can greatly reduce the chances of break-ins, property damage, and even personal injury that can result from broken glass.


About 85 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone adopt a complete year-round sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade, covering up with clothing, wearing a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, and using broad spectrum sunscreen every day.

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2. 3M Sun Control Window Films


By reducing the amount of heat gained through transmission of sunlight, 3M Window Films let in the natural light you love while rejecting heat and UV rays. Window films can help you lower energy costs, eliminate hot spots, reduce glare and protect your furnishings — all without affecting your view.


     *Reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat

     *Evenly disperse natural light

     *Block up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays