3M™ Prestige Sun Control Films
The 3M Prestige series offers 99.9% rejection of UV rays, preserving your property and protecting your skin. It also reduces interior and exterior reflectivity so you can better enjoy the view outside your windows while still experiencing the host of benefits provided by window films.
With the Prestige Series, your home’s or office’s exterior stays beautiful and from the interior, your view is as clear as your original window.
One of the major drawbacks of traditional window films is that they tend to act like mirrors. From the inside, traditional window films make it difficult to see outside, especially at night when interior lights are on. In the daytime, the outside reflection can occur.
Once again 3M revolutionized the window tinting industry by recently introducing a window film that is almost invisible, day and night, inside and outside, yet performs like a metallized and reflective film. This collection of four window films has substantially reduced reflectivity. This premium line offers two styles of window films that actually have less interior reflectivity than the glass they cover. The other styles have interior reflectivity that is just 1% greater than glass. So at night you’ll have a clear view out your windows. Your windows will only reflect your commitment to keeping your home or office looking beautiful.
These new-to-the-world window films, which contain no metals, were made using nanotechnology. Over the years, various other manufacturers have tried to create a clear window film with mixed results. While they were able to achieve improved performance, their drawbacks made them unacceptable for most fine homes and offices. Because these films used metal, they were susceptible to corrosion, especially in coastal environments, and interfered with mobile phone reception. Because the Prestige Series has no metals, they are the first films to offer a variety of selections that eliminate these problems and perform to the industry’s highest standards.
3M™ All Season Window Films
Window films don’t just block heat and save energy during the summer months – they also block the cold and keep your space warm during the winter. 3M’s All Season Window Films reflect manmade heat back inside during winter and keep the sun’s heat out during summer. This can reduce heat loss by up to 30%, saving you money and improving occupant comfort. An added benefit to this energy-efficiency is less strain on your heating and cooling system, as your window film helps to maintain indoor temperatures.
3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Films
Thinsulate™ is an established 3M brand that implies insulation from the cold and its materials are commonly found in winter clothing. 3M has now introduced Thinsulate™ Climate Control 75 Sun Control Window Film for both residential and commercial applications.
Normal window films keep out the summer heat. Thinsulate™ Climate Control 75 does the same and more! This product also helps in retaining the heat your building or home produces from your heating system. Manmade radiant heat ultimately travels to cooler temperatures, meaning it is trying to escape to the outside. And it will escape through the path of least resistance which is more likely to be your windows and doors.
3M Thinsulate™ Window Films lower that heat loss. Installing Thinsulate™ Climate Control 75 Window Film on your windows and doors is almost like adding an extra of glass; turning single pane into double pane and double pane into triple pane. And this is done without the high cost or disruption of window replacement. In addition, you are not really changing the window’s appearance.
3M Thinsulate™ Climate Control 75 Window Film provides you with comfort and energy savings 12 months a year!
3M™ Safety & Security Films
3M™ Safety & Security Window Films are clear, invisible, and are applied to the inside of a glass door or window. If the glass were to break, it would most likely break in place without being spread all over the floor or ground. 3M Window Films are becoming increasingly popular in schools to help deter forced entry.
Deterring Smash and Grab Crime
A homeowner’s or retailer’s worst fear is unwanted entry. Needing only a few seconds, burglars most often gain entry through a window or glass door. However, because 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films hold glass in place, more time would be required for a robber to gain access into your home or office. Given that delay, the would-be thief is most likely to move to another target.
Coastal areas are subject to natural windstorms such as hurricanes and tornadoes. These high winds propel miscellaneous debris at high speeds. Many times this debris can come through a home’s or office’s window and threaten the safety of those inside. Because 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films help to hold glass in place, building occupants are now safer. These films have been tested to Miami-Dade standards and have passed the small missile impact test.
Safety and Security Window Film, otherwise known as Fragment Retention Film, was credited for saving many lives during the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Glass nearby to an explosion may implode at high velocities in tiny shards, acting as daggers, and prove fatal to building occupants. In fact, this is the second highest cause of death in a terrorist attack, next to the trampling effect whereby the floor above collapses.
In the event of a bomb blast, the possibility of the entire glass pane being blown inward is greater after the installation of 3M Window Film. This is still safer than glass imploding in tiny shards. However, the use of an attachment system decreases this likelihood.
A wet glaze attachment system requires a bead of Dow 995 Structural Silicone Adhesive to be applied to the entire perimeter of the glass. In most cases, the window gasket is trimmed or eliminated and the caulk bead takes its place and provides the necessary insulation. This attachment system often goes unnoticed by observers.
A mechanical attachment system serves the same purpose but in a different fashion. The window film is installed in such a manner where extra material overlaps the window frame and is then fastened to the frame by a system of metal bars and screws.
3M’s Impact Protection Attachment Systems are used in combination with 3M Safety and Security Film to adhere the film to the window frame. Depending upon the type of frame and aesthetic goals, 3M offers Impact Protection Adhesive and Impact Protection Profile. When either of these are used in conjunction with 3M Safety and Security Film, the system creates a much stronger shield than windows which only have window film installed. This system will give you the ultimate assurance against forced entry, natural disasters, and even offers bomb blast mitigation properties.
3M™ FASARA™ Decorative Films
Add style to your space with 3M’s decorative films. 3M’s Fasara™ and Crystal Window Films are glass finishes that produce the same aesthetic result as acid etching at a fraction of the cost. With these films, you can choose from a variety of patterns or you can create your own design, such as your company logo. These finishes vary in opacity so you can choose how much privacy you need.
3M™ Anti-Graffiti Film
Installed on glazed surfaces susceptible to vandalism, Anti-Graffiti film is a clear polyester laminate that is invisible to graffiti artists. The vandal believes that he has made an artistic statement that can not easily be removed, but in actuality has sprayed the protective laminate.
After removing the damaged film, the glass is exposed to reveal a graffiti-free piece of glass and is ready for a new film covering. Installation, removal, and reinstallation is a fraction of the cost of glass replacement or general graffiti abatement.