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3 Benefits of Solar Window Film

Tim Traxler3M, Glare Control

Whether in your home or your office space, windows are a necessity as people enjoy the natural light and views they allow. Although windows are a staple in architecture, letting the sun’s light into your space can have drawbacks. The fading of furniture and flooring, glare, uncomfortable temperatures, and high energy bills can all be the result of sunlight through your windows. However, solar window film provides a solution to these issues. Sun Control Film is a solar window film made by the industry-leading manufacturer, 3M. While drapes and blinds can block out the light, they act as a heat source. Window film allows natural light to enter your space while mitigating the harmful effects from the sun. Feel at ease with solar window film, protecting floorings and furnishings around the clock.

UV Protection

Furniture and hardwood floors are major investments in your space, and the harmful effects of UV rays can cause these to fade over time. Protect the objects in your home or office with solar window film. Although it blocks 99% of UV rays, window film still allows natural light to enter your space. It can add years onto the life of your furniture and flooring by preventing discoloration and wear. Not only does solar window film protect objects in your space from the harmful effects of UV rays, but it also protects people from cancer, age spots, and other impacts UV rays have on the skin. When you choose to invest in window film, you are choosing to protect not only your furnishings and floorings but also the people inhabiting your space. 

Temperature Control

Heat can enter and escape through windows. Hot spots during the summer and cold drafts during the winter can cause unpleasant discomfort. This constant battle with outside weather makes our heating and cooling system work even harder to regulate the temperature inside your home or business each season. Maintaining a comfortable temperature year-round can cause those energy bills to skyrocket. Choosing between the comfort of your space or lower energy bills is a choice that you don’t have to make when you choose 3M Sun Control Window Film.

A great quality of 3M Sun Control Window Film is the protection against the sun’s visible light and infrared heat. In fact, some films can reject up to 97% of infrared heat! Preventing the constant change of thermostat temperatures makes your HVAC system more efficient and can add years onto the lifespan of the HVAC system. This increased efficiency can result in as much as 30% energy savings in just 6 months.

Glare Reduction

One of the most notable benefits of window film is its glare reduction abilities. Glare from the sun can cause eye strain and discomfort. 3M Sun Control Window Film has been eliminating pesky glare in homes and in the workplace for decades. Watching television or using any other electronic devices can be made difficult by the sun’s glare streaming through your windows. However, sacrificing natural light by closing blinds or shades is not the only solution.  With window film, enjoy the natural light without experiencing discomfort that glare can cause. Continue to enjoy your views and maintain the overall look of your space, all while reducing glare from the sun with solar window film.

3M Sun Control Window Film benefits residential and commercial spaces in many ways. Welcome natural light into your space, while protecting furnishings, flooring, and of course, people. Reduce fading, increase energy savings and improve occupant comfort when you invest in solar window film.

PA Window Tint Inc. began serving central Pennsylvania in 1993. Over the years, we have extended service to New York, Maryland, and New Jersey. Today, PA Window Tint is a 3M Prestige dealer, which identifies our company as a member of the elite network of dealers in the country which are entrusted with offering 3M’s highest quality products and providing impeccable installations. Give us a call at 1-866-329-0064 or fill out a form online.