Windows contribute to the aesthetics of a work environment by welcoming outdoor views and natural light. While windows prove beneficial in many ways, they can also cause hot spots, glare, and uncomfortable indoor temperatures, leading to decreased workplace productivity. There doesn’t have to be a trade-off between natural light and comfortable temperatures, energy efficiency, and privacy. A simple way to achieve the best of both worlds? Window film! 3M offers numerous window film solutions to meet your office’s needs for sun control, insulation, and privacy without eliminating natural light and outside views.
Window Film Improves Workplaces By:
Improving Occupant Comfort
Expansive windows welcome plenty of natural light into your space. However, windows also warrant glare, hot spots, and poor insulation, which impact occupants’ comfort. When the afternoon sun casts glare across computer screens, it can be difficult to see and focus on work. As a result, employees strain their eyes to read screens, leading to headaches and, eventually, decreased productivity. Furthermore, windows without window film permit hot spots in the summer and offer poor insulation on cool winter days, leading to uncomfortable indoor temperatures.
With window film, particularly 3M Sun Control Window Film, you’ll experience natural lighting, as well as heat and glare rejection. In fact, it rejects up to 99% of UV rays and 97% of the sun’s infrared heat! Don’t choose between a bright, positive work environment or occupant comfort. With window film, you have the ability to achieve both!
Not only does window film increase the comfort of your space through heat rejection and improved insulation, but it also boosts energy efficiency. As a result, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills! In particular, 3M Window Insulating Film helps to achieve energy savings year-round. Its ability to reject the sun’s heat in the summer and retain manmade heat in the winter leads to consistent, comfortable indoor temperatures, and of course, happy occupants. In addition to improved energy efficiency, but 3M Window Insulating Film can add years to the life of your HVAC system by reducing wear and tear. Improve occupant comfort, and as a result, you’ll achieve lower energy bills and higher energy efficiency!
Sitting in a cubicle under fluorescent lighting for hours on end sounds less than appealing. With that being said, it’s no surprise that employees value natural lighting in their space! In fact, a study published in the Harvard Business Review found that access to natural light and views of the outdoors is the number one desired attribute of a workplace environment.
Additionally, Cornell University professor Alan Hedge found that workers in daylit office environments experienced an 84 percent drop in symptoms like eyestrain and headaches, resulting in increased productivity. Although you could certainly cover up windows with blinds or curtains, that would compromise natural light. You can welcome natural light with window film without blocking views and worrying about glare, UV rays, and hot spots.
Elevating Privacy & Aesthetics
Although open floor plans and bright, sunlit spaces are highly sought after, there comes a time when privacy is needed. With 3M Decorative and Privacy Window Film, you can customize the level of privacy within your space without eliminating natural light. With a variety of textures, colors, and patterns, window film adds privacy and a unique design element to your space. Incorporate your brand throughout your space, or sleekly incorporate privacy to a glass-walled conference room. No matter what you have in mind, 3M Decorative and Privacy Window Film can bring your creative vision to life.
From increased productivity and occupant comfort to energy savings and privacy, there are many ways window film improves workplaces. Discover the 3M window film that is perfect for your office.
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.