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How does window film work?

Different window films work in different ways to provide particular solutions like sun control, privacy and increased security. 3M window films come in a variety of shades and functionalities. Each  film has their own specific characteristics that enable the film to be the solution to a problem it is designed to fix. 

For instance, sun control window film is designed to reduce the amount of heat transmitted through the window by reflecting some of the heat back outside. Privacy window films block out light or manipulate light to reflect from the film, thus creating a privacy barrier.  On the other hand, 3M Safety and Security Window Films have thousands of cross-woven layers giving the film great tear-resistant properties, making it difficult for an intruder to create a body sized hole to fit through. Anti-fragmentation properties hold the glass in place if the glass should be shattered for any reason. 

How Does 3M Sun Control Window Film work?

The sun through windows can cause many problems such as excessive heat, uncomfortable hot spots, and bothersome glare, which can ultimately impact energy bills and occupant comfort. 3M Sun Control Window Films come in a variety of tint levels and different product lines and can be applied directly to existing windows. These films can reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared heat, up to 99.9% of UV rays, and can drastically decrease glare. In particular, 3M’s Sun Control Prestige Series is a virtually invisible film that provides impressive sun control abilities via its non-metalized, multilayer material and nanotechnology. Click here for more information on sun control window film.

How Does 3M Safety and Security Window Film Work?

3M Safety and Security Window Film can be applied to windows, acting as an extra layer of protection in the event of break-ins, bomb blast or inclement weather.  3M’s patent technology utilizes many cross-woven microlayers that provide great tear-resistance. This makes it very difficult for an intruder to create a body sized hole large enough to fit through. 3M Safety and Security Window Films have excellent anti-fragmentation properties  that allow the film to hold glass fragments in place should the glass ever be shattered. A window without safety and security window film is easily broken, allowing an intruder to gain access to your space in seconds. With 3M Safety and Security Window Film applied, it is not only difficult to gain access into the building, but it also can be surprising for  intruders that were expecting an easy entry.  3M Safety and Security Window Film allows additional time for those inside to react to the situation at hand and for emergency personnel to get onsite. The American Society for Testing and Materials conducts testing on 3M window films to ensure the films are performing to the best of their ability. Rest assured you’re investing in a trustworthy, tested product. Click here for more information on safety and security window film.

3M is an industry-leading company backed by years of experience and the knowledge to prove it. With 3M Window Films, you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving a high-quality, trusted product and installation. Contact PA Window Tint for more information on our window film products.