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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 its own specific characteristics that enable the film to be the solution to a problem it is designed to fix. 

For instance, when it comes to sun control, how does window film work? These films are 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. 3M Safety and Security Window Films have thousands of cross-woven layers giving the film great tear-resistant properties, making it difficult for intruders or other unwanted objects to penetrate the interior space. Anti-fragmentation properties hold the glass in place if the glass should be shattered for any reason. 

How Does Window Film Work: 3M Sun Control Window Film

The sun shining through windows can cause 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.

How Does Window Film Work: 3M Safety and Security Window Film

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 patented technology utilizes many cross-woven microlayers that provide great tear-resistance. These 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 can be easily broken when external forces are applied to it. This means that for windows not fortified with security window film, intruders can 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 deter intruders as they become surprised by the strength of the glass when trying to break in. This deterrent can cause intruders to opt to abandon their break-in attempt. Additionally, 3M Safety and Security Window Film also gives those inside additional time to react in emergency situations and for emergency personnel to respond. 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 that when you invest in 3M Safety & Security Window Film, you’re investing in a trustworthy, well-tested product.

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. And if you’re still wondering ‘How does window film work?’ Contact PA Window Tint for more in-depth information on our window film products.