Increase tenant comfort, let the good light in, keep costly and harmful UV rays out and thwart vandalism and break-ins. 3M Window Films provide a great return on investment and so much more.

Security, solar and decorative window films can change your view of what window films can do. Now you can provide sun control, UV protection, window tinting and privacy while increasing energy savings. 3M Window Films help improve tenant comfort, reduce hot spots and increase window safety in buildings. Our window tinters help provide energy & safety solutions.

Arrows demonstrate how window films let in the warmth of the sun without creating hot spots.

  • Window films are a type of window treatment applied to windows and glass surfaces, designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmitted through the glass and increase safety and security. The films help increase solar reflectivity, reject solar heat and reduce incoming ultraviolet light, resulting in a wide range of benefits:

    • Improved comfort
    • Improved energy savings
    • Increased privacy
    • Increased fade protection
    • Reduced glare
    • Increased safety and security

    While window films can be used with blinds, shades, curtains or other window treatments, the advantage they offer is solar control without an obstructed view. Unlike curtains or blinds that need to be closed to be effective, window films are designed to allow light in, help reduce heat and glare, and maintain your view, all at the same time. Window films can also help keep your building safer from break-in attempts without unsightly bars on the windows


Why do commercial customers have 3M film applied to their buildings?

  • Lower heating and cooling operating costs
  • Lower utility demand costs
  • Utility rebates
  • Improved tenant comfort
  • Improved aesthetics, uniform appearance
  • Improved safety and security
  • Extended A/C equipment life
  • Valued alternative to adding more A/C equipment

Most often, our commercial customers will purchase 3M Window Films for tenant comfort and justify the purchase through energy cost savings.

What is the typical energy pay back for 3M Sun Control Window Films?

Simple paybacks will vary depending upon the amount of sunlit glass exposure, the type of film, the type of glass, cost of fuel, cost of application, and other variables. However, we have seen paybacks often range in the 2-5 year period, with some reported to be even less than 6 months. See your 3M authorized 3M Window Film Dealer to analyze the potential energy savings in your commercial property.

How long does 3M Window Film last?

3M Window Films are made to last for many years. The exact length of time depends upon the type of film applied, window orientation, type of glass it is applied to and the particular climate in which it is applied. Most applications last well beyond the warranty length.