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Definitely! No one has more experience with window film than 3M. 3M was issued the very first patent on 3M Window Film in 1966 and today we are the only manufacturer that can produce our own polyesters, adhesives, metals and scratch-resistant coatings. This gives us the quality control and product consistency other manufacturers just can't match.

What's more, we have a core of carefully screened authorized dealers who are trained by 3M to professionally install your 3M Window Film correctly. And 3M Window Film is backed by a warranty that covers 100% of materials and labor. It's the most comprehensive warranty you can get.

That, along with 3M's worldwide reputation as the adhesive experts, means you can rest assured knowing 3M Window Film is safe for your windows, and safe for you.
Nothing completely stops fading. 3M Window Films are designed to help reduce the major causes of fading (ultra violet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times.

Keep in mind the article(s) to be protected; if they have a typical life of five (5) years then they may last ten (10) years to much longer depending on the performance of the film selected. However, if the typical life is only 2-3 weeks, then the expectation should be expressed in terms of months.

As a general rule of thumb, ultra violet (UV) is approximately 40% of the cause, visible light is about 25%, and heat about 25%. The remaining 10% can be attributed to humidity, pollutants, interior lights, dye stability, and more.
3M films are professionally applied by skilled, authorized 3M Dealers. Almost all of our films are designed to be applied to the inside of your glass. The first step is to prepare the window area for the application; placing drop cloths on the floor protecting and/or moving furniture where necessary.

Next, the window glass is cleaned using simple cleaning solutions (often water and ammonia) and razor blade scrapers. Then the film is sprayed with a slip solution (detergent and water) for proper positioning, and applied to the window glass. Using a professional grade squeegee and following proper techniques, the application is completed by removing excess water, trimming the edges, and a final squeegee technique to dry the edges.
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.
3M Sun Control Films are designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by increasing the solar reflection (not necessarily visible reflection) and solar absorption through the glass. Typical colored or dyed films work primarily through increased absorption. The color absorbs the solar energy at the glass, thus reducing the direct transmission into the room. These films are not as effective as reflective films for reducing heat.Reflective films are films that have been precision coated with metals. These metallized films are designed to increase the solar energy reflection of the glass. 3M reflective films range from moderate to excellent in solar performance (heat gain reduction). All 3M Sun Control Films are made to be transparent and optically clear. The ultraviolet protection is built into the adhesive system to provide longevity to the film as well as provide UV protection for your home and office furnishings. Most 3M Window Films are protected with our abrasion resistant coating that provides long-term durability and maintained appearance.
-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. 
Window Tinting - St Louis Missouri

As a leader in both adhesive and film technologies, 3M brings together these disciplines to create the finest products available for residential, commercial, government and automotive use. 3M Window Films provide an elegant, yet practical means for solving many of the most challenging aspects of managing sun control and security issues surrounding the use of your home, car or business.

3M Window Films reduce up to 99 percent of the sun's ultraviolet rays and reject up to 79 percent of the solar heat that may otherwise come through a window. They also help reduce winter heat loss by reflecting up to 35 percent of indoor heat back into the room. You will find that 3M Window Films are also easy on the eyes. On the outside, window tinting gives your home, car or business a more pleasing, unified look. On the inside, our films provide glare reduction for you and others.

3M Window Films are designed to:

Offer fade protection for your furniture, drapes, carpets and more Cut annoying glare Reduce up to 99% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays Reduce excessive heat gain through your windows Window tinting provides increased comfort and energy savings Prevent injury from glass fragments due to crime, destructive weather and terrorism.

Save energy, and help to protect your furnishings, drapes, carpet, woodwork and artwork from destructive ultraviolet rays that cause fading. 3M™ Safety and Security Window Films provide fragment retention by holding glass together during destructive weather, smash and grab crimes or acts of terrorism. They help to seal out the water, the primary cause of property damage and they have a toughness that allows these films to withstand day-to-day abuse.