Sun Control Window Film

Keep the Sun in Check with Window Film

While we all love open and airy spaces with lots of windows, the sun has its downsides, including heat, fading, glare, and UV exposure. 3M Sun Control Window Film helps homeowners and business owners manage these unwanted factors, so occupants can enjoy the sun in comfort.


Energy savings

Reduce cooling costs by up to 30%


Fade reduction

Block up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of furnishings and carpet


Sun control

Improve comfort and maintain temperature consistency from one room to another


Glare reduction

Improve television and computer screen viewing

Furnishing a home can be expensive. From flooring to furnishings, the costs can add up quickly. With so much invested, doesn’t it make sense to take steps to protect that investment?

The biggest threat to your floors and furnishings is the Sun. The sun is one of the primary causes of faded floors and furnishings. Most people do not want to sacrifice their views and the open feeling of their home to protect their floors and furniture from the sun, so what can be done?

One of the best ways to attack the primary causes of sun damage and fading is with window film.


Cause Of Fading

A common misconception is that UV rays are what cause faded floors and sun damage to furnishings. While they are certainly the largest component, as this chart illustrates, they only account for 40%. Solar heat and visible lights are also major contributors, accounting for 25% of the problem. The last factor is comprised of a variety of this we simply put under the heading “Other”. These are things like interior lighting, humidity, etc.

The first thing this chart demonstrates is that you cannot “stop” fading completely unless the item you want to protect in a dark, climate controlled room. In real life, the most you can do is attack the major contributors of fading in a significant enough way to slow down the process. By slowing the process, you extend the life of your floors or furnishings.

Why Is Window Film a Good Solution?

As mentioned above, most people do not want to “close-up” their home in an effort to stop the damage from occurring. So, assuming the windows will not be covered, you need to attack the factors before they enter the home. Window film is a great option because it attacks all three major contributors of fading. Most professionally installed window films will block 99%+ of the UV rays. In addition, many window films can significantly reduce the heat coming through the window. Finally, it is possible to block up to 60% of the visible light coming through a window without noticeably darkening the window. When you combine these three factors, you can take a large slice out of the pie shown above. This protection can be accomplished while retaining the open feel of your home by using window film.


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