Our smart windows keep weather where it belongs.
Whether it’s your residence, storefront or commercial building, when sunshine passes through windows, costly issues arise. Temperatures escalate, creating discomfort, heat imbalance and complaints. Your cooling system works overtime to remove solar heat, shortening its lifespan and causing your energy bill to climb even higher. But with solar and energy efficient window films from 3M™, you can keep weather outside where it belongs.
3M™ Window Films are among the best window films for increasing energy savings and UV protection while reducing hot spots, screen glare and fading. Designed to reject solar heat, 3M™ Window Films add a valuable layer of protection to your home or office.
- 99.9% UV Elimination
- 97% Infrared Heat Rejection
- 79% Total Solar Energy Reduction
- 30% Winter Heat Retention
“Your Best Opportunity to Save on Cooling and Heating Loads” -EPA Energy Star Manual
3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Insulation
3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film is a low emissivity, or “Low E,” window film that helps improve the insulation value of a typical single-pane window close to that of a double-pane window, and of a double-pane close to that of a triple-pane. Its invisible insulation technology helps retain the heat and keep you warmer in the winter, and its solar reflecting technology helps block the sun’s heat and keep you cooler in the summer.
Application of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film is much less expensive than actually replacing the glass, and the results rival or match the performance, and appearance, of new glass.
Warm in the winter
Thinsulate™ invisible insulation technology helps retain the heat and keep you warmer in the winter.
Cool in the summer
Thinsulate™ invisible insulation solar reflecting technology helps block the sun’s heat and keep you cooler in the summer.
3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film helps keep the warmth in during the winter and the cool conditioned air in during the summer -- keeping the weather out where it belongs – all season, every season. It helps reduce cold/hot spots, improving overall comfort throughout your residential or commercial space.
Enjoy the benefits of a Low-E. or "Low Emissivity" window at a fraction of the cost of replacing your windows. Upgrade your existing windows to be more energy efficient by improving the insulation value of a single pane window close to that of a double pane window and the insulation value of a double pane window close to that of a triple pane window.
A virtually invisible film that is professionally installed to the surface of your glass. It has a neutral appearance that will not dramatically change the look of your windows -- inside or out. The Climate Control Series blocks up to 99% of UV rays, helping to protect artwork, furniture, hardwood floors, rugs and window treatments.
3M™ Sun Control Window Films
3M™ Sun Control Window Films let in the light, not the heat, and are designed for superior comfort and clarity so you can maintain the appearance of your home or office without damaging your possessions.
- Energy savings: reduce cooling costs by up to 30% and save up to 1 ton of air conditioning for every 100 square feet of glass exposed to the sun
- 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 film: improve television and computer screen viewing
How 3M Sun Control Window Films Work
3M™ Sun Control Window Films are designed to help 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 offer only marginal performance when compared to reflective films.
Reflective films are films that have been precision coated with metals. These metalized films are designed to increase the solar energy reflection of the glass and some of the absorption. 3M™ Sun Control Window Film reflective films range from moderate to excellent in solar performance (heat gain reduction).
All 3M™ Sun Control Window Films are made to be transparent and optically clear. The ultraviolet protection in the adhesive system is there to protect the adhesive, the metals, the polyester film, and the abrasion resistant coating from UV degradation. This UV protection will also help protect what is behind the film (home and office furnishings), too.
All 3M™ Sun Control Window Films are protected with our patented abrasion-resistant coating for long term durability and maintained appearance.
Does the UV Protection Lose Effectiveness Over Time?
No! The UV protection we use in our proprietary adhesive system does not lose its effectiveness over time. In fact, we tested an actual glass sample from The Dumbarton House in Washington, DC. This was a 10-year-old application and the Ultraviolet transmission still measures <1%!