Inside and out, youíve made a serious investment
of both time and money in creating a beautiful home. Yet if the sun
makes your home uncomfortably hot or fades your furnishings, all your
efforts will be wasted. Consider your investment in furniture,
carpets, draperies, wallpaper, fabrics-plus irreplaceable photos and
artwork. With our Prestige Series Window film and other Window films,
you can enjoy the benefits of a world-class window film while leaving
the beauty of your home virtually unchanged. 3M Window Films preserve
the beauty of your home while helping you reduce your energy costs.
3M Window Film address the three major cause of
3M Window Films are designed to reduce the
effects of solar heat and visible light on your furnishings and will block
up to 99% of the suns harmful ultraviolet rays, which are the single largest
cause of fading.
Depending on the film you choose, you can enjoy a 79%
reduction in the sunís heat. While no Window Film can stop fading
completely, our Window Films dramatically slow the progress of fading to
keep your home looking beautiful.
Increased comfort & energy savings
On a warm day, the sun shining through your windows can drastically
increase the warmth of a room. Not only do you become more uncomfortable,
all that heat is costing you money when air conditioner tries to keep up. By
rejecting up to 84% of the sunís heat, our Window Film can noticeably reduce
your energy bill, up to 20% savings.
are as frustrating as working on a computer screen or trying to watch
television in a sunlit room. By significantly reducing glare, our Window
Films help you do your work or relax without the added eyestrain from
Dual pane safe
30 years, our product has never been shown to be the cause of seal failure.
3M has continuously tested insulated glass units. The results our most
popular residential film only increases the summertime airspace
temperature by no more than 22 degrees, a pressure increase of only .55 psi
(pounds per square inch). Put into perspective, most manufacturers of
insulating glass units design their products to withstand a pressure
change of 3.30 psi, over six times the filmís potential pressure increase.
Protecting your family's health
The Skin Cancer Foundation recently awarded its ďSeal of RecommendationĒ
to twelve 3M Window Film
products as effective UV protectants. These
products, when applied to windows in vehicles and homes,
block up to 99%
of the sunís harmful ultraviolet rays and help to reduce the risk of
sun-induced damage to the skin, including sunburn, premature aging and skin
Backed by 3M
We have one
of the most comprehensive warranties you can get. 3M Window Films are backed
by a limited residential warranty should your window film need replacing.
Now even the light that fills your home can be just the
way you want it. Clear, neutral colored, protective - 3M Scotchtint
and Scotchshield window films make light a welcome addition to your
- Eliminating harmful UV Rays by almost 100%, reducing fading
of carpets, furniture, fabric and wood products
- Reducing heat gain by as much as 78%
- Increasing comfort
- Reducing utility bills
- Cutting harsh glare without darkening your home
- Increasing privacy
- Reducing exposure to UV radiation, which has been linked to
- Scotchshield provides increased protection against
burglary and even bomb blasts
- Providing a 3M backed lifetime warranty
|This new line of 3M film incorporates new technology that offers
protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, controls heat & glare,
while inviting warm natural light into the room & increasing comfort.
Unlike other high performance sun control films, Night Vision has
a low interior reflectivity that leaves your view out clearer than
ever, especially at night!
3M Night Vision
Means Clear Views Day and Night
O L U T I O N
The Sedona homeowner had encountered a similar issue at his
manufacturing plant a year earlier. Working with local 3M Scotchtint
window film dealer Ross Kehl, owner of Synchronicity, Inc.,
he had 3M window film applied to the building's windows. "The
3M window film solved our heat and glare issues at the plant,
so when we ordered windows for the house and couldn't get them
tinted before they were installed, I called Kehl in again,"
the homeowner says. "He recommended the new 3M Night Vision
window film." According to Kehl, Night Vision window film made
sense for several reasons.
R O B L E M
When the owner of a 14,000-square-foot dream home in Sedona,
Arizona, designed his residence, he included numerous towering
windows that invited splendid red rock mountain views on every
side of his property. But along with those views, he knew he
would have to contend with one problem- the sun. While he wanted
to control the sun's negative effects, such as damaging UV rays,
glare, and heat, he didn't want to compromise the views with
heavy draperies or blinds.
Arizona, home was designed with numerous windows to invite the
splendid red rock mountain views on every side. When you're
on the inside looking out, the 3M Night Vision window film's
low reflectivity allows ultra-clear views-even at night.
Night Vision film has given our home a nice shaded look-it's
just pleasing to the eye. And, when I'm inside at night looking
out into the lighted courtyards, the view is clear as day.
Without the film, the glare from the lights would have prevented
wanted a film that would control the effects of the sun while
saving his unbelievable views," says Kehl. "Night Vision film's
superior technology blocks UV rays almost completely, reduces
solar heat by up to 59 percent, and decreases glare by 72 percent.
But, best of all, when you're on the inside looking out, the
film's low reflectivity gives you clear views-both day and night."
on the left show the rather harsh views the homeowner experienced
without window film. The windows on the right show the warmer
and clearer views with Night Vision window film.
|Based on the location
of the windows, Kehl used three out of the four shades in the
Night Vision line. Windows facing north were covered with NV
35, the film with the lightest tint. For windows facing east,
west, and south, he applied 3M Night Vision 25. Finally, the
windows on the home's elevator shaft were covered with NV 15,
for maximum privacy.
R E S U L T S
Preliminary results indicate that Night Vision window film will
save the homeowners 10 to 15 percent in energy costs per year.
Even so, the homeowner is more pleased with the film's other
"The Night Vision film has given our home a nice shaded look-it's
just pleasing to the eye," he says. "And, when I'm inside at
night looking out into the lighted courtyards, the view is clear
as day. Without the film, the glare from the lights would have
R O J E C T S U M M A R Y
Ross Kehl, Synchronicity, Inc.,
Installation Date: November 2002
Area Covered: 3,500 square feet of glass
Installation Time: Project spanned several months. As various
sections of the house were constructed, window film was applied.
Type of Film: Night Vision 35, Night Vision 25, and Night Vision
Remedies Considered Prior to Window Film: The windows are already
constructed with low-E glass. Window film was the only option
considered for further protection. Project Notes: Applying window
film up the home's elevator shaft presented a challenge because
of the tight quarters and the awkward positions required to
reach windows. In addition, since the home was still being constructed
during much of the installation, special care had to be taken
to eliminate dust particles from "floating" under the film as
it was being applied.
on the location of the windows, installers used three of the
four shades of film offered in the Night Vision line. Windows
facing north have NV 35, the film with the lightest tint.
Windows facing east, west, and south, have 3M Night Vision
25. Finally, windows on the home's elevator shaft have NV
15, for maximum privacy.
H E 3 M D I F F E R E N C E
"3M is a quality
product," says the homeowner. "We've used other tinting companies
in the past for our cars, but 3M offers the only film that
does what it says it will do."
|Another feature of this film is its natural color. Unlike some window
films that cast bluish-gray tones into the room, the Night Vision
line allows the natural light into a room, enhancing its ambiance.
Night Vision uses a proprietary technology that also makes the film
color stable, significantly reducing the fading that often affects
other manufacturers products.