During the summer, any changes businesses can make to help cool down their offices are helpful. The North American Precis Syndicate, Inc. (NAPSI) recently suggested installing 3m sun control window film. In addition to reducing cooling costs by 25 percent, the window films also help reject 99 percent of harmful UV rays.
3M Sun Control Window films offer further benefits as well. Sunlight can fade office furnishings, yet 3M Sun Control Window films prevent UV rays from wreaking this kind of damage. Moreover, the majority of window films do not alter the appearance of the window since they do not contain a tinted look. Additionally, many types do not give off a glare.
Window films work by absorbing or reflecting incoming sunlight. There are three main types of window films: tinted, reflective and spectrally selective, according to Jeanne Huber of the Washington Post. The last kind is know as “low-E.” The ‘E’ refers to emissivity, which is a measure of how much heat is allowed through.
Tinted window films physically bar the heat from coming through. The second kind, reflective, are most commonly used in commercial, rather than home settings. They are one of the few varieties that alters the appearance of the glass.
The last kind, spectrally selective window films, have significant benefits. These films have low-emissivity coatings, which allow windows both to keep workers warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. They do this with their thin coating that only allows in certain infrared wavelengths.
Contact an authorized 3M window film dealer, such as Michigan Glass Coatings. We can help you install sun control window films and answer your other questions.