Texas summer heat can be brutal during this time of year, but 3M Sun Control Window Film has helped many local homeowners and business leaders escape the heat and cut down on high energy costs associated with cooling their home and office.

As a global leader in adhesive technology, 3M received the first patent for sun control window film in 1966. Today, there are millions of feet of the film installed on homes and commercial buildings around the world. It has become known for protecting people from heat, glare and UV rays. But how do these films work?

Here is a look at the science behind 3M window tint.

Sun Control Window Films Proven to Lower Heat

3M™ Sun Control Window Film, Prestige Series is scientifically proven to lower heat and reduce high energy costs associated with cooling your home or office.

According to the Department of Energy, an estimated 76 percent of sunlight that falls on a standard double-pane window enters the interior and turns into heat. The Prestige film series is constructed using hundreds of layers of very thin films. Each layer is designed to deflect the sun’s unwanted rays, with specific emphasis on deflecting heat-producing infrared rays. This can significantly lower the heat inside a building.

Compared to other window tint film, 3M’s Prestige Series increases its performance at a faster rate as the sun’s angle increases. This means that 3M window tint is at a maximum performance rate at the hottest part of the day.

Sun Control Window Films Proven to Lower High Energy Costs

3M™ Sun Control Window Film is proven to help lower high energy costs – especially those related to keeping your home or office cool during the summer months.

The window tinting’s multiple layer construction helps to prevent heat pockets from forming near your windows in your home and office. This means that you room temperature stays more even, and your HVAC unit does not have to work so hard to keep your room temperature at a steady rate.

Ultimately, installing window film on your home or office means you will use less energy to keep your building cool – which translates to a lower monthly energy bill.

Sun Control Window Films Proven to Block UV Rays, Prevent Fading

3M™ Sun Control Window Films help block UV rays from filtering in through your windows and causing fading furniture and flooring.

According to the Florida Solar Energy Center, “Although visible light, electric lighting, heating, humidity, age of fabrics and fabric dyes all play a part in the process, UV radiation is attributed to 40% of the damage. Protecting against UV is not just important in hot, sunny climates. Even in cold, cloudy climates, UV radiation can damage furnishings.”

That same multi-layer construction of 3M window film that deflects heat also deflects up to 99.9 percent of the UV rays coming through your windows. While this doesn’t completely stop fading from happening (because nothing can), it will certainly slow the process.

Backed By a Strong Warranty

When you choose to work with a 3M™ Authorized Installer, like Sunshades Tint & Sound, your window tinting installation on your home or business is covered by a 3M-backed, limited lifetime warranty – one of the most comprehensive warranties that you can get.

For more information or to speak with a 3M™ Sun Control Window Film expert today, contact Sunshades Tint & Sound at (512) 249-8468.