Time to Toughen up the Windows
The sun transmits both heat and ultraviolet rays that can be damaging both to health and furniture. UV Films when applied to windows helps to block out the majority of these dangerous ultraviolet rays and heat while maintaining the view and saving on energy cost.
3M safety UV film are window films manufactured by 3M, an innovative company that focuses on the invention of useful technologies that cuts across different fields.
How does the 3M Safety UV film protection work?
UV films made up of 100’s of layers reflects over 99% of ultraviolet rays when the light beams from the sun meet it, allowing for light to come in but reflecting away the heat and ultra violet rays. While conventional UV films reflect light ray at a right angle, 3M UV films works best when the sun is overhead and the rays travel perpendicular to the film, giving you maximum protection when it matters most.
Types of 3M Safety UV films
3M UV films come in various types depending on your major reason for getting one installed ranging from protection from UV rays, reduction in heat or protecting against disasters and burglary attempts.
The types of 3M UV films currently available are:
3M prestige series
This is the commonest and the most preferred of the 3M UV films, the Prestige series offers protection against harmful infrared rays, ultraviolet rays and can also be tinted to reduce the amount of light entering through your window.
While providing ultra-clarity, the ultra-series carries out its function of protection and prevention of shatterproof windows without a reduction in the clarity of the screen. The Ultra Series UV films are also available in combination with tinted 3M Sun Control Films to provide a double benefit for users.
Impact protection series
The Impact Protection series confers the Highest level of protection. This unique window protection system combines the toughness of 3M™ Ultra Safety and Security Films with a special adhesive system. Two choices are available to choose from depending on the nature of your window frame and your aesthetic needs. They are the 3M Impact Protection Adhesive or 3M Impact Protection Profile Safety series.
- TOP OF THE LINE window film that is both durable and scratch resistant.
- EXCELLENT HEAT REJECTION. Helps reduce cooling costs especially during the summer through effective blocking of harmful...
- STRONG ADHESIVES to last many years. For easier installation, remember to use A LOT of soap/water mixture to soak both...
About the actual 3M company
3M is a global science company that focuses on creating inventions that enhance the form and functions of different devices and materials. Their coverage ranges from abrasives, films, adhesives etc. For more go to their website, 3M.com.
Also, as a little extra intimacy, you may want to choose a window privacy film for example that keeps the eyes away from you.
The UV film protection by 3M offers protection against rays that are damaging to properties and individuals. Having a UV film installed on your windows preserves the view and also keeps ultraviolet rays out. Be sure to consider the different types of UV films in order to choose one that meets your needs.
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I would like to install 3m UV film to my window of my 4 room HDB flat.
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Brad Sutter says
I never had a lot of luck with window curtains. We have lots of windows in the house and I’m quite the night owl. So I like to keep the sunlight out as much as i can. The curtains we bought often just were ineffective. However, this 3M UV film system works perfectly, keeping out just the right amount of UV light. We couldn’t be happier with this!
Kassandra W. says
I’m grateful the installer of my windows asked me if I would like this on them and then did a small demo for me. I think all window dealers should offer this, it’s great stuff! Also seems easy to install it yourself if you have existing windows that need it. It is a security deterrent as well since most break ins happen through the back window or door. This will make the bad guys made when they can’t break it!
For the sake of my son who squints around the house when the sun is really hot and pouring in through the window, we had to get the 3M prestige series and tinted it to reduce the light coming in. It’s been great really.
Juliet Emmanuel says
Whao! I wouldn’t have thought that technology has gotten to this level. UV film that helps to prevent ultraviolet rays and thus guarantees durability on one’s properties? I will surely like to try it to see how it works because I see it as a match that fits in my home.
Barrick Saw says
Wow. This is totally awesome. I’ve always wanted something like this. Who has used this, please? I want to know what it’s like and wouldn’t want to waste money and not get the desired result.
Larry Cole says
I’ve actually used this 3M UV films mentioned here and I can say that the best I’ve used is the 3M prestige series. It protects against harmful infrared rays and ultraviolet rays. and if you work at night like me and sleep during the day, you’ll appreciate the tint feature which helps reduce the amount of light entering through your window and allow for undisturbed rest.
Cheska J says
Interesting! I was planning to get the films as well for my windows at home but I was wondering does it greatly affect the lighting inside the house? I was worried I might need to turn on more lights during the day as our house has a lot of glass panels. Though I’ve read a lot of how important it is to protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet rays, especially during the most sunniest of days.