What is window film?
Window film is a laminate of strong polyester and/or metalized coatings bonded by adhesives. There is a scratch resistant coating on one side, and a mounting adhesive layer and a protective release liner on the other side. When the release liner is removed, the side of the film with the adhesive is applied to the interior surface of the glass.
How do window films work?
Solar radiation from the sun is divided into three components: visible light we can see, and infrared and ultraviolet rays that we can only feel. As solar radiation strikes a piece of glass, window film blocks UV rays to regulate the level of light and heat that passes through. The amount of heat and light rejected is all dependent on the type of window film selected.
Why choose 3M window film?
3M invented window film more than 50 years ago and it’s been the industry leader ever since. 3M makes unbeatable solar, security, decorative and automotive films. Plus, it offers some of the best warranties available.
How does window film affect my room and my view?
Window film can be clear, colored or patterned to blend with various design schemes. Various thicknesses are available for solar, safety or security applications. The type of film you choose will determine the way it affects your view, but rest assured that it will make the room more comfortable. Window films can also help prevent glare.
How long does window film last?
Most window ilms installed by IES are backed by a Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty against crazing, peeling, demetalizing, bubbling, delaminating or discoloring.
Can window film be installed on odd shaped windows?
The experienced team at IES can install window film on virtually any size and shape of flat glass windows.
What are the commercial advantages?
In commercial applications, window film typically pays back its cost in energy savings in fewer than three years. Not only can you expect lower electricity bills, but window film can also help extend the life of your HVAC system. Plus, it creates a more comfortable environment for your employees and customers.
Do you have products that add safety?
Made with heavy duty polyester bonded by strong adhesives, security window film provides a powerful barrier that helps hold glass in place should an impact occur. No matter what the source of impact – natural disaster, crime or vandalism — security window film will help control and even eliminate the danger and damage caused by broken glass
Can I improve privacy in my office from street-facing windows?
Privacy is greatly dependent on your lighting situation and window layout. IES will advise you on how much privacy can be achieved while maintaining good light levels. Often windows can be made completely one way.
Our glass is already tinted. Can window film help?
There are some restrictions on what film can be applied to tinted glass but we can substantially reduce your incoming heat and glare.