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Solar Control Window Films

Solar Films

Comfort and protection
— just your style.

Clearly smart ways to bring beauty and light into your home.

Windows offer beautiful views and an abundance of natural light. But sunlight can create excessive heat and glare, and even fade your precious belongings. With 3M™ Window Films, you can fill your home with light just the way you want.

3M™ Sun Control Window Films are designed to tame the effects of the sun to keep you cool, comfortable and energy efficient. All this, while leaving your views and the look of your home virtually unchanged.  3M™ Low-E Window Films provide increased insulation performance, comfort and savings year-round.

Residential Window Films

Stay cool,
comfortable and
energy efficient.

of the sun’s heat coming

through your windows


3M™ Window Films
can help reduce up to

3M™ Safety & Security Window Films help protect your family and property from broken glass caused by break-and-enter crimes, accidents and natural disasters.  Click here to learn more...

3M™ Decorative Films give you the freedom to transform glass surfaces to suit your design needs and wishes, from bold, colorful statements to elegant privacy.  Click here to learn more...

Residential Window Films
Residential Window Films

Get comfortable with saving energy...

3M™ Window Films reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat that comes through windows by reflecting it away from your home. This means a cooler, more comfortable environment for you and your family, all while helping you to save money with lower air conditioning bills.

Protection from UV damage and fading.

Even indoors, your family and belongings are subjected to damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.  Fabrics, window treatments, wallpaper, natural wood floors, photos, paintings and other valuables can fade when unfiltered sun shines through your windows.  3M™ Window Films are designed to reduce the effects of solar heat and visible light on your furnishings, while blocking up to 99% of the sun’s harmful rays, the single largest cause of fading.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, window film is one of several recommended safeguards against UV damage.

Reduce glare.

Annoying glare on TVs and computers? Our films significantly reduce glare to help you work, relax and entertain without added eyestrain and discomfort from excessive light.

Year-round insulation and savings.

3M™ Low-E Window Films are designed to retain heat during the winter and cool air during the summer, so you can save on heating and cooling costs all year-round. These films also help provide increased insulation performance, much like upgrading a single-pane to a double-pane window, and a double-pane to a triple-pane window.

How do window films work?

3M™ Sun Control Window Films are designed to reduce the amount of heat transmitted through window glass by reflecting some of the heat back outside.

Residential Window Films

Window films provide various advantages and add many benefits to existing building glazing. From superior heat rejection to maximum protection against fading, from the highest level of work and living place comfort to unlimited opportunities for energy savings, 3M window films protect corporate offices, public buildings, transportation infrastructure, hospitals and homes.

Solar Films
Solar Films
Residential Window Films

Film Types and Properties

Solar Films

3M™ Prestige Series   $$$$


The films of the Prestige Series are 3M’s premium solar window films.  They utilize a truly unique 3M technology known as a multi-layer optical film, which makes it possible to create a window film with hundreds of layers of non-metallized material in less than the thickness of a Post-it® Note.   Each layer is designed to reflect the sun’s infrared without compromising on visible light. With Prestige Window Films, you can enjoy the benefits of a world-class window film while leaving the beauty of your windows virtually unchanged.

  •  Clear, non-reflective appearance maintains the original look of the building

  •  Highest performance possible without metal

  •  Significant reduction in air conditioning costs

  •  Maximum heat retention and maximum light transmission

  •  No corrosion

3M™ Night Vision Series   $$$


3M Night Vision Window Film offers protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays and controls heat and glare, while inviting warm, natural light into the room and increasing comfort. And, unlike most other sun control films, 3M Night Vision Window Film has a low interior reflectivity that leaves your view clearer than ever, especially at night. Higher external reflectance provides privacy against prying eyes looking in (light condition dependent).

  •  Ensures clear views, day and night

  •  Low interior and exterior reflectivity to ensure privacy at night

  •  Reduces heating and cooling costs

  •  3M nano-technology enhances the film’s color stability

3M™ Traditional Series   $$


The metallized technology of 3M’s Traditional Series reflects the sun’s rays while allowing optical clarity to be maintained and rejects excess light to reduce glare. These films provide comfort at a great price. Also, depending on lighting conditions, rooms are protected against prying eyes from looking in. This series is available in the colors silver, nickel, amber and in a neutral version.

  •  Metallized heat gain reduction technology

  •  Reduces heating and cooling costs

  •  Keeps occupants cool and comfortable

  •  Extends the life and vibrancy in furniture, fittings and fabrics

3M™ Silver 15 Plastic   $$


3M’s Silver 15 Plastic is suitable for some polycarbonate (PC) and acrylic (PMMA) glazing used in buildings. The film is designed for use on the external surface. Its metallized technology reflects the sun’s rays while allowing optical clarity to be maintained and rejects excess light to reduce glare. Also, depending on lighting conditions, rooms are protected against prying eyes from looking in.

  •  Metallized heat gain reduction technology

  •  Protects plastic surface materials from weathering damage

  •  Keeps occupants cool and comfortable

  •  Abrasion resistant surface to maintain good appearance longer

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