3M Prestige Window Films

A New Standard of Performance Metallic Films Can't Match

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3M Night Vision Films

One of the drawbacks of traditional metal window films is that they tend to act like mirrors.  From the inside, traditional window films make it difficult to see outside at night.  In the daytime, the outside reflection tends to give a home the look of a commercial building.  Metal films will also block your cell phone signals from the inside of your home.  Created in the nano-technology  laboratories of 3M, these window films contain no metal. Nano-technology works with materials that are over a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair.  This  allows 3M to create a patented window film that is optically clear, doesn't corrode, and does not interfere with mobile phone  and radio signals.  With 3M Prestige Window Films, your homes exterior stays beautiful and from the interior, your view is as clear as your original window. 
Ceramic Films  
 For most people, there are two primary reasons for installing window films: rejecting heat and protection from damaging UV rays.  3M Prestige Window Films do both remarkably well.  To measure just how impressive these films are, 3M created a more stringent specification: Total Solar Energy Rejected-On Angle.  This specification proves that our films are unsurpassed throughout the day, during the hottest times when you need the help most.  While some films claim similar performance, the fact is that their performance is similar when tested perpendicular to the sun which only can happen at the relatively cool times of sunrise and sunset.  3M spectrally-selective films reject 97% of the suns infrared light.  This is what we feel as heat.

Here in Reno how often is the sun perpendicular to your windows?  The mountains block this aspect.

 
   
 Performance Data      
        
 Prestige Series

PR 40

PR 50

PR 60

PR 70

  
        
 Visible light transmitted

39%

50%

61%

69%

  
        
 Total solar energy rejected

59%

56%

52%

50%

  
        
 Total solar energy rejected-On Angle

66%

63%

61%

59%

  
        
 Infrared heat rejected

97%

97%

97%

97%

  
        
 Visible light reflected int.

6%

7%

8%

9%

  
        
 Visible light reflected ext.

7%

9%

8%

10%

  
        
 UV light rejected

99.9%

99.9%

99.9%

99.9%

  
        
 Glare reduction

56%

43%

31%

23%

  
        
 

  
Prestige Advantages
  • No metal = No corrosion
  • No metal = No radio or cell phone interference
  • 97% Infrared heat reduction
  • 99.9% Ultra violet reduction
  • Less reflectivity than clear glass
  • Light films allow more light into room in overcast winter times
 Prestige window films are designed for customers that do not want to see window film on their glass.

3M Nano-technology consists of 285 optical nano polymet layers.  This same 3M technology is used in 90% of LCD TV's to reduce the energy that the screen uses.  Another inter-departmental technology!
  
 
 
If you would like to see samples of these films give us a call!
 
  
  

All 3M Prestige window films have been approved for the Seal of Recommendation by The Skin Cancer Foundation,