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Preventing Sun Damage Has Never Been Easier

The sun is the center of our solar system, and brings light to our lives and greets us each morning. But its life-giving rays can also cause a good deal of damage. The sun emits many kinds of invisible and visible light, including X-rays, ultraviolet, and infrared. It’s many of those light forms combined that can cause damage to your home and even your skin.

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How Residential and Auto Window Tint Protects Your Skin

Have you ever moved the furniture around in your living room and realized your floor is fading? This happens because the sun’s UV rays are coming into your home and causing damage over time. Most of us understand the importance of applying sunscreen to our skin when we’re outdoors to protect against skin damage and cancer. But if your furnishings inside your home are fading from the sun’s UV rays, that means your skin is getting damaged, as well, even if it isn’t noticeable.

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Great Design Possibilities With Decorative Window Film

If you’re thinking of adding decorative glass in your retail establishment, church, home, or commercial space, it’s a great way to add flair and style. Unfortunately, it can also be quite costly to replace the glass throughout a facility. Additionally, a style or window solution that looks great now might not stand up to the trend changes of the future, which means it may need to be replaced again. One cost-effective alternative to complete glass replacement is the application of decorative and glass enhancement films.

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Stop Graffiti Artists With Graffiti Film

If you own a business that has been impacted by vandals, you know firsthand how much graffiti can cost. Graffiti tends to continue once it’s begun, which is why it’s important to deter vandals from damaging your property right away. One way to keep graffiti from costing you is by installing 3M Anti-Graffiti Film. This protective barrier was designed for glass and works as a cost-effective film to prevent vandalism on a wide range of glass and stainless steel surfaces.

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Protection Against Winter’s UV Rays

Winters are always cold in Minnesota, but according to the Farmer’s Almanac, this year is going to see more snow than usual. When you think about ice and snow from arctic weather, you probably think about bundling up and scraping the ice off of your vehicle before you step out to go to work. But there’s something else you should think about before you take off for your daily commute: the hidden damage caused by UV rays when the winter ground is snowy.

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Increase Your Winter Energy Savings

It’s hard to believe that not too long ago, we were all enjoying long days in the summer sun. Now that winter has fallen on the Twin Cities, it’s time to think about grabbing your warmest parka and gloves. As Minnesota residents, going to great lengths to stay warm and cozy during the long winter months is something we’ve all come to expect. Part of staying warm every winter means cranking up the dial on your home’s thermostat, which can backfire when your energy bills come in the mail.

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What to Expect from Your Window Tint in the Winter

Winter is right around the corner for Twin Cities residents, and that means saying goodbye to fall’s comfy sweatshirts and light jackets and embracing winter parkas and scarves. It also means that before long, we’ll all be cranking up the thermostats on our HVAC systems. With winter’s bitter chill and higher energy bills, you may find yourself worrying about how your 3M residential window tinting will impact your home’s comfort level. Most homeowners are surprised to learn that 3M window film performs just as well in the winter as it does in the summertime.

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Three Types of Window Film to Consider

Before 3M film was invented, the options for limiting solar heat were fairly limited. One of the most common solutions for reflecting the light was a metallic spray, which was used to coat the glass and limit the transfer of heat. But these sprays were a challenge to install and would often streak, making them a less-than-ideal solution.

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Caring for Your Window Film

3M window film is an incredibly durable and innovative product for automotive, residential, and commercial windows. It is available in a number of products including window tint, security film, and decorative film. Knowing how to properly maintain your window film can help you keep yours looking great years down the road.

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Taking Care of Your Paint Protection Film

There’s nothing quite like driving your new car for the first time. It’s incredibly exciting to drive around enjoying that new car smell and flashing your beautiful paint job. And why shouldn’t you? A car is an incredibly expensive purchase, and you deserve to enjoy it.

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