Residential Window Tinting
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for ideas to liven up your space, you’ve probably considered changing up the walls with a fresh coat of paint or switching out the furnishings. But if you haven’t considered using window film, you’re missing out on a terrific opportunity. Decorative window films can be used to completely transform the space in any business or home.
As a homeowner, keeping your home and loved ones safe is always on your mind. If you’re a homeowner on a budget, though, you may struggle with finding cost-effective ways to protect your property and family. When homeowners think of security options for their homes, they’re often worried about breaking and entering. But considering natural disasters, accidents, and even extreme weather can be just as important when you’re putting together a security plan for your home.
Fall might be just around the corner, but summer days are still cooking here in Minnesota, and that means your AC is cranked up to cool your home. Anytime there’s a dramatic temperature outdoors, it can affect your home energy costs. As a homeowner, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your monthly costs. One often overlooked step is to add residential window tint to your home’s windows.
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