There’s nothing quite like a beautiful window to connect your home with the world outdoors. But for all the beauty of a bright picture window, the sun’s heat and ultraviolet can damage your home.

 At Sun Control of Minnesota, we offer a 3M film to provide your home security and protection from the sun’s harmful rays.  Window film can solve many problems in a home. Here are a few ways our residential window film can protect your home.

The Versatility of 3M Film

3M window film is available in many styles and options. Designs can be created to mimic decorative wallpaper in your home. There’s a custom-printed version as well as many pre-printed films.

For example, the Ultra Series Prestige 70 includes not only a security portion but also a solar portion for two-in-one performance. 3M Ultra S800 security film works well for an entry door. On the outside of a window, you might add a 3M exterior safety film for a double layer of protection.

3M film solves three main problems homeowners have when it comes to glass:

1. Protection From Fading

UV rays can deteriorate interiors and cause your furniture, artwork, and belongings to fade. Our 3M film protects your belongings from fading by blocking up to 99 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays.

2. Heat Reduction

The heat coming through can be uncomfortable and increase bills in warmer weather. However, 3M film reduces a significant amount of heat from the sun’s rays, lowering the cooling costs in your home. It’s the perfect solution for the bathroom window, home sidelight, or front door entry that lets in too much visibility day and night.

3. Protection Against Impact

Window film security solutions can make a significant impact on your home. From a residential standpoint, the film is practically invisible. Although it’s hard even to tell if our film is there, if someone wanted to break the glass, it would take longer and cause more noise, making your home more secure. This makes window film a great solution as an aftermarket security feature for your home.

4. Reduces Glare

The sunlight piercing through the window into your house can cause glares on your TV  or computer screen. This can be incredibly annoying when using these devices in the afternoon. Installing window film can tone down the sun rays, eliminating glare from the screens by up to 50%. Dark shades of window film can help prevent more glare.

5. Can Serve as a Decorative Item

Decorative window films can look super pleasing on your window. They enhance the overall look of the interior of your house.

6. Adds Privacy

With window tints, no one from the outside can peek into your house. Consequently, you can enjoy maximum privacy in your home. You can install security films in any window of your house to protect it from potential thefts.

7. Keeps The Shattered Glass in Place

The 3M window security films will keep the broken pieces of glass safely in place in case they accidentally break. The shards will not scatter around the house, keeping you and your family safe from injuries.

8. Prevent Burglaries

Any fancy item in your house will not attract intruders since they won’t be able to see it from the outside. Plus, window films can be challenging to break through, and the burglar will have difficulty getting into your house.

9. Improves Comfort

The residential window films can also improve your comfort levels. You will automatically feel more comfortable in your house when it is cooler and safe from UV rays. When the intensity of sunlight is reduced, you can enjoy a pleasant amount of light in your home.

Minnesota Residential and Commercial Window Tinting

If you’re not sure which window film is suitable for your home, our experts can help. We can talk about the different rooms of your home and develop a plan that combines sun and heat reduction with impact protection. We can also show you some of our designs and discuss how they can create the look you’ll love in your home. If you’re ready to discuss your options, call us at 651.490.1060, or connect with us online to learn more about our window tint.