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.
At Sun Control of Minnesota, we offer a wide range of 3M residential window tinting solutions for Twin Cities homeowners. In this post, we’ll break down how our window tint performs during the winter months and impacts your home.
3M Residential Window Tinting Solutions
When you install 3M window tint on your home or in your business, you’re most likely thinking about reducing glare. It works by reducing most of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Our window tint helps to reduce the light and heat passing through your windows, which means it has an added benefit: reducing your monthly energy costs when it’s hot outside. 3M window film is incredibly beneficial during the summer months when it limits as much as 79 percent of the sun’s heat. But with winter closing in fast, you may be concerned about keeping that heat out of your home.
Performance During the Winter Months
When you think about heat loss, it’s important to think about it in terms of the scientific principles behind the transfer of heat. When you’ve got a product that limits the transfer of heat, this can work both ways. For 3M film, the limited heat transfer can also help keep heat inside your home. You’ll see as much as a 35 percent retention of heat inside your home. This equates to added insulation for your windows, which means you’ll experience more comfortable temperatures inside your home when it’s winter as well as summer.
But the benefits of 3M film during the cold season don’t stop there. You’ll also experience these added benefits during the winter:
● Significantly reduced window glare
● Lower levels of condensation on your windows
● Reduced UV ray transfer, especially important when there’s snow on the ground
● Reduced fading of furnishings in your home
Twin Cities 3M Residential Window Tinting for Winter Comfort
Here in the Twin Cities, we’re no strangers to bitterly cold winter temperatures and heavy snow. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept intense glare and freezing temperatures inside our homes. At Sun Control of Minnesota, we offer powerful 3M window tinting to help you enjoy a more comfortable all year long.
To check out examples of our window film, visit our online gallery. Then give us a call at 651.490.1060, or connect with us online to schedule your residential window tinting installation.