There’s nothing like the promise of a productive new day at a retail store. You unlock the doors with a fresh cup of coffee in hand, ready to cheerfully serve customers. Soon, the store is buzzing with morning energy, and you’re ready to make the most of the morning. There’s just one problem: you can barely see your monitor for the oppressive glare coming in through your windows, and your customers have to squint to read price tags.

When window glare is inescapable, it can bring down productivity and create a miserable environment for retail workers and customers alike. Customers and employees end up with eyestrain and headaches, making sales can be a hassle, and the midday heat saps everyone’s energy.

If solar glare in your storefront is negatively affecting your business, it’s time to invest in commercial window tinting. In this post, our team at Sun Control of Minnesota is breaking down everything you need to know to cut out the glare for good.

3M Commercial Window Film Solutions

Installing 3M commercial window tinting transforms the way light filters into any retail establishment. 3M window films are designed to allow high levels of light transmission to pass through the glass, which means you won’t have to sacrifice sunlight in order to cut the glare. Your customers will still be able to see your products clearly in the natural light of day.

How can 3M window film filter glare without sacrificing natural light? It uses innovative technology to spectrally select different types of solar rays. Sunlight breaks down into three types of light:

  • Visible light: Visible light makes up about 43% of sunlight.
  • Infrared radiation: Infrared radiation, also known as infrared light, is invisible to the human eye but detectable as heat. This radiation can heat the inside of your business.
  • Ultraviolet light: Like infrared light, ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet light can damage skin, cause plastics and wood to deteriorate, and bleach or discolor furnishings, flooring, and more.

The 3M Difference

Since 3M sun control window film was first patented in 1966, it has been installed in more than 5 million buildings globally. Despite their success, 3M has continued to innovate ways to improve energy efficiency, building comfort, and security. In 2011, the United States Department of Energy rated 3M window film as a top-tier technology for overall energy savings and payback.

3M window film creates a more comfortable retail environment by reducing solar heat and eliminating glare. Employees are able to work and view monitors more easily, and displays look better than ever.

Schedule Your Commercial Window Tinting Installation

Are you tired of damaged products, midday heat, and solar glare? Call Sun Control of Minnesota to schedule your commercial window tinting today. Connect with our team by calling 651.490.1060, or contact us online to find out more.