When it comes to window tint and vinyl graphics, one name stands out time and time again: 3M. With decades of leadership in film technology, 3M is considered by many to be the industry standard for quality film products.

At Sun Control of Minnesota, we back our 3M product installation services with 3M certification. To order your 3M window film installation services, give us a call today!

In this post, we’re covering some of the top reasons to partner with 3M-certified installers.

Who is 3M?

A Fortune 500 company, 3M is considered one of the largest in the United States with its more than 90,000 employees and $32 billion in annual revenue. Although 3M is an internationally known company today, it was originally founded in Two Harbors, Minnesota back in 1902. The 3M in the name stands for the original company name, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.

3M has become known for many exciting innovations over its long and storied history. Here are just a few:

  • The world’s first asthma inhaler
  • The first water-resistant sandpaper
  • The first reflective traffic signs
  • A colorfast theatrical blood
  • Post-It notes
  • Solid-colored gift ribbons
  • Double-sided tape
  • Surgical drapes
  • Scotchgard™ fabric and upholstery protector
  • Astronaut boots
  • 3M™ Thinsulate™ thermal insulation

And today, those products include a complete line of high-performance window films and graphics. To make sure those products are installed to meet 3M’s standards, the company offers a quality control program called 3M certification.

To become 3M certified, installers need to undergo 3M’s specialized training and hands-on film installation instruction.

Benefits of 3M Certification

Here are some of the best reasons to work with a 3M-certified installer.

1. Warranty Protection

3M provides special warranty coverage for products installed by 3M-certified installers. All 3M materials are guaranteed to last from three to seven years. They hold up against the wind and UV ray exposure, which is also covered by the guarantee.

2. High-Quality Products

When you partner with a 3M-certified installer, you’ll get access to 3M specialty films you can’t get anywhere else.

3. The 3M Guarantee

When you work with 3M-certified dealers for printed materials and graphics, we’ll stand behind our products for three to seven years, depending on the product.

4. Perfect Product Installation

With 3M training, you can count on your installation team to install products perfectly every time. When you work with a certified 3M contractor, you know they’re trained to install your 3M products with expert care. Plus, because of the testing requirements to be 3M certified, you know that your products are being installed correctly with the proper tools.

5. Weathering and Durability Tested

Because most of 3M’s products have to weather the elements, they have been extensively tested for durability. These tests are recognized worldwide as being crucial for durability. The weathering tests are conducted in 15 areas around the world for complete data and analysis.

6. Reliable Performance

A 3M certified contractor like Sun Control of Minnesota will guarantee the best performance of the products we use. Because of the extensive testing that 3M performs, Sun Control of Minnesota is positive you’ll love your 3M products and be a customer for life.

7. Liability Insurance and Tests

All 3M certified installers must carry liability insurance and pass extensive written and hands-on tests. 3M verifies the insurance annually to ensure it’s up-to-date.

8. Competitive Edge

The market is saturated, so finding a 3M certified contractor is vital to ensuring you have the best products and the best installation services. Being 3M certified separates us from the competition.

Rigorous 3M Testing for Certification

In order to become a certified 3M installer, a professional must pass a hands-on and written test. These are skill-based tests that each professional must complete and pass in order to achieve the distinction of being 3M certified.

This certification means you’re getting the best quality products and installation and proves that 3M as a company stands behind those professionals. Sun Control of Minnesota is 3M certified, so you know you can trust us to do the best job possible for you and your family. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Call Our 3M Certified Installation Services Today

Whether you need 3M window film installation or a vinyl wrap for your car or fleet, give Sun Control a call at 651.490.1060.

Or schedule your appointment by contacting us online to find out more about what we can do for your home or business.