Posted on 1/20/2020 4:00 AM By Sun Control
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.
Posted on 1/13/2020 4:00 AM By Sun Control
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.
Posted on 1/6/2020 4:00 AM By Sun Control
If you’re thinking of adding decorative glass in your retail establishment, church, home, or commercial space, it’s a great way to add flair and style. Unfortunately, it can also be quite costly to replace the glass throughout a facility. Additionally, a style or window solution that looks great now might not stand up to the trend changes of the future, which means it may need to be replaced again. One cost-effective alternative to complete glass replacement is the application of decorative and glass enhancement films.
Posted on 12/23/2019 4:00 AM By Sun Control
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.
Posted on 11/18/2019 11:24 AM By Sun Control
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.
Posted on 11/11/2019 11:19 AM By Sun Control
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.
Posted on 7/22/2019 4:00 AM By Sun Control
It’s summertime once more in Minnesota. The sun is high in the summer sky, barbecue is on the grill, and it’s time to start thinking about taking the great American road trip. Even if you can’t take off across the countryside, most of us try to take at least one trip to the lake while the weather is still nice.
Posted on 7/15/2019 4:00 AM By Sun Control
It’s summertime, and the sun outdoors can be bright and hard on the eyes. But on these long summer days, even the solar light inside a building can cause eye strain. Not only is that solar light tough on the eyes, but it also does a number on the interior of an office or storefront, causing furniture, art, and even flooring to fade and discolor.
Posted on 6/17/2019 11:07 AM By Sun Control
It’s summertime in Minnesota, and it’s the perfect time to be thinking about creating a new look in your home or office! One of the hottest trends from Instagram to home decor magazines is revamping walls and windows with stunning prints. If you’ve been coveting custom prints for your home or office, they’re easier to get than you might realize.
Posted on 4/8/2019 10:20 AM By Sun Control
The look of your office workspace is part of what creates a productive, positive environment for your employees and clients alike. Often, glass barriers are used to separate the space within an office and create individual workspaces. Unfortunately, glass barriers in an office environment don’t do much to promote a sense of privacy many employees need to feel productive at work. It can also make clients feel uncomfortable to know others are looking on as they make important business decisions.