Whether you work in a modern high rise or a neighborhood storefront, your place of business has a large expanse of glass that lets a lot of sunlight come streaming through. Sun Control Window Film has positive effects, like increasing employee productivity/morale and giving passersby a welcoming look into your store; but it also has negative effects.
Sunlight can increase the amount you spend on air conditioning, frustrate employees whose work spaces are in hot spots, and damage fabric, flooring, and artwork. The best way to enjoy the advantages of sunlight while mitigating its disadvantages is with 3M Sun Control Window Films.
If you own a business in the Greater Houston area, Solar X can show you how Sun Control Window Film commercial window tinting films that control sunlight and add decorative touches can enhance your work space and stretch your budget.
Sun Control Window Film
Sun control film blocks up to 73 percent of the heat coming through your windows, which can result in a savings of up to 30 percent on your cooling costs. It also helps keep the temperature consistent throughout the room so hot spots do not develop. If you have ever been the unfortunate person who feels like an ant under a magnifying glass for an hour every afternoon as the sun’s rays come slicing through the window, you will appreciate this feature.
Window film also helps keep employees more comfortable and productive by decreasing glare on screens. Computer screens are easier to see without straining or constantly repositioning them. Lighted displays on office machines like calculators and copiers are more visible.
Besides heat and glare, sunlight also brings UV rays. Ultraviolet light fades and damages the structure of fabrics, flooring, wall coverings and art. The large windows and walls of glass that make an office look bright and modern are the bane of furnishings and decor. Upholstery and carpet can fade and deteriorate, wood floors and carpets can discolor, wallpaper can fade, and artwork and photographs can be ruined by UV rays. Sun control film blocks up to 99 percent of UV rays. This means that not only will your furnishings look newer longer, but you will save money by reducing the frequency of replacing items that do not contribute directly to your bottom line.
One last thing to know: 3M Sun Control Window Films can provide all the benefits you want while still letting in 70 percent of the visible light. The positive aspects of sunlight are allowed in while the negative aspects are blocked.
Decorative Window Film
Unlike sun control film, decorative window film is used on interior glass. There are several styles available, but they are all designed to mimic the look of etched glass at a more reasonable cost, providing privacy without shutting out light.
Decorative film can be applied to doors and windows of offices, conference rooms and restrooms to preserve privacy and confidentiality. You can choose film that is almost completely opaque or choose something more translucent that allows greater visual access. You can even change your mind and switch the film without replacing the glass.
Using decorative film on the windows in your business allows you to create visual barriers without light-blocking walls. It is attractive and functional and allows for design flexibility.
Authorized 3M Dealer
Solar X is an authorized dealer of 3M Prestige Window Films. We have been in business since 1973 and provide expert installation of commercial window tinting. If you are in the Greater Houston area, please give us a call for a free quote and let us put you on the path to a more comfortable, lower-cost business environment.