If you're reading this article, you've likely been researching solutions to make your home more comfortable and have come across window film. While in your due diligence phase, you'd like to fully understand the cost of window film, including weighing its benefits, to determine if window film is the right choice for you. Here's what you need to know to make the decision.
First, Why Use 3M Window Films?
For many consumers, the 3M brand equates to high-quality, and their line of window film is no exception. 3M invented window film in 1966 and has since been the industry leader in innovation and quality. Meridian Window Tint is the designated Southwest Idaho 3M Prestige Premier Dealer offering Prestige Series films. When it comes to window film, 3M's Prestige Series is especially popular because of the:
- amount of natural light it lets in
- visual clarity it provides
- enhanced protection and comfort it can offer
3M Window Films Pay for Themselves
3M window films are not only affordable to have professionally installed, but they also pay for themselves. Here are three ways you can offset the cost of installing 3M window films.
1) 3M Window Film Saves You Money on Energy Costs, Utility Bills, and HVAC Maintenance via Total Solar Energy Rejected
Glass is an easy entry and exit point for heat and cold, especially during the summer and winter months. The lost energy must be replaced, meaning that your thermostat will run for longer, and you'll likely experience more significant energy bills and higher HVAC maintenance costs.
3M window films are designed to address this issue. They help stabilize the temperature in your home so that your HVAC doesn't have to work as hard. As a result, your house stays warmer more easily in the winter by retaining the temperature and cooler more easily in the summer by rejecting heat from the sun. You will feel the difference during those hot summers and chilly winters in Boise and Eagle, Idaho. With 3M window film, you'll shave money off your annual utility bills and HVAC maintenance costs.
2) 3M Window Films Increase Useable Square Footage and Employee Productivity by Reducing Glare
We've all probably spent time in a restaurant where the light coming through the window was blinding and wished we could ask the waiter for another table. Or perhaps your office has nice windows, but the glare coming through them significantly reduces your employees' productivity. Yet another example is a room in your home or office that allows too much bright light. You might avoid spending much time there, or you may install curtains that obstruct your view and make the room too dark to enjoy. Rooms with brightness and glare issues can be a waste of money and space to both homeowners and business owners, with the rub being that you're paying for every square foot.
Luckily, there is a simple solution to reduce brightness and glare and increase the comfort of a room. By installing window film, you can achieve the right balance of natural light to create a more comfortable, inviting atmosphere by protecting against glare.
3) 3M Window Films Avoid Costly Damage to Furnishing and Flooring Caused by UV Rays
Ultraviolet rays from the sun cause furnishings to fade following prolonged exposure. This makes them look old, necessitating expensive repairs or replacement. 3M window films are designed to block up to 99% of the sun's UV rays, protecting furniture and flooring.
Exposure to UV rays can also damage your eyes and cause skin cancer. Fortunately, 3M window films help reduce your exposure to UV rays giving you a healthier living and workspace.
The Bottom Line
Installing 3M commercial window film or residential window film is a worthy upfront investment for the reasons described above.
As Southwest Idaho's 3M Prestige Premier Dealer, Meridian Window Tint has been selected for our area by 3M based on our high-quality work, extensive product knowledge, years of experience installing, and exceptional customer service.
We serve clients in need of commercial window tinting or residential window tinting who live all across the Treasure Valley and neighboring communities. We can provide you with effective solutions for your flat glass, whether for safety, privacy, decoration, or energy efficiency.
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