As a leading manufacturer in adhesive technology, 3M offers window film designed to improve the experience of both employees and citizens within government public facilities.
Whether it’s a city hall, a county administrative building, a police station or a local recreational center, governments at all levels and departments have benefited from the installation of 3M™ Window Film.
Here are five reasons local, state and federal government agencies should consider adding 3M window tinting to their public facilities.
Reason 1: 3M Window Film Lowers Heat, Saves Energy Costs
No other company has as much experience with window film as 3M, which earned the world’s first patent for sun control film in 1966. Since that time, millions of square feet of tint have been installed on government buildings throughout the globe to help control heat and the sun’s harmful effects.
3M™ Sun Control Window Film, Prestige Series is scientifically proven to reduce solar heat by up to 54 percent. Constructed using hundreds of layers of film, 3M window tinting works by deflecting the sun’s heat-producing infrared light away from windows. The film’s heat deflection improves as the sun increases over the horizon – meaning that your facility gets better protection from heat during the hottest part of the day.
Because the film blocks infrared heat, this means less heat pockets or temperature differences near your government facilities’ windows. This also means that your HVAC does not have to work so hard to keep rooms cool – and can result in energy savings.
Bottom line? 3M window film can cut down on both heat and the electricity costs associated with keeping your facility cool.
Reason 2: 3M Window Film Adds a Layer of Security Protection
With active shooter incidents on the rise in the United States, its no surprise that government facilities are seeking out security measures to keep citizens and employees safe.
A facility’s glass – including glass doors and windows – is one of the must vulnerable entry points of a building. 3M™ Safety and Security Window Film is scientifically designed to protect people and property. The film, when coupled with 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment System, holds shattered glass together after impact. The film has proven to delay an unwanted intruder by up to 2 full minutes. This adds additional time for emergency officials to arrive.
The films have been placed under a series of rigorous tests, including against wind speeds of up to 170 miles per hour, bomb blasts and explosions. The film can upgrade glass to meet safety glazing codes.
3M safety films are built strong. In fact, 3M™ Safety & Security Window Film, Ultra Prestige Series is 8 mil thick (or about .22 mm). With a micro-layer construction, it has a 27,000 psi tensile strength. The film also contains the same sun control properties as Prestige Series, which can fight against heat, UV rays and glare.
Bottom line? 3M window film adds a layer of protection to your government facilities’ most vulnerable entry points – your glass doors and windows.
Reason 3: 3M Window Film Reduces Glare, Improves Comfort
3M window film can reduce glare and provide a more comfortable environment for your employees and citizens.
3M™ Sun Control Window Film Prestige Series offers non-metalized, multilayer optical films that significantly reduce glare while permitting up to 70% of natural light flow into your building. Depending on the tint level you choose, 3M’s Prestige Series can reduce glare between 76 percent (darkest tint) to 22 percent (clear tint).
Solar glare exposes us to concentrated UV rays that cause eye strain and long-term skin and eye damage. This can result in higher medical costs and insurance rates for governments and other employers. But 3M window tinting can help reduce the amount of glare – and allow employees and citizens to still enjoy the natural light while comfortable looking at screens.
Bottom line? Reduce glare in your facilities by adding 3M window tinting.
Reason 4: 3M Window Film Slows Fading Furniture and Flooring
The sun’s ultraviolet rays are the leading cause of fading furniture and flooring. According to the Florida Solar Energy Center, “Although visible light, electric lighting, heating, humidity, age of fabrics and fabric dyes all play a part in the process, UV radiation is attributed to 40% of the damage. Protecting against UV is not just important in hot, sunny climates. Even in cold, cloudy climates, UV radiation can damage furnishings.”
This means government facilities will need to replace faded furniture and flooring. However, cutting down on UV light exposure is one way to save on replacement costs and frequency. 3M window films can help. All 3M sun control window films are designed to block 99.9% of UV rays from coming through windows. While nothing can fully stop fading from occurring, this can significantly slow the process down.
Bottom line? With 3M window film on facilities’ windows, governments will not have to replace flooring and furniture as often due to fading, which is another cost saving measure.
Reason 5: Backed by a Strong Warranty
3M window films resist peeling, bubbling, scratching and abrasion for lasting clarity. The films are scientifically tested – even subjected to bomb blasts and rigorous other durability tests – to ensure a lasting performance.
3M™ Sun Control Window Films are backed by an industry leading warranty. When added to a commercial building, such as a government facility, the films are covered for up to 15 years when installed by a 3M™ Authorized Dealer like JAG Window Tinting & Treatments.
Bottom line? By choosing 3M™ Window Film and using a reputable 3M™ Authorized Window Film Dealer like JAG Window Tinting & Treatments to install the film, your decision is backed by a warranty.
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JAG Window Tinting & Treatments has been providing window tinting and treatments for commercial, governmental and residential clients in Florida for several decades. Recognized at a Premier Elite status and 3M Certified, JAG Window Tinting & Treatments has completed additional training and certification to demonstrate competency, knowledge and installation expertise.
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