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Answers about Window Films
What can I wash the film with?
You can use standard household cleaning solutions, even full strength commercial ammonia, without affecting the validity of the warranty.
Does the film look tinted?
Our most popular films for vertical glass are optically clear and distortion free, which means the appearance is not distorted in any way.
Does using film void the warranty of the window?
The manufacturer’s warranty is always voided but, 3M, the largest of all film manufacturers, covers any manufacturers warranty, for the life of the existing warranty.
Isn’t 3M Window Film expensive?
No! The average installation costs less than most other window treatments. In fact, your investment in 3M Window Film will actually save you money in the form of reduced air conditioning costs and protection against premature fading of fabrics, furnishings and flooring and are eligible for energy saving tax credits.
Does it go on the inside or outside of the window?
3M film installation almost exclusively goes on the inside of the window, with very few exceptions.
What kind of glass can the film go on?
Film installations can be performed on almost all flat glass surfaces and are only limited to color and thickness of existing glass.
Is it easy to scratch?
No! All 3M Window Films come with a patented, abrasion resistant liner, which makes the surface of our films almost as hard as glass itself. 3M leads the world in developing techniques that protect surfaces from abrasion.
Can 3M Window Film really reduce sun damage in my home?
3M Window Films screen out up to 99.9% of damaging ultraviolet rays to help protect fabrics, furniture, rugs and artwork against costly fading.
Does it meet Board approval for plantations?
Yes. 3M Window Films meets or exceeds all code requirements for visual standards at this time.
Does the 3M Impact Protection Adhesive system come in different colors?
Currently, black, white and gray are used. 3M has found that these three colors blend best with existing window frames.
Does the film really work?
Yes! 3M Window Films are the most tested films in the industry for heat, glare and UV protection and meets or exceeds independent laboratory standards for performance and visual clarity.
Can I install the film myself?
No, all installations must be performed by 3M factory trained and certified installers (we do not subcontract!) for the warranty to be valid.
Are there any odor or air quality concerns?
No, the films are totally odorless and air quality is confirmed by E.P.A. testing protocol.
Is it approved for historic buildings?
Yes, 3M films meets or exceeds most historic society requirements.
Will the film installation cause my window seals to fail?
No, that is determined by the quality of the workmanship and materials that go into building the insulated glass unit itself.
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