3M Sun Control Window Films: How to Choose the Right One for You

sun beams through a window to represent 3M Sun Control Window Films

3M Sun Control Window Films are an innovative solution that enhances comfort, energy efficiency, and aesthetics. Whether you’re a business owner, a hospital administrator, or a university manager, these films offer numerous benefits tailored to your specific needs. We will explore the different types of 3M Sun Control Window Films, their advantages, and how to select the best option for your situation.

Why Choose 3M Sun Control Window Films?

  • Energy efficiency: With 3M Sun Control Window Films, you can reduce your energy costs by up to 30%, and who doesn’t want that at a time of high energy costs? These films improve insulation and lower cooling demands, making your space more energy-efficient.
  • UV protection: These films block up to 99% of harmful UV rays, protecting your interiors from fading and keeping people safe from skin damage. It’s a simple way to extend the life of your furnishings and create a healthier environment.
  • Glare reduction: Say goodbye to annoying glare on screens and workspaces. 3M Sun Control Window Films enhance visual comfort and boost productivity by significantly reducing glare.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Whether you want to maintain or enhance your building’s appearance, 3M offers a variety of finishes to suit your aesthetic preferences. 
window film in summer

Types of 3M Sun Control Window Films

3M Prestige Series

  • Features: The Prestige Series boasts high clarity with a non-metallic multi-layer optical film.
  • Pros: This series offers superior heat rejection without altering the appearance of your windows. It maintains natural light and effectively reduces glare.
  • Use: They are very popular and successful for use in residential and/or listed buildings where minimal change to the look of a building but optimal performance on energy reduction is required.

3M Night Vision Series

  • Features: Utilising dual reflective technology, these films are designed to let natural light in during the day, with low interior reflectivity at night allowing you to still be able to see out.
  • Pros: Night Vision films provide improved views, significant glare and heat reduction, and enhanced privacy at night. With medium and darker versions available, these films also provide daytime privacy.
  • Use: Perfect for homes, hospitals, universities, or any place where night-time privacy is crucial.
Callaghan Square: view from inside -out internally applied dark smoke window film

3M Ceramic Series

  • Features: The Ceramic Series features advanced nano-ceramic technology and offers high heat reduction.
  • Pros: It maintains the natural appearance of your windows while providing excellent heat rejection and high durability.
  • Use: Suitable for residential properties and historical buildings, especially where maintaining original aesthetics is important.

3M Affinity Series

  • Features: The Affinity Series includes high-performance metalised films that reflect the sun’s rays while allowing optical clarity to be maintained and reject excess light to reduce glare.
  • Pros: These films provide maximum heat rejection (as they block almost the entire amount of UVA and UVB rays), excellent glare reduction, and enhanced energy savings.
  • Use: Best for industrial facilities, large commercial buildings, and areas with high sun exposure.
Callaghan Square: View from outside-in: Internal dark smoke tinted window film

3M Safety & Security Window Films

  • Features: These films are tear-resistant and hold glass fragments together.
  • Pros: They enhance security by protecting against break-ins and accidents while also offering sun control benefits.
  • Use: Ideal for schools, hospitals, government buildings, and commercial properties.

How to Choose the Right Film for Your Needs

1. Assess Your Goals

First, identify what you aim to achieve with your window film. Are you looking to reduce energy costs, improve comfort, enhance privacy, or increase security? Understanding your primary objective will help narrow down your choices.

2. Consider the Building Type

Next, think about the type of building you have. Select a film that meets the specific needs of your space, whether it’s a commercial property, healthcare facility, educational institution, or residential building. Different environments have unique requirements.

3. Evaluate the Sun Exposure

Take into account the amount of sun exposure your windows receive. This will help you choose a film with the right level of heat and glare reduction. Proper evaluation ensures maximum efficiency and comfort, so get in touch for a glass audit.

4. Consult with Experts

Lastly, consult with professionals like Applied Products. They can provide tailored recommendations and ensure a professional installation, helping you make the best decision for your needs.

A man installing window film

Finding Your Perfect 3M Sun Control Film

Choosing the right 3M Sun Control Window Film can significantly enhance your building’s comfort, energy efficiency, and aesthetics. 

If you need any help or advice on what types of window films are best for your house, company or office, or if you want us to perform a glass safety risk assessment, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has a large range of specialist window films, so we can help you transform your building into a comfortable and productive space.

Applied Products – [email protected] / 01792 895730


Share this post


Contact us today to discuss your project needs

Download the Glazing Survey PDF