3M Thinsulate Window Film Advantages for Homes Posted on April 16, 2018April 16, 2018 by Steven John The benefits of window film have long been established by residential builders, architects, and families that choose to retrofit the windows of their home with window tint. Traditional window tint serves to reduce solar heat. It keeps a house cooler and more comfortable even during the hottest, sunniest days. Window tints make a home more pleasant for its occupants and help reduce electrical costs. The 3M Thinsulate window film goes a step beyond traditional sun control window tint, offering enhanced interior comfort and reduced climate control costs even in the cold months. The difference is all about insulation. Read on to see why 3M Thinsulate climate control window film is a smart choice for people everywhere and especially for residents of Southern California. 3M Thinsulate Window Film Keeps Your Home Cooler The primary function of window tint is to reduce the effect of the sun on your home’s interior. The most obvious way it does this is by rejecting much of the solar heat, chiefly caused by invisible infrared rays that warm up the home. Sun-blocking window tint helps keep your home cooler, meaning less use of fans or air conditioning, which leads to lower bills. You’ll also need fewer electric lights during the day as the window tint lets you leave window blinds up and drapes open, also another energy benefit. 3M Thinsulate Keeps Your Home Warmer It might seem odd that the same window film that keeps your home cooler in the summer can keep it warmer in the winter, but that’s what 3M Thinsulate climate control window film does. This high-tech film adds so much insulation to your windows, and it is nearly as effective as upgrading single-pane glass to a double-pane window. Windows that benefit from better insulation allow for less heat loss. This means that the interior warmth you have created with a furnace or local heating unit doesn’t drift out through your glass windows. 3M Thinsulate Window Film Reduces Glare, Not Light Many homes are defined by their windows, and the bright natural light they let in can make a residence more pleasing and inviting. But too much sunlight, especially during the long sunny months experienced by Los Angeles residents, can make an interior space too bright and garish to enjoy. Don’t sacrifice the view you enjoy through your windows or the pleasant full-spectrum light of the sun by closing the blinds. The 3M Thinsulate window film can reduce the harsh glare of sunlight but still allow in enough light to pleasantly fill a room. 3M Thinsulate Window Tint Blocks UV Light The Skin Cancer Foundation strongly recommends ultraviolet light-blocking window tint to protect your health and the health of your family and visitors. The 3M Thinsulate window film blocks 99% of the ultraviolet light responsible for skin damage. These same UV rays also fade flooring and furnishings, discolor your upholstery and artwork, and even fade the very paint on the walls over time. Protect everything and everyone in your home with window tint. Costs and Benefits of 3M Thinsulate Climate Control Window Film Installing residential window film costs a fraction of the price of replacing old or compromised windows. The expense of a window tint installation project usually pays for itself in just 2.5 years. On the other hand, recouping the investment you make to replace your home’s windows may take more than a decade and half to pay for itself in energy savings. Residential window film is a great idea, especially in Los Angeles. The summers are long and hot, while the winter can be cold but not so frigid to need double- or triple-pane glass. Also, the sun shines almost all year round, so UV light is always a threat.