Some Window Film History
3M and Solar Gard window film. decorative window film for home or building. That is why older films are so reflective. The higher the metal count, the more heat was blocked and the more the film looked like a mirror. These metals also gave the film particular colors. copper, bronze, silver and even green or blue!
Eventually, neutral window tint films were introduced that were more attractive to homeowners. They had a more neutral hue of gray or taupe but they were still highly reflective. Outside, they reflected the sun during the day and inside they reflected the light from lamps and other fixtures at night.
3M, Solar Gard Develops Window Film for years
3M, Solar Gard window tint film technology advanced to the point where they were able to develop a window film series called Night Vision. Also maximize sun control capabilities while toning down the interior reflective. This allowed clear, unobstructed views at night (see picture at the top of this Blog). The same advanced technology also made the film color-stable — another desirable feature, since older films had a tendency for their color to fade over time. Night Vision Window Films by 3M, Panorama by Solar Gard offer protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays and control heat and glare, while inviting warm, natural light into the room and increasing your comfort.
Low Reflection = View Perfection
Unlike other sun control films, Solargard Window Film has a low interior reflectivety that leaves your view clearer, especially at night. Even with your inside lights on at night, you can still see outside.
Night Vision and Panorama film Benefits
- Enjoy clear views, day and night with low reflectivity
- Warm tones compliment natural light and defend against solar rays
- Protect skin and furnishings from damaging UV rays
- Helps prolong the life and vibrancy of furniture, carpets, wood floors and artwork
- Great heat rejection for dual pane windows
- Helps reduce air conditioning costs
- 3M and Solargard technology enhances color stability
- Preserve a room’s warmth and natural beauty
- Avoid heavy window coverings
The Night Vision Series
Solar Gard Window Films come in three shades – Slate 40, Slate 30, Slate 20 NV15, NV25, and NV35 – from darkest to lightest. In the Kansas City and Missouri area, Panorama window film. On double pane windows, Slate 30 will reduce heat 61%, reduce glare 61%, with a total solar energy rejected at 60%. UV light rejected is 99%, allowing longer life for your furnishings.
As for reflectivity, Slate 20 has an interior reflectivity (again, on double pane glass) of 13%. To give you a reference so you can appreciate how great that number is, Having three different levels of protection within the same film family offers homeowners and businesses to tailor a 3M film installation to their needs, depending on the location of the windows. A certified 3M Dealer can help you select the best 3M Night Vision film for your home or office.
A Great Window Film from a Great Company … 3M and Solargard
You will have peace of mind knowing you are purchasing a film that is backed by the resources of a Fortune 500 company with the reputation for quality products and service.
Adhesives are the most important ingredient in a window film. For decades, 3M has been the world leader in the development and innovative adhesives.
Solar Gard is also one of America’s largest manufacturers of polyester window film. Combined with innovative adhesives and Solar Gard patented abrasion-resistant coating, you are installing the best window film on the market: optical grade window film that resists peeling, bubbling, scratching and abrasion for lifelong beauty and clarity