A: No, 3M Window Films can only be installed by a certified dealer.
A: Depends on many factors, but starts at $6 per square foot for a basic film and installation and up to $20 for custom print decorative films. Average cost for a basic Sun Control or Safety film starts at $8 per sq. ft.
A: Yes, our minimum charge is $375 for window film installation.
A. We handle large installations all over the country, however the majority of our coverage is Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago (Decorative and Graphics).
A. Yes, we are happy to schedule a free estimate at your residential or commercial property. For quick quotes, please send measurements, quantities and a picture of panes needing film applied.
A: Yes, happy to send out at your request.
A: Yes, by blocking up to 80% of total solar energy, window film is a great way to save in energy costs.
A: Not only do window films help cut energy costs, but also; even building temperature imbalances, reduce fading of interior furnishings and cutting 99.9% of harmful UV rays!
A: No, 3M Safety & Security Window Films are not hurricane-proof, earthquake-proof, bullet-proof, bomb-proof, nor burglar-proof. Again, they are designed to make the window glass more shatter-resistant.
In the event of a windstorm, these films may have significant safety and security value. They can reduce the risk of injury from flying shards of broken glass, and possibly help prevent debris and water penetration through the window depending on the severity of the storm (and the type of glass, framing system, size and velocity of objects, and more).
In an earthquake, these films can reduce the risk of serious injury from flying shards of broken glass, and possible prevent glass from falling out of a home or building. Again, much may depend upon the severity of the quake (and the type of glass, framing system, and more, too).
Bullets: these films are not designed to stop bullets.
3M Safety & Security Window Films were originally developed to address international concerns and needs for improved safety and security against terrorist acts of bombings. These films can significantly reduce the risk of serious injury from flying shards of glass due to blasts; however, much depends upon the severity of the blast and the proximity of the window glass to the blast (and glass type, framing system, and more too).
3M Safety & Security Window Films are a low profile, high performance measure of security in the battle against ‘smash and grab’ crime. The tough, shatter-resistant qualities of the film can hold the window glass together even if a brick (or similar object) were actually to pass through the glass. The thief must now make a choice; continue to attack this window, try another window, or move on. Time is short, and often they move on. However, if they are determined to gain entry, they will get in. It is generally recommended that the property have proper alarm systems in addition to 3M Safety & Security Window Film.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This product is not approved in the State of Florida for use as hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from wind-borne debris from a hurricane or windstorm. In compliance with Florida Statute 553.842, this product may not be advertised, sold, offered, provided, distributed, or marketed in the State of Florida as hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from wind-borne debris from a hurricane or windstorm.