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Let the sunshine in. Keep the UV out.

Welcome the sun into your home, while taming the harmful effects of UV rays, with 3M™ Window Films.

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UV and Fade Protection

Block UV rays to protect against fading and sun damage.

  • Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause furniture, artwork, flooring and even expensive window treatments to lose color and break down over time. But even more critical is the increased risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging, caused by harmful UV rays entering through the windows of your home. Now, 3M™ Window Films give you an easy, economical way to protect your furnishings – and your family – from the damaging effects of the sun, while allowing you to enjoy all the beauty and brilliance of natural sunlight.

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    Sources of fading

    What is it about constant sun exposure that makes furnishings and memorabilia fade? UV rays are the principle cause of fading. Solar heat continually heats fabrics and other surfaces, which can accelerate breakdown and discoloration over time. Visible light can accelerate fading.

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    How do window films work?

    3M™ Window Films let in the light you love while reflecting much of the sun’s heat away from your home. They reject up to 78% of solar heat and filter visible light. At the same time, they block up to 99% of harmful UV rays to help protect your furnishings – and your skin. And these non-metallized films provide amazing clarity, so they won’t spoil your view.

  • the skin cancer foundation recommends the use of window film in automobiles and commercial and residential buildings due to its properties that screen out UV rays

    UV radiation and your health

    According to The Archives of Dermatology, dangerous UV radiation from the sun is associated with about 90% of all skin cancers. And studies published by the National Institute of Health show that UV rays can not only cause impaired wound healing and even DNA damage, but that UV exposure is apparently responsible for 80% of visible facial aging signs. By blocking 99% of the sun’s UV rays, 3M Window Films offer an effective, economical way to protect your family and safeguard your valuable furnishings.


We're with you from the start.

Finding the right window film to fit your needs isn’t complicated when you have an expert in your corner. 3M™ Authorized Dealer Installers will help you select the window film that best fits your space and your style.

They’ll professionally install it and then stand behind their work, just like we stand behind our product, from the first consultation to completed installation and beyond.

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Case studies

See how homeowners benefit from 3M Window Films for UV protection.


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A window above an old-fashioned home radiator lets in light but rejects damaging UV rays that would damage the home’s hardwood floors.
Historic Hardwood Floors

Case Study: Hudson, WI.

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