3M Commercial Window Films

2417339_origThere are plenty of reasons to use 3M commercial window film on your Chattanooga or North Georgia business or office building. And there are even more reasons to choose The Window Tinting Company for the job. With over 14 years of window tinting experience and no pushy sales pitch, our number one goal is your satisfaction. Our staff is licensed, ensured and can take all of the guess work out of picking the perfect window film for your building.

When it comes to your business, we know you can’t afford to waste valuable time and money on a product or service that does not deliver on time and on budget. Our 3m window tint installation can not only save you money by reducing energy bills but also by protecting your furniture and carpeting inside. With ever tighter budgets and an increasing importance of efficiency, it’s no wonder why so many companies are turning to 3M commercial window tinting as part of the solution.

Let our team of trained window tinting technicians bring you added comfort, efficiency, and a style that your company deserves. As an 3M authorized dealer, we are proud to offer a full range of Solar films, Decorative films and Security films offered by 3M. Take a look below for all of our commercial film options.

To the casual observer, energy efficiency means very little, that is until they see the cost savings associated with making tweaks to their homes and businesses. According to a new report, one energy retrofit may be more efficient than the rest.

Who’s thought of installing window film on their windows lately? Well, the International Window Film Association (IWFA) says you may want to move that up on the priority list.

In a study commissioned by the IWFA, and conducted by ConSol, the energy saving effect of installing window film was compared to several traditional energy saving techniques, such as updating HVAC systems, adding R-38 ceiling insulation, and air sealing and caulking. The study took place in California and used the same variables the California Energy Commission uses in assessing energy savings.

Three differing regions of the California were studied. In the mild climate of Oakland, the return on investment ranged between 6% and 37% — single pane existing windows have a 37% ROI, while double pane windows pay back at about 20% annually.

Meanwhile, the warmer climates of San Diego and Pasadena offered an even greater investment opportunity. In San Diego, the ROI ranged from 16%-64%, with single pane windows paying back at an annual rate of 32%-64% and double pane windows paying at 20%-44%. Pasadena saw the largest cost savings. In this region, outfitting single pane windows with film represented a 34%-68% return on investment annually, while double pan windows represented a 20%-46% ROI.

5189565Depending on the construction, location, and window film used, the study shows that installations will be paid off within two years. There are several reasons for window film’s effectiveness as an energy efficient tool. For example, it reduces solar heat gain, while letting in natural light without harsh glare and UV exposure; therefore, it reduces air conditioning costs and lighting bills.

There is no doubt that installing window film on older homes and buildings is a smart investment in warm or moderate climates (cold climates were not assessed). However, the opportunity becomes even brighter if you live in California, says Mike Hodgson, president of ConSol: “With over 70% of the buildings and homes in the California market having been constructed before 1980, window film has to be high on the list for every building retrofit project across the state.”

In Californian, 1980 represents the year state-wide building codes were put into effect. Over 70% of greenhouse gas emissions related to single family homes in California can be attributed to residences built before 1980. California’s ambitious climate law, AB 32, calls for a 14% reduction in energy use in every building in the state by 2020. This is the equivalent of eliminating the emissions from 1.8 million homes or 3.5 million cars.

The retrofit market will be booming in the near future, and the window film industry appears to be where the smart money will be flowing.