Case Study – 3M Prestige PR70 Window film. The latest technology in the 3M Sun Control film range – A ‘clear’ heat, glare and fade control solution metallic films can’t match.
A home owner in Sydney’s lower North Shore approached Sunscreen with an increasing fade problem. It is often seen in residential and commercial buildings with extreme exposure to the sun.
Problem: The recently purchased home had timber floors and large floor to ceiling glass in almost every room in the house. This is great for letting natural light in during the day and capitalising on the harbour views, however the down side to this type of situation is the damaging effects of fading caused by heat radiating through the glass, visible light transmission and ultra violet rays. Replacing furnishings frequently is a costly exercise. Keeping this amount of heat out is another expense as they are forced to use the air conditioner more frequently at high performance.
Solution: Sunscreen’s 3M Prestige PR70 Solar Control Window film is a superior solution to reducing heat, glare, ultraviolet rays, prevent fading and reduce energy costs, in one film, without looking like there is a film on the glass. This way problematic areas that require the film verses other areas that don’t, still remain uniform from the inside and outside of the building. Traditional window films can be either dark dyed films which can fade & turn purple or highly reflective mirrored films that change the external appearance of the building giving a ‘patchwork’ effect if some areas are tinted and other areas not.
3M Prestige PR70 film was the obvious choice as it uses innovative Multi-layer Optical Film technology, to provide a window film product with a clear appearance and a host of advantages. Enhanced on angle performance, high IR reduction, superior clarity, along with no chance of corrosion and no signal interference are among the benefits. 3M Prestige PR70 film gives low reflectivity along with an optimized balance of performance and natural light. While essentially not changing the external appearance of the building, it reduces 97% of Infrared Heat which accounts for 50% of all heat, 23% of glare and 99.98% of UV rays.
The 3M Prestige Series marks a significant technological advancement in how window films can enhance buildings and homes. Residential and commercial property owners now have a high performance clear window film that combines all the benefits of heavily-tinted or reflective films, without the inherent drawbacks of darkened rooms or mirrored windows. Prestige films actually have 1% higher reflectivity than the glass they cover, so the appearance of your building is virtually unchanged.
Results: Sunscreen performed the installation (15 windows) in a way which resulted in virtually no disruption to the owner in a straight-forward and trouble free installation within one working day. The results were immediately noticeable .With the air conditioning running at a lower level, the savings in energy costs in summer would be genuinely substantial. The owners could now purchase their new furniture with peace of mind that it will be protected as well as their timber floors. They can still enjoy their improved clarity overlooking the harbour without pulling blinds.
For more information please contact the team at Sunscreen or visit the website www.windowtinting.com.au
- Avoid heavy window coverings
- Great heat rejection provides energy savings and improved comfort
- A warm natural hue invites warmth and beauty to any room
- Protects skin and extends the life of furnishings by significantly reducing UV rays, the largest cause of fading
- Low interior and exterior reflectivity, enjoying clearer views
- New 3M nano-technology enhances colour stability
- Reduces glare and eye discomfort
- Comprehensive 3M manufacturer’s warranty
- Increases personal safety from flying glass
- Superior scratch resistant coating
- Glass appearance is virtually unchanged once the film is applied
Backed by 3M
Sunscreen Pty Ltd has been operating for over 30 years in the field of Window Films, and during this time our staff have been trained in the latest methods of application by 3M. We do not use contract labour and therefore you can be assured of professional work at all times. We have one of the most comprehensive commercial warranties you can get, should your window film need replacing.