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  • How Can Government Facilities Benefit From Window Film?

     In Energy Savings, Window Film Industry

    From increased protection in the event of an explosion to increased employee comfort and productivity, government buildings can greatly benefit from the installation of 3M Window Film.

    3M Safety & Security Window Films

    Unfortunately, armed attacks have become an all too regular occurrence in society. Window film is an affordable solution when looking for blast hazard mitigation, due to the ability to simply install the film over existing windows instead of having to replace the entire window completely.

    As windows can be the most vulnerable part of any building, safety and security window films are here to help protect not only the building itself but also the employee’s inside. Their multi-layer technology helps make glass shatter-resistant, keeping broken glass shards in place in the event of an explosion or impact. This reduces the chance of injuries caused by broken glass, one of the most common blast-related injuries. By containing the broken glass, damage associated with the blast or severe weather event can also be contained, reducing the costs of repairs and cleanup.

    With the installation of window film, government buildings can also benefit from surface protection, which minimizes the damage associated with incidents of graffiti and vandalism. Cleaning up after an incident of vandalism can be costly and time consuming, but window film helps ease that clean-up process. When incidents occur, the films provide easy removal of the unwanted art and only force officials to replace the film itself instead the entire window beneath, which can be costly.

    3M Sun Control Window Films

    In addition to safety and security, window films can also help reduce the carbon footprint of the building. Today’s films contain a metal coating that works to reflect solar rays and heat, allowing efficient heat rejection, as opposed to films of the past that simply absorbed the heat.

    3M Sun Control Window Films work to regulate the temperature inside the building by trapping air conditioning or heat inside and keeping the outside air out. Reducing the amount of heat that enters through the windows, in return, reduces the workload placed on your HVAC system and therefore the building’s energy bill. By eliminating hot and cold spots in a building, employees can work comfortably and therefore more productively, all without having to sacrifice natural light. With the money saved on energy bills, window film can end up paying for itself in as little as three years.

    In addition to the energy savings window film provides, film can also block the sun’s UV rays from entering through the window. By blocking the sun’s harmful UV rays, office furnishings are protected against sun damage and fading. The films also reduce incoming glare, providing a more comfortable work environment.

    3M FASARA Glass Finishes

    Decorative window films, including 3M FASARA Glass Finishes, can also be utilized by government buildings to increase privacy in needed areas by obscuring views into offices or storage areas. Some finishes can even add a one-way mirror effect to windows.

    For more information about window film, contact Accent Distributing.

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