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  • How Can Schools Benefit From Window Film?

     In Energy Savings, Security, Window Film Industry

    Window films are often associated with their automotive, or perhaps even residential or commercial uses, but you might be surprised by the benefits that window film can provide to schools. From increased security and protection to improved student and faculty comfort and a smaller carbon footprint, window film can provide schools with an assortment of desired benefits.

    Safety & Security Films

    More than ever, school safety is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Over the past few years, hundreds of U.S. schools have installed safety and security window film and attachment systems to their buildings. Safety and security window film helps to fortify a school’s windows, which can be the most vulnerable part of any building. The films aid in preventing glass from shattering, thereby keeping broken glass in place, and decreasing the chance of injury associated with flying glass.

    By keeping broken glass together, safety and security window film increases the time it takes for an intruder to gain entry to a school building. The films can delay an intruder from gaining entry for up to two minutes, providing time to go into lockdown and for school officials to contact authorities. When looking to increase school security, safety and security window film is a cost-effective solution for school officials.

    In addition to safety and security benefits, window film can also help prevent incidents of vandalism and graffiti. With the presence of window film, the cost associated with clean-up is reduced because only the film itself has to be replaced instead of the entire window altogether.

    Solar Films

    School officials can also benefit from window film when looking to improve student and faculty comfort. 3M Sun Control Window Film blocks the majority of the sun’s heat and UV rays from entering through the glass. In other words, 3M Window Film prevents warm air from entering during the warmer months and it traps heat inside during the colder ones. By regulating the temperature inside, your school’s HVAC system will be given a break, making the building more energy efficient and lowing the energy bill in return. The film can pay for itself in as little as three years through energy savings.

    3M Sun Control Window Film can block up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays. Installing window film helps to protect student and faculty’s skin from the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays and preventing premature sun damage of interior furniture.

    3M Window Films also cut down on the incoming glare from the sun, providing those inside a more enjoyable experience. Window films provide all the benefits without sacrificing any natural light, keeping classrooms light-filled and inviting. Best of all, solar control film can be paired with safety and security window film.

    Daylight Redirecting Film

    Schools can also benefit from 3M Daylight Redirecting Film, which is only offered by 3M. This film helps reduce your need for artificial lighting by pushing natural light deeper into buildings.

    Studies have shown that natural light can improve student test scores, patient recovery time, retail sales and more. Plus, this film helps lower your electricity bills.

    For more information, contact Accent Distributing.

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