Leasing office space is a highly competitive endeavor, and retaining existing tenants is often easier than attracting new ones. Tenant comfort, particularly related to temperature, plays a pivotal role in lease extensions. Effectively addressing this concern increases the likelihood of tenant renewals.
Windows are a critical aspect of tenant retention, serving as conduits for natural light and connections to the outdoors. The pricing of office space is frequently linked to the quality of the view. However, when windows face south, west, or east, excessive solar heat and glare can render offices uncomfortable and employees lethargic. Studies indicate that productivity can decline by up to 40% when office temperatures surpass 24 degrees Celsius.
Working on a computer screen in a sunlit room can be frustrating due to annoying glare. Reducing glare enhances the visibility of computer screens and monitors, minimizing eye strain. 3M Sun Control Window Film facilitates a more productive work environment, allowing you to enjoy your office without the disturbance of excessive light. Traditionally, drapes or blinds have been used to address this issue, but these solutions obstruct both light and views. 3M Window Films offer a solution that allows you to enjoy your views without resorting to blinds or sun shades to block excessive glare.
Specifically designed for office spaces, 3M Sun Control Films create a more tenant-friendly environment. They reduce excessive solar heat in the summer by up to 79%, decrease heat loss in the winter by up to 30%, and mitigate solar glare by up to 78%. These films help maintain a consistent temperature, eliminating hot and cold spots in a building. Tenants can enjoy their views without the accompanying heat and glare from the sun.
Sun control window film safeguards your valuable assets, preventing fading and sun damage. Your substantial investment in the contents of your building deserves protection from the detrimental effects of the sun's rays. Items such as carpeting, paneling, desks, wood, drapes, and valuable upholstered furniture can experience rapid depreciation when subjected to prolonged sun exposure.
3M Window Films effectively address the three primary contributors to fading:
Designed for sun control, 3M Window Films aim to mitigate the impact of solar heat and the sun's destructive rays on your furnishings and interior finishes. They proficiently block and filter up to 99% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, the predominant cause of fading. While no window film can entirely eliminate fading, 3M Window Films significantly slow down this process, safeguarding your investment and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your building's interior.
Even the most distinguished buildings may present a disjointed appearance due to blinds, partially drawn drapes, irregular furniture placement, and uneven lighting when lacking reflective glazed windows to manage temperature and light. This issue can be effectively addressed through the application of 3M Sun Control Window Film.
The visually appealing and consistent aesthetic achieved with 3M Sun Control Film is a remarkable transformation from a building without window film. Our window films allow natural light to filter in, providing optimal clarity and minimal reflectivity. With a comprehensive selection of films available in various shades, finishes, and hues, they seamlessly match and enhance existing glass while complementing the aesthetics of the original architectural design.
The appearance of a building holds increasing significance in attracting and retaining tenants. In a competitive leasing market, 3M Window Films serve as an excellent and cost-effective solution to safeguard windows and elevate the overall appearance of your building.
Managing energy costs associated with heating and air-conditioning is a significant challenge for any building, particularly in the face of Canada's extreme weather conditions. Despite fluctuations in energy prices, the undeniable trend is an ongoing increase in these costs, impacting your company's financial performance. While some may view solar heat as beneficial, most buildings aren't designed to harness it efficiently, necessitating a solution to remove the excess heat.
3M Window Film provides an effective solution by offering the following benefits:
The energy payback period for a typical project varies based on factors such as sunlit glass exposure, the type of window film, the glass it's applied to, fuel costs, and other variables. With 3M Window Film installation, you can anticipate paybacks in the range of 3 to 5 years.
In cases of chiller upgrades or replacement due to CFC conversion or under capacity, the payback period can be significantly shorter.
Window film diminishes the need for air-conditioning by moderating extreme peaks in usage, reducing the demand on cooling and utility needs. Thus, exploring 3M Window Film should be a priority before considering new chillers or window replacements. It serves as a simple and cost-effective retrofit to enhance overall energy efficiency.
The installation of 3M Sun Control Film aligns with the objectives of the Canadian BOMA Go Green Program, applicable to existing buildings in both commercial and government sectors. Additionally, many 3M window films are recognized under the Energy Star Partner Program.
It is widely recognized that UVA rays penetrating your home’s windows can be harmful to your skin and eyes, potentially leading to visible signs of aging, wrinkles, and certain skin cancers.
Skin specialists commonly recommend window film for individuals with sun sensitivity, skin cancers, and other skin-related diseases. 3M Window Film is also endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation as a safe and effective preventive measure and sun protection product.
In addition to enhancing productivity and occupant comfort through temperature uniformity, 3M Sun Control Window Films bring forth additional health advantages. By blocking 99% of UV radiation and up to 79% of direct solar heat and glare, 3M Window Films establish a haven for those who are allergic to or have skin sensitivities to the sun's rays.
Conventional commercial glass lacking window film provides minimal to no protection against UVA rays, which are linked to malignant melanomas and skin cancer. 3M Window Film fosters a healthier and more comfortable environment for employees, customers, and tenants. Many 3M Window Film products recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation effectively contribute to UV protection.
A 60-month manufacturer's warranty is provided, specifically covering thermal stress glass breakage. If any panels require replacement after the recommended cure time, it's important to note that warranty work cannot be undertaken until the project is fully paid for.