Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions
Why 3M Window Films?
Answer: 3M invented window film Â in 1966 and continues to be an industry leader in the development of products and solutions for sun control, safety & security, and decorative needs around the globe.
Why SunrayÂ® Window Films?
Answer:Â Â SunrayÂ® Window Films, LLC (formally know as Lakeside Window Tint LLC) is an Authorized 3M Prestige Window Film Dealer that has been in business since 1994 with knowledge, experience, and skillful installation practices for local residential and national commercialÂ projects. Â We are a Woman and Minority owned company with certifications qualified from the City of Cleveland & the State of Ohio.
How much does the film cost?
Answer:Â Based on your specific needs and the many variations of 3M Window Films, the cost will depend on the film type, the square footage and the complexity of the installation. Â Call SunrayÂ® today for your free estimate.
What is the life expectancy of the 3M Window Films?Â
Answer: 3M Residential Window Films have a lifetime warranty. 3M Commercial Window Films have a 5-15 year warranty. Both Residential & Commercial 3M Window Film cover installation labor, material, and the window. Expect to enjoy your installation of 3M Window Film Â protection and energy saving performance for 2-3 decades.
What is the typical energy payback for 3M Sun Control Films?Â
Answer: Â Simple paybacks will vary depending upon the amount of sunlit glass exposure, the type of film, the type of glass, cost of fuel, cost of application, and other variables. However, we have seen paybacks often range in the 2-5 year period, with some reported to be even less than 6 months.
How long does it take for 3M Window Film to dry?
Answer: Â SunrayÂ®Â suggests allowing thirty days for the film to fully dry and cure. During this curing process, it is normal to have small water bubbles and/or a hazy appearance. These will disappear as the film dries; depending upon the film type and weather conditions, drying may take as much as 30 (or even 60) days, or as little as a few days. Once dried, 3M Window Films will look great and perform for many years to come.
Why have 3M Window Film applied to your commercial building?
- Lower heating and cooling operating costs
- Lower utility demand costs
- Local Utility rebates
- Improved tenant comfort
- Improved aesthetics, uniform appearance
- Improved safety and security
- Extended A/C equipment life
- Valued alternative to adding more A/C equipment
- Even temperature balance
How does 3Mâ„¢ Safety and Security Films work?
Answer: Â 3Mâ„¢ Safety and Security Window Films are designed to make glass shatter-resistant by holding the glass pieces together when broken.
Does 3M Comany make window films?
Answer: Â Absolutely! No one has more experience with window film than 3M. In 1966, 3M was issued the very first patent on 3M Window Film and today we are the only manufacturer that can produce our own polyesters, adhesives, metals and scratch-resistant coatings. This gives us the quality control and product consistency other manufacturers just can’t match.
All 3M Window Films are backed by a warranty that covers 100% of materials and labor. It’s the most comprehensive warranty you can receive.
That, along with 3M’s worldwide reputation as the adhesive experts, means you can rest assured knowing 3M Window Film is safe for your windows, and safe for you.
How can I clean my windows that have 3M Window Film applied?
Answer: Â After thirty (30) days, you may clean 3Mâ„¢ Window Films using normal household cleaning solutions, including ammonia based products: e.g., Windex, and a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. You may also use a squeegee to clean the films. Abrasive products which would scratch or damage the film should not be used.