If you think your windows stop fading…think again!
Fading caused by UV rays can be devastating to furnishings. Our Solar Control Window Films can help prevent fading, heat and glare – as well as save money on energy costs.
50 years ago, 3M designed a Window Film that continues to deliver outstanding sun control, unparalleled comfort and UV protection. Today, 3M is providing Window Film encompassing everything from sun control to safety and security.
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Solar Gard Window Film Provides Complete Skin Protection
Unless specially coated, glass offers no protection for UVA rays, which cause both aging and skin cancer. To protect yourself, your children and even your pets, you need protection from UVA and UVB rays. Window film blocks 99% of both UVA and UVB year round.
Solar Gard window films provide a wide range of benefits in one simple solution:
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to discuss strategies to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on. Window film is a wise investment for many reasons – but most importantly an excellent strategy to protect you and your family from harmful UV rays.
Ever ask yourself how to cut down on cooling costs during the smoldering heat of summer? Here at Five Star we’re all about giving you the tips and tools to save you money, but there’s already a plethora of articles online today that all contain the same 5-10 tips on how to save on cooling costs, so instead of repeating the same information we’re hoping to go a slightly different route here. Today the topic is exterior window film. Over the next couple of months we’re going to be bringing you an array of tips to cut back on the high cooling costs that summer brings with its beautiful weather so we hope you stop in again to see what’s next!
Ever drive by a skyscraper like this and see their shiny reflective windows?
That’s not just for privacy, although it does a great job at that as well. The less obvious feature of this film is all the light it’s reflecting is also keeping the heat out as well! This type of film is great at allowing a great view of the outdoors while doing a great job of preventing too much heat in. Not only that, but it also protects those inside from the harmful UV rays, one of the harmful side effects of the sun that lead to cancer. Not to mention it give skyscrapers and other modern architecture its signature look, all for a price that’s well below the cost of glazed glass panels!
These benefits aren’t limited to commercial buildings or reflective films. These are just some of the features of exterior window films that are meant to provide a high level of protection from the sun. Some of the features included in Solargard’s Sentinel Outside Weatherable (OSW) lineup include:
-Enhancing glass with the features of security film
-lowering heat and glare
-decreasing the fading of carpet and furniture
Take a look at the statistics, it’s hard to argue with numbers like these!
Not to mention, window film is completely compatible with blinds and curtains, no modifications are needed to have these installed!
For more information on Solargard’s Sentinel line, check out their website here.
The window film industry is always encouraged by success stories like this one from the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. Many people hear us talk about window film and think that it’s just a gimmick, but it’s hard to argue with the results and testimonies of a government agency! It’s also nice to know that government agencies are also doing what they can to improve safety and security without wasting taxpayer dollars on expensive methods such as reinforced glass or other expensive retrofits. At Five Star we’re all about saving money, and helping you do the same!
For more information about how Solargard’s window films can help you be more environmentally friendly, check out their homepage here: Solargard Homepage
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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