3M's window films and window tint provide energy savings, sun control, privacy and protection, helping to improve comfort and security in your home or office, now available at The Home Depot.

A COMFORTABLE SOLUTION FOR EVERY ROOM

WHY HOME DEPOT
Trust The Home Depot's professionals to help you select the custom window covering that fits your needs and then install it to your satisfaction.
Trust The Home Depot's professionals to help you select the window film that fits your needs and then install it to your satisfaction.

Licensed and Insured
Our installers are hand picked and undergo a thorough background and screening process.

Reliable
We only offer premium quality 3M window films all backed by a limited lifetime warranty on product and installation.

Value
Designed for performance and comfort, our window films will enhance and protect your home for years to come.

Project Management
We are on the job from start to finish.

Flexible Financing
We offer financing options, along with one competitive project price.

THINGS TO CONSIDER
When you call to set up an appointment to select a custom window covering, you may help speed up the process by having the answers to these questions.

  • Are some rooms in your home excessively hot and uncomfortable?
  • What are your main objectives in considering window film? For example, to increase comfort, increase privacy, reduce fading, lower energy costs, reduce glare, or darken the room?
  • How soon would you like your window film installed?
  • Do you have any kids or pets?

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BENEFITS OF WINDOW FILM
Benefits of window film on your house.
  • Energy Savings: Reduce cooling costs by up to 30%
  • Fade reduction: Block up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of furnishings and carpet
  • Sun control: improve comfort and maintain temperature consistency from one room to another
  • Glare reduction: improve televisions and computer screen viewing
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Relax and let the professional installation specialists do it for you.
Relax and let the professional installation specialists do it for you. When you choose The Home Depot Installation Services, you're tapping into a nationwide network of hand-picked, licensed, independent professionals.
PRODUCTS

Prestige Series

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Prestige Series films are clearly superior and designed to maintain the appearance of your home, they combine lower than glass reflectivity with film options that allow most of the light into your home. Clearly superior. Designed to maintain the appearance of your home, Prestige Series films combine lower than glass reflectivity with film options that allow most of the light into your home.

Ceramic Series

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Ceramic Series films provide amazing clarity and advanced ceramics allow these films to maintain their color and appearance over time. Amazing clarity. Advanced ceramics allow these films to maintain their color and appearance over time.

Night Vision Series

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Night Vision Series films provide better sight at night and they help block the sun's damaging UV rays, reduce glare and reject up to 71% of the sun's heat. These darker shaded films are designed to reject solar heat that is produced from visible light, while providing significant glare relief. Better sight at night. Night Vision window films help block the sun's damaging UV rays, reduce glare and reject up to 71% of the sun's heat. These darker shaded films are designed to reject solar heat that is produced from visible light, while providing significant glare relief.

 

How do 3M™ Sun Control Films work?

3M Sun Control Films are designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by increasing the solar reflection (not necessarily visible reflection) and solar absorption through the glass.

Typical colored or dyed films work primarily through increased absorption. The color absorbs the solar energy at the glass, thus reducing the direct transmission into the room. These films are not as effective as reflective films for reducing heat.

Reflective films are films that have been precision coated with metals. These metallized films are designed to increase the solar energy reflection of the glass. 3M reflective films range from moderate to excellent in solar performance (heat gain reduction).

All 3M Sun Control Films are made to be transparent and optically clear. The ultraviolet protection is built into the adhesive system to provide longevity to the film as well as provide UV protection for your home and office furnishings.

Most 3M Window Films are protected with our abrasion resistant coating that provides long-term durability and maintained appearance.

How do 3M Low E Window Films work?

3M Low E Films work much in the same way as the sun control films except that they offer an increased performance against cold weather heat loss. The patented construction of these films enables the metal coating to reflect more of the interior room heat back into the room where it is needed. This improves personal comfort by reducing cold spots near windows and can help save on fuel costs, especially in commercial buildings. These low-e films are also protected with our patented abrasion resistant coating for long-term durability and maintained appearance.

Why do commercial customers have 3M film applied to their buildings?

  • Lower heating and cooling operating costs
  • Lower utility demand costs
  • 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
Most often, our commercial customers will purchase 3M Window Films for tenant comfort and justify the purchase through energy cost savings.

What is the typical energy pay back for 3M Sun Control Window Films?

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. See your 3M authorized 3M Window Film Dealer to analyze the potential energy savings in your commercial property.

How is 3M Window Film applied?

3M films are professionally applied by skilled, authorized 3M Dealers. Almost all of our films are designed to be applied to the inside of your glass.

The first step is to prepare the window area for the application; placing drop cloths on the floor protecting and/or moving furniture where necessary.

Next, the window glass is cleaned using simple cleaning solutions (often water and ammonia) and razor blade scrapers. Then the film is sprayed with a slip solution (detergent and water) for proper positioning, and applied to the window glass. Using a professional grade squeegee and following proper techniques, the application is completed by removing excess water, trimming the edges, and a final squeegee technique to dry the edges.

How long does it take for 3M Window Films to dry?

We suggest 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 45) days, or as little as a few days. Once dried, 3M Window Films will look great and perform for many years to come.

Can I install 3M Window Film myself?

No, 3M Window Films require professional application; our authorized 3M Window Film Dealers are thoroughly trained and experienced in performing high quality work. In this way, our customers will enjoy the benefits of 3M Window Films and have the comfort of the limited lifetime warranty on product and installation.

How do I clean my 3M™ Window Films?

After thirty (30) days, you may clean 3M™ 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.

How long does 3M Window Film last?

3M Window Films are made to last for many years. The exact length of time depends upon the type of film applied, window orientation, type of glass it is applied to and the particular climate in which it is applied. Most applications last well beyond the limited lifetime warranty on product and installation.

What is the Warranty of 3M Window Film from the Home Depot?

For residential installations, 3M Company will warrant the residential customer's filmed windows against seal failure caused by the 3M Window Film under the same terms and conditions and for the same time period, as the customer's existing in-force window manufacturer’s glass warranty, which includes glass failure coverage for five years from the date of installation. The maximum value for seal failure or glass failure under the Home Depot Platinum Select Limited Warranty is $2000 per window. The warranty is available only to the owner of the property at the time 3M Window Film is installed, and may not be transferred.

Do 3M Window Films cause glass to break?

The application of 3M Window Films will increase the temperature of your sunlit glass which will increase the stress on the glass edges. The quality of those glass edges and several other factors (external shading, interior shading, glass history, type of film, size/shape of glass, indoor/outdoor temperature) all contribute to the potential risk of glass breakage.

3M's forty plus years of experience with applying 3M Window Films to different types of glass enables us to make proper film/glass recommendations and minimize the potential for glass breakage. In addition, we support these recommendations with our 60-month glass breakage warranty against thermal shock fracture. Should the glass break within 60-months of application, 3M; will replace the glass (maximum $500.00), and the dealer will replace the film.

Do 3M Window Films cause seal failure when applied to insulated (double-pane) windows?

No, 3M Window Films do not cause seal failure. We've been applying 3M Window Films to insulated windows for many years with several millions of square feet of film applied to date.

When recommended films are applied to the inside pane of an insulated glass unit, there will be some absorption (except with clear safety films) of the sun's energy, which will increase the temperature of the glass pane. Some of this heat will transmit to the airspace, slightly raising the airspace temperature. However, even a 20 F degree increase (unusual for most films) will result in a less than 3% change in air pressure, whereas properly made units are designed and tested to withstand 22% changes in air pressure.

Risk of seal failure is greatly determined by the quality of workmanship and the quality of the materials that go into building the insulated glass units. The best guard against seal failure is to purchase well-made units from reputable window manufacturers that have solid experience and histories with insulated units.

Will 3M Window Films stop my furnishings from fading?

Nothing completely stops fading. 3M Window Films are designed to help reduce the major causes of fading (ultra violet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times.

Keep in mind the article(s) to be protected; if they have a typical life of five (5) years then they may last ten (10) years to much longer depending on the performance of the film selected. However, if the typical life is only 2-3 weeks, then the expectation should be expressed in terms of months.

As a general rule of thumb, ultra violet (UV) is approximately 40% of the cause, visible light is about 25%, and heat about 25%. The remaining 10% can be attributed to humidity, pollutants, interior lights, dye stability, and more.

Does the Ultra Violet protection lose its effectiveness over time?

The ultra violet (UV) protection that we use in our proprietary adhesive system is not indefinite, but we design our window films to maintain high UV protection throughout their lifetime. In fact, we tested an actual glass sample from The Dumbarton House, Washington,DC, and the ultra violet transmission still measures <1% after 10 years!

How do 3M Safety and Security Window Films work?

3M Safety and Security Window Films are designed to make glass shatter-resistant by holding the glass pieces together when broken.

Compared to 3M™ Sun Control Window Films, 3M Safety & Security Window Films are made with thicker polyester and a much thicker, more aggressive adhesive. 3M Ultra Safety & Security Window Films are unique in the industry; they are built using a special micro-layered polyester technology which increases the films' tear resistance significantly. The impact and tear resistance of Ultra films outperform all other films of similar thickness.

Are 3M Safety & Security Window Films hurricane-proof? Bullet-proof? Burglar-proof?

No, 3M Safety & Security Window Films are not hurricane-proof, earthquake-proof, bullet-proof, bomb-proof, nor burglar-proof. Again, they are designed to make the window glass more shatter-resistant.

In the event of a windstorm, these films may have significant safety and security value. They can reduce the risk of injury from flying shards of broken glass, and possibly help prevent debris and water penetration through the window depending on the severity of the storm (and the type of glass, framing system, size and velocity of objects, and more).

In an earthquake, these films can reduce the risk of serious injury from flying shards of broken glass, and possible prevent glass from falling out of a home or building. Again, much may depend upon the severity of the quake (and the type of glass, framing system, and more, too).

Bullets: these films are not designed to stop bullets.

3M Safety & Security Window Films were originally developed to address international concerns and needs for improved safety and security against terrorist acts of bombings. These films can significantly reduce the risk of serious injury from flying shards of glass due to blasts, however, much depends upon the severity of the blast and the proximity of the window glass to the blast (and glass type, framing system, and more too).

3M Safety & Security Window Films are a low profile, high performance measure of security in the battle against 'smash and grab' crime. The tough, shatter-resistant qualities of the film can hold the window glass together even if a brick (or similar object) were actually to pass through the glass. The thief must now make a choice; continue to attack this window, try another window, or move on. Time is short, and often they move on. However, if they are determined to gain entry, they will get in. It is generally recommended that the property have proper alarm systems in addition to 3M Safety & Security Window Film.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This product is not approved in the State of Florida for use as hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from wind-borne debris from a hurricane or windstorm. In compliance with Florida Statute 553.842, this product may not be advertised, sold, offered, provided, distributed, or marketed in the State of Florida as hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from wind-borne debris from a hurricane or windstorm.

Does 3M make window films?

Definitely! No one has more experience with window film than 3M. 3M was issued the very first patent on 3M Window Film in 1966 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.

What's more, we have a core of carefully screened authorized dealers who are trained by 3M to professionally install your 3M Window Film correctly. And 3M Window Film is backed by a limited lifetime warranty on product and installation that covers 100% of materials and labor. It's the most comprehensive warranty you can get.

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.

 
CHOOSE THE HOME DEPOT WHEN YOU WANT INSTALLED WINDOW FILM FOR YOUR HOME

Whether you want window film to control glare, reduce heating and cooling costs or provide privacy, Home Depot can help. We handpick installers and design professionals who meet the highest standards for experience, know-how and customer service to get your window film job done right. We screen and perform background checks on all of our service installers before we send them out on any job to ensure they have all applicable licenses and insurance.

The Home Depot can install the window film that's right for you. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty on product and installation, we offer a variety of window films that will meet your needs.

Our flexible financing options will help get your project underway. When you hire the Home Depot home services for your window film project, you know we'll get the job done right and stand behind our work.

 

3M™ Window Film is a trademark of 3M.