A Common Question We Often Hear: “Are any window films better than 3M”?
Let’s start with the myth of familiarity.
For instance, who hasn’t heard about IBM, McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, General Motors, etc. We can all agree that these brands endured through the years to become “house-hold names”. Because they are familiar in our minds, it’s easy to assume that whatever they advertise is credible. But think about this. Is everything they make the best? Or do some competitors offer services and products that are just as good….or wait a minute, even better?
Of course the answer is YES!
Longevity Doesn’t Always Equal Quality
After a century of innovation placing their label on over 55,000 products, 3M has earned plenty of clout. But let’s clear up some 3M myths. Though they claim to be the inventor of window film, listen up. So many companies claim to have developed film first that the industry now believes it was a joint effort and no single company won that race. And truthfully folks, window film technology has changed so much over the years, who cares how it first got started. And by the way, speaking about false claims, much of the 3M window film that we so often asked to replace, isn’t even made by 3M! Of any window film manufacturer in the window tinting industry, 3M is the biggest outsourcer. That’s right. THEY DON’T EVEN MAKE THEIR FILM ANYMORE! Too busy putting their labels on those other 55,000 products!
“Hmmm, what else should I know before I decide which film is going on the windows of my business? After all, we’re not talking about a roll of adhesive tape! I want to be sure to choose window tinting that will make my building more comfortable and energy efficient. I’m looking for performance….not just a label.”
Our Window Films and Solutions are Factually Superior
First and foremost, we offer films that are based on documented NFRC ratings and independent testing. We are not “label pushers”. Our goal is to offer window tinting based on fact and not perception. When we perform a complimentary evaluation ,, we devote time to illustrate the difference between films and the results that you can expect.
Why We Out-Perform 3M
- Our Huper Optik ceramic films are the only patented film on the market and are triple layered compared to 3M’s pre-boxed single layer of ceramic film.
- Our EnerLogic or Low E films have twice the insulating value compared to their limited LE films.
- Our Low E films offer a lifetime warranty compared to 3M’s five year warranty.
- Our security films have passed the ASTM medium large missile test and small missile test on residential applications. Their tear resistant films (with the exception of 6 ML clear films) can not pass with the same level of performance.
- We offer more choices of dual-reflective films with greater light transmission compared to what 3M can provide.
Our exquisite window film installations above increased comfort and decreased energy consumption. They blocked UV rays and glare without blocking views.
No 3M film on either!
Our crews are in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Treasure Island, Brandon and throughout Florida, installing films every day that resolve sun-related problems. It’s become common practice to remove peeling, faded, discolored, failed 3M film off windows and apply new tinting from our selection of films that are highly recommended based on factual results, not hype!
For more helpful information or to have us do a complimentary glass evaluation for a more energy efficient and comfortable environment, give us a call!
High Impact Glass Solutions
866-394-2599 / 727-498-1384