Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 warranty length.

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.

No, 3M Safety & Security Window Films are not hurricane-proof, earthquake-proof, bullet-proof, bomb-proof nor burglar-proof. They are designed to hold the glass together after it is broken.

Yes. Depending on the film chosen, window film can reduce heat gain by 79%.

No. 3M Window Films require professional application. Our authorized 3M Window Film technicians are thoroughly trained and experienced in performing high quality work. In this way, our customers will enjoy the benefits and comfort that comes with a 3M warranty.

No. 3m window films do not cause seal failure. When recommended films are applied to the inside pane of the glass unit, they add less than 3% change in pressure. Properly made windows are designed and tested to withstand 22% changes in air pressure.

The ultraviolet (UV) protection is in 3M's proprietary adhesive system and does not lose its effectiveness over time. 

In most cases if a house plant is already receiving adequate light the use of window film will not harm it.