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What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?

What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?

What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?

The Basics

In simple terms, window films are comprised of a thin, strong sheet of polyester laminate that is treated in variety of ways to improve the look or performance of existing windows when applied. Typically, the film is applied to the interior surface of existing windows as a retrofit. To properly adhere to the glass, one side of the film has an adhesive that bonds the film to the glass surface and the other side has a scratch-resistant coating for durability.

There are window films created specifically for everything from automotive, RV and marine applications to home and commercial building improvement applications. There are also window films designed for decorative glass enhancements and to increasing the safety and security of glass openings.

Popular Uses

Automotive Appearance & Performance

What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?
Automotive window film not only makes your car stand out in a crowd, it also helps reduce the interior heat, cut distracting glare and block dangerous UV rays. There is a automotive film to fit every vehicle, desired look and expected performance.

Energy Savings

What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?
Keeping a home or commercial building comfortable means utilization of a HVAC system. It is estimated that roughly 30% of the need for cooling and heating is as a result of heat passing through windows openings. Window films technology is such that it can actually act as an insulator on your window. Keeping the heat out in the Summer and helping retain the heat in the Winter. The result of this is that your HVAC system will not need to work as hard to keep the space at the desired temperature. By reducing the workload on the HVAC system, you are reducing the energy needed to keep your home comfortable.

Glare Reduction

What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?
Modern architecture often features large windows. While this opens up a space, often these large windows bring with them glare issues at certain times of the day. Window films can be used to reduce glare by up to 87%, relaxing your eyes and making it easier to do things like viewing a computer or television screen. Also, because modern window films are made with ultra-clear, distortion-free materials, other than the glare reduction, your views will be maintained and you probably won’t even know the film is there.

Preservation of Furnishings

First, let’s discuss what exactly causes this type of sun damage. A common misconception is that the sun’s UV rays are what cause sun damaged floors, furniture and furnishings. While these UV rays are certainly the largest component that causes fading, as this chart illustrates, they only account for 40% of the total. Solar heat, or the heat you feel passing through your windows and the visible light streaming in are also major contributors. These account for an additional 25% each of the causes of fading. The last factor is listed as “other” as it is comprised of a variety of things that are harder to control and are not major overall contributors. These are things like interior lighting, humidity, etc.

What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?

One of the first things you might realize from this chart is that you cannot “stop” fading completely. The fact is that unless the item you want to protect in a dark, climate controlled room, it will typically fade over time. However, if you plan to have the flooring and furniture in a place that will be exposed to these elements, the most you can do is attack the major contributors of fading. By significantly attacking these contributors, you can slow down this fading process and extend the life of your floors or furnishings. For these reasons, one of the best ways to attack the primary causes of sun damage and fading is with window film.

Add Decorative Element or Branding to Glass

What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?
Installing decorative window films to glass can provide privacy for the occupants of the space. The possibilities are nearly limitless as decorative window films come in frosted, tinted, or colored window film at various opacity levels to get the privacy you need without sacrificing natural light. In addition, decorative window films can be used to display company branding or to customize your space with unique designs, prints, or patterns, including styles that resemble cut or texturized glass. Finally, these films are easy to clean, durable and can be removed easily and inexpensively without damaging glass.

Safety & Security

What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?
It probably is no surprise to you that windows are the most vulnerable parts of any building. They represent easy points of entry for people who may mean harm to the occupants, the building itself, or its contents. In addition, in a natural or man-made disaster, flying glass from window is often a major contributor to injuries and death. However, when professionally installed safety and security window films are added, the glass doesn’t shatter, delaying the intruder’s entrance, and preventing flying shards of glass from harming anyone.

If you have any questions, would like more information on window films or would like to arrange a free, no obligation consultation with someone on our team, give us a call at 504-708-2209. We would be happy to help!

3M Fasara Decorative Glass Finishes Transform Ordinary Glass

3M Fasara Decorative Glass Finishes Transform Ordinary Glass

3M Fasara Decorative Glass Finishes Transform Ordinary Glass

Enhance your privacy while customizing your space with 3M Fasara Decorative Glass Finishes. Ideal for foyers, entryways, partitions, shower doors, bathroom windows, verandas or other glass surfaces. 3M Decorative Window Films are available in a variety of patterns from subtle to sophisticated design statements.

  • Let natural light in while enhancing privacy
  • Create an open feel, even in small spaces
  • Create the illusion of etched, treated or texturized glass with 3M Fasara Films
  • Get the elegant look of textured glass with 3M Crystal Glass Finishes


  • We hope this information opens your eyes to all the great ways you can integrate 3M Fasara Decorative Glass Finishes into your space. If you are interested in learning more, give us a call at 504-708-2209 to receive a free, no obligation assessment of your particular application.

Elevating Your Office with 3M Fasara Glass Finishes

Elevating Your Office with 3M Fasara Glass Finishes

Elevating Your Office with 3M Fasara Glass Finishes

Customize your interior glass to create privacy, visual interest and promotional branding. 3M Fasara Glass Finishes transform plain glass, capturing the look of cut or textured glass at a fraction of the price. With so many options in style, opacity and translucency, you can tailor the amount of privacy your design provides — without sacrificing natural light.

Customize Your Space to Suit any Taste

You can design a space that’s private without making it feel closed off with 3M Fasara Glass Finishes. Frosted, dusted, textured — you name it, we have the finish to match your style. Create the privacy you need with a design that’s all your own.

  • Define interior spaces while keeping an open feel
  • Customize privacy without sacrificing natural light
  • Create die-cut designs to promote your brand
  • Conceal areas from the public
  • Ideal for interior glass doors or inside surfaces of windows

 

Stand Out From the Crowd with a Custom Interior

Take your glass from ordinary to extraordinary with 3M Fasara Glass Finishes. Use them to add privacy or style to any space. Available in finishes and patterns that range from subtle to sublime, they’re exactly what you need to set your space apart.

  • Get the look of etched, cut, sandblasted or textured glass
  • Create upscale looks at a fraction of the cost
  • Change easily thanks to fast application and removal

We hope this brief article shed some light on all the things you can do with 3M Fasara Glass Finishes. If you are interested in learning more, you can reach us by calling 504-708-2209. We would be happy to arrange a free, no obligation consultation on these products and discuss how you can implement a 3M Fasara Glass Finishes into your space.

Custom Window Tint 

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Choose from multiple designs or create your own custom window tint. This customer choose to go with a flame design from our art database. We then take these chosen images and combine them with the vehicle window tint patterns. The window film of choice is then loaded into the cutting machine and cut exactly as it was designed. It is then up to the installer to combine two or more patterns and tranfer them to the vehicle. 

For more information on how to have this done to your vehicle, contact Snappy Tint today. Email your questions to info@snappytint.com 

Snappy Tint 

5609 Salmen St. 70123

(504)708-2209 

Window Frosting Films

Whether your a contractor or home owner, a little frost goes a long way.

Gain privacy with 100% control with these removable window frosting films.

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Computer cut to exact specifications and then installed.

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Precise and bubble free installations has always been what we truly pride ourselves on.

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Gain control and privacy in your home.

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Choose from over 100 textures and combine them with any pattern.

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Being and authorized dealer of Solyx Decorative Window Films , Snappy Tint can provide and install and any type of window film offered on www.decorativefilm.com

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In the above photo is the Solyx “Coventry” film.

For more information regarding decorative window films, please visit http://www.snappytint.com/services/commercial-window-tinting-louisian/decorative-commercial-window-film/

Snappy Tint
5609 Salmen St. Ste B
New Orleans, Louisiana
(504)708-2209