Be prepared this holiday season…protect your retail store windows from smash & grab theft…reduce inventory loss…we’ve all seen Apple stores broken into by robbers brazenly attempting to steal iPhones and iPads.
Don’t let it happen to your place of business. Make it difficult for looters to gain entry.
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Large buildings in New York just gave a whole new meaning to “take a bite out of the big apple” by consuming quadruple the amount of natural gas, heating oil and electricity as compared to similar structures according to the city’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability report. The report has determined if under performing buildings made the necessary upgrades and/or retrofits to merely obtain a normal level of energy use, New York’s energy consumption would decrease almost 25%.
Lowering utility bills gives building owners a major incentive to make energy upgrades. 3M Window Film can help reduce & control heating bills in the summer and winter, while also meeting GSA requirements for government buildings.
The study also offered insight on the amount of energy buildings used in 2010, discovering over 15,000 buildings reported triple the amount of energy usage when compared to other buildings. To reduce this number, a benchmarking law for individual buildings of over 50,000 square feet and multiple-building properties with a total of more than 100,000 square feet was passed in 2009.
The irony is only about 2 % of New York buildings are covered by the law, yet account for 45 % of all energy used in New York…so it’s safe to say thousands of buildings in New York will require an energy audit.
Window Film Depot provides energy audits and cost estimates for 3M window film installation in New York.
3M Energy Renewable Films, Sun & Solar Control films, Anti-Graffiti and Surface Protection films, 3M Night Vision films, 3M Security films are available in clear and tinted versions, 3M solar control window films often achieve 2-3 year ROI and are built to last. 3M provides a strong commercial warranty and product lifecycle often exceeds 20 years.
The milestone decision to the building code voted on May 31st and effective January 2014, means window film is recognized in California as a building material just like glass or roofing products mainly for retrofit applications. Window film considerably reduces energy spending while reducing harmful effects of glass breakage, glare, UV exposure and interior fading to furnishings and retail storefront inventory.
“This addition to the code is a major step forward for energy efficiency in California, especially when considering the amount of untreated glass in the state in the majority of buildings,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “The wide application of window film is a simple way to immediately cut utility demand generation and the resulting reduction of peak demand on utilities and greenhouse gases will further the state’s reputation as an environmental leader,” he added.
New requirements to the California building code include NFRC certification label, 10 yr warranty, manufacturing company and meeting installation IWFA standards. In addition, an IWFA sponsored report showed the application of window film to other energy saving methods across California using the same study methods employed by the California Energy Commission concluded many businesses, consumers and homeowners would achieve significant energy savings using 3M PR-70, even more so on single pane glass.
3M solar control window films often achieve 2-3 year ROI and are built to last!
3M Renewable Energy Films are engineered to reduce infra-red and UV transmission with minimal aesthetic change to existing windows and doors. 3M Renewable Energy window films save help money by reducing building energy demand while improving occupant comfort leading to higher tenant retention.
Want to discuss your project with a California Window Film Depot representative? Contact local San Diego resident John Bilotta at 619-308-6019 or Orange County resident Chris Sullivan at 949-201-4040 to help you determine the custom window film solution best suited for your needs.
Window Film Depot CEO Jeff Franson is a member of 3M’s Dealer Advisory Council, a select group who collaborate quarterly with 3M management helping to define strategy to improve customer experiences. In 2006, 2008 and again in 2011 we were named a “3M Dealer of the Year” based on our stellar customer satisfaction reviews and overall business performance
There may have been threats of 15-20 inches of snow in the Northeast last week, but that is no indication of the demand for high performance window film installations by the nation’s leaders in energy management films like Window Film Depot.
The economy has not tanked, buyers have found their bearing and well positioned operations are poised to take advantage of pent up demand. It’s clear that the advances across the window film industry have created a momentum that bodes well for consumers and dealers of these cool energy control film products. So, what’s been happening?
1. Awareness is increasing: Simply put, window film is no longer a product known to a select few. New sellers of the product like Home Depot, Lowes, Budget Blinds and JCPenney are helping bring architectural window films to the masses. To the Pro’s in the industry and those who sit back and take a cool-headed look at the dynamic, it’s clear that these new marketers of film products are helping by increasing the size of the pie. Savvy and knowledgeable dealers are taking advantage.
Government tax incentives for film installation for residences, utility rebates that help offset commercial installation costs and recent work by the IWFA to make public the benefits of solar control products are helping marinate the market to the upside for window film installation.
2. Efficiency is the winning bet: With Solyndra and dozens of other negative stories circulating about renewables here in the US, the public appetite for this side of the ‘energy’ coin has waned. Window film solutions are on the right side of the energy story. Flip the coin over and you’ve got ‘conservation’. Once a feel-good term associated with environmental types, today there’s serious money in saving money through conservation. ESCO’s and other ‘bundelers’ of efficiency measures are today regularly adding window films installation to their solution set they recommend to building owners looking to reduce energy costs, improve comfort, attain LEED accreditation or attract socially conscious tenants.
3. Film technology has advanced: ‘Dark and Shiny’ have left the building. Today’s films are advanced technology – and getting better each season. The trend continues to be lighter (near invisible) films that reduce heat gain by blocking IR energy through a window yet allowing the visible light spectrum to pass through glass. Architects are taking notice and spec’ing these window films like never before on on both new and renovation projects. Impressive new exterior film products give architects and glaziers new ways to approach the problem of heat gain where insulated glass is a concern. (We still offer ‘dark and shiny’ – they do the job, but the new films are responsible for getting the industry on a bigger radar)
4. Window Film is no longer a ‘black sheep’: See ‘dark and shiny’ above. Oh yeah, films come in handy when the wrong glass is spec’d and safety issues prevelent in the post 9-11 era have created a need to secure glass in sensitive buildings across the country.
5. Dealers and industry members are marketing better: Window film dealers do not have a strong historical record at marketing their products and services. It’s ironic given how passionate the people are who are in this industry (and how much they like to talk about window tinting). That’s changing. We’re starting to see a new breed of dealer leveraging technology, SEM and Social media more effectively than ever before. ‘Viral’ videos are just the tip of the iceberg for targeted marketing campaigns.
Approved presentations to be shown during ‘lunch-and-learns’ for Architects and USGBC groups are now available and offer continuing ed credits, further incentivizing these important influencers to learn about our products and services.
Winning case studies and quality third party validations are the best methods at helping expand the awareness and acceptance of window film as a top-tier product for efficiency upgrades. That’s where the responsibility of the dealer comes in most poingnantly.
By making sure the appropriate film technology is chosen for each custom installation, professional installers perform the application and that the necessary customer support is there on the backend when there are problens to fix will help to reinforce the virtuous loop we are currently enjoying. Success begets success.
They are the first and last thing people see as they come and go. Useful, architectural, but they’re costing you. And you’re paying the price every day.
So, what do want from your windows? Do you want windows that save you money? Make you more comfortable? Safer?
Fortunately, we have your solution.
With 3M window films installed by a three time Dealer of the Year, Window Film Depot, your windows will go to work for you immediately.
You need to reduce energy costs and we can help. 3M energy conservation film reduces heat gain through windows, lowering stress on cooling systems during peak demand. No more brownouts disrupting business continuity. 3M window films qualify for LEED points and utility rebates, improving desirability while lowering building operating costs.
Tenant complaints? Our window films selectively filter sunlight to reduce harsh glare. Employees focus on productivity, not on nagging headaches.
Indoor space is instantly transformed into a comfort zone for customers and tenants. No more fighting at the thermostat.
Inventory loss? 3M window film blocks 99% of the sun’s UV radiation, protecting merchandise from sun damage and premature fading. Security window film defends against smash and grab crime by creating an impressive invisible barrier – a significant obstacle to would-be thieves.
GSA approved, 3M security films reduce the danger of shattered glass caused by bomb blast, severe weather or industrial accidents.
And when it’s time to stand out, design pros can easily create new concepts and impactful branding with low cost graphical films customized for storefronts.
Family owned and operated, Window Film Depot provides national installation services of 3M solar, security and specialty films for a world-class clientele.
You’re already paying for 3M window film if you’re letting standard windows drive up your costs. Contact us today to start putting your windows to work for you.
Window Film Depot Wins 3M ‘Dealer of the Year Award’ for 3rd Time
San Diego, Ca. 03-27-2011
3M Company has named Window Film Depot, a “Dealer of the Year” (SE) for the third time at its recent Renewable Energy National Conference in San Diego. Specializing in energy window films installation for buildings and retail storefronts, Window Film Depot President Jeff Franson was presented the award along with his father, Steve Franson, Vice President of Sales, at the annual business conference.
Prestige Dealer Conference 2011 San Diego, Ca
“We’re very excited to win this award from 3M. Our family owned and operated Company works very hard to deliver exceptional service and value for our customers. It’s nice to be recognized for the hard work our employees and partners put in each day. The fact that we are also part of the conservation answer for society makes the award all that more important to us.”
3M’s Renewable Energy business is the fastest growing global division for the $27 billion dollar Company. Innovators of popular products like Post-it-Notes and Scotch tape, 3M’s window film conservation products provide next generation answers to today’s energy challenges.
Window Film Depot is one of 3M’s 300 professional dealers across the US and was awarded the prestigious award based on sales volume customer approval rankings and overall business performance.
To contact Window Film Depot for your project needs, please call 877-236-3456 or e-mail Jeff@windowfilmdepot.com
Today’s distinctive windows and glass are mainly configured to insulate against heat deprivation, exuberant solar energy, air percolation and curb impairment from ultraviolet illumination.
Safety and security films provide an all-embracing array of solar and aesthetic solutions for any commercial setting. 3M Security window film can be applied to many types of insulating glass with or without heat-blocking solar control capabilities.
Security window film’s primary function is to hold glass intact if broken, preventing fragments from becoming deadly missiles. Since security window film adhesives do not rupture, treated glass absorbs substantial levels of force or attempted glass breakage.
When windows are untreated and subjected to force, glass often breaks off into fragments that are expelled jeopardizing facility residents. If your facility bears unprotected panes of glass at or near base level, glass observance rooms, glass thresholds, or other glass inductions, both occupants and faculties are at peril of glass-related injuries. Watch a demo
Window Film Depot is certified to install 3M Safety & Security glass protection systems nationwide. Create a comfortable environment while lowering operating costs. Add Scotchshield to create an invisible barrier of protection.
We specialize in high risk storefront, commercial & government facilities.3M Ultra Safety & Security films are patented multi-layer films tested to meet the most demanding government specifications.
Family owned, Window Film Depot provides national installation services of 3M window films. We are the only dealer with true national coverage having satellite offices close to our customers in major markets across the US.
To have a Window Film Depot professional assist you, call 866-933-3456.
When talking about ‘Safety & security window film or Glass Impact Attachment Systems’, many people refer to them as ‘Shatterproof Window Film’.
Other names commonly used for 3M security window films include: fragment retention film; anti-terrorism film; blast-resistant film; safety film; security film; safety and security film; mylar film, blast curtain film; glass protection film, and shatter-resistant film.
In actuality, there are certain types of 3M Safety and Security films which keep shattered glass in place (similar to a car windshield), strongly deterring entry preventing theft. Normally upon impact the alarm is triggered also further minimizing chances of asset loss.
Learn more about 3M Impact Protection Adhesive (IPA) caulking systems. Watch a video here.
3M fragment retention security films secure glass during blast, seismic, shatter or ‘smash and grab’ events. Window film helps hold the glass in place so criminals don’t have the quick access they need to successfully smash and grab merchandise.
Get secure with nearly unbreakable clear or tinted 3M Ultra films.
Window Film Depot is certified to install 3M Safety & Security glass protection systems nationwide. Specializing in high risk storefront, commercial facilities, we have performed numerous installations for DHS, DOD, USACE and other government agencies.