3M Thinsulate Climate Control is one of the newest ranges from 3M. The latest release, the 3M Thinsulate Climate Control Series 40 came out in 2018 offering a slightly darker tint with improved privacy and heat rejection.
If you are considering low-e glass or double glazing either in a new build or to replace your current windows, you need to give us a call first, and here is why.
The Thinsulate™ films work as an invisible insulator on your windows. A single film performs as well as or better than adding a pane of glass. It’s like if a single pane goes to double glazing or double glazing goes to triple but at a fraction of the cost.
It’s similar to Low-e glass, having low emissivity (that’s what the “e” stands for) which means it’s highly insulating. It reflects a high amount of longwave infrared radiation either back into the warm room to keep the heat in, or out into the hot outdoors stopping heat coming in and keeping you cool. It works well in summer and winter and can save on energy bills pretty quickly.
Depending on the type of tint you choose you can get high visible light transmission(VLT) where the tints appear very light, or darker options of 40% VLT that give more privacy and reject more glare than the clearer films.
The CC40 is a good option with 60% solar energy rejection on clear glass. It performs similarly to the 3M Prestige range with 97% rejection of Infrared heat, glare reduction of up to 59%, and blocks 99% of UV to reduce damage and interior fading.
But Thinsulate is a thermal insulator not just a solar film. The Prestige and Ceramic ranges have very high heat rejection with some impressive stats, but are designed for being in the sun to work to their best. Thinsulate works in sun or shade, night or day. No sun required.
So if you are refitting an older house or building a new one and are thinking about double glazing or low-e glass to improve the energy efficiency then the 3M Thinsulate range could save you a lot of hassle and money.
This exclusive 3M™ Window Film is only available through 3M™ Australia’s network of Licensed Installers to make sure it’s done right.
And 3M backs the Thinsulate range with a lifetime warranty in residential homes. If you can find a similar warranty from a reputable company for low-e glass, we’d love to know.