Window film sales & installation for San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo,
Alameda, Santa Clara & Contra Costa Counties.

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Our customers know they getting expert advice on choosing the solar control film best suited for their for their homes.

Established in 1969, we have have installed window film in thousands of households in the greater Bay Area.

Residential Sun Control Window Film

Sun Control Window Film Reduces Fading & Uncomfortable Hot Spots Near Windows

In the Bay Area, as much as you cherish the views and natural light, the afternoon sun can be harsh especially inland. 3M™ Sun Control  and Thinsulate Window Films  have been designed to reduce solar heat and eliminate UV rays yet allow most of the light into the room.

  • Temperature Control. Whether you have single or double pane glass windows, the 3M Prestige and Thinsulate (Low-E) sun control window films can help stablize a room’s temperature resulting in more comfort for you and and lower energy costs – all year round.
  • Control Fading. If your home’s interior is exposed to sunlight through untreated glass, your furniture, fabric, and wood floors will be damaged from fading caused by heat, light and UV rays. Although, no window film can completely stop fading it can significantly reduce the causes.
  • Control Glare. In rooms with southern or western facing windows, computer screens, TV and outside views can be all but obliterated with the sun’s harsh glare.
  • Eliminate UV rays. 3M Sun Control and Thinsulate window films filters out 99% of all UV rays. UVB is effectively blocked by glass but whereas 50 percent of UVA rays can pass through windows. As recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, window film is an effective precaution you can take against skin cancer.

Case Study in Sausalito

In this home with stunning view of the water, Window Solutions installed Prestige 70 because of heat rejection. As the owner said, “I have 950 square feet of windows facing east – that is a lot of heat energy. I was looking for an opportunity to cool off our house…”

3M Sun Control Window Films We Recommend

3M Thinsulate

Reduces both the Heat Gain and Heat Loss through your Windows

It’s 3M’s newest window film product. As an all-weather (Low E) film, it works to save energy by reflecting indoor heat back into the room and reflecting solar heat away. According to Dept. of Energy, 30% of all energy used to heat and cool homes goes out the window. In the Bay Area during the warmer months, Thinsulate can help regulate a room’s temperature by blocking 55% to 73% of the sun’s heat coming through windows. Less air conditioning and heating means lower energy bills.

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3M Prestige Series Sun Control Window Film

Keeps the heat out without changing your home’s exterior view

Prestige reduces glare and hotspots – but allows for 40% to 70% of the natural light into your home. The only thing you’ll see day or night, inside or out, is a beautiful window. This multi-purpose window film is by far one of the most popular because of its optical clarity and sun control features. It is available in a number of tints. We install more 3M Prestige than any other window film – in thousands of residences.

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3M Night Vision Series Sun Control Window Film

Get more privacy and keep the view

3M Night Vision films have the darkest tints and highest reflectivity of the sun control window films, allowing 15% to 35% of the daylight into your rooms. Their increased exterior reflectivity offers maximum privacy during the day. But at night, because their low interior reflectivity, you can still enjoy a great view.

Recently we used the 3M Night Vision film for the San Francisco Federal Building

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3M Ceramic Series Sun Control Window Film

Provide strong glare control at a great value

The 3M Ceramic Series sun control films allow 30% to 50% of the natural light into your home. Unlike 3M Prestige, these films have more tint and are more reflective. This results in more exterior privacy and less glare.

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Service Areas

We are local firm serving the greater Bay Area community including:

  • San Francisco and Marin County
  • Cupertino, Santa Clara and San Jose
  • Oakland and East Bay
  • Peninsula including Redwood City, Palo Alto
  • Contra Costa

Contact us

Window Solutions | Solar Art

186 Utah Avenue
South San Francisco,

Phone: (800) 400-7644
Fax: (650) 349-2297