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3M™ Building Window Film for Schools

3M is proud to be a trusted partner of thousands of schools across the country, providing a wide range of school window film solutions. Our 50 years of experience in window film innovation shines through in the unparalleled quality of our products and installations.

Find the right window film solution to fit your needs

3M™ Building Window Films are a quick and cost-effective solution for schools looking to upgrade their glass. Our extensive range of products offer a variety of solutions for every school’s needs and budget, without compromising on quality.

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    Break and Entry

    Engineered to strengthen weak entry points, 3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety & Security Window Films Ultra Series + 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant can help delay intruders and provide extra response time.

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    Natural Disasters

    When natural disasters occur, 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films Ultra Series + 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant are engineered to hold broken glass in place and help prevent flying shards of glass from harming building occupants or damaging property.

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    Sun Control

    Developed to improve building occupant comfort by helping reduce heat and glare. 3M™ Sun Control Films helps provide energy savings while maintaining high clarity, with options that may help reduce carbon footprint.

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    Privacy

    Engineered to enhance privacy in buildings, 3M™ Privacy Films are only a fraction of the cost of new glass.

Streamlined Buying Process

From consideration to installation, our step-by-step buying process helps ensure a smooth and informed purchasing experience for schools.

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    1. Discuss Challenges

    School contact or lead connects with a 3M Building Window Film (BWF) Territory Manager.

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    2. Schedule Meeting

    3M BWF Territory Manager connects the school contact with a 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer.

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    3. Evaluate Options

    3M Authorized Window Film Dealer connects with the school to explain the different window film options.

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    4. Sales Visit

    3M Authorized Window Film Dealer conducts a sales visit, collects details and measurements. Dealer develops a proposal and school evaluates options.

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    5. Approval and Application

    If the school is interested in pursuing a 3M™ Window Film solution, the school will prepare a request for bid to initiate the procurement process.

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    Window Film Installation

    3M™ Safety and Security Window Films combined with the 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant can help reinforce weak entry points and provide extra response time. It is important to remember that window films do not stop bullets or intruders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’ve got the answers.

  • 3M offers different types of Safety and Security window films, in several thicknesses and film construction, including patented micro-layer technology in our 3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety & Security Window Films Ultra Series. Most films are made using PET film technologies, although 3M also has a security window film, 3M™ Scotchshield™ Security Window Film S2400, that utilizes a polyurethane-base film.
  • Depending on the film used and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant, our warranties range between 7 and 15 years. Please refer to the Warranty Bulletin for 3M™ Window Films (Flat Glass Applications) and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant for complete details on warranty coverage, which can be obtained by contacting your 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer.
  • Please refer to the Warranty Bulletin for 3M™ Window Films (Flat Glass Applications) and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant for complete details on warranty coverage, which can be obtained by contacting your 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer.
  • No, bullets will pass through the film. The film is intended to help keep broken glass fragments in the frame of the door or window and can help to delay forced entry when the 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant is used along with the film.
  • No. While 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films, when combined with 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant, can help delay potential intruders, the window film does not stop intruders.
  • 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films must be installed with the 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant for all windstorm, break & entry, and explosion mitigation applications and for all spontaneous glass breakage applications on single pane tempered glass. Always consult with your 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer for complete information prior to product selection
  • We can send samples for review and, additionally, a 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer may be able to provide a mock-up. We have also completed projects in other facilities, and we can attempt to locate a project close to you for a potential visit.
  • No, only 3M Authorized Window Film Dealers who are specifically trained can provide the installations.
  • The cost of installation varies and depends on numerous factors including, but not limited to, the film selected, the square footage of the installation, preparation costs, and the area of the country. Please contact your 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer for more information and to obtain a price quote for your installation. Please note that window films are less expensive than other alternatives like polycarbonate sheets or ballistic glass. Film installation generally does not disrupt operations within a building.
  • Yes, there are two options. You can use a film that has more opacity so that visibility is obscured all of the time (e.g. 3M™ White Matte Translucent Film). You can also use a metallic, reflective film that obscures vision from the brighter side of a window (e.g. 3M P18, where it is difficult looking into a building in bright daylight.)
  • Customer are advised to NOT wash newly installed windows for 30 days after installation to allow adhesion to build. After this 30 day period, customers can choose from a list of 3M recommended commercially available glass cleaners and cleaning materials, which include, but are not limited to, Windex® Original Glass Cleaner and 3M™ Glass Cleaner Concentrate #1. To help prevent scratching of the installed window film, customers should not use knives, scrapers, brushes or any abrasive cleaners or cleaning materials on the window. For more detailed information, please refer to the 3M™ Window Films Guidelines for Inspections, Cleaning and Maintenance Technical Bulletin Revision D, April 2024. A copy of these guidelines are included with your warranty.
  • We have several films that are clear and some that are tinted. All 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films will allow vision through them. Note that installed window film applications typically take thirty (30) days or longer to fully cure, i.e., for the liquid solution used in applying the 3M Window Film to fully evaporate. 3M recommends that purchasers wait a minimum of ninety (90) days prior to reporting any adhesion or optical appearance issues to allow for a full cure.
  • No. The application of graphics, appliques, tapes, suction cups, stickers, or other materials or objects to the film surface may damage the hard coat on the film. We suggest applying any such graphics and appliques to the opposing side of the glass instead of the filmed side.
  • 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films comes with a hard coat that resists abrasion. However, if you want to replace scratched film, the film and attachment adhesive will need to be removed and reapplied. Please refer to the Warranty Bulletin for 3M™ Window Films (Flat Glass Applications) for complete details on warranty coverage, which can be obtained by contacting your 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer.
  • 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films will perform throughout the warranted period and its functional life may be longer depending on use and environmental conditions. Please refer to the Warranty Bulletin for 3M™ Window Films (Flat Glass Applications) for complete details on warranty coverage, which can be obtained by contacting your 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer. If your film starts to change color or exhibit cracking, contact you 3M Authorized Dealer immediately.
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Warranty information

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    IMPORTANT: This is an overview of product features and benefits. Prior to product selection, always refer to the current 3M Technical Data Sheet and 3M Technical Specifications for more detailed product information.

    IMPORTANT PRODUCT AND APPLICATION LIMITATIONS: Many factors can contribute to potential hazards and damages arising from wind, impact, seismic, explosion, or break and entry incidents, including the window film selected, type and thickness of glass, building construction, exterior pressure, proximity of impact occurrence, quality of window or door frames, intruder size and strength, and type of tools used to gain entry. Certain 3M™ Window Films require the use of 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant on glass window and door frames for windstorm, break & entry, and explosion mitigation applications and for spontaneous glass breakage applications on single pane tempered glass. The sealant may also be recommended for certain other spontaneous glass breakage, safety glazing, and seismic applications. Always refer to the 3M Technical Data Sheets and 3M Technical Specifications to determine whether these combinations are required. CAUTION: While 3M™ Window Films, when applied in accordance with 3M instructions, may help reduce the impact of flying glass shards under certain conditions and potentially delay intruders, these films do not prevent property damage, personal injury, or death. CAUTION: Window films are not bulletproof and not designed to stop intruders. Always consult with security professionals and a 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer prior to selecting any window films to determine suitability for the intended application.

    IMPORTANT STATE OF FLORIDA NOTICE: This product is not approved in the State of Florida for use as hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from wind-borne debris from a hurricane or windstorm. In compliance with Florida Statute 553.842, this product may not be advertised, sold, offered, provided, distributed, or marketed in the State of Florida as hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from wind-borne debris from a hurricane or windstorm.

    Warranty, Limited Remedy, and Disclaimer: Please refer to the Warranty Bulletin for 3M™ Window Films (Flat Glass Applications) and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) Sealant for complete details on warranty coverage, which can be obtained by contacting your 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer or your local 3M sales representative. If a 3M product does not conform to the warranties described in this Warranty Bulletin, the sole and exclusive remedy is, at 3M’s option, replacement of the 3M product or refund of the purchase price. Except to the extent prohibited by law, 3M will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or related to the 3M product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential (including, but not limited to, lost profits or business opportunity), regardless of the legal or equitable theory asserted, including, but not limited to, warranty, contract, negligence, or strict liability