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Will window film affect my view? Can you see through window film?

Today’s advanced window film technologies actually enhance your view, and depending on the type of film you select, it may be almost impossible to tell that a film was even installed. Window films come in a wide variety of designs, colors and tints ranging from virtually clear to completely non-transparent for privacy. You can see through almost all solar films. There are some privacy films that you cannot see through. 

Maintain Clear Views with 3M Prestige Series Window Film

If maintaining the appearance of your existing windows is a concern, 3M Prestige Series is an excellent choice for sun control. Prestige films feature reflectivity that’s actually lower than glass, so you’ll enjoy enhanced views. They allow up to 70% of visible light to penetrate the glass so you can rely on natural light to brighten your home, while blocking out heat and UV rays.

Improve Nighttime Views and Privacy with 3M Night Vision Film

It’s important to note that there is no film on the market today that will allow you to see out all the time while preventing people outside from seeing in. However, privacy film can help obscure the view into your home due to their low interior reflectivity and high exterior reflectivity. For example, 3M™ Sun Control Window Film Night Vision Series makes it more difficult to see into your home at night, even when the lights are on, while actually enhancing the view from your windows. 

For Total Privacy, Choose a Frosted Film

If complete privacy is your goal, a frosted window film is an extremely effective solution to clear glass. 3M’s Fasara or Crystal Glass Finishes are available in a variety of textures, patterns, and styles. With dozens of finishes offering the complete spectrum from transparent to opaque, you can select the perfect level of privacy for the needs of your space. Note that with a frosted privacy film, visibility through the glass will be reduced from the inside looking out as well as for people outside looking in.