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Homeowners Can Recoup 3M Window Film Costs

Homeowners Can Recoup 3M Window Film Costs

The proven benefits of 3M window film make your decision to install 3M® Safety & Security Windows in your home a good investment to protect your home and family.

  • Decoration: window film reduces glare and blocks 80-90+% of UV rays and has stylish decorative options
  • Privacy: available styles of window film prevent people from seeing inside your home while maintaining your view out
  • Security: window film increases windows’ shatter resistance which reduces damage from wind and flying objects and provides an additional barrier to home intruders

ROI: Are you aware that installing 3M window film is a cost-effective solution that can pay for itself?

  • tax credits for window film installed in residential buildings
  • reduce home energy costs with window films
  • reduce fading of home furnishings due to sun damage
  • increase the resale value of your home

Let’s explore in detail how homeowners can recoup 3M window film installation costs in just a couple years.

    1. 2012-2013 Tax Credit for Window Film: A provision in the recent “Fiscal Cliff” Legislation has created a tax credit opportunity for window films installed in residential structures. Under the legislation, the qualifying credit is 10% of the film cost with a maximum total credit of $500. The new policy is retroactive to January 1, 2012 and expires December 31, 2013 ~ Window Film Tax Credits
      By installing and enjoying the benefits of 3M window film by December 31, you can recoup up to $500 of your costs by filing IRS form 5695 when you file your Income Taxes.
    2. Reduce Energy Costs: The average home wastes about $760 on energy every year. A large part of this wasted money can be blamed on energy lost through windows, because glass is a very poor insulator in comparison to the average home’s walls. Energy saving window film reduces the amount of solar heat being transferred through windows by as much as 78%. In return, the average homeowner ends up with reduced cooling costs. So, just how much could you save? Use our Window Film Energy Savings Calculator to see how much lower your energy bills could be. ~ Trulia.com

      And according to Window Film Tax Credits: Heat gained through windows makes up to 40% of your summer utility bill. Solar control window film reduces heat gain by 80%, which helps lower energy consumption. One study showed an average summer cooling cost savings of $105.

      3M window films reduce cooling costs by up to 30% by rejecting up to 70% of the sun’s heat.

    3. Reduce Fading of Home Furnishings Due to Sun Damage: Your home furnishings are an investment in your family’s comfort and lifestyle, and you want to protect your investment. 3M window films block up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of furnishings and carpet. You take pride in your home: extending the lifetime of your furniture keeps your money in your pocket, and secures your investment in your home!
    4. Increase the Resale Value of Your Home: Many prospective homeowners ask for information about the home they’re considering purchasing: including the past 12 month’s utility bills: and 3M window film reduces your utility bills! Installing 3M window film is a safety and energy-efficiency home improvement that makes your home more attractive to house hunters and can improve the resale value of your home. According the National Association of REALTORS®, environmental efficiency has become an increasingly important factor in home buying decisions due to rising energy costs. ~ Progress Energy


    3M® Safety & Security Film Offers Cost-Effective Solutions to

    Residential, Small Business and Commercial Security


    SDC is committed to providing safety and security solutions to your home and business. We believe 3M window films are part of your home security solution, and we offer full 3M window film services for your home or business. Our window films are installed by certified 3M® installers.

    Chicago Security Company

    At Security Dynamics Corp our #1 priority is your safety. Contact us for a free quote on 3M® Safety & Security Window Film to protect your family and home.

    SDC can help keep your community safe with our Chicago neighborhood security services.  Our team of off-duty police officers has years of experience and training.

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