Northern Trust Bank and Jones Lang LaSalle trust Window Film Depot to install their Solar and Glare Control Window Film…

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Chris Sullivan, Window Film Depot’s West Coast Market Manager, was contacted by Jones Lang LaSalle to help asses a serious problem Northern Trust Bank in Newport Beach was having with heat and glare. Jones Lang LaSalle is Northern Trust’s property management company. They have successfully used Window Film Depot on other projects like the new World of Coke building in downtown Atlanta. “When I first walked the property,” Chris states “three things immediately popped into my mind – I can’t believe they don’t have Film yet, this is not going to be easy, and it’s going to look so much better when we’re done!”

This property has over 3,500 square feet of glass and most of it faces South and West. In the always sunny climate of Newport Beach this presents an enormous problem with heat gain and glare. For years the bank has relied on drapes to block the sun. These drapes do very little to block the heat and look unsightly from the exterior. They also block the view and when closed the occupants need to rely on artificial lighting inside which consumes more energy.

After assessing the property and seeing the issues first hand Chris recommended 2 Film Types from 3M for the application. On the lower panels in the Front entrance 3M Prestige 70 was recommended because they need to keep the glass clear but still wanted the solar control benefits of Window Film. 3M Prestige Films use a nano-technology that allows it to be optically clear on the glass while blocking up to 66% of the sun’s solar energy. 3M P-18 was selected for the rest of glass because the exposure to the sun demanded a Film that was going to aggressively reduce sunlight and heat. With 78% Glare Reduction and 72% Heat Reduction, the P-18 was perfect for the job.

Scott Sullivan was the installation manager and worked after hours around the banks schedule and completed the installation in 8 days. Scott said, “There were some challenging areas and it wasn’t easy, but I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and dog-on-it I’m dangerous with a squeegee…”

George Arnell, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Northern Trust Facilities Manager, flew in from Texas to observe the installation once it was complete. He said, “Window Film Depot did an excellent job on this very difficult installation. The staff thinks the Window Film has made a huge difference. They can work without straining their eyes to see their computers, and the offices on the west side have noticed it’s much cooler and more comfortable now.”

We are looking forward to seeing the difference in the energy savings from next years hot summer months with the 3M Window Film to the previous year’s months without the Film. With this amount of glass facing South and West the building could yield 30 – 40% in energy savings! That’s an estimated payback of 3.5 years.

See the finished results and notice the aesthetic improvement the installation has brought to the building…

Whether you are a Facilities Manager looking to improve aesthetics of a building, or a building owner looking to “Go Green” and reduce energy consumption and cost; Window Film Depot has serviced Orange County’s top commercial clients from Fletcher Jones in Newport Beach to the FDA building in Irvine.

We can provide free energy audits and forecast the savings you can expect from installing our High Performance Window Films. For window film projects in Southern California, e-mail Chris Sullivan @ For service in all 50 states, call Window Film Depot Corporate @ 866-933-3456 or use the contact form below:

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Do-It-Yourself Window Film & Installation

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The windows in your house let in light and air, but they can also let in ultraviolet rays and unwanted intruders. One good way to protect your home from the latter without compromising on the former is by installing window film.

Window Film Depot offers window films made from a protective coating made of polyester and metal alloys held together with adhesive to make a film. Less expensive than double- or triple-pane windows and easy to install, window films increases the durability of your windows and makes them more shatter-resistant, so they can stand up to break-in attempts, gale-force winds—even explosions! Not only have that, but window film blocks out almost 100% of harmful ultraviolet rays protecting both you and your furniture from long-term sunned damage. It also reduces solar gain in the summer and insulates in the winter, which can significantly lower your cooling and heating bills. Window film is available in various strengths and shade’s, so assess your home needs and decide which kind of film works for you.


Once you’ve chosen a window film that suits your needs, you can begin installation. Here are a few things you’ll need:

  • A spray bottle full of mounting solution (you can make a mounting solution by adding one bottle of film aid concentrate or ¼ tsp. conditioner-free no-tears baby shampoo to 1 qt. of bottled water—not hard tap water, since it can leave spots on the film);
  • A squeegee;
  • A break-away utility knife and replacement blades;
  • A lint-free cloth;
  • A ruler or tape measure;
  • Razor blades for cleaning the glass;
  • A partner, for larger windows;
  • A clear, dust-free work area.

Visit the WFD “Do-it-Yourself” website section for more information on achieving the best results while installing window film yourself.

For more information on Window Film Depot and our products and services, you can visit us at or call us toll free at 1-866-933-3456.

Window Film Depot serves the entire United States with main offices in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Miami & Boston.

Window Film Depot 3M Energy Efficient Window Films…Is Your Home or Business Green Enough?

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Escalating energy costs, green architecture, climate change and severe weather patterns – combined with the looming threat of terrorism create “perfect storm” conditions for high-performance solar and security films. Window Film Depot – a 3M’s national installing dealer of solar and security window films is poised to help – no matter your location.

Although energy cost management and solar control continue to be the primary purpose of window films, window films provide increased insulation performance, UV protection superior to most Low-E glass, and provide safety and protection, with the ability to mitigate the impact of seismic stress, hurricane wind debris, and explosive force.

Reducing Energy Usage and Costs

Applying window film to flat glass surfaces – single pane, double pane, “Low-E,” or treated glass – can reduce the cost of air conditioning by 30-40%. Window Film Depot rebates and tax credits.  We even facilitate rebate processing for our commercial customers.

Green Building Principles and Resources

The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from Nature’s extremes, yet they also affect our health and environment in countless ways. The design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal of buildings take enormous amounts of energy, water, and materials.

As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called green building is gaining momentum. Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition. Research and experience increasingly demonstrate that when buildings are designed and operated with their lifecycle impacts in mind, they can provide great environmental, economic, and social benefits. Elements of green building include:

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Water Stewardship
  • Environmentally Preferable Building Materials and Specifications
  • Waste Reduction
  • Toxics
  • Indoor Environment
  • Smart Growth and Sustainable Development

For more information on how window films and Window Film Depot can assist you on your green program, please call 866-933-3456 or visit

While completing a recent install…A child asked “What is Window Film made of?”

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Window film generally combines some form of plastic with an adhesive to create a covering for windows. It is available for commercial or residential use, and there are also options made especially for automotive use. Window Film Depot offers not only different looks and styles, but also different functions with the most common to limit sunlight. Other styles offer a reflective coating, which helps to protect against UV rays, prevent fading of interior furnishings, and keep cooling costs down by limiting heat.

When you choose a film by Window Film Depot, you are choosing a stylish alternative to common window treatments adding elegant style that will not only improve the look of your windows, but help retain your privacy. Choose decorative film that mimics frosted glass, glass block, or stained glass, as well as many other beautiful options. Another excellent film service Window Film Depotprovides is protection against graffiti and vandalism. These films keep windows from being scratched, painted, marked, and make them more difficult to break. This helps save homeowners and business owners a great deal of money and time of the inconvenience from replacement windows.

Window Film Depot prides itself in its ability to provide safety for homes and businesses. Some film types are specially designed to bond with the glass in windows and keep them from breaking in extreme conditions, including storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. If the windows do break, they won’t shatter into sharp glass shards that fly about potentially severely harming people. Once installed, this creates an environment of great safety in your home or office and also for family members and employees.

Before the next storm warning occurs; make sure you have window film professionally installed by Window Film Depot no matter your location nationwide or abroad…or you can even do it yourself. Take a look at some of the features of our website…fill out a free estimate request, check out our pre-viewer and see which film is right for your windows, call us today at 1-866-933-3456 or email us: if you have any questions.

HURRICANES: Here they come….Get protected today with 3M Security Films from Window Film Depot

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It’s not if, but when….

Security window films installed for windstorm / hurricane protection are a smart investment for homes and businesses in severe weather prone areas. Applied to existing windows to hold glass in place once broken or shattered, these optically clear films (and  “attachment systems”) provide an added layer of 24-7 invisible protection for any building. Yet, like most security measures, they are not a “silver bullet” and there are facts, myths and realities you need to be aware of before making the decision to invest in these thin film technologies or not.

Without question, the application of security window film to your existing glass is an intelligent and responsible decision. Under considerable stress, film performance has proven impressive in the past -and has indubitably saved lives.

To learn more on how window films can help you protect you and your family, please read this objective report from the Protecting People First Foundation.

Why WFD as your professional installer?

Window Film Depot  – A 3M NATIONAL DEALER OF THE YEAR – sells and installs security film (’hurricane window film’) throughout the US, The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico for homes and businesses. Our family owned and operated Company takes our responsibility to install the best security window films available very seriously.

Credibility? For the past 3 years, WFD has been chosen by the USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers) to install these same security films on over 800 recruitment centers across the US.

Why 3M security films?

Once educated, please call  WFD @ 1-866-933-3456 for help protecting your most important assets.