Here in the Northeast, we are in the middle of winter and enjoying the warmth of cozy fires, while looking at the beautiful blanket of white that covers the earth outside our windows. Hmm…but is this what we see?

Are you a sun worshiper and love large windows, but feeling the sun will do more harm than good? Do you have beautiful windows, but have covered them with costly shades only to feel that the shades clearly weren’t as fun to stare at as the view was, and they really didn’t help much with the cold or heat.

Designing a great living-room is all about finding the right balance. The sunlight was barreling right into this space destroying the wood flooring and furnishings. Fading, discoloration and fabric damage are the downsides of the sunlight. There are three main culprits in the spectrum of light: UVA and UVB rays cause 45 percent of the damage; heat/infrared radiation causes 25 percent; and visible light causes 25 percent damage.

Window films are the best way to deal with sun and light issues in your home. Good-quality solar window films like 3M used by American Sun Control can be the answer to your prayers. When you have a view like this…

You don’t want to see this…

Living in the Northeast another concern is heat loss, most people think window film as a product that only preforms during the summer months. However 3M’s All Season Window Films preform year round. Heat escapes through the path of least resistance, your windows. 3M’s All Season Window Films reflect manmade heat back inside the building in addition to keeping the sun’s heat outside during summer.

This can reduce heat loss up to 30% and puts less strain on your heating and cooling system to reduce maintenance and extend the life of the equipment.

So Enjoy the view here in the Northeast… winter or summer! You can live more comfortably without changing your view.

American Sun Control is located in booth 431 at the Home Expo this year.  Whether you want to help even out the temperature in your home, protect furniture from fading, lower your energy costs or guard against break-in attempts, you can trust 3M™ Window Films.

See you soon at the Times Union Home Expo:


Friday, February 10, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


$5.00 Adults (online or at the door)
FREE Children ages 14 and under accompanied by a paying adult.

As always stay tuned for more Adventures in Styleland…


Michele Conti



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