Alan & Associates takes pride in the work we do for Chicago and its surrounding communities. With our years of service in the film industry, we have the knowledge to assist you with the best solution for your project's needs. Our commitment to customer service and quality installations keep our clients satisfied and returning for more work. Now, what type of film are you looking for?

We are your one-stop shopping source for 3M window films and 3M window tint!

3M is a leader in the protective film / glass protection film industry, and savvy building owners know they can count on the company’s commercial window film products to reduce heat inside and protect furniture and carpet from fading under the harsh glare of the sun. Window tinting commercial buildings gives you a much better total cost of ownership.

You’ll also have the benefit of giving employees and customers more privacy by blocking people from seeing inside. Moreover, as a crime deterrent, 3M safety films strengthen windows, making it harder for burglars to smash and grab valuables.

Our success is the result of our commitment to customer satisfaction and our emphasis on quality installation. In fact, over 70 percent of our business is generated by referrals from satisfied customers.

Experts Agree: 3M Films Are Ideal for Protecting Windows
All the time, effort, money and other resources that you put into your organization’s building deserve a measure of protection. In the world of protective window film treatments, the scientists at 3M have come up with the best products available on the market today.
There are a number of reasons to go with Alan and Associates for all your 3M film needs, including:

  • The preferred 3M Dealer in Chicago
  • Window film installation – Commercial and Residential
  • Window film protects both you and interior items from the damaging effects of the sun
  • Help combat the problems of fading, glare, and high energy costs
  • 3M window films provide various end-users with multiple benefits
  • 3M security window film and decorative window films enhance any building
  • Provide a beautiful view without having to close out the natural sunlight with a shade or blind
  • The right solution for enhancing window performance

3M offers commercial window tint film, decorative window film, residential window film as well as anti-graffiti film for glass.

Please call 708.535.3482 or email us for a free business or home consultation

Commercial Films

There is a variety of films we have experience with for commercial use. Build more exposure, improve your privacy, safeguard your premises, or protect from UV rays.  

  • Establish Strong Brand Identity.
  • Elegant Privacy
  • Better Focus
  • Enhances Work Evironment
  • Custom Cut & Printed Designs

Decorative Films

A comfortable work space helps boost morale and leads to more focused employees. Decorative films are a quick fix to enhance any glass in an office space, lobby, stairwell, etc.

  • Elegant Privacy
  • Enhances Atmosphere
  • Improves Morale
  • Enhances Work Evironment
  • Custom Cut & Printed Designs

Security Films

Protect your employees & investments from unpredictable threats with 3M Security film. Natural Disasters, accidents, riots, graffiti can all be prevented with Security Films. Don't wait till something bad happens to invest!

  • Graffiti Films
  • Protects Investments
  • Safeguard Premises
  • Cost Effective

There are several ways to enhance the glass or walls inside your building, though, many are not as quick and inexpensive as window films. Some may spend senveral hundred dollars on getting glass etched, not realizing the possibility of any unforeseeable change. Smart and successful companies always welcome change and invest their money in the right places. Alan & Associates can help make that happen.

We know what window film will meet your needs and help save on your expenses in the process. With the help of window film we can cut, print, and install any custom pattern or design. Need to spruce up the place? Need to create more privacy? Give us a call and see how we can help out.

Alan & Associates was established as a company in 1975. Al worked out of his van, running the business by himself. He installed mostly solar window films for residential and commercial applications. As the market of window film grew, so did Alan & Associates.

In 2002, there was a vairety of applications that Alan & Associates could supply and install. The added growth of the industry helped, but it was important to stay ahead of the curve. The ability to produce custom films was important, and that's why Al invested in himself.

Today, Alan & Associates can produce custom cut and printed films, which allows for unlimited possibilities. Along with the added help and knowledge of his workforce, Alan & Associates can accomplish any projects goals.


Window film is everywhere!!! Honestly, there is not a single city in the U.S. that doesn't have window film installed somewhere. It could be the name and logo of a company, a storefront filled with advertisements, patterns or stripes, signs and way-finding, colors and gradients. It often goes unnoticed because it could be used to prevent UV-rays, potential outside threats, or you might be reading what a sign says and not thinking about how it is actually just window film.

Have more questions? Please give us a call at 708.535.3482



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The Link between Energy Management and Window Film

Many clients look at window film as a way to improve safety, reduce sun glare, or simply improve a building’s décor. It’s very easy to miss the financial savings from most types of window film, particularly the sun control film, which can result in reduced damage to office furniture and carpet, reduced energy usage and […]

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Skylight Film for Your Office

Most people don’t realize that there is window film specifically for skylights. It’s easy to forget the skylight’s existence until that summer day when it’s exceedingly hot, and the light from the skylight becomes painfully bright and hot, disrupting your day and workflow. Heating up office space increases your need for air conditioning, driving up […]

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As we look forward to the beginning of the school year, we face the normal pranks that kids play on each other, as well as the more serious issues of gang graffiti and territory marking. As a school, it’s important to remain a neutral, welcoming place for all who enter, and to offer a haven […]

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How Sun Control Film Creates a Better Work Environment

The last thing most businesses think about is the amount of heat or light coming in through their windows into the office environment. Many companies simply look at the aesthetic view of windows and glass ceilings without considering the true effect the sunlight has on the work environment. Glass windows, ceilings and skylights offer a […]

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Why your Home Needs Security Window Film

Approximately every eighteen seconds, there’s a home burglary in the United States. That adds up to nearly 4,800 per day! Like most homes and businesses, you probably take the necessary precautions to avoid your location becoming a burglary statistic. You’ve installed a security system, put up motion lights, and added cameras. But is that enough? […]

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Here are Different Ideas of What to do with Your Office with Window Film

If you’re debating about installing custom window film in your office, look no further. We have a wide variety of options available, and can customize the pictures and sizes to fit your office. Decorative Design: Your first option is a simple yet professional design for either exterior or interior office doors or windows. Other areas […]

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Is Window Film Beneficial for Your Business?

Many businesses look at window film as a nicety. Something that makes your windows look nice but really lacks any value to your company. Here are several tips on how your company can benefit from installing window film at your company: Cut Glare Window film can actually reduce the glare and improve the view from […]

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The Advantages of Anti-Graffiti Film on Your Business Building

With the holidays finished and the winter blahs of January, many vagrants who spread graffiti around your neighborhood may be tempted to “decorate” your building as well. An easy solution to this problem is 3M’s Anti-Graffiti film. Anti-Graffiti film is often overlooked as a solution to buildings that are often spray painted with graffiti or […]

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Security Window Film: Great Added Security Around the Holidays

With us right smack in the middle of the holiday season, from here on out we will see more presents, more glitz, and more temptation for thieves around the holidays. It’s not enough that the usual temptations of jewelry and electronics exist. We have the additional temptations of arriving packages, presents under the tree, and […]

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