We all know to protect our skin from the affects of the sun. We look for sunglasses with ultraviolet (“UV”) protection. Folks who enjoy the outdoors will look for clothes that have a UV rating. Even women’s makeup can contain UV protection. We take these precautions with ourselves, but then ignore the damage the sun’s rays are doing to our interiors. What many do not know is most windows do nothing to stop the sun’s UV rays, which pose risks to people and possessions inside your home or office. Just because you are indoors, you can still get a sunburn! Now, think about the fading that takes place when bleached by the sun’s rays over time. We not only risk the negative effects of those UV rays such as premature aging of the skin and eye damage, but also the increased risk of skin cancer associated UV light.
Here are three ways window film can help you enjoy the summer sun streaming in through your windows, without the negative side effects.
- Window film blocks up to 79% of solar heat, keeping rooms cooler and cutting cooling costs. Depending on the type of window film you choose, not only are you blocking the sun’s rays, but also it will reject enough of the sun’s heat to promote comfort and energy savings.
- Most films reject over 99% of UV light to protect you from the sun’s damaging rays. Quite frankly, clear glass alone offers little protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation.
- Window film helps prevents fading caused by sunlight. Carpets lose their color, furniture fades, and hardwood floors start to look bleached and dry, all due to sun damage.
There are window film solutions for every challenge and options to fit every budget. Let one of our window film professionals show you how different films look aesthetically, both inside and outside, and explain their protective properties. These can include reducing glare and improving security and safety.