UV protection window film works by blocking up to 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays, in addition to reducing visible light and solar heat transmission through your windows. While these aren’t the only causes of fading, window film can drastically slow the fading process of your floors, upholstery, and artwork.
The Damage Caused by UV Rays
When a material is exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time, the sun’s UV rays lead to fading, discoloration, and deterioration. Hardwood flooring is a surface, for example, that is very vulnerable to sun damage. When damaged by the sun, some types of wood will turn dark, while other types will lighten. Since only areas of the floor exposed to the sunlight will discolor, the floor color will look uneven or patchy.
Depending on the material it’s made from, an item’s fading propensity can vary. Natural fabrics, for example, will usually fade faster than synthetic, man-made materials.
Items that are near glass windows, doors, and under skylights are most vulnerable to damage from UV rays. Depending on the material it’s made from, an item’s fading propensity can vary. Natural fabrics, for example, will usually fade faster than synthetic, man-made materials. Items that are susceptible to damage include:
- wood flooring
- carpets and rugs
- window treatments
- precious photographs and mementos.
UV Protection Window Film Helps to Preserve Interior Furnishings
UV protection window film is an affordable solution for extending the life of wood flooring, furniture, and other interior decor items so they don’t have to be replaced as often. This can amount to significant cost savings.
This film can also help to preserve one-of-a-kind artwork and precious keepsakes, so they’ll be around for generations to come. It’s no wonder historic homes and museums around the world use 3M™ window film for protecting priceless treasures.
Learn More About UV Protection Window Film
Do you have questions or would like to learn more about the benefits of UV protection window film? The window tinting experts at Solar Tint can help you find the perfect window film solution.
As the largest 3M dealer in the Midwest with over 40 years of experience, there’s no project we can’t tackle. In fact, we’ve installed over 500,000 square feet of window film in the last year. Connect with us and receive your free quote and energy savings estimate.