The sun gives off UV rays that can be rather harmful. Most people use sunblock because of this very reason — to help protect their skin. However, are you aware that these same harmful UV rays can damage things that are inside of your home? It’s true. Just because there are windows in your house that are blocking some of the UV rays that the sun gives off, that does not mean your furnishings are 100% safe. In fact, that is far from the case.
Luckily, inventions like window film exist. Not only can window film help reduce the rate of fading, which we will cover in greater detail later, but they help to eliminate excessive heat and glare from the sun. Can you imagine a world where your TV doesn’t have any signs of glare during the middle of the day? That life is possible with window film.
You might be wondering how window film works, and how it can actually help protect furnishings in your home from sun damage. Here are the exact ways the 3M Window Films we carry at Mr Tint help reduce rate of fading:
- Block up to 99% of harmful UV rays — the principal cause of fading
- Reject solar heat, which can continually heat fabrics and other surfaces, causing them to break down and discolor over time
- Filter visible light, which can accelerate fading
There are plenty of bonuses with window film. For instance, this great technology can help lower energy costs and eliminate hot spots. Everyone has that one room in their home that they don’t go in during the day because it is filled with heat from the sun shining in. With window film, these hot spots can help to be reduced.
Five Things in your Home Susceptible to Sun Damage
- Fabrics and Upholstery
- Window Treatments
- Natural Wood Floors
- Photos , Paintings and other Furnishings
3M Window Films by Mr Tint are a brilliant option to help preserve these items for a longer period of time. Don’t let the sun fade and ruin your furnishings. If they aren’t protected, they can be very expensive to replace. You may not notice your furniture fading after a week of sun exposure, but you will see a difference over time as your furnishings start to fade.
Window treatments help reduce hot spots, glare and sun damage to your belongings but that comes with a cost. With window treatments, natural light and your view is also being blocked out. With window films, you continue to maintain your view and let the light in.
There is a way to protect your furniture, art, hardwood floors and other furnishings in your home, and that starts and ends with 3M Window Films from Mr Tint. Please give us a call at (803)-714-0935 or email us at Contact@MrTintInc.com to receive a free, no obligation assessment of your particular application.