Sun Control Window Film
Keep the Sun in Check with Window Film
While we all love open and airy spaces with lots of windows, the sun has its downsides, including heat, fading, glare, and UV exposure. 3M Sun Control Window Film helps homeowners and business owners manage these unwanted factors, so occupants can enjoy the sun in comfort.
Reduce cooling costs by up to 30%
Block up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of furnishings and carpet
Furnishing a home can be expensive. From flooring to furnishings, the costs can add up quickly. With so much invested, doesn’t it make sense to take steps to protect that investment?
The biggest threat to your floors and furnishings is the Sun. The sun is one of the primary causes of faded floors and furnishings. Most people do not want to sacrifice their views and the open feeling of their home to protect their floors and furniture from the sun, so what can be done?
One of the best ways to attack the primary causes of sun damage and fading is with window film.
Cause Of Fading
A common misconception is that UV rays are what cause faded floors and sun damage to furnishings. While they are certainly the largest component, as this chart illustrates, they only account for 40%. Solar heat and visible lights are also major contributors, accounting for 25% of the problem. The last factor is comprised of a variety of this we simply put under the heading “Other”. These are things like interior lighting, humidity, etc.
The first thing this chart demonstrates is that you cannot “stop” fading completely unless the item you want to protect in a dark, climate controlled room. In real life, the most you can do is attack the major contributors of fading in a significant enough way to slow down the process. By slowing the process, you extend the life of your floors or furnishings.