It’s easy to think that you’re safe from ultraviolet rays when you’re indoors. However, that’s not the case. Even though windows have some coating to guard against UV rays, they don’t block them out completely. This lack of protection means when you’re sitting in that comfy chair by the window reading your favorite book, you aren’t completely shielded from the sun. UV blocking window film not only offers defense against damaging rays emitted by the sun, but it also offers other benefits as well.
Rejects Harmful UV Rays
The most obvious component of UV blocking window film is protection against ultraviolet radiation. Although the sun provides us with vitamin D and can boost our mood, it also emits harmful UV rays. Even though you can’t feel the ultraviolet radiation, it damages skin cells, causing mutations or defects that lead to early aging and skin cancer. Windows are usually treated to safeguard against UVB rays but still leave you exposed to damaging UVA rays. UV window tinting rejects up to 99% of all ultraviolet rays, so you can rest easy knowing your skin is protected.
Fights Against Fading
Have you ever noticed that the colorful rug you bought a few years ago now looks faded and dull? Over time, ultraviolet rays, along with solar heat, visible light, and other factors, cause furniture, textiles, flooring, and other valuables to fade in color. UV blocking window film can help fight against fading to protect your belongings and keep them looking fresh and vibrant.
Mitigates Annoying Glare
Whether you’re trying to work from your home office or watching TV in the middle of the day, glare can make it difficult to see. Because glare causes eye strain, it can also produce headaches and discomfort. Window tinting offers relief from the sun’s harsh UV rays, but it also reduces glare. Along with added protection, UV film lets you be more comfortable in your own home.
Still Allows Natural Light
One of the best things about window film is that it doesn’t eliminate natural light. While blinds or curtains can also provide protection against UV rays, they don’t let as much light through and obstruct exterior views. Window tinting filters out the harmful ultraviolet radiation while still letting a portion of the sun’s light fill the room. So you don’t have to sacrifice natural light for the safety of your home and its occupants.
UV Blocking Window Film for Your Home
With more benefits than simply ultraviolet ray protection, UV blocking window film is a good investment for any home. For assistance finding the best window film solutions for your home, reach out to one of our experts today for a free consultation.
Mr. Tint provides 3M Window Film installation to homes and businesses throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. As a 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer, we offer only the highest quality materials and employ the most skilled technicians. Contact us for a free window film consultation.