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#3: How Solar Window Films Prevents Fading

Posted by Chris On January 11th

Solar Window Films

This is the 3rd installment of the “Window Tinting – 12 Things You Should Know Before Buying” eBook, which is available as a free download.

Homeowners often overlook the subtle, gradual, and powerful effects of the sun. In addition to its damaging affects to our skin, sunlight can also be very damaging to our possessions. This is where solar window films come in. When rooms are exposed to direct sunlight, it can cause fading and damage to the overall appearance of everything in the room, including:

Furniture – Have you ever gone to rearrange the furniture in your living room, only to discover that your sofa has a large area of fading on the side that was closest to a window? Any furniture that is exposed to sunlight, even through windows, is at risk of fading. Sometimes the fading occurs evenly, so it is not as noticeable. However, the overall look has become drab. Window Tinting 12 Things You Should Know Before BuyingWhen you look at earlier dated pictures, you realize that the color may have faded drastically from the original shade it was when you purchased it.

Drapery and Curtains – Drapes, curtains, and fabrics are a beautiful accessory to a room. However, these window treatments (unlike solar window films) can be a costly investment, so you want to ensure they’re protected. Without window tinting, drapes and curtains are the first line of defense from the sun, so they will often incur the most damage. We’ve seen many cases of draperies that have been completely ruined by sun damage. Streaks are very evident where UV rays have bleached the color out of the fabric. In some cases, fabric may even begin to deteriorate.

Floors – Carpets and area rugs are also extremely susceptible to fading from the sun. You may end up having to replace carpet that has large areas of fading, or may have a valuable area rug ruined from constant exposure to UV light. Even hardwood floors fade or change shades over time. Like our own skin, wood’s exposure to sunlight may greatly increase this process and cause permanent damage.

Other interiors that can be exposed to sun fading, damage, and deterioration include books, photographs, paintings, and other valuables. Tinting your home windows with a protective solar film prevents damaging ultraviolet rays from ruining the beautiful interior of your home. This allows you to enjoy your views, bask in your dayroom, and still let the sunlight into your home, all while preventing the damaging affects.

If you’re ready to start protecting your valuables from the suns damaging rays, while still getting natural sunlight then it’s definitely time for you to look into getting some residential window tinting, like solar window films. Did you know that even your car can be damaged by the sun’s rays? Get vehicle tinting to protect your car as well! Feel free to contact us online or give us a call at either of our Southwest Florida locations:

  • Fort Myers: (239) 489-3838
  • Naples:       (239) 592-5536

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

– Chris

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