Sun damage isn’t limited to just the summer. We slather our skin with sunscreen when it’s warm out, but do little to protect the interior of our homes from damaging sun rays. And that damage occurs year round. Refinishing your floors and replacing your furniture every few years due to sun damage is bothersome — and expensive! Fortunately, UV protection window film extends the life of your belongings and protects irreplaceable heirlooms.
What Causes Fading?
Sunlight causes fading of the floors and fabrics in your home. However, not all of the sun’s rays are equally responsible for discoloration. UV rays initiate a chemical change in the pigments and dyes, accounting for up to 40% of fading. Paint, wood stains, and fabric dyes were previously more chemically stable. In recent years, the composition of these pigments was altered to make them less detrimental to the environment, consequently making them more vulnerable to fading.
How UV Protection Window Film Prevents Fading
Instead of drawing the curtains in an attempt to protect your floors and furniture from fading, invest in UV protection window film. This 3M window film filters out the UV rays entering your space, while still allowing in natural light. Watch the video below to learn about why a family selected 3M™ Sun Control Window Films, Prestige Series to preserve the interior of their waterfront home.
As mentioned in the video, an additional benefit of this window film is its low interior and exterior reflectivity. UV protection window film does not interfere with your view or drastically change the exterior appearance of your home.
If you’re tired of replacing your furniture or refinishing your floors every few years, it’s time to invest in UV protection window film. The window tinting experts at Shore Window Film can help you select the window film to best meet your needs.
Shore Window Film, a 3M™ Authorized Prestige Dealer, provides custom window tinting services to homes, businesses, and schools throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. We serve Salisbury, Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach, and Easton. Reach out to us today to schedule your free estimate!