There are many benefits to applying residential window film to your home. Not only does window film reduce heat load, but it also helps to protect your skin, art work, flooring and furniture from harmful UV rays.
UV Radiation is part of the natural energy produced by the sun. On the electromagnetic spectrum, UV light has shorter wavelengths than visible light, so your eyes can’t see UV, but your skin can feel it. Two types of UV light are proven to contribute to the risk for skin cancer: ultraviolet A (UVA), which has a longer wavelength, and ultraviolet B (UVB), which has a shorter wavelength. UVB is typically filtered out through the glass in your windows. It’s the UVA rays that make up approximately 95% of the UV radiation that touches people and their belongings. They can bounce off of reflective surfaces, such as buildings and water and can easily penetrate glass. Sitting by a window in your home office or driving in your car exposes you to UV damage. According to Wikipedia, In humans, excessive exposure to UV radiation can result in acute and chronic harmful effects on the eye’s dioptric system and retina. The risk is elevated at high altitudes.
Installing Solar Control Window Film is an excellent way to limit your exposure and risk to skin cancer. In fact, The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window film as an effective preventative measure to combat skin cancer. It can also help protect expensive art work, furniture, window treatments and flooring. While window film does a tremendous job in reducing the amount of fading caused by harmful UV rays (blocking 99% or more), solar heat (cutting up to 82%), and visible light. It cannot eliminate 100% of the deteriorating effects of the sun. Window film is an effective solution to reduce fading in comparison to untreated glass.
All Window Films provide 99% UV protection. The most significant differences in window film products are:
- Total Solar Energy Rejected
- Visible Light Transmitted
- Glare Reduction
- Lightness or Darkness of Product
For more information on the benefits of residential window tinting, call Home Window Tinting Denver (HWTD) today at 720-401-4940.