If you are concerned about the effects of the harsh sun’s rays on your floors and furniture, you are not alone. Homeowners everywhere struggle with fading décor.
But there are things that you can do to help slow the fading process, including adding window treatments or 3M™ Sun Control Window Film to your home.
3M™ Sun Control Window Films Help Prevent Fading
UV rays are the single largest contributing factor in the fading of fabrics, carpets and other furnishings.
According to the Florida Solar Energy Center, “Although visible light, electric lighting, heating, humidity, age of fabrics and fabric dyes all play a part in the process, UV radiation is attributed to 40% of the damage. Protecting against UV is not just important in hot, sunny climates. Even in cold, cloudy climates, UV radiation can damage furnishings.”
3M™ Sun Control Window Films are scientifically proven to block 99.9 percent of UV rays from traveling through a window. The film is constructed using hundreds of microlayers of film that are designed to reflect and redirect unwanted rays – including the sun’s UV rays.
Science has proven that nothing can completely stop fading, but 3M™ Window Film can certainly slow the process down. There are other benefits to adding window film to your home, including reducing heat and glare and lowering energy costs associated with heating or cooling your home.
Window Treatments Help Prevent Fading
Window treatments can help block the sun. Adding roller shades, blinds, plantation shutters or some other window covering can add an additional layer of protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
If you don’t want to the view from your windows closed off all day, Hunter Douglas offers a variety of automated window treatments. These electronic systems allow you to control the amount of sunlight filtering into your home when and where you want it. Using Hunter Douglas’ PowerView Automation, you can manually open or schedule your treatments to open automatically.
There are hundreds of style and design choices when it comes to window treatments, too, which also can assist with lowering heat and reducing glare inside the home.
Block UV Rays to Protect Your Skin
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Adding window film or treatments (or both) will not only protect you and your family from fading furniture and floors, it also will protect your skin.
When it comes to window film, adding 3M™ Sun Control Window Film has been compared to adding 1000 SPF sunscreen over your windows. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends adding film to your windows as an added layer of protection.
Live more comfortably knowing that you and your family are well protected from the sun’s harsh rays.
Speak to an Expert about Ways to Prevent Fading
JAG Window Tinting & Treatments has an award-winning team of experts dedicated to providing customers with all the comfort and safety that window films and treatments can provide. We have worked with hundreds of commercial and residential property owners to assist to help address a variety of concerns, including fading furniture and flooring.
Contact us and connect with one of our experts to learn more about our products and services today. We can be reached at (321) 631-2100.