A coat of UV window film on your home and car windows, car windshield and car back/side windows is a smart protection against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
Why Use UV-Window Films?
UV window film is today’s answer to the health issue caused by exposure to UV rays. Yes, UV rays can penetrate your home’s glass windows. Without any UV window tint protection, you are continually exposed to the harmful rays, which double your risk for skin pigmentation, premature aging, macular degeneration and skin cancer.
UV exposure does not only come from the sun’s rays; water, concrete, sand and snow receive UV rays from the sun. If you think you are safe because you are indoors, think again.
The UV rays from the water in your swimming pool or the sand on the beach outside bounces off and penetrate unprotected glass windows. If you work by the window, you will be getting an unwanted dose of UV rays everyday.
Why Do You Need Skin Protection Indoors?
It cannot be stressed enough why you should protect yourself and your family from UV rays indoors and outdoors. The deadly UV rays you get indoors are the same lethal rays you would get outdoors if you do not protect yourself, thus you are unwittingly doubling your exposure to UV rays if your windows are not protected.
UV window film for your windows can block from 95 to 99.9 percent of UV. With this year round indoor protection, your exposure to UV rays is drastically cut down.
Other ways to shield yourself against these rays are wearing stylish UV tinted sunglasses and hats outdoors and slathering sunblock an hour before you go out under the sun.
Are there Different Types of Window Films?
The idea of tinting your residential or office windows might not be appealing because the amount of daylight you usually get may be reduced and impel you to use more electricity for indoor daylight lighting.
You need not worry about this because these treated tints are available in lighter shades and there are transparent films to suit different needs.
The older films gave off glare because they acted like mirrors. Today, you can get window films with fewer glares or you may want to get the sort that gives off glare than your glass windows by just one percent. These types of window films are available from 3M where you can also get pre-cut film for your windows.
Are there More Benefits?
Once you have your windows treated with window film, you can get more benefits. During hot weather, the treated windows cuts down the heat and during cold weather, the interior heat is kept indoors. Both ways, you can reduce air conditioning and heating expenses.
In addition, your expensive home and car upholstery will not fade fast because this will not be exposed to sunlight everyday. UV window film awareness is still in its infancy but it is urgent to act now. Fact is, the ozone layer is thinning and more Caucasians will be developing skin cancer and age-related macular degeneration.
Do you have to wait for this to happen before you get your car and home windows sheeted with UV protective film?