CAUSES OF FADING
For a variety of reasons, one side of the house enjoys more sunshine than the other. While natural daylight is welcomed addition to any home, the added problem of fading furniture and carpets is not a pleasant experience.
Extended exposure to sunlight can have a negative effect on your carpets, upholstery and your personal belongings. Colors can become faded and dull, furniture and wood finishes can become damaged and the damage is often too extensive to repair. Fading is simply inescapable unless you are living in complete darkness; however, with the help of window films you will be able to minimize the damage from the main causes, which include:
- Ultra violet light (the main cause of fading)
- Visible light (daylight)
- Infrared (heat from the sun)
Ultraviolet absorbers are used to stop ultraviolet light at the film.
Professionally installed SunScreen Window films will block 99% of all UV rays with UV absorbers as a primary component of the film. All materials will fade from sunlight in time. Fading is inescapable and the same whether it is caused by exposure to intensive sunlight for a short time or exposure to weaker sunlight for a longer time. Clear glass provides limited protection from fading.
Severe fading can be minimized with the use of SunScreen window film. Though it cannot be totally eliminated, the installation of film can drastically reduce the damage, enabling most fabrics and furnishings to look fresh and vibrant for years to come.
Facts about UV protection:
- Clear glass only filters 25%
- Dual-pane glass filters 40%
- Low E glass screens just 56%
- SunScreen Window Film Provide 99% UV Fade Protection