Did you know that there is an increased risk of sun damage to the furnishings, artwork, and other items in your house in the autumn and winter months? Given that the trajectory of the sun is changing following the summer, the sun can actually be more intense at certain angles in your home.
So, now that the outdoor fun is starting to wane as summer draws to a close, it might be time to start thinking about making sure that your cherished interior furnishings are protected from fading by the sun. One of the best and most efficient ways to take those important preventative measures is to put window film on your home windows.
Yes, window tinting film is not just for cars, trucks, and SUVs. In fact, the fastest growing part of the window film sector is in residential and commercial window film products.
When in comes to architectural window tinting in Calgary, you should look no farther than Tint Tech. We have the answers to all of your questions about architectural window tinting in Calgary and any area in the region. If, after reading this blog, you have more questions on the cutting-edge tint technology that is out there in 2019, then grab your smart phone and give us a call today at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.
Today’s blog will focus on preventing sun damage to your home furnishings, your flooring or carpeting, your curtains, and your artwork.
The Sun’s Position Changes in the Fall and Winter
While you really don’t notice the sun’s changing position moving from the fall to the winter, your house actually does. As you would expect, the times and angles when the sun is most intense changes and actually can increase the amount of harmful UV rays as we move into the colder months.
Generally, people tend to think that the temperature dropping means that the sun is less of a concern because . . . it’s colder. That is actually not true. In fact, when there is less humidity in the air, the UV rays from the sun can have more power. Indeed, the cooler, crisper fall and winter air might just intensify those harmful UV rays.
Why Is Your House Particularly At Risk?
Architectural window tinting in Calgary is important because, in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the winter months when the sun is closest. It is closest in early January, to be exact. Based on the Earth’s relative position to the sun, the time when the sun is strongest is when the suns rays are more level with your windows. Thus, a lower sun could end up shining rays 10 to 15 feet into your home, which would cover a lot of surface area in your beautifully furnished living room, or newly re-done bedroom.
That much sun exposure, you need to confront glare, extra heat, and as noted harmful UV rays. You would be surprised, but that glare can create more mischief than you think.
Did you ever move a piece of furniture after many years of it staying in that one place. Then you see that the carpet under the furniture is much brighter, much newer looking? Well, that is because carpets and other fabrics fade with the sun. It sometimes takes those moving-the-furniture moments to realize just how much fading has occurred.
So, What is the Solution to Fading from UV Damage?
As the specialists of architectural window tinting in Calgary, we at Tint Tech cannot encourage you enough to get window tint for your home. And before you refuse to consider the idea, thinking that it means darkened windows for you house, think again. The residential window tinting film of today is clear, or virtually clear. That way, you will not notice that you have tint on your windows after it is applied. So, you can go on enjoying your marvelous view, all the while knowing that your home and your furnishings are protected.
Of course, you shouldn’t be surprised that Tint Tech, which installs architectural window tinting in Calgary and the surrounding area, would encourage you to use residential tint film, but there are so many benefits to the window film that it really is worth considering more seriously.
Just to give you a quick run down of the marvelous benefits of architectural window tinting, the residential window film:
1. Decreases glare
2. Insulates your windows
3. Makes your windows stronger and harder for intruders to break
4. Blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays
5. Is not noticeable after installation.
That all means that you will not notice a difference in the beauty of your windows and view, but you will be able to ensure that your home furnishings, curtains, artwork, carpeting, hard-wood flooring, and all other items that would otherwise be faded by the UV rays, remain looking new for longer.
Call a Tint Tech for More Advice on Architectural Window Tinting in Calgary
Tint Tech, Calgary’s most popular window film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice. We also provide the best quality installation in the region – such that you will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections on your home windows with the tinting film installed.
We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your window film. We at Tint Tech also provide energy saving, and safety, protection for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.
Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish. With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction. Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.