Did you know that 40% of the fading that you experience in your car’s interior, and the furnishings in your home or office are due to UV rays from the sun coming through your window? Indeed, the sun is a powerful force of Mother Nature that cannot really be stopped by window glass.
So, what do you do if you want to keep your interior upholstery and other furnishings looking new for years – invest in the installation of window tinting film for the windows of your car, home or office. Indeed, short of putting curtains on every window to totally block out the sun, window tinting film is the best and most cost-effective way to keep your furnishings looking like new.
In this blog, we will talk about the qualities of window tinting film that block the UV rays that lead to fading. And if, after reading this blog, you have questions about your window tinting options, whether it is for your car, your home, or your office, the specialists at Tint Tech can answer all of your questions. We pride ourselves on having the most current industry knowledge, and we can help you choose whether window tinting film is a viable option for you.
Also, if you decide to invest in office tinting, home tinting, or auto tinting film, then have it done by the best in the business, Calgary’s top tinting business – Tint Tech. We are the option for window tinting, and we make sure that your belongings do not lose their look due to the sun. So, call us today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.
Sunlight – A Blessing and a Curse
You have to admit that driving on a sunny day or sitting at home in your favorite chair, enjoying the sunlight filling your home with light, ambiance, and warmth is a great feeling. Even if you are at the office and working, seeing the sunlight come into your workspace makes that grueling job just a little bit brighter. No question, sunlight helps our mood.
Yet, sunlight has one major drawback. Sunlight can literally ruin furniture, upholstery, carpeting, works of art, a dashboard surface, virtually any interior surface.
Why does sunlight have that negative effect on furnishings and other materials? UV rays, which are not stopped by window glass, have the effect of breaking down many of the chemicals that exist in furniture, fabric dyes, even in the color of wood treated or not. The effect is permanent discoloration of the surface.
What Can You Do to Prevent Fading from UV Rays?
When it comes to your home, there are only a few ways to protect your furnishings and carpeting.
First, you could keep items out of direct sunlight. But, logistically speaking, that can be very difficult. The rays of the sun move throughout the day, and you really can’t keep all items from sunlight entirely.
Second, you could consider window treatments, such as draperies, blinds, and shutters. That can be effective, but fix for the problem might be worse than the problem because you now have your rooms in virtual darkness.
Third, you can install window film on your home windows. Now, you might be thinking that you really do not like the idea of tinted film on your home windows. But, have no fear. Window tinting film for residential use has become very sophisticated. You can install a clear film that is virtually undetectable after installation.
It is hard not to conclude that window film, particularly clear window film is the way to go in order to protect all of your interior furnishings.
Now, with regard to your car windows, window film is a must if you want to stop your dashboard, and upholstery from fading because, unlike a home, you do not have the luxury of putting up curtains or something that would block a window for obvious reasons. Window film, therefore, becomes that much more vital to your fade-prevention goals.
Why Does Window Film Such a Great Option?
Window film is a perfect option to stop fading in its tracks because most quality window tinting film products block out up to 99 percent UV rays coming from direct sunlight. That means virtually no UV rays will reach your home’s carpet, artwork, hardwood flooring, fabrics, furniture, pianos, and other valuable items in your house. It means UV rays will not hit the top of your dashboard, your seat upholstery, your steering wheel cover, and other surfaces of your car.
Moreover, window tinting film will also be effective in blocking 75 percent of the sun’s heat. That is a big plus as well because when you are in the warm months, you can take a little pressure off of your AC system in your home, office, or car, because a lot of the heat that would normally get through a window is reflected away with window tinting film.
Finally, window tinting film will not restrict your view. So, you are essentially able to enjoy the sunlight without having to deal with its harmful effects – win-win.
Talk to a Tint Tech, the Option In Window Tinting, in Today About Window Film to Fight Against Fading
Tint Tech can provide you with a free quote on installing office tinting film at your home, office, or car. And remember, the office tinting film does not need to darken the windows, clear window film options are available.
Tint Tech, Calgary’s most popular option in window tinting, is focused on avoiding fading for the items in your home, your office, and your car. We at Tint Tech provide energy saving, and safety, protections for your home and office with a wide selection of state of the art architectural window films and 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.