How to Block UV Rays and Keep Your Interior in the Best Shape

August 15, 2015 10:19 pm

It takes a lot of money to set up a home, not to mention the time and effort to get that picture perfect look. However, when you try to rearrange the room for a different look over time, you find that there are parts of the flooring, furniture and upholstery have changed color, and now look faded and worn out. This is a common problem for those who have lovely windows to let in all the light and who live in sunny places. Most of the time, you don’t even realise that their furniture and flooring are being bleached slowly by the sun and so they do not take any preventive and protective measures.

Installing glass windows only cuts down the culprit UV rays by some degrees and the remaining is let loose inside your house to fade your carefully chosen items.  However, there are two more culprits who aid in fading and they are heat and visible light.

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The Solution

Obviously, the solution is to prevent all the rays, excess heat, and light from coming inside your house; the only two option until a few years ago was either installing new windows, which costs a lot of money, time and effort; or always keeping the windows drawn shut but then that would not let in any light. Thankfully times have changed and now when you want the light to come in as usual and use a cheaper option to prevent the UV rays from coming in and damaging your home, you really do not need a rocket scientist to tell you that protective solar window films are the only solution.

The Protection

  • Preventing UV rays – Clear sun protective films can help you here and you can also add an additional layer for more protection. Clear films still give you the same high amount of protection from UV rays as a darker film but you will get to enjoy the joys of summer indoors. However, when it comes to fading, the reduction is only up to 40% as there are still two more factors that need to be covered.
  • Preventing light – Light contributes to another 25% of fading and to control the amount of light coming in, you can get various shades of tints where lighter tint provides medium protection and a darker tint gives more.
  • Preventing heat – Again heat contributes to 25% of fading and you can ask for a double layered film to prevent more heat from coming in when you live in areas of intense sunlight.

So choosing a film where all three are minimized will give you maximum results but the remaining 10% of fading is contributed by wear and tear, the quality of the products and washing when harsh detergents are used.  So choose detergents carefully and take care of your furniture, fabrics and flooring.

The Achievement

All things fade with age and the fading accelerates with the above-mentioned factors. So while you can delay fading, you cannot really prevent it forever. However, with sun protective films, you can greatly reduce the solar damage so that you are able to enjoy a “new look” to your house for years to come.

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