Have you ever experienced fading of interior furnishings? It can be upsetting and very expensive. Sun damage is a process that can start and progress very quickly at high altitudes. To get a better understanding, lets look at the contributing factors.
Sun damage is has 3 main contributors; Ultraviolet Radiation (UV Rays), Visible Light, and Heat. Out of the 3, UV radiation is the larger contributor to sun damage. Some interesting facts about UV radiation can be found here. Our atmosphere is an effective shield filtering out the vast majority of UV rays coming from our sun but as we go up in altitude the intensity of UV radiation increases because the atmosphere is thinner. This means that you will most likely see the signs of sun damage much quicker at altitude than you would at sea level.
As we mentioned there are two other contributors to fading and sun damage, visible light and heat. These two factors must be regulated along with the UV rays in order to reduce the damaging effects of the sun on your interiors. How can this be done?
Window films are and excellent way to filter out various amounts of visible light, UV radiation, and heat. Our state of the art window films from Hüper Optik, Vista, and Llumar reject up too 99.9% of the damaging UV rays and as much as 80% of the heat. These films are available in varying degrees of light transmittance so you can choose from nearly clear films to ones with substantial light rejection which will translate into fade reduction. While no single product will completely eliminate sun damage, window film can greatly reduce it and extend the life of your home’s interiors or your business’s assets saving you thousands of dollars.
Window films are an easy upgrade to make to your existing windows and it is only a fraction of what it would cost to replace your windows. Manufacture warranties cover against bubbling, peeling, and discoloration. For more information on how you can extend the life of your interior check out our website and contact us for a free consultation.