Fading, how to reduce it in your home?

posted by Solar Shield, 2 months ago

Direct sunlight might be a good thing for your cacti and succulent plants, but it’s not necessarily welcome when it’s blasting through your home’s windows and causing premature fading and deterioration of your furniture and floors. Not to mention,  making your A/C work overtime. Homeowners have a few options to achieve better protection, comfort and energy efficiency with windows.

Fading hardwood floors

 

 

 

Eight years without protection can cause irreparable damage to your floors and furniture (see pictures).  Fading has been a real concern of many of our customers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Factors of Fading

Fading is comprised of 4 factors: 40% UV, 25% Heat, 25% Light, and 10% wear and tear. All of our films get 99.9% UV protection, so putting film up regardless will take away that 40% of the fade factor. This leaves two factors to consider: how dark of window tint you want and how much heat you’d like to reject.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Besides fading floors, furnishings and family heirlooms,extreme sunlight in combination with the heat can also burn carpet fibers and stain floors, as you can see the photos >
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We have light films that you can hardly see on your windows all the way to dark films that have a high reflectivity which cause a mirrored look on the outside.  Solar Shield residential and commercial films offer many benefits:
– Protect your skin from UV rays;
– Cherish your furniture, floors, and family heirlooms;
– Cut down on heating and cooling costs;
– Reduces eye damage;
– Save money on your home improvement project;
– Reduce sun glare;
– Consider “Go Green” perks;
– Improve window performance;
– Add an extra level of customization and privacy;
– add an aesthetic accent to interior glass panels or windows.
 
Take action to reduce fading of your home furnishings before it costs you more than window film would. Call or email us at Solar Shield for a free estimate.
 

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