Many of our clients have taken great pride in beautifully decorating their homes. And of course, they want them to be as comfortable as possible. One of the things homeowners in Colorado do to add comfort and save money is install energy efficiency window film. These high-performance films are a great investment because they cut heating costs in winter and air conditioning costs in summer, by making the glass more thermally efficient.
But these films have another major benefit that many homeowners are unaware of. The same window films that cut heating and cooling costs also block the sun’s ultra violet rays. Most energy films will block as much as 99 percent of UV rays.
Ultra violet is the spectrum of sunlight that is most responsible for fading. If you’ve ever looked at an old photograph and realized it was fading away in the sun, or flipped over a couch cushion to find that the underside is no longer the same color as the top side, you’ve already experienced the effects of fading. In a place like Colorado, with its high altitude and omnipresent sunshine, this fading effect can be quite extreme. Fading can make your furnishings, upholstery, flooring, and art work look shabby before their time. Save money on replacement furnishings and keep the interior of your home looking beautiful longer with UV blocking window films.
The ultra violet spectrum consists of UVA and UVB rays. Fortunately, glass blocks most UVB rays, but approximately fifty percent or more of UVA rays come right in through the windows. (UVA rays are present with equal intensity all year long, whenever the sun is out.) UV blocking window films have been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Adding a UV blocking window film is like giving your home a 1000 SPF sunscreen! If you live in Colorado, you already know the importance of wearing daily sunscreen on your skin, and UV blocking sunglasses on your eyes. Why not protect yourself indoors as well, plus get all the benefits of greater energy efficiency and saving on heating and cooling costs at the same time?