Your Questions About UV-Blocking Window Film Answered

Your Questions About UV-Blocking Window Film Answered

Some of our most popular films are UV-blocking Films and a leading supplier and installer of UV-blocking window film in the United States; you can imagine we receive a lot of inquiries about it. This is fine by us since we enjoy talking with our clients to answer their questions since it allows us to assist them in locating the film they need the most. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about these films, along with our brief but clear answers.

Does UV-Blocking film block out all sunlight?

Fading-reducing window film is a translucent film that stops 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV radiation while letting in the beneficial visible light. This means it doesn’t block all the sunlight, just the rays that cause harm to people and property. It allows in as much or little visible light as you want for your Chicago area building, depending on the transmissivity of the film. So you can choose what works best for you.

Does UV-blocking window film stop hardwood floors from fading?

UV blocking window film, in particular, is one of the most effective approaches to preventing your flooring from changing color. Over time, this cutting-edge technology significantly reduces hardwood fading. However, with enough time, your flooring will show signs of natural aging. However, due to the small amount of UV radiation actually getting through the film, there won’t be much fading at all for a very long time.

Will UV Blocking window film darken my windows?

No, today’s UV-blocking window tints are not as dark or metallic in color as they were one past. They’re incredibly transparent. Not only do they not dim windows, but many of our previous customers have told us that they enhance views from within and give their windows a more modern aesthetic appeal from the outside.

Does UV-Blocking window film really protect from cancer?

Yes, limiting your sun exposure has been shown to reduce the incidence of certain malignancies. Window film, which blocks almost all of the damaging UV rays that could hurt your skin and eyes each day through windows, is likely one of the most effective techniques for lowering sun-related illness risks such as cataracts and melanoma. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, Uv-blocking window film is recommended and has its seal of approval.

These are only a few of the inquiries we know people have while researching UV window films. To learn more or talk with someone directly in the Chicago area, contact us immediately to set up a free consultation.

For the past fifteen years, Mike Kinsey has been consulting on window tinting projects all across the United States. As the Operations Manager at Scottish Window Tinting, Mike strives to ensure that each and every customer is completely satisfied and personally oversees all projects from start to finish. His extensive background in project management and construction gives him unique perspective and insight which he brings to every job. Mike has sold and installed over 250,000 sq. ft. of window film and is an expert on all brands. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.

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