Window Film Fading Answers

As we travel around Denver answering questions about window film, we want to take a few minutes and share with you some of our most common questions and answers.

How does window film stop our fabrics from fading?

Here are the 6 factors that impact the fading of goods?

a. Ultraviolet Light
b. Visible Light
c. Heat and Humidity
d. Chemical Vapors (including ozone)
e. Age of Fabric
f. Dye Fastness

Window Film UV Protection

Single pane glass generally rejects 23% to 28% of the ultraviolet light that is inherent within sunlight. Insulated glass is a little bit thicker and provides more protection, rejecting 36% to 41% of the UV rays. Once window film is installed windows generally reject 95 to 99%.

Window Film Rejects Head

Typical window glass rejects between 13% and 29% of the solar heat. Once window film is installed on typical windows, up to 80% of the heat can be rejected.

Window Film Fading Summary

While no window film can completely eliminate fading, installing solar window film allow you to block the UV rays and heat that are 2 of the most common factors in the fading of your goods.

Mike Kinsey

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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