The sun has been known to cause a lot of damage, this not only applies to things like sunburn and premature aging, but the things inside your home are in danger of the sun’s rays. Traditional Window treatments and solar window film can both help reduce this damage. Your furniture, floors, artwork, carpeting and more are at risk of fading when they are exposed to the sun. The worst culprit is UVA and UVB rays, which contributes to 45% of the damage. Heat and infrared radiation causes another quarter of the damage, and actual visible light does the remainder of the harm.
The Problem with UV Rays
There are two types of UV rays; UVA rays and UVB rays. UVB rays are the most harmful from the outside, and they bring plenty of glaring heat and light into the room. UVA rays are sneakier. They are present causing fading even during cloudy days.
Not only do they fade furniture, but they can hurt the people in the home as well. For the most part, even clear Windows protect against sunburn causing UVB rays, however UVA rays can cause premature aging, age spots, and even some skin cancers.
Traditional Window Treatments
There’s a lot of good things about traditional window treatments. They provide insulation, come in a lot of different attractive colors and textures and can even be motorized to make it easier to use them. But who wants to keep their blinds in Calabasas drawn all the time. Light can be a good thing too. Window film is available in different levels of uniqueness so you can choose how much light you want to let into your home.
Blinds, shades, and curtains can all add color and character to your home, as well as improving its energy efficiency. All can be used with Windows with or without tinting, and can accommodate skylights, custom windows and sliding glass doors.
Benefits of Solar Window Film
A lot of people in Southern California are especially drawn to using solar window film on their windows due to their energy efficiency as well as increased safety. Here’s some of the things people enjoy.
- Reduced heat gain by 80%
- Reduces summer cooling bills 40%
- Allows people in the home to enjoy their view
- Discourages nosy neighbors from looking in
- Available at various levels of opaqueness
- Reduces fading from the sun
- Strengthens windows to discourage break ins
At Arjay’s Window Fashions we’ve been helping Southern California home owners weigh their window treatment options since 1975. Contact us to set up a consultation.