The things you buy for your Austin home are the things you love and want to surround you every day. They take half a lifetime to acquire and likely if you own a home, you want them to last another 30-40 years. However, something is working to destroy things like your home floors, furniture, and artwork every day.
How UV Rays Destroy Furnishings
It is the sun and the damage it does to furnishings is much worse than everyday wear and tear. It is a slow degradation through invisible UV, UVA and UVB rays and given enough time–it will win.
- Rich wood floors will fade and become dry
- Bright Upholstery will become dull
- Artwork will crack and chip
- Solid wood furniture will change color
- Plastics will weaken and break
- Fabrics will fade, tear and unravel
But don’t panic just yet. There is something you can do to prevent this damage and extend the life of things, and maybe even the people you love the most. UV blocking window film is the smart way for Austin homeowners to protect furnishings from UV exposure and has plenty of other benefits worth talking about too.
How Window Film Protects Against UV Rays
The way window film works to preserve is simple–it stops the problem at its source–your windows. Some of the best brands of high-quality window film on the market will block up to 99% of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation and infrared rays too. So essentially, window film is sunblock for your furnishing. 3M, Enerlogic, Llumar are all brands that excel at keeping furniture safe from the effects of the sun. Even better, window film protects more than just your furnishings from harmful UV exposure but the people inside it too. Since almost 85 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are linked to exposure to the same UV radiation coming through your windows, window film is key to keeping your family safe. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation has even awarded it’s coveted “Seal of Recommendation” to several window film brands. Not only does window film protect your home artwork, floors, upholstery and wood furnishings but it looks great too, with modern brands offering all optimal clarity through you Austin home’s windows.