Protect Your Austin Home’s Furnishings From Fading Residential Window Film

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.  

  1. Rich wood floors will fade and become dry
  2. Bright Upholstery will become dull
  3. Artwork will crack and chip
  4. Solid wood furniture will change color 
  5. Plastics will weaken and break
  6. 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.

For more information on our huge catalog of premium UV blocking window films for your Austin home, reach out to us at Austin Window Film today for an estimate and clear pricing.

Mike Kinsey is a window film expert. For the past 10 years, he has been working as the Operations Manager at Window Film Austin and overseeing commercial and residential window film installs of all types throughout the Austin area and the state of Texas. His extensive background in construction and project management gives him an in-depth understanding of architecture and the structural composition of buildings. Over the years, he and his team have installed over 250,000 square feet of window film ranging from robust security films to progressive energy efficient and decorative options. Mike engages in professional development courses and seminars on a regular basis, allowing him to stay up to date on industry trends and innovations. He is one of the top experts in his field and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.

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