UV Blocking Window Film for Summer in Austin

Summertime in Austin means swimming in Barton Springs Pool, attending outdoor music festivals and events, and exploring the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It also means spending more time outdoors, making UV protection more important than ever. While you’re probably careful about protecting yourself from UV rays when you go outside with sunscreen, have you ever thought about how they affect you when you’re indoors? UV light gets into your home through your windows. That’s why we recommend installing UV blocking window film for your Austin home!


Think You’re Safe from UV Rays Indoors? Think Again!

Contrary to common misconceptions, UV rays aren’t just something to worried about when you’re outside. They’re also something you should think about when you’re indoors too. You may not get a sunburn when you’re inside, but that doesn’t mean you’re not being exposed to UV rays. UV light enters your home through your windows, so even inside you’re not totally safe.


What Are the Risks of UV Exposure?

Long term UV exposure has serious implications, including risks to your health. Some of the consequences could be…

  • Damage to furniture and floors
  • Skin damage and disease
  • Eye disease
  • Cataracts
  • Premature aging
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Cancer


How Does UV Blocking Window Tint Protect My Home?

UV blocking window film protects your home by singling out the forms of light that are damaging to your health and furniture. UV light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Along with other types of light, it’s carried by the sun. It passes through the atmosphere before it reaches Earth. Window film keeps UV light from entering your windows, thereby protecting the people and objects inside your home.

You can think of UV blocking window film as a sort of filter or strainer. It keeps UV light out without blocking visible light, which is important for keeping your home bright and well-lit.


Protect Your Home from the Sun

Call our office today to get a quote on UV blocking window film for your Austin home!

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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