Here Is How UV Blocking Window Film Stops Your Austin Home’s Furnishings From Fading

Why Your Austin Home Furnishings Need Protection From UV Rays

Even in Texas where it doesn’t get too chilly, you can tell–Spring is definitely here.  And this means the even hotter and brighter days of summer are fast approaching. Now, if you live in Texas, of course, you love the sun, and there is plenty of it here to love.  However, as wonderful as the warm Texas sun is, we all know that those seemingly innocuous rays pouring through your home windows have a pretty significant downside, namely the harmful UV rays and radiation they bring with them.  Not only are they bad for your skin, they are also horrible for almost every item, big and small, in your Austin home too. That’s right, UV rays cause furniture, flooring, upholstery, and artwork to fade and deteriorate-quickly and permanently.  Meaning those items you have worked so hard to furnish your home with are all but lost. But, there is something you can do to protect them. In fact, just like there is sunblock for your skin, there is a sunblock, of sorts, for your home furnishings too in the form of–window tinting.

How Window Film Works To Protect Your Austin Home Furnishings From The Sun

Fading and discoloration is horrible and eventually lead to the deterioration of wood, fabric, or paint itself.   As it were, these are all linked directly to the effects of sunlight. The three main components of sunlight that destroy your beloved home furnishings and accessories are UVA rays, UVB rays, and infrared radiation.  Even when it is overcast UV rays are present and just as harmful as ever. This is why you need protection from the sun all year long–especially in Texas where the sun never really goes away. The only and best viable solution is window film. It blocks 99.9% of rays and radiation, whereas Low-E windows only block about 85%.  This is because windows like this, while effective at keeping heat in, leave much to be desired when dealing with intense solar radiation i.e. UV, UVA, and UVB rays. The best part about using a quality window film like Vista, 3M or Llumar, to reject 99.9% of the sun’s harmful rays and protect your furnishings is there is no loss of your lovely view of Austin–clarity remains the same.  Actually, window film improves your view because it stops the glare that would normally make keeping the curtains open impossible.

For more information on window film to protect your furniture, watch the video below:

Don’t let the sun ruin the beautiful home you have worked hard to create–contact us at, Window Film Austin for a free consultation and to find out just how easy and cost-effective it is to keep yourself, your family and the furnishings you have worked hard to get safe from the sun!


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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