UV blocking window film is something most homeowners are thinking about and calling us for in the head of the summer. Why? Well, logically because this is when it is hot outside. So lowering heat indoors is on the mind. However, UV blocking window film is more than a hot season consideration. It is actually needed just as much in winter as it is in summer. Find out more below.
Reasons Why You Need UV Blocking Window Film In Winter Too
Is UV blocking window film only effective in summer? Or is it something that could be helpful in winter? The answer may surprise you–these types of film are needed year-round and are just as effective in the winter as in the summer. Here is why.
UV Blocking Window Film For the Reflection of the Sun Off Snow
We get a fair amount of snow here in Denver and what we get sure is pretty. But it also brings with it a host of issues outside of car accidents and bitter cold. Did you know that snow reflects and magnifies sunlight? That’s right–the glare off the snow is incredibly powerful and is why you can go snow blind or get a sunburn–even on an overcast day. This is why window film is so relevant in the winter. It is used to block UV rays in winter and summer. It stops the reflection of UV rays off the snow and into your home protecting your skin and eyes.
UV Blocking Window Film to Stop Solar Heat Gain on Glass
It may seem like UV rays coming through your Denver home’s window to heat it up a bit more would be a good thing right? Actually–no. Your home’s HVAC systems are designed to use the air temperature near the center of your home (usually near the center) to regulate the temperatures. Therefore, there is no way for it to account for, or adjust to, the massive amount of radiant heat coming off of your untreated windows. This means the areas by your windows get as uncomfortably hot as it is in summer without UV blocking window film. Also, it means your HVAC systems work harder and need more frequent repairs.
UV Blocking Window Film to Curb Harmful Radiation in Winter
UV rays beaming into your home at any time of the year–summer or winter–are destructive. It doesn’t matter if it is sunny or cloudy, hot or cold, the effects of these rays are the same. They will destroy and fade your home’s furniture, rugs, curtains, and floors. More concerning–are harmful to your eyes and skins, causing illnesses, headaches, and even certain types of cancer. This means even in winter, you should utilize the protection that films are designed to provide: an SPF 1000 and blocking 99.9% of harmful UV rays.
For more information on UV blocking window film for your Denver home--reach out to us at Denver Window Tinting today!