Furniture Fading, Floor Fading, and the Films That Stop Them

October 27, 2022 in Aggrigate, Commercial Window Film, Residential Window Film, UV/UVB/ RF Blocking Window Tint

Things in your Denver home have become more expensive to replace, due to supply chain issues and inflation. Therefore, extending the life of your belongings is crucial now more than ever. In terms of both money and fragility, hardwood floors and furniture are among the most vulnerable parts of any home.

Though they are durable, hardwood floors and furniture can be easily damaged by water or sunlight. Of these two dangers, UV damage is the most common. Unfiltered UV rays beam through Denver windows daily, causing wear and tear on homes and businesses. Applying  UV-blocking window film filters out these harmful sun rays and helps to protect hardwood floors and furniture from further damage.

How UV Rays Destroy Wood Furnishings

Hardwood floors and furniture suffer more from sun damage than regular wear and tear. Over time, exposure to invisible UV, UVA, and UVB rays will slowly but surely break down any flooring.

Signs of sun damage to hardwood include:

Rich color wood floors will fade

Lustrous wood furniture will become dry

Light wood will darken

Dark wood will lighten

How Window Film Works to Protect Wood Against UV Rays

The mechanism behind how window films and tints prevent wood fading is quite simple. By stopping the sunlight before it enters your home or business, you can preserve your wooden furniture. The best way to do this is with high-quality window film that blocks over 99% of ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, and infrared rays. Some brands that are known for their quality in this area are 3M, Enerlogic, and Llumar.

Additional Benefits of Fade Prevention Window Film for Homes in Denver

Installing high-quality window film is an excellent way to protect your hardwood surfaces, but it also offers other benefits. The same UV rays that fade wood can also cause cancer, and window film blocks 99.9% of them, thus reducing the risk for those in your space.

Almost 85 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are linked to exposure to UV radiation. So, installing UV-blocking window film is a good idea for the health and safety of your family or employees.

If you’re looking for a way to reduce the amount of fading in your home, our premium window films are the perfect solution. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and find out more about how we can help you achieve optimal results.

The Importance of UV Blocking Window Film for Denver Winters

November 23, 2020 in Aggrigate, UV/UVB/ RF Blocking Window Tint

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! 

Will Window Film Darken The Windows Of  My Denver Home?

July 16, 2018 in Aggrigate, UV/UVB/ RF Blocking Window Tint

Fact Or Fiction: Window Film Darkens  Windows?

We get a lot of questions here at Denver Window Tinting about something well within our wheelhouse–window film.  One of the most common inquiries we get is whether or not window film will darken a home and/or its windows. We understand why this question is so pressing–nobody wants to trade an annoying glare for a dark and dreary home.  The truth is window film does not darken windows significantly and below we explain why.

Let’s begin with how window film works.

How Does Today’s Modern Window Film Work?

Window film does not work as a “permanent shade” that stays on your windows like some people think.   As such, it also does not darken or block out the rays of the sun. Very early models of window films did darken windows today’s window films could not be more different.  In today’s modern world evolved window film now works on a much finer level–even molecular in some cases. Window tinting is today is made from ceramics and metals and work by either absorbing the harmful rays of the sun and/or reflecting them. These films have virtually no effect on visible light because they only block the harmful rays we cannot see like UV, UVA, and UVB.  Leaving your windows clear and your view unobstructed.

Window Film For A Clear, Unobstructed View

Here at Denver Window Tinting, we offer myriad of window films that work to keep glass clear and glare-free. These cutting-edge films allow plenty of natural light into your home,  while still giving you all the benefits that window film is known for: low utility bills, even temperatures, and reduced glare. These films range from nearly invisible but range to intentionally dark if you so desire.  Ultimately the glass on your Denver home will appear clear unless you choose a dark film for a specific reason. In fact, will even, in many cases, give your home a brighter appearance and enhance the view outside your window.

So, as you can see, window film is 100% effective without any loss of clarity your crave or the darkening of the windows on your Denver home.

Watch the video below for more information on window film

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Thinking about window film for your Denver home but need more information?  Contact us today to discuss your options and find out more about pricing.

 

How UV Blocking Window Film Prevents Fading of Floors, Furniture, and Art in Your Denver Home

July 6, 2018 in Aggrigate, UV/UVB/ RF Blocking Window Tint

Denver homeowners may have noticed the permanent sun damage through the symptoms of fading, discoloration, and distortion of virtually anything that’s been in direct sunlight within their homes. This irreversible damage can affect flooring, furniture, upholstery, art, equipment, and much more, making repair and replacement costs significantly high and undesirable. For those who don’t want to sacrifice natural light and lose the welcoming feel of their homes, there’s an affordable, effective option for protecting your valuables: UV blocking window film.

Benefits of UV Blocking Window Film for Your Denver Home

UV blocking window film is capable of blocking out up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays. Overexposure to UV radiation causes fading floors, discolored furniture, warped art, shortened lifespan for equipment, and even considerable health conditions. Instead of using tacky, outdated curtains to protect your home valuables and family, installing UV blocking window film maintains natural light transmissions for a bright, welcoming home. UV blocking window film is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for protecting all residences throughout the Denver area. Due to our elevation, we’re exposed to a more concentrated amount of UV radiation. UV blocking window film also features energy efficiency and glare reduction benefits that improve home comfort while helping homeowners save on energy costs and repair fees.

Installation Process for UV Blocking Window Film for Denver Homes

Denver Window Tinting has the most extensive selection of UV blocking window film available in today’s market. We guarantee we can find the perfect investment for your Denver home based on your individual needs and priorities. Our team of expert installers provide timely, worry-free installation processes so that your family can start experiencing the benefits of UV blocking window film immediately.

For more information regarding UV blocking window film for the ultimate fade protection for your Denver home, please contact us or call: (720) 835-2164

Protect Your Denver Home From Harmful UV Rays this Summer with Llumar Window Film

April 13, 2018 in Aggrigate, UV/UVB/ RF Blocking Window Tint

Homes throughout the Denver area experience high exposure to UV rays due to altitude alongside harsh, hot summers from the constant Colorado sun. Lowering air conditioning costs while finding means to protect your home from UV radiation can seem expensive and difficult. Llumar, acclaimed for their residential solar rejection and UV protection window films, delivers an inexpensive solution for Denver homeowners that’s actually a wonderful ROI.

Benefits of Llumar UV Blocking Window Film for Denver Homes

Denver homeowners can experience a multitude of benefits from Llumar’s residential window films. With UV blocking capabilities of up to 99.9%, homeowners can protect their furnishings, flooring, upholstery, valuables, and family members from UV radiation. UV rays can lead to serious health complications and cause irreversible damage to possessions– save money on replacement and potential health/beauty costs with Llumar’s UV blocking window film. Llumar’s residential window film series also feature high solar rejection with up to 80% rejection capabilities. This means your home will remain cool with lowered air conditioning use throughout the summer while maintaining the same, comfortable temperature throughout winter months. With optimized energy efficiency and home comfort, Denver homeowners can experience a full return on their investment in just a few years.

Window Film Deflects Sunlight from Denver Window Tinting on Vimeo.

Installing Llumar UV Blocking Window Film in Your Denver Home

Installing Llumar UV blocking film is like applying SPF 1000 to your Denver home. Denver Window Tinting is the trusted Llumar window tinting contractor in the Denver metro area, providing premium residential solutions to help homeowners save money and protect their home and loved ones. Our local window film experts can complete projects of any size in a timely manner so your home can experience all the benefits immediately.

For more information regarding Llumar residential window film’s UV blocking and solar rejection properties for your Denver home, please contact us or call: (720) 835-2164

How 3M Window Tinting Provides UV Protection to Denver Historical Buildings

September 15, 2017 in UV/UVB/ RF Blocking Window Tint

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In Denver, preserving historical architecture can be quite a challenge. The city’s high altitude puts historical buildings and structures at risk of fading and heat damage. This is due to the increased intensity of the sun and stronger, more prevalent ultraviolet radiation. That’s what makes 3M window tinting such a smart choice for Denver vintage and historical properties. 3M window tinting blocks out 99.9% of uv radiation and protects historic buildings from the sun as well as the delicate valuables and furnishings inside.
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