The Facts And Figures Behind Stopping Fading Furnishings With Window Tinting
“72% of windows in homes and businesses in the U.S. provide only minimal protection from the uncomfortable heat and harmful UV rays that pass right through glass.”
–Luc Goemaere, Business Segment Manager Americas – Solar Gard
We are all pretty well aware of the dangers for humans associated with the sun: sunburn, premature aging of the skin, eye damage and even cancer. This is why most of us in the Fort Worth area use sunscreen and wear sunglasses to protect ourselves. It makes sense then, that UV rays are also detrimental to home furnishings as well. So, the question becomes: What can you do to protect your furniture, floors, and upholstery from the devastating effects of long-term sun exposure? Pulling the curtains shut is one tact, but this obscures the lovely Fort Worth views. The answer to fading furniture is more simple than you may think and also happens to be one of the most cost-effective solutions on the market today- Low-E window tinting.
Window Film To Protect Your Home Furnishings
We should note that all window tints are not created equal. Window replacement companies offer glass windows and doors that are pre-coated with a low-E glazing. This is marginally effective at best and very expensive. A more effective and lower cost options are Low-E window film applied to the windows you already have. In fact, Low-E window tinting has a lot to recommend it beyond its relatively low price.
- Low-E Window tint blocks up to 79% of solar heat, keeping rooms cooler and cutting cooling costs.
- Low-E Window Tint rejects over 99% of UV light to protect you from the sun’s damaging rays.
- Low-E significantly slows the fading of furniture, floors, upholstery and more.
To find out more about window tinting that can protect you and all the things you love inside your home from the intense rays of the Fort Worth sun, contact us at Fort Worth Window Film for a free, on-site consultation today!