Prevent Fading with 3M Window Film

 In Solar Films

When you live in Florida, the sun is a major factor in everything you do. You plan for the heat, you never leave the house without sunscreen, and if you don’t want something to fade you don’t leave it out in the sun. But fading can be a problem even inside your home, so how do you plan for that? If you have windows that let in a lot of light, you need to protect your flooring, furnishings, artwork and other surfaces from sun damage. You can protect your belongings and prevent fading with window film installed by NBI Suncontrol.

How the Sun Fades Your Furniture and Floors

sources of fadingAny surface in your home that gets natural sunlight can be subject to fading. Hardwood floors, rugs, upholstered furniture, cabinetry and even artwork can fade in the sunlight that comes in through your windows. To protect priceless artwork and artifacts, galleries and museums often eliminate windows altogether or cover them with blackout shades. But you need a solution for your home to prevent fading and still allow you to enjoy your windows.

Let’s start by understanding what causes fading. The sun’s ultraviolent light, or UV rays, contribute approximately 40% of fading. Visible light from the sun contributes 25%, and solar heat contributes another 25%. The remaining 10% is due other factors such as the type and quality of the surface or object, the artificial light in the home, the frequency of cleaning and the types of cleaning agents used.

How Window Film Prevents Fading

how to prevent fading with window filmTo prevent the damaging effects of the sun, you don’t have to fully cover your windows with heavy curtains and block out all the light. Window film for you home can block the UV rays and reduce the heat transfer while still allowing you to enjoy the light and the view. Most window films that are designed for residential and commercial applications block UV rays. But the quality of the window film can make a big difference in the results you see. 3M Window Films block up to 99.9% of UV rays and up to 80% of the sun’s heat. This greatly reduces the primary causes of interior fading and also lowers the amount of energy needed to cool your home. So you can protect your floors and furniture and lower your energy costs with 3M Window Film.

What’s the Best Window Film to Stop Fading?

There are many options in 3M window tint for home use, such as the 3M™ Sun Control Prestige Series and 3M™ Sun Control Film Ceramic Series. The best window film for your home will depend on how much light you want to let in and the primary issues you want to solve. Each film comes in a range of densities, or tints, that allow different amounts of light through. Darker films typically block more of the sun’s light and heat, but 3M also offers films that block UV rays without changing the look of your home. The experts at NBI Suncontrol will explain all the options in home window films, even how they can be combined with Safety & Security films and privacy films to add security to your home. NBI will help you select the best product for your needs and complete the job with expert home window film installation.

Work with a Residential Window Film Expert

Prevent fading in your home and keep your colors bright with 3M Window Film. If you are in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, contact NBI Suncontrol to speak to one of our experts on ways we can assist you in home window tinting, lowering energy costs and helping to prevent fading furniture and flooring. Contact us at (941) 260-1270.

Kitchen counter fading
Kitchen counter fading and started to crack due to the sun’s UV rays.
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Fading counter top due to sun’s UV rays.
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Fading floors and cracked furniture to due sun’s UV rays.
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