Protect Your Belongings from Fading with 3M™ Window Film

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Protect Your Belongings from Fading with 3M™ Window Film

With summer comes more heat and more sunlight. It’s well known that long exposure to sunlight can be damaging to people’s skin. However, the sun can damage property in a similar way, and many do not take the same precautions for protecting their belongings from the sun as themselves.

When exposed to sunlight, fabric, wallpaper, natural wood floors, photos, paintings and other valuables in a home can be damaged and fade. Whether the concern is about expensive furniture or sentimental pieces, protection from the sun is crucial.

Ultraviolet Fade Protection

Most of the fading that occurs to property is from ultraviolet rays. According to The Florida Solar Energy Center,“ultraviolet radiation (UV) is the single largest contributing factor in fading of fabrics, carpets and other furnishings.” About 40 percent of all fading can be attributed to ultraviolet light while visible light and solar heat cause about 25 percent each.

Just as skin needs protection from UV light, so do furnishings. 3M™ Window Film is a great solution to this problem and can reduce the amount of UV light that enters through a window. The film can block up to 99.9 percent of UV light from entering as well as reduce the effects of other kinds of sun damage including visible light and solar heat.

According to 3M, visible light and solar heat, though not as damaging as UV rays, can still cause additional and accelerated fading that add to the problem. 3M Window film can successfully block out 78 percent of both to help keep furnishings in better condition.

Ultraviolet Skin Protection

Additionally, skin can be negatively impacted by UV light as well. 3M™ Window Film can offer sun protection to skin in addition to property. Though people may protect their skin while they are outside, many do not consider the damage that can occur while inside. In the same way that 3M™ Window Film protects furnishings, the film also can shield skin from sun damage. 3M™ Window Film also is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation because of the strong protection that it offers.

Other Benefits

There are many more benefits that window film can provide beyond fade and skin protection. 3M™ Window Film offers energy savings, security, privacy and high durability.

3M™ Window Film can reject up to 71 percent of the heat from the sun. This keeps the interior of a home or business cooler and can help reduce energy costs.

With 3M, security and privacy can be enhanced as well. 3M™ Safety & Security Window Film can provide protection of people and property from burglary, seismic events and more. The film can be combined with 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems for added protection. Some films prevent people from seeing through windows from the outside. This is done by having a highly reflective surface from the exterior while maintaining clear views from inside.

3M™ Window Film is built to last. The film that is micro-layered and tear resistant for increased durability. Additionally, 3M™ Window Film is backed up by a comprehensive, limited-lifetime warranty ensuring that the product performs for years to come.

Protecting the furnishings of your home from fading is simple with 3M™ Window Film. For more information, contact NBI Suncontrol at (941)-360-8500 or visit

Actual Photos of Floor Fading from the Sun

Section of less faded wooden flooring.
Carpet flipped up to show the less faded wooden floor underneath.
Two chairs on a less faded section of wooden floor.
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