According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “ultraviolet rays (UVR) are sneaky. Not only can they cause skin cancer and visible signs of aging, they’re also very good at finding you. They can bounce off water, off sand, and they can penetrate glass. Which means that even if you’re inside your car or house, if you’re sitting next to a window with sunlight streaming in, you’re at risk for UV damage”.
When driving your vehicle, the light pouring in through the glass has proven to cause more damage to the drivers skin on the driver’s side than on the non-driving side. The damage is irreversible. But, there’s good news! Over the years, the window film industry has proven to be extremely effective not only in the automotive world but in the residential and commercial realms as well!
When window film is applied to your vehicle it can protect you, your loved ones and your vehicles interior by blocking 99.9% of UVB and UVA rays without reducing visibility. Window films keep the inside of your vehicle cooler and reduce energy costs, all while protecting the interior from fading and cracking and your skin from becoming damaged.
Many people take necessary precautions to protect themselves outside when being exposed to the sun’s harmful rays, but most fail to realize that such precautions also need to be taken while indoors. Just because walls and windows surround you does not mean that you are receiving the protection you need. The sun’s rays still enter the home and when one is exposed, skin damage and skin cancer are still a possibility. At least 50% of UVA rays can pass through glass and into your home; about 85% of melanomas and 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation.
Businesses are taking that next step to protect their commercial enterprises. The sun’s rays can damage office interiors and can create unwanted glare, increase heat and damage the fragile skin of employees and customers. You can now receive protection from daily UV exposure that can cause skin-aging, cancer, and sunburn, all of which can occur from brief encounters with the sun’s rays while in the office. These special films can also add privacy and reduce the chances of break-ins.
Here is just a small list of what skincancer.org mentions about the types of protection received from window film; along with clear health benefits, window film offers other advantages:
• In hot weather, it cuts down heat within the home, which can reduce air conditioning expenses.
• In cold weather, it reflects interior heat back into the house, reducing heating costs.
• It helps keep sunshine from fading car upholstery and home/office furnishings.
• Some new types of “safety” film help hold residential and commercial glass in place if shattered. Several times thicker than the standard sun-protective film, it can greatly reduce the chances of break-ins, property damage, and even personal injury that can result from broken glass.
Window films have many advantages for automotive, residential and commercial needs. At Shade Custom Tint, we are the best when it comes to diagnosing what problems you may have, and we have the tools to master any difficulty that you may be facing. Our team of expert technicians provides the finest of customer service, while using the greatest window film that can be offered. Give our team a call today to help prevent and protect the things that mean the most to you and reap all the benefits that window film has to offer!