Your home furnishings likely mean a lot to you. If you own a house and pay good money to decorate it you likely want those things to last too. No matter how much care you take to ensure your floors stay unmarked and your upholstery unstained–there is still something working to destroy them every day. As it turns out the sun does more damage, over time, than almost anything else your furnishings will encounter.
How UV Rays Destroy Furnishings
The rays of the sun are essentially radiation. As you probably know, radiation destroys things. So something as simple as sitting under the unchecked rays of the sun degrades furnishings is much worse than everyday wear and tear. Given enough time, harmful UV, UVA and UVB rays will break down almost any material. The signs of this break down are common and clear.
- Rich wood floors will fade and become dry
- Bright Upholstery will become dull
- Artwork will crack and chip
- Solid wood furniture will change color
- Plastics will weaken and break
- Fabrics will fade, tear and unravel
But, you don’t have to worry. There is something you can do to extend the life of your furnishings and protect the people in your home from UV exposure as well–applying UV blocking window film. It is a smart choice for Fort Collins homeowners who want to protect their furnishings from UV exposure and has plenty of other benefits too.
How Window Film Protects Against UV Rays
Window film works to preserve furnishings by stopping the problem at its source–your windows. Premium window film brands will block up to 99% of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation and infrared rays too. You could go so far as to call window film sunblock for your furnishings. 3M, Enerlogic, Llumar are some of the time-tested brands that we carry that excel at keeping furniture safe from the effects of the sun. More importantly, window film protects not just your furnishings but your family too from harmful UV exposure. Did you know, 85 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are linked to exposure to the same UV radiation? Which is why window film is key to keeping your family safe from sun-related eye and skin diseases. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded it’s esteemed “Seal of Recommendation” to several window film brands–many of which we carry. Beyond simply protect your home artwork, floors, upholstery and wood furnishings, window film looks great too. The days of dark tints for protection from the sun are gone. Today’s modern brands are sleek in appearance and offer optimal clarity through your Fort Collins home’s windows.