While the sun may not be bright here in the bay area–it is just as harmful as places with intense sun. So blocking UV rays coming into your home is important. Blinds and/or curtains are one way to do this but these methods are only somewhat effective. They don’t take care of the most harmful part of the sun’s rays–UV radiation. For a better solution, one that solves most sun-related issues, the best defense is UV blocking Window Film. Find out why below.  

Window Film Protects Skin and Eyes From UV Radiation

Our skin and eyes are susceptible to harm from UV radiation. It is proven to cause blurred vision, headaches, and even some cancers of the skin and eyes. UV blocking window films block 99.9% of the harmful radiation coming through the windows of your San Francisco home. Remember, even when it looks overcast here–those dangerous UV rays are still present. So equipping your windows with UV blocking window film protects you even when you may not think to draw blinds or curtains.

Window Film Protects Home Furnishings 

Just like human skin is hurt by UV radiation beaming through glass–so too are the furnishings and floors in your San Francisco home. Upholstery, artwork, rugs, and wood floors are prone to fading when hit by the unchecked rays of the sun. Curtains and blinds don’t do much to protect you and your furnishings. They also obscure your outdoor views. UV blocking window film, on the other hand, blocks 99.9% of those rays–forming an effective barrier to your furnishings. Plus it still allows in plenty of natural light. 

Window Film Reduces UV Heat Gain on Home Windows

Curtains and blinds won’t stop solar heat gain on glass–this is the main cause of high cooling bills. When UV radiation heats your glass it transfers this heat into your home. This not only causes hot and cold spots but also means your HVAC needs to work harder to cool it. All of this adds up to higher utility bills and costly repairs to HVAC units–something you, as a homeowner, are likely trying to avoid. When you have window film installed you can! Window film is a cost-effective way to reduce these high bills by stopping solar heat gain and saves your time and money in repairs. 

For more information on window film to protect against UV radiation–contact us at San Francisco Window Film today!

Angus got his start in the window tinting industry shortly after he moved to San Francisco from his home in Scotland. Almost immediately after moving, he noticed the significant impact that sunlight and weather had on homes and buildings in the area. During his research, he stumbled across window film as a solution for controlling the climate and atmosphere in indoor spaces. Now, Angus has been working in the window tinting industry for over ten years and has installed window film on all types of properties in the San Francisco area, ranging from office buildings, retail stores, and schools to apartments and single family homes. His expertise and product knowledge on the various types of security, energy saving, and decorative window film on the market give him the ability to select the perfect solution for every property based on the unique needs of the building itself as well as the building owner.