Fading, Sun Damage & UV Protection
While it is true that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is the primary,
and single largest contributing factor to fading and sun damage to home furnishings, timber flooring, carpets and interior surfaces, visible light (natural & electric), heat, humidity, age of fabric and the dyes used, all play a part in doing the damage.
The 4 main components of Fading and Sun Damage are:-
UV – Ultra Violet Radiation – 40%,
IR – Infrared Radiation – Heat – 25%,
Visible Light – Natural & Electric – 25%,
and other miscellaneous components, dyes, humidity, etc. – 10%
The only way to totally stop fading and sun damage is to have a situation of total darkness, and no heat, which is obviously not an option that any of us would entertain.
UV rays entering our homes can also cause damage to our family’s skin, unfortunately this is something that is often overlooked.
BUT, the rate of fading and sun damage can be significantly reduced.
It is possible to totally cut the amount of (UV) ultra violet rays and significantly reduce the amount of (IR) Infrared rays entering your home and doing damage.
- 1. THERMAL Glass Coat will cut the UV by 99.6% – most traditional films will do this as well.
- 2. Additionally,THERMAL Glass Coat will so also massively reduce the damage done by the heat from the sun’s infrared rays, (IR).
Infrared rays are different from the UV rays but are often mistakenly assumed to be the same thing.