UV Protection and Window Tinting: The Benefits
One of the primary reasons that people tint both their home and car windows is due to the UV, or ultraviolet protection it provides. What is ultraviolet? Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light. And what are the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation? Whole dissertations and books have been written on this topic, so to put it briefly;
“The harmful effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be classified as acute or chronic. The acute effects of exposure are both short-lived and reversible. These effects include mainly sunburn and tanning. The chronic effects of UV exposure can be much more serious, even life threatening, and include premature aging of the skin, suppression of the immune system, damage to the eyes, and skin cancer.”
Window tinting protection comes in several forms. The two points that we will look at in this article are your skins protection, and the protection of your car or homes interior.
Window Tinting and Your Skin’s Protection
When you are driving for extended periods of time during the day, it can be difficult to get yourself out of direct sunlight. The same goes in the home or office, where certain areas where you sit are open to the sun during the middle of the day. Solar window tinting films help by filtering visible light, rejecting solar heat, and blocking over 99% of harmful UV light. This significantly reduces the potential damage to your skin that over exposure will cause.
Protecting Your Car or Home with Window Tinting
Your car or truck spends a considerable amount of time baking in the hot rays. With such extended exposure, the ultraviolet rays will fade the colors of your cars interior, its seats, and the other items inside. It will also cause the temperature inside the vehicle to skyrocket, turning into an oven, which is also detrimental to the car.
Your personal belongings inside the home are susceptible to the suns UV rays. If interior belongings are in direct sunlight for an extended period of time, several things will occur. Your fabric will begin to fray and fade, pictures and paintings will slowly lose their color, wood floors will begin to crack, and many other priceless and/or expensive belongings will be irreversibly damaged.
The last point to be made is the energy savings that are attainable with window tinting. Deflecting the solar heat from the sun will inevitably reduce the amount of heat that enters the car or home. Of course, the less heat that enters, the less AC and energy that needs to be used, saving you money.
To think of it in another way; window tinting is the UV protection without the sunscreen.
Alpha Tinting is the leading provider of window tinting, auto detailing, and windshield repair services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We have been proudly serving the area for several years through a network of high-quality tinting, detailing, and window repair specialists. To learn more about our services and offerings please contact us and ask for a free quote.