It’s widely understood that certain measures need to be taken to protect our bodies from harmful UV rays. That’s why we apply sunscreen when we go to the beach and why we wear sunglasses when we play 18 holes. But were you aware that you can become exposed to harmful UV rays while spending time indoors? Let’s explore.
Understanding UV Rays
There are three main types of UV rays. UVA rays age skin cells and can damage their DNA. UVA rays are linked to long-term skin damage such as wrinkles. UVB rays damage skin cells’ DNA directly and are the main rays that cause sunburns. UVB rays are thought to cause most skin cancers. Lastly, UVC rays emit more energy than other types of UV rays, but they don’t typically make it through the Earth’s atmosphere. About 50% of UVA radiation can pass through windows and car windows have been proven to let in more than 60%.
Window & Glass Tinting
Adding curtains and blinds will also eliminate the risk of sun damage, but it will also limit the amount of natural light that enters your home. You can have the best of both worlds by investing in window tint.
Solar tinting your windows can block up to 99% of harmful UV rays from entering your home. By simply having solar tinted windows installed you can reduce your risk of skin disease, preserve costly furniture, and cut down on harsh glare.
Call American Solar Tinting
American Solar Tinting has the equipment and employee expertise to make your home or business decorated beautifully with window film. With almost 60 years of experience serving customers throughout the Maryland and Washington D.C. area. We offer a wide variety of solutions for you from residential or business window or glass tinting to logo graphics or films. For more information on how we can help your business contact us online or call us at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.