The nights may be getting cooler, but summer is not over yet. During the day, the sun’s rays can still be intense. We’re all familiar with the fact that the sun’s rays can pose a serious threat to the health of our skin. But we might not think so much about how sun damage could be occurring in our own home. Below, we have laid out some of the basics of light damage, and how window tinting can help combat its effects.
What is light damage?
Enjoying the sun’s rays is one of the great pleasures of life. But it pays to consider the long-term impact of sun exposure, both to our physical health and to the interiors of our homes. You are probably aware that heat can cause damage such as cracking and discoloration to a variety of materials. Light can cause the same damage because light is radiant heat. Although the damage caused by even low levels of light occurs very slowly, its impact can be considerable over time.
If your windows let in the sunlight, whatever the light falls upon could be susceptible to light damage. This is true regardless of whether or not your window faces the sun, although any reduction in exposure can be a big help in slowing down the process. Sun damage poses an especially significant threat to upholstery. You will not notice the coloring on your sofa fade with each passing day. But over a number of years, its effect can be noticeable. As any museum curator or art collector will tell you, sun damage can also permanently alter irreplaceable works of art.
What can I do about it?
Upon learning about light damage, your first impulse might be to close your blinds and shutters. But natural light is essential to our psychological wellbeing, and no one wants to live in a cave. Thankfully, you don’t have to. Consider having the experienced professionals at American Solar Tinting tint the windows in your home today. Window tinting is an extremely effective way to reduce the impact of light damage in your home without sacrificing the benefits of natural light. Not only is window tinting a smart investment in protecting your belongings; it also will help you to cut down on energy costs. That’s right—window tinting helps not only to keep your house cool during the summer, but also to prevent heat from escaping during colder weather.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today!
American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business warm with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.