For those of us who have ever gotten a sunburn, we know how harmful the sun’s powerful rays can be. What many people might not realize however, is that the sun can harm more than just our skin. Furniture inside your house is vulnerable to the sun’s beams, too. If you notice that the color of your leather or any other furniture material is fading, the blame most likely belongs to the sun. If you want your furniture to stay looking beautiful for longer, you need to consider residential tinting for your windows.
Why is Your Furniture Fading?
Leather is one of the first victims of color fading that we notice. Once a beautiful, firm surface, a piece of leather furniture might become dry, cracked, and a lighter color. The heat of the sun’s rays causes the moisture in the leather to evaporate. This causes the dryness in the furniture. Once the furniture is dry, it may start to crack or become frayed. Once there is sun damage on your leather furniture, there is not much you can do to restore it. You might be able to die the furniture to restore its color, but this won’t resolve the dryness and cracking problem.
Fabric is also vulnerable to fading. More durable fabrics like cotton, polyester, and nylon are usually less likely to fade as quickly in comparison to more fine fabric like silk and linen. When buying a piece of furniture for a sunny spot, consider the color of the fabric that you are buying, too. Lighter colors will fade much slower than darker colors.
The Benefits of Residential Tinting
The list of benefits associated with residential window tinting goes on and on. Not only will it prevent damage on your furniture, it can save you money on energy cost and reduce heat and glare. In the summertime, as the sun’s hot rays are beaming through your untreated windows, the room can warm up very quickly, resulting in more air conditioning (and money) to keep the house cool.
Residential Tinting and Your Indoor Furniture
When we buy expensive furniture, we expect it to last for years. One of the only ways that you can ensure high quality furniture for years to come is through residential tinting. This is the first line of defense between the forcible rays and your valuable furniture. Your tinted windows will prevent the color fading and drying out of the furniture. Residential tinting can prevent up to 99.9% of all UVA and UVB rays from ever reaching your furniture. In addition to residential tinting, you should also apply treatments directly to your furniture as another defense from damage.
Let American Solar Tinting Save Your Furniture!
Since 1958, American Solar Tinting has helped over 46,000 customers – both commercial and residential – throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. We specialize in custom commercial and residential window tinting.
If you want to lower your air conditioning costs and prevent damage on your furniture with residential window tinting, contact us now!
As a factory authorized dealer of Vista® and LLumar® window films, we provide our customers with not only the highest quality installations, but the highest quality products. Our solar tinting is professionally installed with no mess, no hassle and minimal disruption.