Let In A Little More Natural Light

2 Ways Clear Window Film Can Benefit Your Health And Your Home

At first, it may sound strange to hear the words "clear" and "window tint" in the same sentence. After all, many people who live in very sunny areas opt to have window tinting in their homes to block out some bright sunlight. It may surprise you, but clear window film is actually very popular and can benefit you and your home in many ways. 

1. Clear Window Film Protects Your Family's Health

Whether you love the bright sunlight shining in your home or not, no one loves the sun's UV rays that can cause skin damage and even lead to cancer. Most window glass in homes only blocks some UVB rays and little to none of the UVA rays, which are the type of rays that are most likely to contribute to skin cancer. A cancer research center even advises people to wear high SPF sunscreen if they spend a lot of time inside their homes, but close to home windows. 

Clear window film can block out up to 99 percent of UV rays, and that includes the more dangerous UVA rays. This makes some type of window film a must if you have a family history of skin cancer, or you just want to reduce your chances of developing cancer whether it runs in your family or not. 

As you likely know, UV rays also cause skin damage that leads to lines and wrinkles on your skin, so clear window film can also lead to you staying younger-looking longer. 

2. It Also Protects Your Carpeting and Furniture

If you like to purchase quality carpeting and furniture that you expect to last a long time before needing replacement, then you may become disheartened when the upholstery begins to fade in color quickly. You may notice that the areas of your carpeting hit by direct sunlight through your windows begins to turn into a completely different shade than the areas not close to windows. This fading is also caused by the sun's rays that your windows don't filter out. 

You don't want to have to keep all furniture away from your windows, of course, as that would leave them all stuck in the middle of a room still getting some of the UVA and UVB rays that project through your windows. UV-blocking clear window film can let you enjoy natural sunlight that helps you keep your energy bills down while helping your carpeting and furniture stay the same vibrant colors that made you want to purchase them in the first place. 

If you think window film is only useful for blocking out bright light in sunnier areas of the country, then think again. Clear window film can allow you to enjoy the natural sunlight that illuminates your home during the day while preserving your family's skin health and your investments in carpeting and furniture.