When you spend time and talent decorating your home, you want to enjoy it for years to come. You want it to be comfortable, attractive and functional for yourself and your family. One unexpected opponent of this goal is the Sun. Although you may appreciate the way the sunlight streaming through your windows highlights the colors, fabrics and ornaments that you have chosen, it can also create damage and discomfort.
The best way to protect your home’s interior from sunlight is by having sun control window tinting installed on your windows. If you live in the Greater Houston area, Solar X can show you how window film can protect against heat, glare and UV light. You can save money and your possessions while still letting plenty of daylight come in through the windows.
Living in Texas, you know how much heat can come blazing through glass windows. This increases the overall temperature in the house and creates hotspots. The more heat that comes in, the more you have to spend on air conditioning to keep the home cool. Sun control window film can block up to 73 percent of the heat coming through your windows, potentially lowering your cooling costs by as much as 30 percent. It also helps to eliminate hotspots, so the rooms are uniformly cool regardless of any slanting sunbeams.
Window film also decreases the glare that can make it difficult to see electronic screens. Computer screens, television sets, even LCD displays on clocks and kitchen appliances will be easier to see and read.
Perhaps the most insidious effect of sunlight is the damage that UV rays can cause to fabrics, flooring and items of decor. This deterioration is gradual, so you may not notice it until you realize that your interior furnishings need to be replaced much sooner than you had planned. It is even more heartbreaking to realize that pictures, artwork and other personal items have been damaged beyond repair.
The UV rays in sunlight act by disrupting the molecules in textiles, pigments and dyes. This causes upholstery and carpets to fade, and drapes may develop small tears where the fabric is literally disintegrating. UV light can cause wood floors to change color and vinyl flooring to appear burned. This is particularly noticeable if you move a rug or rearrange the furniture. Artwork, from fine art to your first-grader’s framed masterpiece, can fade and crack, and the color can be bleached from book covers, candles and photographs.
Home window tinting blocks up to 99 percent of the UV rays coming into your home. It does this while still allowing up to 70 percent of the visible light through, so your home can be bright and cheery while still being protected.
Sun control window films shield your home’s interior from heat, glare and UV rays. You will see savings over the short term with lower air-conditioning bills and over the long term as your furnishings last longer and look better. Your irreplaceable collectables and mementoes can be displayed without worry, and there will plenty of light to show them off.
Solar X uses industry-leading 3M Sun Control Window Films, so you always know you are getting the highest quality. Our experienced installers ensure trouble-free application with no wrinkles or bubbles, so the beauty of your home is never compromised. If you live in the Greater Houston area, give us a call and let us stop by and give you a free estimate. We have been providing expert service since 1973, and we are always happy to answer any questions.
Solar X is an authorized dealer of 3M Prestige Window Films. We have been in business since 1973 and provide expert installation of commercial window tinting. If you are in the Greater Houston area, please give us a call for a free quote and let us put you on the path to a more comfortable, lower-cost business environment.