Solar Art installed UV window film to a home in Gig Harbor, Washington! Gig Harbor is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Puget Sound. A lot of homes have beautiful views of the water, and this customer is no different. Their home is located right on the water and they have gorgeous views all throughout the home. In order to utilize the views as much as possible, the home has large floor to ceiling windows in all of the rooms facing the water. Being as Gig Harbor is located in the Pacific Northwest, the summers are hot and dry and the winters are chilly and wet. Heat and glare aren’t huge issues for this homeowner. They don’t feel that their home is too warm and they aren’t turning to the air conditioner too often. They are however having an issue with sun fading. As you can kind of tell from the photos, the homeowner has hardwood floors throughout the entire home. They also have furniture right next to the glass windows and doors. The homeowner noticed that not only are their hardwood floors and furniture being sun faded, so is their artwork on the walls. Obviously the homeowner didn’t want to lose the water views by covering it up with blinds or shades, but at the same time they didn’t want their belongings to get ruined. Replacing furniture and hardwood floors is really expensive, and replacing artwork can even be impossible. The homeowner was looking for a way to protect their belongings from sun fading, so they did some looking online and came across UV window film. They reached out to Solar Art to see if it would be a good fit for their home!
Like we’ve talked about in the past, when it comes to solar film and reducing heat and glare, each window film is different. Each is going to reduce a different amount of heat and a different amount of glare. With that being said, ultraviolet rays and UV window film is a little different. UVA and UVB rays are the biggest cause of sun fading. Most window films, regardless of which one you go with, are going to block 99% of UVA and UVB rays. This is huge, because you aren’t limited to one specific window film. All window film can be considered to be a UV window film. You have the flexibility to choose whichever one you like best and can have peace of mind knowing it’s going to block 99% of ultraviolet rays. The customer was really happy to hear that because they didn’t want to be limited to a window film that was going to darken their home and compromise their views. After looking through the different UV window film options, the customer chose a ceramic window tint because it blocks 99% of ultraviolet rays and it isn’t going to change the aesthetic of their home. It is important to note that UV window film isn’t going to completely stop sun fading. It will, however, extend the lifespan of your belongings. The customer can have peace of mind knowing that their valuable items are being shaded from the rays throughout the entire day. In addition to UV window film and solar film, Solar Art also services decorative window film, custom graphics, anti graffiti film, window security film and exterior building wraps. If you are interested in getting UV window film installed to your home, contact Solar Art today for a free quote!