Solar Art installed UV window film to a home in Los Angeles, California! This homeowner collects beautiful artwork and places it throughout their entire home. As you can see from the photos, the walls are lined with the artwork. The homeowner loves the artwork and wants it to be on display for everyone to see. With that being said, this home also has skylights in a few rooms. The skylights are great because they let in a lot of natural light and make the home feel airy and welcoming. Unfortunately, the light also lets in a lot of ultraviolet rays, which are not only bad for your skin, they are also the leading cause of sun fading. The artwork is the homeowners pride possession and they didn’t want it being sun faded because a lot of it is either irreplaceable or very expensive to replace. They were looking for a way to prevent their artwork from fading, but since it’s skylights that are the biggest problem, blinds and shades obviously wouldn’t work for this project. They did research online trying to find different options to prevent sun fading, when they came across Solar Art and window film. They called us up to see if window film would be a good solution to prevent their artwork from sun fading!
It was really important for our sales representative to meet the customer onsite because as you might have read in our previous case studies, skylights can be very tricky to install window film to. Our sales representative met the customer at the home to take a look at the skylights, make sure we could install window film to them, and show the homeowner the different options they have for their project. Skylights can be difficult to film for two reasons. The first is access. A lot of times we don’t have access to the skylights which means window film can’t be installed to them. The second is what the skylights are made of. Most skylights are made of plexiglass, which means there are only a select few window films that will work for them. Our sales representative determined that we have access to the skylights and they are made out of glass, which is great news! This means that there are no limitations to what the homeowner can and cannot install. Since the homeowners biggest concern is sun fading, our sales representative told the customer that all window films are going to block 99% of UVA and UVB rays. These UVA and UVB rays are the leading cause of sun fading. This is also great news for the customer, because no matter what window film they choose, it will block 99% of ultraviolet rays. With that being said, it is important to note that UV window film won’t completely stop sun fading from occurring. It will however extend the lifespan of your furnishings and belongings. After learning this and seeing their different options, the homeowner decided to go with frosted window film. They wanted to block as much light from coming in without changing the look of the home. They have a ton of lights installed, so they aren’t worried about the home being too dark. They also thought that frosted window film would match the look of their home, so that’s what they went with! In addition to UV window film, Solar Art also services solar film, decorative window film, custom graphics, anti graffiti film, window security film and exterior building wraps throughout the entire West Coast. If you are interested in getting UV window film installed to your home, contact Solar Art today for a free quote!