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Glass walls, French doors, and vehicle windows – there are so many ways in which glass is incorporated in our homes, businesses and vehicles. In each of these circumstances, glass is required to afford us a degree of protection whilst still adding the style and flare it is most well known for. However, glass is only minimally protective on its own – it requires adjuncts such as protective tinting to help keep you, your family and even itself safer.
Protection from Light
According to the American Cancer Society, there are many factors that affect the intensity of sunlight, heat and radiation inside a home, office space or vehicle. For example, whether windows are open or closed, the orientation of the windows to the sun, even the time of day can affect the intensity of exposure. Although the risks are lower indoors, you can be exposed to up to 50% of ambient UV radiation. Clear glass only blocks about 37% of UVA radiation.
It is very well-known that there is a strong association and proven correlation between UV exposure and the development of skin cancer. Two of the more common skin cancers, basal cell and squamous cell cancers, are predominantly found on the more sun-exposed areas of the body. Melanomas, a more dangerous but rarer cancer, has also been proven to be linked to excessive exposure to sunlight.
Radiation from the sun’s rays can also cause warping and bleaching of car interiors, curtains, and furniture. It can cause your furniture to become brittle and significantly reduce their lifespan. Heat from Sunlight can also cause temperature pockets in your home, increasing the need for internal climate control and increasing your carbon footprint.
Window tinting can block up to 99.9% of UV radiation and can provide a total SPF of up to 1000, protecting you, your family, your possessions, and even your car interiors from sun damage. Tinting also protects you from harmful glare and excessive heat.
Protection from Debris and Damage
Window film also adds an element of physical protection to our windows. At Window Tint USA, we have experience in a specific type of window film called 3M or Scotchgard Paint Protection Films. This type of protective film comes in many varying degrees of opacification and is strengthened to help avoid stone chips and insect debris for many miles and guaranteed from 3M.
Protection from Breakage
Window tinting also increases protection by strengthening the glass itself. This decreases the likelihood of breakage, thereby protecting you against natural disasters, harsh winds, flying debris, theft and smash-and-grabs. The film also holds all the pieces of glass together and prevents large shards becoming projectiles, potential compounding dangerous situations like car crashes.
Protective window tinting is a fantastic way to ensure your and your family’s safety and the longevity of your possessions. Window Tint USA offers quality window film as well as top class service all over Florida – from the Keys to the Treasure Coast. If you are thinking about applying window tinting or if you have any questions about window tinting or our services, contact us today!