Books, artwork, soft furnishings, all of these items and more can be ravaged by the gentle, yet destructive sunlight. If you’re a book lover or a keen art collector, we know you want to keep your belongings in their pristine condition for as long as you can, preserving them for your own enjoyment and future generations.
UV window film, also known as solar window film, is an effective and surprisingly affordable way to reduce the effects of fading and keep colours at their brightest. There are other methods of UV protection, such as special glass or housing your precious items away from sunlight altogether, but by using window film, you get to enjoy your collection where you want it and without costly and messy glasswork.
Understanding Sunlight Fading
Sunlight can fade books and artwork due to the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When objects are exposed to sunlight, especially for prolonged periods, the UV rays can cause chemical reactions that lead to fading and deterioration.
Just like our skin, continuous low-level damage occurs. UVA and UVB rays in our sunlight penetrate the atmosphere and cause damage to objects exposed to them. This damage is irreversible, so prevention is paramount.
Fading occurs when the pigments or dyes used in books and artwork are broken down or altered by UV radiation. You will see this as a loss of colour intensity and vibrancy. The extent of fading depends on many factors, such as the type of pigments or dyes used, the duration and intensity of sunlight exposure, and the presence of protective measures.
The Benefits of UV Window Film
Solar window films are designed to block out the sun's harmful rays without sacrificing your view. It is a microthin polyester composition, designed to shield your home from intense heat, glare & damaging rays.
A professionally installed UV window film can block out up to 99% of the UVA & UVB rays, keeping your artwork and books as intended for a much-extended period of time.
UV window film is a versatile solution that can work in any space. Our team will apply it to the inside of your existing glass, with no special maintenance or cleaning necessary. Any glass surface can have film fitted, so if your treasured items are near a patio door, skylight or glass partition, these can have film applied, too.
Choosing the Right UV Window Film
UV window film is customizable to your needs. Your film can be clear, tinted, or even have decorative elements applied. Whichever you choose, ensure you select a high-quality window film that meets your needs and get it applied by a reputable supplier, such as us. Cheap e-commerce options may seem tempting, but if you are serious about protecting your collection, it isn’t worth the risk.
Installing UV Window Film
UV window film installation is a quick and painless process. There is minimal disruption or mess. When the time comes to replace it, it will be the same simple process to maintain your optimal fading protection.
UV window film is an effective way to protect your artwork and books from fading. Your collection will have a much greater public lifespan, with fading reduced to a minimum. If you have precious artwork or books in your home, it’s time to invest in this affordable, preventative measure. Talk to our team for further information or a free no-obligation quote.
With more than 40 years of experience and happy customers across the Maritimes, you can trust us to fit the perfect film with professionalism and a smile.
Think window film; think Maritime Window Film Specialists.