How UV Blocking Window Film Can Prevent Floors, Furniture, and Art from Fading in Your Denver Home

July 26, 2021 in Aggrigate, Residential Window Film, UV Protection Tint

There are lots of perks that come from living in a city like Denver. You have access to some of the best hiking trails and ski resorts in the world. When you’re downtown, you can find good restaurants and coffee shops on every corner. And when you can’t get to the mountains, there are tons of parks you can visit to hangout with friends or enjoy a picnic. The only downside of living in the Mile High City is increased UV exposure.

UV rays can destroy furniture, flooring, and artwork in a blink of an eye and leave your home décor looking like its years older than it actually is. That’s why you need UV blocking window film for your Denver home. With UV blocking window film, you can enjoy the beautiful views around your home without worrying about the consequences of the sun. Continue reading »

What Causes Wood Floors To Fade?

May 23, 2021 in Aggrigate, UV Protection Tint

As far as design is concerned, hardwood floors can make or break the aesthetic of your Denver home. When they look good, everything else in your house looks good. And who among us doesn’t want a gorgeous home. This is why most people fret over the care of their lovely hardwood and one of the biggest fears is fading or sun bleaching. Truth be told, there is no way to completely stop floors from fading and/or darkening over time due to sun exposure. However, you can slow down the process to a point you may not even notice it during your tenure in your Denver home. Read some tips to stop hardwood floors from fading below. 

The Science Behind Hardwood Floors Fading

Wood is very photosensitive–even more so than many materials. This means it reacts and deteriorates under the rays of the sun. Just like your skin gets darker in the sun, so too do UV rays break down wood on a cellular level. Different woods react differently and some can withstand more UV exposure than others. So what species of wood you have will dictate its reaction. Cherry wood floors start out a light to mid-range salmon and will turn a deep umber whereas walnut floors will get lighter. Regular glass windows will block about one-quarter of the UV rays that will fade floors. As mentioned, nothing will completely stop your floor from fading. However, the tips below should help slow the process of your Denver floors fading and even it out.  

Best Steps to Take to Keep Hardwood Floors From Fading

Now that you know you can’t stop your floors from fading, here are some tips to help you make sure they fade very slowly. You can use all or some of these depending on your desired result. 

Move rugs and furniture

It is critical to rearrange your furnishings from time to time to expose different areas of the wood to the sun. Rugs are especially important to rotate around the room. This will expose the entire floor to the sun over time to even out fading.

Buy Window Coverings

Drapes, curtains, shutters, or blinds offer limited protection against UV rays detrimental to wood–but when combined with other methods are a great way to slow hardwood floor fading. 

Have UV Inhibiting Finishes Applied to the Wood

There are no wood finishes that will totally stop fading (although many claim to). But some products on the market can slow down the fading process in your Denver home. Look for high-end water-based systems. These finishes reduce ambering and fading and are also really durable.

UV Blocking Window Films

As we know from the experience in our line of work–the most effective way to reduce fading of hardwood floors and furnishings is UV blocking window tint. It keeps the harmful rays from penetrating through glass, so it is both a way to even out the fading process and slow it way down. Window films are engineered to block 99.9% of harmful rays coming into your home and are relatively inexpensive. Since we all know how expensive hardwood floors cost to install and/or refinish–window tinting is surely worth a fraction of that to keep them looking lovely!

To learn more about a window film option to stop hardwood floors and furnishings from fading, reach out to us today for information on UV blocking window film for your Denver home and pricing!

UV & Glare-Reducing Window Film for Your Denver Home

May 12, 2021 in Aggrigate, UV Protection Tint

Making your home as comfortable and productive as possible can help set you up for success in everything you do. Whether you’re working from home or trying to find ways of making your home a better place to live, there are numerous solutions available. When it comes to a multi-purpose solution of keeping your floors, furniture, and expensive valuables protected, you’ll need to think about UV protection. A great option for defending against UV radiation is UV blocking window film. This highly versatile product also has glare reduction capabilities for optimal home comfort and productivity. UV and glare-reducing window film offer a great investment for any Denver home.

The Benefits of UV and Glare-Reducing Window Film for Your Denver Home

UV protection is a must for any Colorado property. By blocking out 99+% of UVA and UVB rays while rejecting solar heat gain, UV blocking window film offers an effective way to keep your furniture, flooring, and valuables in the best condition possible. Effectively protect your possessions from fading, discoloration, and more. UV protection is also important for your loved ones– overexposure to UV radiation can increase your risk of skin cancer, immune system suppression, cataracts, and more. The glare-reduction properties are ideal since you don’t need to sacrifice natural sunlight. Glare reduction makes screen-viewing activities a lot more comfortable, helping reduce headaches, eye fatigue, squinting, and more. This can help boost home productivity and comfort while defending against harmful UV rays.

Work With Denver’s Leading UV and Glare-Reducing Window Film Expert

Denver Home Window Tinting is honored to be the leading UV and glare-reducing window film expert serving the state of Colorado. Our team is happy to help you find the right investment for saving money and creating a better, functional space within your home. For more information regarding UV and glare-reducing window film, please contact us!

How Window Film Can Protect Your Hardwood Floors, Window Coverings & Artwork

May 6, 2021 in Aggrigate, UV Protection Tint

Beautiful decorations and finishes can make all the difference in a room. Even the most basic of spaces can go from totally drab to mind-blowingly fantastic with just a little bit of TLC. But unless you take measures to protect your interior from the sun, all of the money you spend on décor is going to be totally wasted. That’s why we always recommend window film for homes in the Denver area. Continue reading »

3 Ways UV Blocking Window Film Can Protect Denver Properties

December 14, 2020 in Aggrigate, UV Protection Tint

Did you know that UV radiation can be more intensive during the winter months? UV rays bounce off of snow on the ground and directly into homes and businesses. With high UV radiation year-round due to our elevation, having an effective protectant is crucial. In order to keep your property safe from permanent sun damage, UV protection is key. UV blocking window film offers a comprehensive solution for keeping Denver properties safe from sun damage and more.

The Benefits of UV Blocking Window Film for Your Denver Property

  1. Comprehensive fade protection: UV protection window film works by blocking both UVA and UVB rays. It also has solar heat rejection technology for blocking out heat which also plays a role in sun damage. By blocking out 99.9% of harmful UV rays, this innovative film product can keep your furniture, flooring, window treatments, art, and any other expensive valuables in the best condition possible.
  2. Health protectant: The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends installing this type of window film in all residential and commercial properties to help minimize skin cancer concerns. Overexposure to UV radiation can significantly increase your risk for immune system suppression, skin cancer, cataracts, premature aging, and more. Keep building occupants healthy even when they forget to wear sunscreen indoors.
  3. Other exclusive benefits: Window film can also deliver other great, exclusive benefits ranging from glare reduction to energy efficiency. Both residential and commercial property owners can find incredible, multi-faceted solutions for improving property function.

Work With Denver’s First-Rated UV Blocking Window Film Contactor

Denver Home Window Tinting is honored to be the first-rated UV blocking window film contractor serving the state of Colorado. Our LEED-certified team is happy to help you find the perfect UV protection option for your home or business. For more information regarding our various window film options, please contact us!

Help Prevent Furniture Fading In Denver Homes with Residential Window Film

July 16, 2019 in Residential Window Film, UV Protection Tint

One thing that’s great about living in Denver is that there’s no shortage of sunshine. Sure, we have our fair share of snowy weather. But most of the year, our days are filled with bright, sunny weather.

But while you may enjoy all the sunlight, unfortunately your furniture does not. Sunlight and fabric simply don’t mix. And without some sort of uv protection, you can bet that any furniture or flooring near your windows will fade quickly.

But don’t worry. There’s a super quick and easy way to solve this problem. Homeowners in Denver can install residential window film to prevent fading and prolong the life and value of furniture and flooring.

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Why Denver Homeowners Should Consider Window Film For their Family’s Health

May 13, 2018 in Residential Window Film, UV Protection Tint

Growing up, we’re taught to put on sunblock before we go outside to protect our skin from the sun. Uv rays from the sun cause cellular mutations that lead to skin cancer and other diseases. But that doesn’t mean that the sunlight is bad for your health all around. In fact, there are many ways that the sun affects our bodies, both good and bad.

We’re exposed to the sun when we’re both outside and indoors. During our time spent inside at work or at home, our skin and eyes still make contact with the sun coming in through windows. This can have both good and bad implications for your family’s health. But how do you keep the bad rays of sunlight out while allowing the healthy rays of sunlight in?

We have a solution for Denver homeowners. Installing window film can help keep uv radiation out of your home while increasing the presence of the natural light your family wants and needs.

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Window Film: Will It Darken My Denver Home’s Windows?

May 9, 2018 in Aggrigate, Energy Efficient Window Tinting, UV Protection Tint

Window Tinting Questions Answered By An Expert

One of the most frequent questions we at Denver Home Window Tinting is–”Will window film darken my home’s windows?” The short answer is–How much your windows are darkened (or not darkened) is dependent on the product you choose and what level and application you use it for. However, read below to find out more and which films will most affect the shade or clarity of your windows and how to choose a film that best suits you shade preference and needs.

How Window Film Works And Which One Is Right For You Denver Home

The type of film you choose will end up determining the level of darkness, opacity or reflectivity. This means the power is yours to choose what you like best– so it’s really up to you, the consumer! With so many varieties of films on today’s market, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution with window film. It is critical that you, as the consumer, thoroughly consult with a window film professional on the types of window films they offer for your particular needs, in order to get on that works for you. But keep in mind, at the bare minimum window film should offer UV protection, heat rejection, glare control and a basic level of added security. Below we have outlined the different levels of window film ranging from basic to mid-range to premium, this will help you get an idea of how things work, so when you do consult with us, or another film expert, you will have a foundation to work from.

Types Of Window Film For Your Home

Basic Window Film:  Is typically called metalized or “dual-reflective” film. It contains microscopic pieces of metal which reflect and bounce heat and glare off a window–much like a mirror. The great thing about this type of window film is, it is energy efficient and will reduce heat, glare, and utility costs. But, it is not always the aesthetic and/or style customers like for their homes
Mid-Range Window Film: Is dyed, pigment or hybrid window film. It implements a special blend of dyes and pigments to absorb the sun’s heat and UV rays. This film is also energy efficient, reduces glare and solar heat gain. This saves you money but is more popular because of the reduced reflectivity and more natural look from both inside and outside. However, this film doesn’t perform the best in very hot or overly sunny applications.
Premium Window Film: Modern premium window films are made from ceramic and fine metals. Ceramic is very heat-absorbant and actually used as an insulator on spacecrafts and power lines. It is definitely better than mid-range film at absorbing heat and much more attractive than basic window film. By far the best part about this film is–it comes in nearly any shade or reflectivity level, even to the point of reducing your windows’ natural reflective, enhancing your view.

For more information on the right window film for your Denver home, watch the video below:

Does window film darken denver

As always, you pay for what you get, so we always suggest buying the best window film you can afford. Better window films will ultimately last longer and perform better on your home’s windows. For More information and to schedule a free consultation, contact us at Denver Home Window Tinting today!