Does window film block ultraviolet (UV) rays? The simple answer is yes: window film blocks Ultraviolet or UV rays. In this post, we’ll discuss what ultraviolet (UV) rays are, why they are so damaging for our skin and furnishings and how window film protects us from it. First, what exactly are ultraviolet (UV) rays?
What are Ultraviolet (UV) rays?
Ultraviolet or UV light rays are a form of radiation that is not visible to the human eye. Located in the invisible part of the “electromagnetic spectrum”, ultraviolet wavelengths are actually shorter than visible light. What makes exposure to ultraviolet rays so damaging? For humans, the damage can be significant.
Why Ultraviolet (UV) Rays Are So Dangerous?
Research shows that dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun is associated with over 90% of all skin cancers. Besides skin cancer, additional studies published by the National Institute of Health show that ultraviolet rays (UV) can even impair wound healing and cause DNA damage. It is also well established that ultraviolet (UV) rays exposure is highly suspected to be responsible for 80% of visible signs of facial aging. The bottom line is this: protecting your skin from UV rays is not just a matter of good skin care, it’s a serious health concern as well. So how does window film protect us from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays?
How Does Window Film Protects Us From Ultraviolet (UV) Rays?
There are three types of UV rays: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC rays are blocked by the atmosphere. UVB rays are blocked by the glass itself. UVA rays are the kind that can be blocked by window film. 3M™ Window Film blocks 99% of the sun’s UVA rays. It’s an affordable and effective way to protect your family and helps to safeguard your home furnishings. How does 3M™ Window Film work?
3M™ Window Films creates a barrier between you and the sun. It lets in the natural light that you love while reflecting the sun’s heat and harmful rays away from your home. This remarkable window film is non-metalized, so your view outside stays crystal clear. Really, the difference between a window treated with film and an untreated window is almost completely unnoticeable.
Are you ready to start protecting your family and furnishings from ultraviolet (UV) rays? Get started with a free estimate today.