Why Your Kansas City Home Furnishings Need Protection From UV Rays

Spring is definitely here and summer is fast approaches and as the lovely sun begins to shine again, it is hard to imagine any reason not to love the warm rays of the sun shining through your windows after a long, cold winter here in Kansas City. However, as great as it feels, we all know that those seemingly lovely rays of the sun pouring through your home windows have a pretty significant downside–the harmful UV rays and radiation the bring. We all are aware that the UV rays are bad for human skin but did you know– the sun is also horrible for almost every item, big and small, in your Kansas City home? That’s right, UV rays cause furniture, flooring, upholstery, and artwork to drastically fade and deteriorate–and quickly. But there is something you can do about this because just like there is sunblock for your skin, there is a powerful way to block the sun from damaging your home too in the form of–window tinting.

How Window Film Works To Protect Your Kansas City Home Furnishings From The Sun

Fading, discoloration and eventually the deterioration of wood, fabric, or paint itself are all linked directly to sunlight taking a toll on your home furnishings. The three main components of sunlight that destroy the home furnishings and accessories you love are –UVA rays, UVB rays, and infrared radiation. You may think that the sun doesn’t shine enough in Kansas City for this to be a problem but– even when it is overcast UV rays are present and harmful. This is why you need protection from the sun that works all day and all year long which is why the only viable the solution is window film. It blocks 99.9% of rays and radiation, whereas Low-E windows only block about 85%. Windows like this, while effective at keeping heat in, leave much to be desired when dealing with detrimental solar radiation i.e. UV, UVA, and UVB rays. The best part about using a quality window film like Vista, 3M or Llumar, to reject 99.9% of the sun’s harmful rays and protect your furnishings is there is no loss of clarity or view. In fact, window film actually improves view because it stops the glare that would normally make keeping the curtains open impossible.

To learn more about how window film stops furnishings from fading watch the video below:

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Don’t let the sun ruin the lovely home you have created–contact us at, Window Tint Kansas City for a free consultation and to find out just how easy and cost-effective it is to keep yourself, your family and the furnishings you have worked hard to get safe from the sun!

Mike Kinsey has years of experience in project management and construction. As the Operations Manager for Window Tint Kansas City, he oversees all installs from start to finish. In addition to managing day to day operations, he is also the head of Sales and Customer Relations. Over the years, Mike has installed over 250,000 square feet of film. His experience ranges from residential window tinting to commercial projects for restaurants, hotels, office buildings, industrial and manufacturing facilities and beyond. Mike's unsurpassed expertise and positive reputation make him one of the top professionals in his field. He and his team are trusted by property owners all throughout the Kansas City metro, including the areas of Olathe, Independence, Overland Park, Chesterfield, and beyond.