Indoor Sun Protection?
Summer is just around the corner. Although we usually look forward to spending our summer days outside, it’s looking like this year’s COVID-19 crisis will result in many of us spending more time indoors that we’d expect. Most of us might think that as long as we’re inside, we won’t need to worry about skin protection. However, the truth is that we can still be vulnerable to UV radiation while indoors.
While outside, most of us know the importance of proper sun protection. We are aware of how to protect ourselves from the sun’s ultraviolet rays by:
- Applying sunscreen to prevent burns and reduce the cancer-causing effects of UV rays;
- Staying hydrated by drinking enough water;
- Avoid sunstroke by finding shade whenever possible;
- Protecting our eyes with polarized sunglasses.
However, most people wrongly believe that they are completely safe while indoors. Even while indoors, untreated windows and glass doors do nothing to protect you from harmful UV rays. So reading by the window, enjoying TV by a sliding glass door, or cooking in front of a big picture frame window could leave your skin vulnerable to solar damage.
Window films are engineered specifically to block over 99% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Installing these films can keep all the occupants of your home safe, while helping preserve the condition of your valuables and saving you thousands of dollars in potential sun damage.
Here are a few facts about indoor sun damage, provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation:
- Ultraviolet radiation easily passes through the untreated glass of our vehicles and homes. These rays contribute to our daily accumulation of sun exposure and could lead to photoaging and even skin cancer.
- Most of the interior furnishings of your home are just as vulnerable to solar radiation as we are. UV rays that are reflected into your home or enter it directly cause wood to dry out and crack, fabrics to become frayed and damaged, and the colours of your upholstery to fade. This damage accumulates over time and can not be reversed, however it can be significantly reduced or eliminated altogether by blocking the rays from entering your home. Read more about interior fading right here.
- Solar Window Films are engineered specifically to block over 99% of harmful rays. Installing these films can keep all the occupants of your home safe, while helping preserve the condition of your valuables and saving you thousands of dollars in potential sun damage. You can find out more about solar window films for home use here.
- Solar Window Films also help control the amount of heat that passes through your windows, helping you save money on heating and cooling costs in all seasons.
What Can You Do?
Rejecting UV rays with Solar Window Films makes your home safer, keeps your furnishings looking beautiful, and improves the overall insulation of your home. If you are interested in the benefits of solar window films, you can read in-depth about their benefits right here. Looking for a consultation or have any questions? We would love to chat, just give us a call or send us a message to get in touch with our offices in Victoria or Kamloops, we would be happy to hear from you.