Most people know that UV radiation is dangerous when they go outside, but it surprises many to learn that UV radiation can easily cause problems indoors, too. Standard window glass doesn't protect against UVA radiation, so these UV rays can potentially hurt your skin, eyes, and bleach furniture and decorations in your home. If you want to avoid problems like these, you need UV protection in your home. Read on to discover which method is best.
One common way of protecting your home from excess UV radiation is to use UV-filtering film. This is a thin film that can be applied to all of your windows. UV film is useful because it's fairly inexpensive and reusable. However, there are some downsides.
One downside is that UV film needs to be applied carefully on absolutely pristine and clean windows. If there's any dust or grime, the UV film will probably fall off and lose its residue that holds it up. In addition, UV window film limits the amount of sunlight that comes into your home. While you will still have enough light to be able to see things clearly in your home, it may not be as bright as you would like.
Curtains are another option for limiting the amount of UV radiation that comes into your home. Light-blocking curtains are the best variety to buy, as they block far more light out of your house than a standard set of curtains. They're typically made out of multiple layers of thick, UV-resistant material that drastically reduce the amount of light that comes into your home.
The main problem with UV-resistant curtains, obviously, is that it makes your house dark. If you still want to enjoy daylight, this isn't a good choice for you. In addition, UV curtains need to be replaced as the fabric is gradually weakened from countless hours of UV radiation exposure.
Finally, the last and best choice is to just have your windows protect you from UV radiation in the first place. While standard windows won't protect you from UV light, windows manufacturers understand the interest in avoiding harmful UV radiation damage to your body and home.
By choosing UV-resistant glass to begin with, you can always benefit from reduced UV radiation entering your home. There's no film to apply or replace, and you don't have to lose your UV radiation resistance benefits when you want a little light to enter your house.
UV radiation can be extremely harmful to people and damaging to homes. If you want to keep it from hurting you and the things you love, talk to a window replacement service about your UV-filtering choices.