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UV Protection Window Films

Benefits Offered by UV Films:

  • reduced fading, embrittlement and cracking of your furnishings, possessions and stock
  • reduced skin cancer risk and reduced premature skin aging

Additional Benefits Offered by the GP UV Films:

  • our best performing UV film is a clear film that doesn't darken your windows and offers up to 50% more heat rejection on double glazing than any other clear films on the market
  • all our UV window films offer a colour rendering index (Ra) that is greater than 90%, in compliance with the recommendations for accurate colour matching by CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers)

What is Fading?

Fading is a change in color with time.

UV Protection Window Film Slows the Fading Rate

Applying UV protection window film to glass stops about 99% of ultra violet light. Scientists found that blocking the ultraviolet radiation portion of the solar spectrum would not eliminate fade damage, but will slow down the rate of fading by a factor of about three.

Causes of Fading

Causes of fading
  1. Ultraviolet Light
  2. Visible Light
  3. Heat and Humidity
  4. Chemical Vapors
  5. Age of Fabric
  6. Dye Fastness
  7. Wear physically removing colouring agents from the material's surface.

The global trends causing fading to be getting worse

There is a greater demand for large expanses of windows to create interiors with lots of natural light.

Fabric dyes, wood stains, paints and other coatings found in modern buildings have less impact on the environment. However, many are more likely to fade over time.

In addition, more UV light penetrates the earth's atmosphere due to a thinning of the ozone layer.

Your Options

UV protection window films are the most effective option to combat fading as they reject about 99% of ultraviolet light.

Curtains and blinds can be used to block the sun, but you'll lose the natural light.

Conservation or UV protection window films are designed for museums, fine homes and listed buildings as they do not change the appearance of the building, yet reject an amazing 99.8% of UV light.

Other window films perform almost as well at 95-99% UV rejection and are also clear. They offer possibilities such as increased solar heat control, security, safety and bomb blast protection.

Excessive UV Radiation could be Very Harmful for the Skin

According to the World Health Organization, while small amounts of UV light are beneficial for people and essential in the production of vitamin D, four out of five cases of skin cancer could be prevented by avoiding excessive UV exposure. According to the same source, over the longer term, UV radiation induces degenerative changes in cells of the skin leading to premature skin aging.

As the UV window films cut 99% or more of the UV light, fitting your office windows with UV film promotes a healthy working environment, free of UV hazards.

We can help

Call 0845 003 7260 for a no-obligation discussion about implementing UV protection window film. An expert is available who is there to help you, or contact us online:

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