Winters are always cold in Minnesota, but according to the Farmer’s Almanac, this year is going to see more snow than usual. When you think about ice and snow from arctic weather, you probably think about bundling up and scraping the ice off of your vehicle before you step out to go to work. But there’s something else you should think about before you take off for your daily commute: the hidden damage caused by UV rays when the winter ground is snowy.


Our auto window tinting service professionals at Sun Control of Minnesota offer a wide range of protective window solutions for your home, business, and vehicle. In this article, we’ll talk about the importance of using protective window film to keep UV rays from damaging your skin or property.


Hidden UV Damage

When you’re getting ready to spend a summer day outdoors, you’re probably thinking about protecting your skin from all of those harmful UV rays. And with the bright sun shining in and heating your vehicle, there’s a good chance you take the time to put a window cover in your window when you stop.


But even though the long, sunny days have been replaced with heavy winter clouds, don’t make the mistake of thinking your car and your family are free of UV dangers. UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds on even the gloomiest of winter days, which can damage your skin, as well as your home and car’s interior. The cumulative damage from daily UV exposure can even cause your interior to fade or crack even in the winter.


Protecting Your Vehicle Against UV Rays

One of the best ways to stay protected during the winter is by applying automotive window tint to your vehicles. Our window film can block out as much as 99.9 percent of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. All of our window films are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Our tint also offers a wide range of additional benefits.


These are just a few more ways automotive window film can protect your car:


●        Slightly insulates windows, keeping you warmer when it’s very cold

●        Reduces the sun’s glare when the snow is blinding

●        Adds extra glass protection in case of a winter collision


Contact Your Twin Cities 3M Auto Window Tinting Service Team Today

With winter chill all around us, protecting your seats from fading and your skin from cancer might be the last thing on your mind. With our auto window tinting service experts at Sun Control of Minnesota, we can help to protect your car from UV damage year-round so you can focus on staying warm.


We also offer a wide selection of residential window tinting solutions to protect your carpet and furnishings during the snowy winter weather. Check out our auto services gallery on the web, or browse our residential and commercial window tinting options. To speak with a member of our 3M car window tinting team, call us at 651.490.1060, or connect with us online to discuss your window film needs.