There’s nothing quite like the beauty and warmth of sunlight filtering into your home. However, as lovely as sunlight can be, all of those inviting, sunny windows can cause damage over time to your home’s interior furnishings. You may have noticed this effect when you moved a piece of furniture and realized that the floor or rug underneath it had faded. Fortunately, there’s no need to compromise beautiful views and warm sunlight to protect your belongings thanks to 3M window film.


At Sun Control of Minnesota, our residential window tinting and protective film pros specialize in helping Twin Cities homeowners find solutions for their windows. In this blog entry, we’ll talk about how 3M film can help you prevent interior fading in your home.


UV Rays and Interior Fading

Have you ever noticed that older vehicles with dark fabric interiors can have fade lines on them? This is the same effect you see when near bright exterior windows on your furniture. The sun’s rays can be harsh, taking a toll on your belongings.


Even on overcast days, the sun’s rays are causing unseen damage to your home. That’s because much of the sun’s light spectrum isn’t visible to the eye. That’s why you may have heard that dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen even when it’s cloudy outdoors.


The sun can cause damage to most fabrics, textiles, and furnishings, including:


●        Hardwood floors

●        Carpet

●        Art

●        Furniture

●        Wallpaper

●        Curtains

●        And more


Other Concerns With Interior Fading

If you’ve noticed fading in your home, it’s the most obvious sign that your home is vulnerable in several ways. In addition to your furnishings fading, the sun is also having the same impact on the occupants of your home. Even though it may not be apparent, your family is vulnerable to the sun’s damage.


Additionally, there’s a good chance your energy costs are higher than they might otherwise be due to heat filtering in through your windows. However, with 3M UV window film, homeowners can reduce harmful UV rays by as much as 99 percent with a 79 percent reduction in solar heat. We can also combine security film and residential window tinting for an added layer of protection for your home and family.


Connect With Your Twin Cities Residential Window Tinting Team

To determine if your home is susceptible to solar damage, begin by taking an assessment. Look around your home for signs of deterioration or fading from the sun. Next, consider the temperature in your home during the sun’s midday heat. If you’re concerned about solar rays getting into your home but don’t wish to give up your view, give us a call at Sun Control of Minnesota.


Our Twin Cities residential window tinting pros can help you choose the best combination of film from the available options. Visit our residential window film gallery online, or check out our decorative graphics gallery to see more creative options. Speak with our 3M residential window film experts by calling 651.490.1060, or you can connect with us online to learn more.