How to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk With Window Film

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Ultraviolet light ages skin, damages eyes and is linked to about 90 percent of skin cancers. Most people know they should wear sun protection outdoors. When we’re indoors, however, what’s the best way to protect against sun damage? Ultraviolet light shines through glass, reaching people at work and home. But who wants to wear a hat and sunglasses when they’re sitting on the couch?

Tinted window film blocks ultraviolet rays, up to 99 percent of them. It’s an effective and affordable way to retrofit windows in both businesses and homes.

Why Use Window Film to Block UV Light?

Standard windows in homes and businesses don’t offer full protection from UV light. Glass filters UVB light, but it won’t protect against UVA light. Our solar films keep out up to 99 percent of UV rays. Unlike drapes or blinds, tinted film won’t block the view.

Most people appreciate good lighting. Particularly in Portland, where winters are gray, people crave the natural light provided by a window seat. But if your desk at work or your favorite chair at home is next to a window, your daily dose of sunlight may be harming your skin.

Tinted window film protects from the cumulative damage of ultraviolet light. Overexposure to sunlight can lead to skin cancers and signs of aging.

UV light will find you whether you’re indoors or outside, whether it’s the middle of summer or during the dark days of winter. Protection from UV rays is particularly important for those who are sensitive to light because of a health condition.

Will Window Film Make Windows Dark?

Window film varies from nearly invisible to dark, reflective or decorative. Faint tints allow most visible light to shine through windows. You can also choose a darker shade or a reflective film for added privacy.

Window film for commercial and residential applications is available in large sheets. For the best protection and appearance, professional installation is essential. Pacific Window Tinting guarantees the quality of our work. We want you to love the way your windows look and to be happy with the protective benefits.

Blocking UV rays does more than keep your skin healthier. It also reduces glare on your computer and television screen and reduces hotspots caused by sunny windows.

Residential, Commercial Window Tinting in Oregon

To learn more about window film and its benefits, please contact us today. Our locally owned business serves Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas.