May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we want to show you how to protect yourself from the sun, even while you’re indoors.

You may already be aware of this, but UVA and UVB rays from the sun cause cumulative skin damage, which could eventually lead to skin cancer. Of course you probably use items like hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion to protect yourself when you’re outdoors, but do you have an indoor sun protection strategy?

And while the glass on your windows may successfully filter out the UVB rays from the sun, most glass types do not offer sufficient protection against UVA rays.

How do I protect myself from the sun while indoors?

In most cases, people will install blinds and curtains on their glass windows to help protect themselves from the sun, which certainly helps, but it ultimately darkens the room and prohibits you from enjoying natural sunlight.

In light of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, let’s discuss another, often underused method of indoor sun protection (e.g. sun control window film). Unlike blinds and curtains, solar window film reflects up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays and doesn’t deprive you of natural sunlight.

Don’t believe us? Check out this sun protection program formulated by the Skin Cancer Foundation for yourself to see how effective sun protection film can be!

Here’s what the industry’s best window films offer in terms of solar protection:

Below are 6 reasons why you should consider solar window film during Skin Cancer Awareness month, and all year round:

Skin Protection

Solar film blocks up to 99% of the cancer-causing UV rays from the sun. Ultraviolet rays have shorter wavelengths than visible light, and while you can’t see them, your skin very much feels the effects from them. Installing solar films on windows not only reflects ultraviolet rays, but helps protect you and your loved ones from harmful skin damage.

Convenience & Affordability

Not only are solar films easy to install and maintain, they are much more affordable and convenient than blinds and curtains. Solar window film allows you to illuminate your rooms with natural light while still allowing you to enjoy outside views.

Glare Reduction

The anti-glare and anti-reflective properties of window film helps to protect your eyes just like sunglasses do. Sun control film cuts significantly reduces the sun glare on TVs, computer screens, and other indoor appliances. It also minimizes those annoying reflections on your glass windows caused by the sun. In addition, solar window film helps protect your indoor investments, such as furniture and flooring, from fading.

Heat Reduction

Along with protecting you and your investments from harmful UV rays, the heat-blocking properties of window film help make your home and/or office space more energy efficient. Whether it’s winter or summer, we promise that you will notice a considerable difference.

Privacy

Just like blinds and curtains, window film can help you obtain additional privacy. Window film not only offers solar protection, but allows natural light inside while preventing outsides from seeing inside your home or office space. With direct access to the nation’s top window film manufacturers, we have assortment of privacy window film options to meet your individual needs.

Aesthetics

We offer a wide selection of decorative window film to suit our customers’ individual aesthetic preferences. We offer spectrally-selective solar window films for high illumination needs, specialty solar window film for optical clarity, ceramic solar window film for ultra-low reflective appearances, and neutral solar window films to ensure minimal changes in the exterior appearance of the windows.

Adapt With the Times

Solar films can give a professional look and create a positive atmosphere for your home and/or office space. During these unprecedented times, many employees who typically work within an office space are now working from home. For those who have a home office or are working in an area with a lot of sunlight should consider installing window film to help protect themselves from skin damage while still being able to enjoy the natural light in their space.

Conclusion

Installing residential window film or commercial window film is a straightforward, hassle-free process. Not only does it protect your family and/or employees from harmful UV rays, but it provides glare reduction, heat reduction, and additional privacy. Backed by the Skin Cancer Society, window films are undoubtedly one of the easiest ways to protect you and your loved ones from the sun while being indoors.

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