Furniture Fade


Investing in furniture can be an expensive proposition. And just like any other investment, it should be protected – specifically, protected from the sun.

The sun’s ultraviolet light (UV), visible light, and infrared heat cause furniture and floors to fade. Those damaging rays typically enter a home through its windows; after all, it’s easier for the sun’s energy to penetrate glass than brick. Here is how 3M Insulating / Sun Control Window Film can reduce fading.

Reduce Fading with 3M Window Film


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Block Ultraviolet Light


The sun’s UV rays cause skin cancer, but they can also cause furnishings to fade over time. You cannot see or feel UV, but it’s there, and it’s doing damage to both your skin and furniture. Most window films, even clear ones, block out 99% of the sun’s UV, thereby reducing the likelihood that UV rays will cause your couches and floors to fade.
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Filter Visible Light


Visible light is the reason you can’t stare directly at the sun; it’s simply too bright. The sun’s daylight causes fading. Window film can block out these damaging rays. The darker the film, the more visible light the film is blocking, thus helping to preserve your furniture.
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Reject Infrared Heat


Infrared energy is the heat you feel on a hot day when standing out of direct sunlight. This heat not only causes personal discomfort on a hot day, but it also damages your home’s fabrics and floors. Many window films, such as 3M Prestige Sun Control Window Film, are designed to block 97% of the sun’s infrared heat (when measured from 900-1,000nm), which will help protect your furnishings.

By blocking UV rays, visible light, and infrared heat, 3M Sun Control / Insulating Window Film can prolong the life of your furniture and floors.