Ultraviolet light is only ONE of several factors of art fade and deterioration of home furnishings

Carpeting, wood flooring, fabrics, upholstery and artwork are just a few of the items that deteriorate in value because of ultraviolet rays, light and heat. Art fade can rapidly devalue expensive collections.

Here’s How it All Breaks Down

Causes of Fading Chart IWFA

  • Ultraviolet Rays: Is responsible for 40% of art fading
  • Visible Light: 25%
  • Infrared Heat: 25%
  • Misc. 10%. This includes the color fastness of the dyes or natural colors of your furnishings. You also need to take into account a time factor for fading. Some items take many years to fade while others may only take months to fade. Other overlooked elements may include the type of interior lighting being used. Consider how much ultraviolet or infrared rays this lighting emits. What is the duration of exposure to this lighting?

Clear film corner peeled up to see clarity picGOOD NEWS: Today’s window film engineers and manufacturers have developed highly efficient, high-tech films. These films look nearly invisible but reject 99.9% of ultraviolet rays, substantial heat and excess light (Glare). It’s always a trade-off. Higher heat rejecting films may be less transparent but could save thousands of dollars in loss of art value.

Weigh how much fade of your merchandise or home possessions is worth verses a slightly tinted window.  Many lighter heat rejecting films can barely be detected once installed. It’s best to explore your options with your local window film professionals.

Carefully consider the value of your assets as they’re exposed to the sun. Indirect rays are as harmful as direct rays, just like second hand smoke and cancer. Installing the right solar control window film is often the best investment you can make in long term asset preservation of your assets value. Reduced cooling costs and overall comfort is a priceless bonus.

Contact Cool Coat Window Tinting to discuss your solar protection and art fade needs.                             (561) 379-8900