Understanding Solar Film
What is window film?
Window Film is a polyester film that is applied to automotive or flat glass windows for several reasons: privacy, heat or light rejection, security, or graphic design.
How does film reduce fading?
To understand the causes of fading, one must know a little about the makeup of sunlight.
Sunlight consists of three elements:
Benefits of Window Film
Facts about Fading "As a Rule of Thumb"
Laboratory studies of a large variety of fabrics and woods have shown significant differences in the color stability of these materials. Fabric fading results differ, depending on the fiber type, dye, color, stability, and/or pattern techniques. Expensive fabrics are not necessarily guaranteed to have fade protection.
Natural wood finishes are much more stable than stains or finishes that alter the natural color of the wood. Wood may actually darken with prolonged exposure to UV rather than fade to a lighter color. The nature of certain delicate fabrics and dyes will lead to premature fading regardless of the application of window film or protective treatment.