- UV light possesses a wavelength between 100 and 400 nanometers; a typical human hair is 10,000 nanometers thick. The human eye sees light from 400–700nm.
- The UV spectrum consists of three components: UVA (320-400nm), UVB (290-320nm), and UVC (100-290nm). While standard glass blocks up to 97% of UVB rays, it only blocks 37% of UVA rays.
- UV exposure is cumulative, meaning it builds up over many years. Studies have shown that daily exposure to UV rays through office windows can hasten signs of aging in the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer.
- Exposure to UV light can damage the natural lens of the eye, leading to the formation of cataracts.
- While many types of light cause fading in furniture and fabrics, up to 40% of fading and aging of natural and manmade materials is attributed to UV light.
- UV light can be reflected off of many surfaces, such as glass, concrete, and snow. Thus, simply staying in a shaded area or inside a building will not provide full protection from these rays.
- 60% of all UV rays that reach Earth are received between 10am-2pm—a time when commercial businesses are typically busiest.
To minimize the effects of Ultraviolet ray exposure, consider installing UV solar window film by calling our commercial window film company! You can view our commercial work by visiting our works.
How Does it Protect?
Three Ways Security Window Tinting Protects Your Business
Window films aren't only beneficial in terms of blocking UV rays. Protective window tinting improves the strength and integrity of your windows; the 3M window film used by Tint By Masters will:
- Hold the pieces of a broken window together, minimizing damage during a hurricane and protecting your business from attempted break-ins.
- Prevent any pieces of broken glass from being forced into your building, protecting the occupants within during an impact, storm, or bomb blast.
- Offer a "sacrificial layer" that protects your glass from graffiti and blade or acid rain etching; replacing damaged film is much more cost-effective than replacing the glass.
You can find out more about how commercial window film can improve your Orlando or Central Florida workplace today by calling Tint By Masters at (407) 521-0920. Our window film contractors also offer residential window film for your home as well as window film installation and window film repair!