Like many homeowners you rarely think about window film for blocking UV rays but when/if you do–it is likely in the summertime. That makes sense. The summer months are when we get the most calls requesting estimates for UV blocking window film because heat control is on the mind. We may have frigid winters here in Chicago but our summers are incredibly hot as well. However, while UV blocking window film may be a seasonal thought–it is desperately needed all year long. Here is why.

Reasons Why You Need UV Blocking Window Film In Winter Too

Is UV blocking window film just a summer fling? Or is it something you need year-round? As it turns out–these types of film are important any time of year

UV Blocking Window Film For the Reflection of the Sun Off Snow

The snow in the winter is lovely and it brings to mind chilly visions of sweaters and hot cocoa. But the fact of the matter is that snow reflects and magnifies sunlight. This is why you can get a sunburn when out in the snow on a cloudy day. So window film to block UV rays in winter is a must for curbing the reflection of UV rays off the snow and into your home.

UV Blocking Window Film to Stop Solar Heat Gain on Glass

During the winter you would think a little solar heat gain from UV rays hitting your Chicago home’s window would be a good thing right? Not really. Your home’s HVAC systems are designed to use the ambient air temperature in the center of your home to pump out the proper amount of heat. It cannot account for or reduce the massive amount of radiation coming off of the untreated window. Therefore your home by windows is as uncomfortably hot as it is in summer without UV blocking window film.

UV Blocking Window Film to Curb Harmful Radiation in Winter

Any time of the year, summer or winter, UV rays are causing harmful Solar radiation to enter your home. What is more, it doesn’t matter if it is sunny or cloudy–the effects of these rays are the same. They deteriorate your home’s furniture, rugs, curtains, and floor. Even more dangerous–they cause eye and skin illnesses, headaches, and even some types of cancer. This means even in winter, you need the protection that UV blocking window film provides: an SPF 1000 and blocking 99.9% of harmful UV rays.

For more information on UV blocking window film for your Chicago home–reach out to us today! 

Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey has more than a decade of experience installing window film in the Chicago area. His years of experience have allowed him to develop a deep familiarity with all of the different types and styles of window film on the market including the various security, privacy, decorative, and energy efficient options. Together, he and his team have completed hundreds of commercial and residential installs, totaling an accumulation of over 250,000 square feet. In addition to being an expert on top brands such as LLumar, C-Bond, HDClear, Solar Gard, Solyx, and Huper Optik, Mike is also certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.