Can Window Tinting Stop Harwood Floors From Fading? | Campbell WIndow Film

HI, everyone I’m Brad with Campbell Window Film, and today, I’m excited to bring you the very first episode ever of “2 Minutes on Film”

I’ll be covering the most common questions I get in the window film industry and also, our security products for windows and doors The idea is that I’ll run a two minute clock on the bottom of the screen, and I’ll do my very best to answer the question in a very clear and concise way in under two minutes We encourage everyone to ask questions that aren’t in the vlog series yet in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to get to those in a future episode Today, we’re going to talk about hardwood floors Does window film stop fading on hardwood floors? There are four main causes of fading and they are going to be addressed in today’s episode of “2 Minutes on Film”

We’ll start the two minute timer right now You have worked very hard to get your home exactly the way you like it You’ve got beautiful, rich floors, artwork, fabrics… it all works together perfectly Congratulations! But what are you going to do to protect it against fading? Unfortunately, we see homeowners who have fading issues even when they have dual-pane, low-E windows, and even when they have purchased the extra UV coating in the flooring This may not be enough to get you where you want to be in terms of really having long lasting, vibrant colors

Window film can be thought of as an extra insurance policy to help get you where you want to be in terms of fading reduction Now, there are four main components to the light spectrum that cause fading I’ll go over those really quickly, because window film can reduce them dramatically 1 Heat If you’ve ever stood by a window with direct sunlight coming through, and you’re barefoot, you can feel the heat coming off the floor

That heat is slowly working on the color 25% of what causes fading is from the heat Window films, even in a virtually clear version, can dramatically reduce the heat 2 UV 99

9% of the UV light can be reduced with window film, so that’s great news We’ve pretty much got you covered on the UV 3 Visible light Visible light is 25% of what causes fading, and we may not want to reduce very much visible light, so we have a small exposure in that part of it, because most of our clients want light, bright, airy homes and do not want a dark film on their windows So, we’re going to reduce the light just a little bit and take the edge off of the glare, but we’re going to let plenty of light in

Window films do not need to be dark, and they do not need to be shiny to be very effective at protecting your hardwood floors 4 Miscellaneous Incandescent lighting, wear and tear, dye anchoring, and moisture cannot really be prevented and so they are just kind of par for the course So, what does all of this mean for your home? In a nutshell, window film can greatly reduce fading, and can be the perfect final touch for your home interior design project I’m Brad Campbell

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