Have you ever tried to rearrange your living room only to discover that the floor under the couch is far darker than the rest of your hardwood? Flooring, fabrics and furnishings are all vulnerable to fading without proper protection.

In fact, ultraviolet (UV) rays are the single largest contributor to the fading of home furnishings and flooring. Through a process known as photodegradation, UV light breaks down the molecules in materials but ordinary glass windows only filter about 75% of UV light. The other 25% passes through the glass and contributes to fading and drying out leather.

So how can you help protect your furnishings and flooring? There are several options available. Replacement windows can help block UV rays with additional panes of glass. However, replacing just one window in your home can cost upwards of $700. Spray treatments for fabric and wood coatings are available, but both are temporary solutions that need to be regularly reapplied in order to maintain full protection.

Window film offers a long-lasting solution for your home that helps provide round-the-clock protection against fading and damage. Fabrics and wood maintain more of their original brilliancy, and leather furnishings are less likely to dry out and crack.

At a fraction of the cost of replacement windows, window film is a cost effective solution that doesn’t need constant reapplication. It allows for light to come through, which means your view remains unobstructed, while still protecting your furnishings and flooring. You’ve invested a lot into your home and furnishings; don’t let UV light damage it.