A Different Kind of Sunblock to Consider This Summer

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For the last 30 years, skin cancer diagnoses have been on the rise. Currently, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. Every hour, one American dies from melanoma (the most dangerous form of skin cancer). You might have heard these statistics before. It’s likely you even follow the recommendations of the Skin Cancer Foundation to minimize your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. You might stay in the shade or indoors during the most intense hours of sunlight. You might wear UV-blocking sunglasses. And you probably use a high SPF broad spectrum sunblock when you’re outdoors. All are great recommendations to follow but did you know that there are also recommendations for UV protection for your house? Let’s talk about a different kind of sunblock to consider this summer.

Sunblock for Your Home

Most people never consider that you might need sunblock for your home. Have you ever thought about the UV rays that come in through your windows? UV rays pass right through glass and into your home where they can cause damage to your skin and eyes. That’s right, the windows of your home can be a source of harmful UV radiation, too. Did you know? The Skin Cancer Foundation has recommendations for your windows as well. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends 3M window films for your home.

Window films from 3M, such as the Sun Control Series, can block as much as 99.99% of the UV radiation from coming in your windows. This is the equivalent of an SPF over 1,000. These films also reject as much as 78% of the sun’s heat, thus reducing heat gain. This means your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard or as long to keep your home cool. That saves valuable energy, and it saves you money on your cooling bill. Window films from 3M also reduce glare on TVs, computers and other devices to reduce eyestrain and increase eye comfort.

We know you want the best for your family, and you want to protect them from harmful UV rays from the sun. There’s a different kind of sunblock to consider this summer – sunblock for your home. Keep your family safe from UV radiation coming in through your windows with 3M residential window films. Have questions? Carolina Solar has the answers. Give us a call about protecting your home and family from the dangers of UV rays.