According to experts at the International Window Film Association (IWFA), the answer is yes, if your windows aren’t properly tinted. Non-tinted windows allow dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays to pass through to occupants in cars and buildings. “If you’re sitting next to a window with sunlight streaming in, you’re at risk for UV damage to your skin and eyes,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “Window film brings automatic and continuous protection indoors without the need to take action in the form of sunblock,” added Smith. The IWFA is a nonprofit group representing the many benefits of window film for consumers on behalf of leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers.
Residential and commercial window films can reduce glare by more than half while allowing 30 to 80 percent of visible light in and blocking up to 99.9 percent of the sun’s UV rays. Window film protects from the dangers of the sun while letting in natural light, safely. Carolina Solar Control & Security is your authorized 3M Window Film Dealer and Installer, with locations in Raleigh/Durham, Wilmington, and Myrtle Beach. Carolina Solar has a wide range of window film products to suit the needs of residents and business owners. You can request a quote or a free estimate by visiting www.carolina-solar.com.