While carrying out mobile window tinting, we are constantly speaking to people who don’t realise that window tinting isn’t just for making cars “look cool”.

Most of the people we speak to believe that the risks posed by the sun’s ultraviolet B rays and ultraviolet A rays (UVB and UVA) are only a real concern while outdoors.

However, if you’re out driving in your car, or at home enjoying the view from your favourite window, or if you work in a building and you’re situated near a window, there is a strong possibility that you will be suffering from ongoing damage to your skin from the sun’s UVB and UVA rays.

What are UVB and UVA Sun Rays?

For anyone who has suffered from sunburn, you have the UVB rays to thank for that.

The sun’s UVB rays aren’t the same intensity all year round, they are stronger during the summer months but can be equally dangerous in the winter months due to their ability to reflect off surfaces such as water.

UVB rays are predominantly accountable for most skin cancers, which is why the advice to stay out of the sun during the midday hours is so important. It’s during these hours that the UVB rays are most prevalent.

Throughout the year and regardless of the weather conditions, UVA rays are always present, and they are even powerful enough to penetrate clothing! Even though UVA rays can contribute to skin cancer, the biggest problem people face on a daily basis is skin ageing.

UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, damaging the cells beneath and possibly affecting your DNA. Effects of UVA include sun spots, leathery skin, and wrinkles, people using sunbeds should also be aware that the majority of these use UVA rays, the negative effects won’t be immediate but will begin to show up in years to come.

How Can Window Tinting Help Against Sun Rays?

Your car: The coating applied to car windscreens already contributes to your UVB and UVA protection, however, your side windows and rear window do not have the same coating applied.

So, whether you’re a driver, a front-seat passenger, or if your children are in the back seat, the side of you that is closest to a window will be susceptible to skin damage.

Your Home and Office: To get a visual representation of the rays entering your home, simply check your furniture and furnishings for signs of sun fade.

Coating your windows with a sun protection film will reduce the amount of UVA and UVB rays entering, protecting you and your furniture.

Man Adding Tint To Window

What Window Film Prevents UVA and UVB Transmission?

Considering the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays, it’s important to choose a window film that is really doing its job to protect you from any dangerous transmission.

These harmful rays can easily penetrate window glass, so even if you think you are safe inside your home, you could still face negative consequences from sun exposure.

If you want to enjoy the view and illuminate your space without having to worry about damage to your skin, sun protection film is the best choice for you.

It blocks the rays by simply reflecting them before they enter your home. But are all window films the same? The answer to this is no!

Some of our solar films can cut out up to 99% of UV rays, 93% of glare and 80% of heat.

How Reduced UVA and UVB Exposure Reduces Skin Cancer

UVA and UVB rays are both known to increase your risk of skin cancer when you come into contact with them. They are extremely harmful in that they can damage the DNA of your cells directly, causing devastating effects.

This damage can result in wrinkles, abnormally quick ageing, hyperpigmentation and, in the worst cases, even cancer. Since these harmful rays are known to be causes of cancer, doing everything you can to avoid exposure to them will greatly reduce your risk of facing the illness.

There are numerous ways to protect your skin from the sun, including staying in the shade, making sure to use sunscreen when outside and avoiding direct exposure of your skin to sunlight.

A great way to guarantee this is to apply sun-protective window tinting to your home and commercial building windows so that all of the places where you spend the most time are safe from UV rays.

The consequences of exposure are never immediate, so it’s important to take action early in order to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm.

Reduce UVA and UVB in the Home

With over 30 years’ experience in home window tinting, we have handled nearly every type of window tinting problem.

Call us on 1800 885 464.