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.

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.