The Science Behind Your Fading Furniture and How to Prevent It
The Science Behind Your Fading Furniture and How to Prevent It

Everyone knows the importance of putting on sunblock when lounging by the beach. While relishing the morning light feels good,  the ultraviolet light can do extensive damage to your skin in more ways than one. Similarly, the sun’s rays can also negatively impact other surfaces, meaning you, your furnishings, and flooring near windows are just as vulnerable to experiencing sun damage. 

Now that more homes are favouring architectural design that welcomes natural light, how does one bask in the afternoon glow without fading everything the light touches in your space? 

 

What Causes Furniture Fading in the First Place?

Extended periods of sun exposure is the primary culprit behind the discolouration in surfaces, but that doesn’t mean you have to cover up the windows and limit sunlight to save your furniture. There are specific portions of the solar spectrum that cause the damage, some more destructive than others. 

 

Breaking Down the Solar Spectrum that Contributes to Furniture Fading 

When taking apart the solar spectrum, the solar heat makes up roughly 25 per cent of the furniture fading in homes. It describes the heat that accompanies the sunlight, which means it can also drive up the warmth in your space, especially during the hotter months. 

There is also another contributing factor called visible light, which as the moniker suggests, what everyone sees on a bright, sunny day. While allowing visible light to enter can illuminate the room in an appealing way, it can also cause 25 per cent of the discolouration with your furniture.

Moving forward, the most destructive element that’s behind a whopping 40 per cent of furniture fading is ultraviolet light. It’s invisible to the naked eye and cannot be felt, making it a silent killer that can put your furnishing, flooring, and even all the residents at risk. 

It’s the most concerning during summer solstice, but keep in mind that UV rays are present throughout the year too. UV rays can reach higher, devastating heights on cloudy days as the vapour can reflect sunlight, which doubles the ultraviolet’s intensity. 

 

The Bottom Line: How Window Tinting can Protect Your Skin, Pets, Furnishing, and Flooring from Harmful Sun Exposure

Even with the detrimental effects of the solar spectrum, allowing sunlight to enter the room can have positive effects on the psyche on top of its visual improvements on the surrounding. You don’t need to cut off sunlight using curtains as innovative features like window tints can effectively block all the harmful solar spectrum, allowing you to enjoy the morning sun without the risk that comes with it. 

With the ability to reject up to an impressive 99 per cent of UV rays and 71 per cent of solar energy, you can protect your interior space from absorbing too much heat and maintain a sunny environment without inviting unwanted rays inside.

 

How can we Help Upgrade your Windows?

If you’re looking to install a window film in Australia to protect your furnishings and flooring from fading due to sun exposure, check out our extensive selection of window tints at Premier Tint. Made for different purposes, our window films can improve your property’s privacy, reduce heat, and block harmful UV light without compromising your view of the great outdoors.

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