Window Tint is “sunscreen” for your windows!

January 20th, 2017

Window Tint on your car, home and office windows has many more benefits than just reducing heat and glare and providing privacy. Think of Window tint as a sunscreen for your windows. In the Winter month’s most people don’t think about sunscreen but you should. It’s cold, it’s snowy and you don’t think the sun is causing much damage.

Welcome_Sign In Colorado, we get over 300 days of sunshine a year. So even though it is chilly outside, the sun is still shining brightly. If you stand in the right spot you can actually feel the warmth from the sun. We get the best of both worlds but we also have a bit more to worry about because we get so much sunshine and we have a higher altitude.

In high altitudes and in winter months, the sun’s UV rays are actually increased. Exposure is increased because of the decreased atmosphere and because the sun’s UV rays reflect and/or bounce off the snow and back at you.  That means those damaging UV rays actually hit you twice! Double Whammy, Snow Burn! When elevation increases so do the sun’s strength. The thinner atmosphere absorbs fewerSnow Burn UV rays, allowing them to pass through to the Earth much easier and with much more power, this greatly increases the risk of exposure. When living or vacationing in high altitudes, it is extremely important that you take extra precautions to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays. UVA rays, account for up to 95 percent of UV rays that reach the Earth’s surface, they penetrate deeper into skin, cause wrinkles, and are the culprit for melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.

Many places have an abundance of snow in the Winter months. When the sun’s UVA rays bounceoff the snow it creates an effect similar to being at the beach. These rays can be very intense and act the same throughout the year penetrating clouds and yes, even glass. Even just a few minutes of sun exposure during the day can wreak havoc. Not only on your skin but on the Interiors of your Home, Office and Car. Over time those minutes add up and can cause noticeable changes to the skin, such as freckles, age spots, spider veins on the face, blotchy complexion, and fine wrinkles. Also causing cracking to car interiors and fading on floors and furniture. From repeated exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, this photo aging process is inevitable and the only way to prevent it is by shielding yourself from the sun. Use a stronger sunblock during the winter months and in higher altitude and apply a window tint on your car, home and office windows.

The most nchart_UVA_Neutrogena_mediumeglected area of exposure to the sun is glass! Many people feel that their glass alone is enough protection from the sun’s harmful rays. This is absolutely WRONG!. Glass can actually magnify the effects of the sun most notably called the greenhouse effect. It can make a home, office and car interior even hotter. The UV rays are still permeating inside and are coming in contact with you and the things you love most. Protect yourself from the damaging rays of the sun with window film applications on your home, office or vehicle. Window film can block up to 99% of UV rays! With the application of window tint you can be confident you are receiving the protection you need all year round.

All of the window tint options we carry reduce 99% o UV rays. Helping significatnly reduce the risks from sun exposure. You don’t have to blackout your windows to receive these benefits. Limo tint, reduces the same amount of UV rays as a 85% film. Take preventative action now, you can never be too safe, make the necessary changes to protect yourself and your loved ones against UV rays passing through your glass. At All American Window Tinting, Inc., we provide professional window film installations for your home, office or vehicle. Take advantage of the benefits that window film has to offer and call our office today at 303-936-1362 and start protecting the things you love most!