The Fight Against Skin Cancer

September 15th, 2015

Skin-Cancer-Awareness-PhotoAll American Window Tinting, Inc. cannot express enough the importance of protecting yourself and your loved ones against the effects of the harsh Colorado sun. Implementing a window film or window tint in your car, home and office is one important step you can take to help prevent Skin Cancer. Coming from a 25 year veteran in the window film industry (Richard Marti, president and founder of All American Window Tinting) has devoted his life to the fight against skin cancer. Most window film and window tint products reduce 99% of Ultraviolet Rays. Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) from the sun is the number-one cause of skin cancer in the U.S.

Skin Cancer risks

Web MD. Article – Cosmetic Procedures: SunExposure and Skin Cancer “Sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily — taking longer to heal. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you’re young, it will definitely show later in life.”


Truck driver for 28 years. Dramatic difference on left side due to sun exposure.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year and our mile high altitude, Colorado residents have an even higher risk of developing skin cancer if proper precautions are not taken. You may not realize this but simple every day tasks can leave you at risk. Commutes to work are getting longer leaving you exposed to UV rays on the left side of your body for a longer period of time. Over time the exposure to the sun on the left side will begin to age quicker and you may notice sun spots, freckles and even premature aging. This can be prevented when implementing window film on the windows in your vehicle.


The newest trends in building construction for office spaces and homes is floor to ceiling windows. Those big windows allow you to admire the views of our beautiful state but they leave youResidential Window Tinting and your loved ones at an even higher risk for Skin Cancer. With no window film on your windows UVA rays are still penetrating through the glass directly onto you. Most clear glass allows up to 75% of UVA to pass through the glass (Smart Skin Care Article). Window Film applied to your windows can reduce up to 99.9% UVA and UVB rays.  Even the Winter months in Colorado leave us at risk because the snow acts a reflector making the sun rays more intense as they bounce off the fresh white snow. Window film can help reduce glare, retain and reduce heat and help prevent Skin Cancer by reducing 99% UV rays.

Skin Cancer is preventable. However, the number of people in the United States diagnosed with some form of skin cancer continues to grow. One in five people will be diagnosed with Skin Cancer. Applying a sunscreen every day is one way to help protect yourself. Applying a window film to your windows  is another. When you apply window film to the windows in your car, home and office, you are reducing at least  99% of harmful UV rays which lowers your chances of being diagnosed with Skin Cancer tremendously.

We use window film products recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Check out this article from The Skin Cancer Foundation – The best sunshield for your car, home and office

In closing, Richard Marti knows first hand how important it is to protect yourself and your loved ones from the life taking effects from the sun, as one of his family members is currently going through treatment for Skin Cancer. It is a scary subject but one that needs more attention.   Take the steps to help ensure you and your loved ones won’t be one of them.  Give us a call for a free quote for your automobile or a free onsite consultation for your home or office.