SunShades Glass Tinting
Protection for you at home, at work and in your car.
You don't think twice anymore about applying sunscreen to yourself or your children when spending a day in the sun. You probably even wear UV protective lenses while driving to reduce glare. But did you know that you could be soaking up more damaging ultraviolet rays in an average week than you do in one day at the beach? Or that rear headlight glare can be as dangerous as the sun's? Did you know that window film is an easy solution to the problem?
Next to housing, a family's biggest financial investment is its vehicle. Consumers are maintaining their vehicles longer, and are spending more time commuting to work. As a result, protecting the vehicle's occupants and making it a more comfortable becomes as important as maintaining its outside appearance. Protecting the interior of your home and vehicles from sun damage increases their value and keeps them good longer.
Why Do I Need Protection from the Sun?
The sun emits three types of energy that can make driving more difficult and that can expose you to harmful rays while at home or work. The most dangerous and least noticeable energy is ultraviolet. These destructive rays can bleach fabrics, rot upholstery, and, over time, cause sunburns and stimulate skin cancer and other skin-related problems.
The heat that you feel sitting at home or when driving is the result of the near infrared band, which represents 53% of solar energy. Heat absorbed into your house or vehicle increases the air conditioner load, and causes discomfort for you and your family.
Because it is the result of too much light, glare affects people in different ways. In your home, window tint can reduce glare by as much as 60%, making reading, watching TV, and gathering with friends and family more enjoyable. As far as your car is concerned, most state law enforcement and safety groups support the belief that reducing glare by at least 40% improves driving comfort, vision and safety.
How Does Window Film Protect?
Typical windows offer some degree of sun protection, blocking most of the sun's skin-burning UVB rays, but not deep-penetrating UVA. In addition, exposure to ultraviolet light can cause deterioration of fabrics, floors, car seats and interior upholstery. Llumar Window Films block over 99% of UVA+B rays, protecting your family and the interior of your home, business and vehicle. It’s like sunglasses for your windows!
Llumar High Performance Window Film is so effective that it is recommended by
the Skin Cancer Foundation as part of an overall program to reduce exposure to UV light.
For further information about the dangers of UV exposure,
you can visit www.skincancer.org
There are two ways that window films help block heat to improve driving comfort: convection and reflection. Window films absorb heat at the glass surface; the faster a car moves down the road, the greater the convection effect caused by the air rushing by the windows. This effect draws the absorbed heat outside to reduce the heat gain coming into the passenger compartment. Providing even greater defense, metallized films actively reflect heat back towards the source, whether convection exists or not. The result is superior driving comfort and less load on the air conditioner.
Window films also reduce glare by as much as 80%, creating a much safer driving environment in strong sun, snow or rear headlight glare.
According to Lisa Killen, Automotive Marketing Manager at CPFilms, manufacturer of Llumar products, window film can also perform a valuable safety function. "Since 1978 American car makers have not been required to install laminated safety glass to the side and back windows of cars. As a result, these tempered windows can sometimes shatter from impact during an accident, exploding tiny glass shards around the passenger compartment. Window film can provide some anti-lacerative protection by helping to hold shattered glass together." The result, she concludes, is greater safety.
SunShades Glass Tinting
5280 Highway 9 N
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Open 9 am – 6 pm,
Tuesday through Saturday