Facts about fading
- FADING IS INEVITABLE... all materials fade in time.
- FADING OCCURS... whether exposure is from intense sunlight over a short period of time or weak sunlight over a long period of time.
- SEVERE FADING CAN BE MINIMIZED... with the use of Panorama® Solar Control Window Film.
Reducing the of fading inevitability
- Average clear glass filters 25%
- Dual-pane glass filters 50%
- Low-E glass Filters 60%
- Panorama® Window Film filters 99.9% of UV
- Window film is an effective means by which to help reduce fading. Remember, fading can never be eliminated, however the installation of Film on windows can drastically reduce the damage, enabling most fabrics and furnishings to look fresh and vibrant For years to come. And, even more importantly, the composition of the film you choose will always make a dramatic difference in the results achieved.
Laboratory tests using Xenon arc simulated sunlight per test conditions from The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists show that furniture, Fabrics, works of art, flooring and, even decorative wall point fades with time (some more than others).
Here are some tips from the pros:
Wood: Natural wood finishes ore much more stable than stains or finishes which alter the color of the original wood. And, wood may actually darken with prolonged exposure to UV rather than fade to a lighter color.
Fabrics: Results differ depending upon fiber type, dye color and stability and/or pattern printing techniques. Fabric cost has no bearing on the degree of fade damage and expensive fabrics may be as vulnerable to fading as less expensive fabrics.
Artwork: From photographs to paintings, tapestries to wood sculptures, certain media will fade more rapidly than other works of art. A watercolor, for example, is far more vulnerable than an oil
pointing. A tapestry of bright bold colors may deteriorate more rapidly than a solid wall hanging. To be sole, never place art in direct sunlight.
Occupants: The sun’s harmful UV rays damage more than furniture and fabrics, that is why The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the use of Panorama® Window Film as a device for the protection of skin.
Fade protection from the sun. Over time, the rays of the sun fade whatever is in their path. But professionally installed Panorama Window Film blocks out 99.9% of the damaging ultraviolet rays that ordinary windows allow in. That means that draperies, wood furniture, upholstery and carpeting will last longer.
An example of Panorama Window Film's Residential Applications keep temperature and glare under control. Panorama Window Film reflects the hot sun in the summer and keeps you comfortable all year round. Plus, Panorama deflects annoying glare while reading or watching television.
A durable, scratch-resistant coating. Panorama comes with the industry's toughest and most durable surface: the patented SR coating. This hard surface can be cleaned with most everyday household window cleaners as well.
Designer shades. Available in a beautiful palette of designer shades, Panorama offers a range of tints to coordinate with any room, including neutral.
A protective barrier. Ordinary glass will break and splinter, but having Panorama on your windows can reduce the likelihood of injury because Panorama helps hold fragments of shattered glass in place. Guaranteed.