Window Shade or Window Film? Posted on October 7, 2016October 12, 2016 by Cherlyn R Are you choosing between installing window film or window shades in your home or office? This can be a difficult task. Although it’s mainly personal preference, here are a few key factors to help you make an informed decision. Consider the following: UV Protection Natural light is enjoyable but UV rays can be damaging to you and your valuables. UV rays can cause various skin conditions, eye problems, and fading of floors and furniture. Some window shades may not block UV rays, based on the type of material. On the other hand, window films block up to 99.9% of UV rays, therefore you are able to safely enjoy natural light in your home or business. All window films block up to 99.9% of UV rays which are the cause of premature fading of furniture and artwork. Protect floors and furniture against harmful UV rays without sacrificing your beautiful view Take advantage of natural light while blocking UV rays. Solar Heat Rejection Light colored shades or closed shades can aid in reducing heat, however in states where it’s warm most of the year shades do very little to reduce heat. Darker shades are actually known to absorb solar heat and spread it throughout the room. Window films actually reject most sunlight before it enters your home or business and absorbs the remaining amounts. Therefore, depending on the type of film it can block up to 77% of solar heat. Enjoy breathtaking views while blocking solar heat Block more heat with window film Glare Reduction Blocking glare with shades darkens your space which causes you to keep your lights on leading to an increase in energy and costs. Window film reduces glare and allows you to enjoy natural lighting. Enjoy natural sunlight without the glare and harmful UV rays Window film reduces glare making it more comfortable to watch television and view computer screenss It is clear that window film will provide the most benefits for your money. Free Consultation Window Tint LA offers a wide variety of films that provide all the benefits listed above. We offer completely free consultations. One of our film experts will come to you, measure your glass, give you film samples that you can keep, answer your questions, and give you an estimate on the spot! Call 310-935-1748 today. Our representatives are available 7 days a week and ready to assist you.