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UV Light and Windows 

UV Light and Windows

UV light can be an issue for our homes. Over time UV light will cause paint, fabrics and furnishings to fade.

Ultra violet Light (UV light) is the invisible energy from the Sun, just beyond visible light. It is the energy that causes sunburn. Our bodies require a little UV light, but we tend to far get too much.

UV light though our windows will damage the interiors of our home. Regular glass will block some UV light, enough to prevent sunburn. But the moderate amount that does pass through glass will steadily cause damage over time.

Good quality blinds and some type of curtains will block UV light. If we have these fitted to out windows, and use them during sunny weather, we remove almost all interior UV damage. Though the blinds and curtains themselves may suffer damage.

Fly screens mesh and fly screen doors are only designed to keep insects and possibly intruders out. They will not block UV.

If we want to get rid of UV light through the windows then we should have put UV proof film over the glass. The film can be either tinted to a dark shade, or be almost transparent. It removes UV, and often heat, while allowing plenty of visible light through.

External awnings over the windows will also remove most of the UV light. This has the advantage of allowing the window to be left open for air circulation.

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Australian weather varies considerable across the year. Consider fly screens and security doors for summer heat. And consider UV protection to prevent damage from bright sunny light.

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