UV Protection Window Film

What Causes Fading?

To understand the causes of fading, one needs to know a little about the makeup of sunlight.

Sunlight is basically made up of three elements:

  • Visible light – the part which enables us to see
  • Infrared light – the part which we feel as heat
  • Ultraviolet light – we cannot feel it or see it, but it is the main factor in causing fabrics, furniture, and works of art to fade
Fading is a result of these three “sunlight” factors and, to a lesser degree … indoor artificial lighting, humidity, and poor dye anchorage playa role as well.
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Facts About Fading

What causes fading?

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.
‘Miscellaneous = indoor artificial lighting, humidity, and poor dye anchorage.
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Facts About Fading:

  • FADING IS INEVITABLE … all materials fade in time.
  • FADING OCCURS … weather 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 Vista ™ Solar Control
    Window Film.
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UV Reduction:

  • Average clear glass filters 25%
  • Dual-pane glass filters 50%
  • Low-E glass filters 60%
  • Vista Window Film filters 99.9%
    of UV


Pro-Film has been providing in-home consultations and high-quality installations through the northeast for the past 15 years.

What Fades?

Laboratory tests using Xenon are 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 paint fades with time (some more than others).

Here are some tips from the pros:

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Not All Films Are Created Equal

The type, amount, and location of UV absorber in the film determine its effectiveness in reducing fading. Absorbers located in the adhesive, instead of the film itself, can be far less stable and enduring than those built into the film.
Because of state-of-the-art research, development, and technology, Vista ™ Window Film UV absorbers are built into the film to provide superior stability and endurance. Most other companies just add UV absorbers to their product through the adhesive layer. (Be sure to check before you specify.)
Vista provides an unprecedented 99.9% UV protection, filtering sunlight at the glass before it reaches interiors and begins to damage furnishings.
To enhance the life and function of film, all Vista solar control window film comes with a patented scratch-resistant coating.
Vista films are a result of a half-century of dedication to research, development, and manufacturing excellence by Solutio, the largest manufacturer of window films in the world.

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PRO-FILM has been providing in-home consultations and high-quality installations through the northeast for the past 20 years.

Call (860) 482-3345 or Toll-Free: (877) 311-FILM or email for an appointment and a Free Estimate which will establish the project scope and the right film or product to meet your specific needs.

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