UV Protection for Commercial Buildings

The sun offers many benefits, such as increased productivity and reduced reliance on electric lighting; but the sun’s UV rays can also damage skin and building assets if they’re not controlled.

Ordinary windows do not adequately block ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause extensive damage – including the threat of initiating skin cancer. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are also the leading cause of fading in interiors such as furniture, floorings, wall coverings, artwork and photographs. Retail stores are especially prone to damage from UV rays, as merchandise in windows is more susceptible to damage and fading.

Protective Window Films: Protect people and furnishings from harmful UV Rays

While ordinary glass offers little to no protection from UV rays, window films do, and at a fraction of the cost of other UV-blocking alternatives.

LLumar solar control window film is one of the easiest ways to mitigate UV damage. It can block more than 99% of harmful UV Rays while offering unobstructed views, allowing natural daylight inside. Window films also reduce solar heat gain, which may lower cooling costs, and newer low-e window films offer year-round HVAC (Heating-Venting-Air Conditioning) savings by helping keep radiant heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer. Window film is recommended by The British Skin Foundation as part of a comprehensive skin care program.

Compared to alternative investments that reduce UV exposure such as curtains, blinds and awnings, UV window films do not create a dark environment or block the view of the outside world. LLumar solar control window film is available in a variety of shades and reflectivity, allowing building occupants to enjoy natural light without unwanted UV, heat and glare.

Although some replacement windows have special coatings for UV protection, total replacement for a commercial building is often cost prohibitive. LLumar solar control window films cost 80-90% less to install than replacement windows and the installation process is less intrusive.