Will window film really stop fading of fabrics?

There are six factors affecting fabric fading:

1.  Ultraviolet Light
2.  Visible Light
3.  Heat and Humidity
4.  Chemical Vapors (including ozone)
5.  Age of Fabric
6.  Dye Fastness

Clear single pane glass (1/8″ to 1/4″) will reject 23-28% of the ultraviolet light from the sun.  Insulated glass is slightly better, rejecting 36-41%.  Window films installed on glass reject 95-99% of solar ultraviolet light.

Different types of clear glass and window systems will reject 13-29% of the solar heat.  With window films, 80% solar heat rejection can be obtained.

No window film can eliminate fading.  It can, however, offer maximum protection from fading due to solar ultraviolet light and solar heat.

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  • Starting at the top, place the adhesive side of the film on the glass and work your way down the window. Position the film so it’s centered on the glass and spray with the solution. Squeegee any bubbles to within 2 inches of the edge of the window. Keep the surface of the film wet with the solution so the squeegee will pull across it easily.

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