Ultraviolet (UV) rays are notorious for causing furniture, paintings, textiles and other valuables to fade. They break down the chemical bonds that give dyes their color, leading to the bleaching effect. Wood can become lighter or darker after long-term exposure to these invisible, destructive rays. There’s no reversing sun damage, and there’s no escaping UV rays either. You can use drapes or blinds to block them, but doing so will make your interior look dark and dreary.
To increase your home’s defense against UV radiation without sacrificing daylighting in your home, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio for window replacement. Here’s why our windows are your best choice for mitigating sun damage:
Reflect 95% of the Sun’s UV Rays Away From Your Interior
Our windows feature spectrally selective, multi-layer Low-E coating. Our most energy-efficient option, the High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, only allows 5% of UV rays to pass through. In areas with a UV Index reading of six to seven, like the Alamo City, our innovative glazing technology can preserve the bold colors of your floors, furnishings and other valuables.
Decreasing Need for Artificial Lighting
Research shows that UV radiation is only responsible for 40% of fading at home. Heat and visible light account for 25% each, while indoor artificial lighting, humidity, and poor dye anchorage cause the remaining 10%.
With the same glass solution, our bay, sliding and casement windows can reflect 72% of solar heat, while letting 65% of sunshine in. You’ll get to enjoy more than enough daylighting to naturally illuminate your rooms. In turn, you don’t have to turn on any bulbs to brighten up your space for as long as the sun is up. Less artificial lighting means less fading.
Keeping Exterior Finishes Vibrant
Our windows come in long-lasting hues, including light-absorbing, darker ones, which are traditionally more prone to fading. Our unique extrusion process fuses the colors into our exclusive Fibrex® material for unchanging beauty inside and out. Despite constant UV ray exposure, expect our windows to stay in mint condition for many years to come.
Elevate your home’s UV protection with Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio’s high-performance bow, picture, specialty and double hung window products. Discover the other benefits of our all-around products for soundproofing, condensation resistance and more. Call us at (210) 319-7119 to schedule your free, in-home consultation in San Antonio, Schertz or Bulverde, TX, to talk about your project.