It’s no secret that UV from the sun causes damage to your skin and eyes. This is why our mothers always used to yell at us to “put on sunscreen,” before leaving the house for the beach, pool, or anywhere outside during the summer. Many brands have grown from small to large companies promoting clothing and glasses that filter out these harmful rays while outdoors. But what about while we are in our car on our morning commute, or sitting on the couch on a Sunday afternoon? UV rays can reach us in those locations too. Check out the story below to see how Tom shielded himself from the sun with UV protection window film.
Tom’s Window Film Transformation Story
Tom R, a resident of the greater Baltimore, MD area, was diagnosed with skin cancer several years before he contacted me. His diagnosis limited him in many ways and he was no longer able to enjoy the warm rays of the sun or engage in outdoor activities.
Automotive Sun Protection
One day, Tom gives me a call and requests our top of the line 3M automotive film, Crystalline. I’m a curious business owner, so I ask him what drew him to this product. His response is that he understands it to be the very best at rejecting UV and infrared rays. “That it is, Tom. Come on in and let’s get started,” was my reply. So without asking, we installed Crystalline on his truck per his request because he would accept no substitute – he wanted the absolute best!
Residential Sun Protection
After being throughly pleased with the product and our service, Tom gave me a ring again. This time, he invited me into his home to assess his needs. P
No longer could he sit at the dining room table and watch his kids as they play in the backyard. No longer could he look out the window in the morning to the incredible view his hard work had earned for him. Although having blackout curtains on your windows seems like a subtle adjustment, it had a much greater emotional effect. This is what led Tom to install 3M Night Vision films on the windows of his home in Baltimore.
The Benefits of UV Protection Window Film
3M films, with their lifetime residential warranty, reject 99% of UV and as much as 79% of the total solar energy! This was incredible news for Tom, who insisted on having his entire home covered. Throughout this two-phase process, Tom began to enjoy his home more. He could now leave the blinds open to view the world outside. The natural light flooded his once poor-lit rooms, which no longer felt cavernous. Even his furniture and belongings benefited from this installation because UV accounts for 40% of what causes fading.
After installing 3M films on his home and truck, he now has peace of mind on his morning commute and in his home on a Sunday afternoon. I think the opportunity to help him in this small way has impacted me greatly as well. I’d never before been more proud to offer my window film expertise to customers knowing it had the ability to change someone’s life. But now I see that it can.
Professional Window Tinting Can Help You Too!
Maybe everyone won’t benefit in the exact same way Tom has. However, I truly believe that through the various benefits of window tinting there can be great results – reducing the fading of valuable belongings and furnishings; heat rejection, which leads to greater efficiency; security window films on schools and buildings to deter break and entry, and even through decorative design films. Window tinting, in general, is a trade to be proud of. And for that, I am grateful.
Professional Window Tinting is a family-run and woman-owned business, proudly serving the MD, DE, PA, and NJ region for over 30 years. To get your free quote on commercial, residential, or automotive solar window film, give us a call at (302) 456-3456 or fill out a form online.