As the UV rays damage your skin, it can also gradually but severely damage your furniture and other decorations. In fact, according to the National Fenestration Rating Council, an organization that makes assessment of windows, around 60% of the damage on furniture is caused by UV radiation. Other causes include humidity, heat, and artificial light.
1. Fading and Discoloration
Reflecting sunlight damage can basically cause your furniture to change its color. At first it will change it to a different color, like from red to orange, or from orange to yellow. Later on, it will become obvious that the color is fading. This is because of the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays.
When the sun shines through a reflection window, the window glare multiplies the damage caused by the sunlight to fade the colors of the furniture. As sun reflection fades the color, it also damages it. The faded color does not only indicate a mark of ugliness in your furniture, but a sign that the discolored area itself is partly damaged. Do not underestimate the harm of UV rays because it can fade not just furniture but also carpets and wallpapers.
Reflecting sunlight damage can actually cause all the natural moisture in leather covers of furniture to gradually evaporate until nothing is left. This will definitely not just fade the color eventually, but will also leave the affected area completely dried out. When the leather is totally dried out, you cannot do anything about it anymore.
As one of the harmful effects of UV rays, drying can actually destroy the color and the smooth texture of the furniture. This will not only leave an ugly spot on the furniture. The damage will also destroy even the surrounding areas of the leather.
If you want to reduce reflecting sun damage, then you should find ways to reduce window reflection to a minimum or even to zero. If not, the UV rays that enter the window will eventually deteriorate the furniture. As the furniture deteriorates, it turns old and unusable. More importantly, it will look very unattractive. If you are not using a sun control film, then you should be careful because UV rays will not only deteriorate furniture but also photographs, fine art, and other accessories.
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