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What Causes Fading?

The number one reason consumers choose window film is to protect their valuable furniture, draperies and flooring from fading. With this in mind you should know a few things.

Most people associate fading with ultraviolet. It is easy to understand why you might assume that a window film product with a 98% or 99% ultraviolet rejection rate could eliminate fading in your home. However, since other factors contribute to fading, more information needs to be presented.

It is very important to understand that ultraviolet contributes only 40% to the fading problem. Visible light contributes 25% and solar energy (heat) contributes another 25%, resulting in a full 50% contribution to the problem. The remaining 10% of what causes fading is directly tied to the quality, or lack of quality, of the dyes used in furnishings, fabrics and carpet. Knowing this makes it easy to see why stopping only the ultraviolet will not eliminate fading.


We want to thank you for investing in the finest window film line available for your home. SolarGard, the largest producer of finished film products in the world, not only has the most complete line of films to choose from in the industry, they also have the strongest, most inclusive warranty available!

Below, you find helpful information that will extend the life of your window film, giving you and your family years of safety and comfort in your home!


During the installation process, the installer will remove as much of the water solution as possible, although a small amount will remain. Trapped installation moisture can cause water bubbles and/or a slightly cloudy look. This is normal and should be expected. Do not attempt to pierce a water bubble during the dry-out period. Water bubbles and the cloudiness will gradually dissipate. Attempting to pierce a water bubble in an effort to drain moisture will damage your film. This damage is not covered by the warranty.

Earning LEED credits using Solar Gard window film

As you pursue LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), you will be exploring many options to meet your goals. Solar Gard window film is a proven energy saving product that can directly help you achieve LEED Credits. Below are six categories within the standard where solar control window film can be applied towards meeting the criteria for earning LEED credits. All buildings, new and existing, applying for LEED certification must meet the EPA ENERGY STAR ® rating of at least 60.

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