May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but in Florida, skin cancer prevention is a year-round concern. Skin cancer is an irregular growth of skin cells that occurs most often on sun-exposed skin. Skin cancer is common, and in its worst cases, it results in death. According to cancer.org, about 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the US. They occur in about 3.3 million Americans, as some people are diagnosed with more than one. The risk from exposure to the sun is cumulative. Having just five or more sunburns doubles your risk for developing melanoma skin cancer. Florida residents know how important it is to use sunscreen when outdoors but often underestimate the danger from UV rays inside their homes and vehicles. The fact is, the sun that comes through windows still carries a risk. So, does window tinting prevent skin cancer?
The Good News is That Window Tinting Does Prevent Skin Cancer
At Window Tint USA in Pompano Beach, FL, we take this very seriously. One of our own has suffered from this terrible disease. Barry was an installer here for 14 years. Outdoor activities were everything to Barry as a young boy growing up in Florida, but as he got into his late 30s he began to suffer. He is currently in remission and lives the vampire life avoiding the sun! Because we know the dangers of skin cancer are real and we have felt it first hand here at Window Tint USA, we want to help you and your family avoid the risk.
How Does Window Tinting Prevent Skin Cancer?
Window tint is a thin laminate film that can be applied to the inside or outside of glass surfaces in cars, boats, homes and commercial buildings. High quality window films, like those made by 3M, block up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays by preventing them from passing through the film. Those UV rays are associated with the most preventable forms of skin cancer. By blocking them from your homes, vehicles and offices, you can reduce your exposure and chance of developing skin cancer.
Exposure to UV rays also causes premature aging of the skin and signs of sun damage such as wrinkles, leathery skin, liver spots, actinic keratosis, and solar elastosis. UV rays also lead to eye problems. In addition, UV rays are the primary cause of fading of your floors, rugs, cabinetry, furnishings and artwork. If you’re already thinking of installing window film, you may have wondered does window tinting prevent skin cancer? You’ll be happy to know you can protect your family and your home with 3M window film.
Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer with Window Film
Consider installing window tinting in your home to optimize natural light while reducing skin cell damage. Tinting your windows improves the appearance of your house, and it also reduces hot spots and glare, and blocks cancer-causing UV rays. If you don’t have impact windows, ask about the Ultra Safety Film versions of window tint. Safety window tint provides an added layer of protection against shattering glass shards in the event of a storm or attempted break in.
Tinting your car can block up to 99.9 percent of UV rays and protect your skin from sun damage. Of course, there are additional benefits to tinting your car windows. Window tint keeps your vehicle cooler, prevents sun damage and interior cracking, and blocks glare. Inquire about the 3M Crystalline line of window films for your windshields. This clear film provides 100% UV protection with the added benefit of more than 30% heat rejection. After all, this is where the majority of heat and UV come in to your vehicle.
Best Window Tinting to Prevent Skin Cancer
3M offers films for many different types of applications. They are all backed by 3M’s comprehensive warranty when installed by certified 3M professionals such as Window Tint USA.
3M’s Prestige Series and Ultra Prestige Series block 99.9% of UV rays and come in an attractive range of tints. Layered nanotechnology controls light as the sun’s angle changes, and low interior and exterior reflectivity preserve your view. These films are non-metallized so they don’t interfere with cell phone and Wi-Fi signals. And because there is no metal content, your night time visibility is not hindered.
3M™ Sun Control Window Film Ceramic Series is an innovative line of films that maintain color and performance over time. They block up to 99% of UV rays and reject up to 80% of heat-producing infrared light. They are also non-metalized, come in natural tone tints, reduce glare and eye discomfort, and are scratch resistant.
3M™ Sun Control Window Film Night Vision Series protects skin and furnishing from up to 99% of damaging UV rays. This series is designed to save energy by day and enhance views by night. Save money on cooling and heating costs, reduce glare and eye discomfort and block up to 72% of solar heat — all while protecting yourself and your family from skin cancer.
Why Choose 3M?
3M is a worldwide brand backed by comprehensive warranties. There are 3M window tinting and window film products for every need and options for every price point. Window Tint USA can recommend a product that gets you the best value for the amount you want to spend. For more information or an estimate on window tinting in the Pompano Beach / Miami area, Request a Quote, call 954-960-0212 or visit www.windowtintusafl.com.