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Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland, Short Pump, Midlothian, Ashland, Mechanicsville, Williamsburg

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Solar Gard window films have an SPF of 285 or more, making them an ideal solution for protecting your skin

Get Skin Protection While Driving

The average American worker spends the equivalent of an entire week in their car commuting to work each year (US Census bureau). Most people don’t realize that the glass in their automobile protects them from UVB rays only, those that cause sunburn. Only 10% of side windows provide UVA protection1, the rays that cause aging and skin cancer. Cumulative exposure to UVA is directly linked to skin cancer, premature aging, and even cataracts.

Solar Gard window film protects from both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there is a direct link between more time spent driving an automobile and a higher incidence of left-sided skin cancers. Although all types of skin cancer increase with exposure to unprotected skin, particularly common among drivers is a form of melanoma that is caused by cumulative UVA exposure rather than the more common form of
melanoma that occurs from intense, intermittent sun exposure.

Solar Gard window films provide a wide range of benefits in one simple solution:

  • Protection from harmful UV rays
  • Up to 30% energy savings
  • Protection from flying glass in the event of breakage
  • Deterrent against break-ins
  • Enhanced look and privacy
  • Increased interior comfort
  • Solar Gard films are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation

While every state has different tint laws, we have a wide range of color tints to choose from, and all provide UVA and UVB protection.

1Automotive News Data Center, Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada, Mexican Automotive Manufacturers Association and company sources

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