Fading is the enemy for any homemaker or interior designer.
Furniture, drapes, carpets, even artworks and photographs come
under attack from sunlight, heat and UV radiation. However, fading
can be significantly reduced by installing the appropriate
UV radiation fades materials through
direct contact, while sunlight and infrared act to heat the
material, which accelerates the fading process. Using the correct
glass in a home can be likened to using a good sunscreen on a
summer holiday. The use of tinted and reflective solar control
glass reduces the amount of UV, visible light and heat that pass
through the glass, thus reducing the rate of fading.
Laminated glass, with a PVB or special UV interlayer, is also
very effective and can absorb up to 99% of the damaging UV
radiation. And these products can be tinted to control light
intensity and heat transmission.
For maximum protection combine tinted or reflective glasses
within a laminated glass double glazing unit.