If you work in a sunny area, your office windows are most likely a big part of the design. Windows obviously let in a ton of natural light, which not only makes the work space more welcoming and inviting, it also gives employees' eyes a break with great views. Being cooped up inside without natural light is bad for morale and health, and who doesn’t want an office with big windows? I know I would. Large windows do have have one downside though. Keep reading to learn more!
Problems associated with large windows
Like we just said, large glass windows do have a few major downsides; heat and glare. While we’re all aware of sun glare and built-up heat, there is also a less-obvious problem that comes along with large windows, sun fading. Sun fading is less obvious as it happens slowly over time. While all materials can suffer from sun fading, certain materials like plastics, soft fabrics, and wood floors are at a higher risk. Sun fading is only the first sign of permanent damage and as time goes on, those items must be replaced for aesthetic reasons, safety reasons, or even both. When you think about what most office items are made of, your office now seems a lot more expensive. Some items might hold sentimental value and are unable to be replaced.
How to keep furniture from fading in the sun
What can be done to stop sun-fading from damaging computers, monitors, printers, decor, and other items? A few common solutions around the office include blinds, curtains, rugs, and designing your space around the sun spots. Unfortunately, when it comes to offices, space is at a premium and it’s not so easy to just move around the sun. Blinds can certainly help but they aren’t the only answer!
Solar film to prevent sun fading
Solar film is another way to mitigate sun fading and protect your valuable belongings. While solar film doesn't prevent sun fading, it does greatly help protect against it. Solar film helps protect against sun fading by blocking 99% of the sun’s invisible UVA and UVB rays, which are the primary culprit behind sun fading. Combined with blinds, solar film will dramatically cut the risk of sun-damage to your office’s property and reduce how often you replace your stuff. Contact Solar Art today to learn how you can protect your office and save money.