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UV rays: A guide to protecting your home from harmful sun exposure

by Phoebe Woods-Orsini 11/22/2022

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You may be wondering how to protect your home from UV exposure that’s potentially harmful. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to protect yourself and your home from excess UV exposure. Here’s a basic guide to help:

How your home exterior can be damaged by the sun

Excessive exposure from the sun can severely damage roof tiling, blister exterior paint and even cause cracks on the home exterior. Hardwood floors also risk potential fading if left vulnerable to too much visible light through windows.

Protecting your home from sun exposure

There are several safe and affordable ways to protect your home from harmful UV light. If you have hardwood flooring, try using finishes and stains with UV inhibitors. Also, consider low-E window films to block extra UV rays from entering your home. High quality exterior paint will help to extend the life of your home’s paint job as well.

Make the sun's UV rays work to your advantage 

The sun’s rays can also be used to your advantage at home. Installing solar panels will provide clean and renewable energy through sunlight alone. This will help to save plenty of money on your energy bill. You can even earn a federal tax credit for having solar panels.  

These are just a few tips for limiting your home’s UV exposure. Consult a professional contractor for more information on how to keep your home safe.

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