Will Scotchtint window filmstop my furnishings from fading?
Nothing stops fading. Scotchtint films are designed to help reduce the major causes of fading (Ultraviolet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times. Keep in mind the article(s) to be protected; if they have a typical life of five (5) years then they may last ten (10) years to much longer depending on the performance of the film selected. However, if the typical life is only 2-3 weeks, then the expectation should be expressed in terms of months.
As a general rule of thumb, Ultraviolet (UV) is approximately 40% of the cause, visible light is about 25%, and heat about 25%. The remaining 10% an be attributed to humidity, pollutants, interior lights, dye anchorage, and more.