The sun and warmth of summer and winter is inviting - the air smells of new life, and you’re ready to leave the daily grind behind, break out of the office and go outside and enjoy the sunshine. The inviting warm rays of the sun, however, should come with a warning label.
Sunshine is important. It supports all life on earth, from the very bacteria at the bottom of the food chain to the photosynthetic processes in plants and even the weather patterns and processes involved in climate change. For humans, sunlight is important in producing vitamin D, which is vital to living a healthy life. Vitamin D plays an important role in calcium absorption in the body, raises the immune system to fight off illnesses, and plays a part in mood regulation. Vitamin D deficiency is a serious problem and can result in fatigue, low moods, and muscle soreness. But the sun’s rays, while important for life, are not harmless.
The sun produces UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are damaging to the skin, and can cause premature aging and wrinkling. These effects, however, are mostly superficial. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and this is the type of radiation that causes skin cancer. Both types of UV rays are harmful, and should be protected against.
How can you protect yourself and your family against harmful UV rays? Be smart when in the sun and going outside. Wear sunscreen and cover up when you want to enjoy the outdoors during those warmer months. UV rays can still penetrate glass, however, such as when driving. Even if you don’t get a sunburn while driving, these damaging UV rays are still radiating your skin and raising your risk of skin cancer. For your car, something as simple as window tinting can provide efficient protection for car trips, offering year-round protection from UV rays.
Window tinting is a popular way to customize your car. Instead of opting for expensive spoilers or add-ons that can be costly and potentially affect the performance of the vehicle, window tinting is easily customizable and does not impede your vehicle in any way. Window tinting can range from bronze, grey, gold and amber, to a plain dark tint, suited to your needs for reflectiveness and colour preference.
So why tint your windows? Aside from the esthetic appeal of customizing your car, window tinting actually offers health benefits.
The sun releases harmful UVA and UVB rays, both which contribute to not only wrinkles and burns, but the production of skin cancer. In fact, you’re less likely to get a sunburn while driving, but the UVA rays that contribute to the formation of skin cancer still penetrate deep into your skin when they travel through the car windows. There are a variety of colour tints available, but they also vary in effectiveness in reflecting the sun’s UV rays. Tinting is proven in effectiveness in preventing harmful UV rays from reaching drivers. Without tinted windows, drivers have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side because of the sun’s UV rays constantly penetrating their skin, left unprotected by regular glass windows. Window tinting is also affordable readily available.
Window tinting should be done by a professional, Uniglass Ziebart – Prince Albert,SK. You’ve likely driven by someone with a DIY tint job, often indicated by patches of bubbles under the tint colour on the window, and the tint job looks lumpy and lacks smoothness and uniformity. Going to a professional will ensure you get your window tinting done right the first time, and will also come with a warranty for added peace of mind. Just make sure you’re aware of the window tinting rules in your province as they vary across Canada, and stay within the allowed regulations to guarantee your best window tinting experience.