Artificial turf is exceptionally durable and can withstand a great deal of abuse, but it’s not indestructible. It can be damaged by excessive heat and UV rays, especially those that reflect off windows. A great deal of reflected heat can even cause artificial turf to melt. Learn how you can protect your synthetic grass with a turf guard window film and how to choose the right one for your yard.
What Is Turf Guard Window Film?
Turf guard window film is designed to protect both your home and your artificial grass from the excessive heat generated by reflected sunlight off your windows. Most window films have a mirror-like finish, which can enhance the heat reflection from the glass. Turf guard window film, on the other hand, has a tint guard that both reduces the UV light that penetrates your home and avoids the bright reflection that can harm the turf.
Its opaque material also adds privacy to your home without darkening the lighting in your house. Simply cut it to size and fit just about any window. You can choose the color, tint, and intensity of your film to further suit your needs.
How Turf Guard Protects Your Turf
While artificial turf is exceptionally tough, it’s not indestructible. The turf can usually stand up to normal heat from the Vegas sun; however, over time, you might see your turf getting softer, fading in color, getting prickly, or hot to the touch. The reflected glare off your windows can increase the sun’s heat to that of a laser-like intensity. This can scorch or even melt your artificial turf. A turf guard film over your windows removes this reflective glare and avoids the excess heat striking your grass. It’s an ideal way to protect your home and your lawn at the same time.
How To Choose a Good Window Film
There are several factors you need to consider when choosing a good window film. Many people prefer films to protect the inside of their home but neglect the essential factors that safeguard their artificial lawn. After all, few people know that certain window films could do more damage than good.
The first important factor is to avoid window films that are reflective or mirror-like. Next, determine the level of shade and tint you want. The darker you go, the more shade the film will provide in your home. You can also get a non-reflective film that allows full light into your home while filtering out dangerous UV radiation.
If you’re still unsure what kind of window film is best for your needs, contact Vegas Artificial Grass for more advice and information!