Does window film help protect artificial turf or grass installations? This is an intriguing question. As the marketing manager for ClimatePro, I am always discovering new ways that window film can make a difference in the lives of our customers. To be honest, until Dave T., one of our talented estimators, mentioned that untreated windows can damage artificial turf, I never considered it. However, after doing some research and reviewing some of the facts about artificial turf, I was surprised to find out how popular it is. Hence, In this post, I'll share some of the facts I found. I'll also share with you how window film can help preserve artificial turf.
The Growing Use of Artificial Turf
According to one report, the artificial turf market is expected to grow to over 4.7 billion dollars by 2027. There are a number of companies offering this product to consumers and the marketplace is expected to expand in the coming years. For instance, companies like Heavenly Green are leading the artificial turf market in the San Francisco Bay Area.
There are valid reasons why consumers are considering artificial turf for their homes. One reason often stated is the low maintenance. You don't need a lawnmower or fertilizer to maintain artificial turf. Additionally, they also require little to no water, obviously. This is especially important in times of drought and when states ask us to conserve water usage. Lastly, experts suggest that artificial turf can increase home value. Artificial turf lawns maintain their green and manicured appearance all year round, enhancing the appearance of your home.
Artificial Turf and Sun Damage
What about the sun? Can it damage artificial turf? The answer is yes. We know that sunshine is a powerful energy source and can cause damage to fabrics, furniture, and flooring. The sun can also damage artificial turf. In fact, not only can direct sunlight damage the turf, the sun's reflection off of windows can magnify that damage. It's like getting double the sun exposure. This can cause the turf to melt. This doesn't mean the turf is poorly made. It just highlights the need to protect the turf from sun damage.
Artificial Turf and Window Film
Can window film (aka window tint) protect artificial turf from sun damage? Yes, it can! There are a few options for homeowners to consider. First, remember that the goal is not to reflect the sun's rays on the artificial grass. Reflecting is what causes the concentration of heat that can melt turf. The goal is to reject the sun's harmful UV rays while minimizing reflection. Films like Avery Dennison SS Blue 75x have been shown to help. Our recommendation would be 3M Exterior Prestige 70, a window film we know and trust. Exterior Prestige 70 blocks heat and will help to prevent turf burning by decreasing reflective glare.
ClimatePro: The Bay Area Window Film Pros
As the most highly-rated window film and window tint company in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are always ready to work with you to protect your artificial turf. Speaking of turf, we're your neighbors, with over 40 years of experience as window film experts. Take a look at some of our completed projects here or use our Window Film Selector Tool to explore your options. You can get a free estimate here or give us a call 707-755-7337.