Anti-Ultra Violet Film for Windows?

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1cosmicdolphin
Feb 9, 2012, 7:00am

Do any of you folks have advice about anti-uv film for windows. We have a largish window (with textured glass on the inside) that we'd like to have UV film attached too to protect our books.

Right now we have thrown wall hangings over the 3 or 4 book cases the sunlight is hitting, but that means we can't see the books :-( Any advice about brands or anything else on the subject would be welcome.

2lilithcat
Feb 9, 2012, 9:11am

Here's a bit about an Ultra Violet film: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-doyle-palmer-/ultra-violet-the-paris-hi_b_50...

Good heavens! She's become a Mormon! I guess that's about as anti-Ultra Violet as you can get. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_Violet_(Isabelle_Collin_Dufresne)

3benjclark
Feb 9, 2012, 11:36am

When it comes to UV film, you get what you pay for. Also, installation is just as important and selecting the right product -- be sure it's up to your local weather situations. It sounds like maybe you have a double paned window, but I'd still be mindful of it.

PS, I'm a museum administrator.

4nemoman
Feb 9, 2012, 11:36am

An alternative approach would be to buy book covers that provide uv protection.

5benjclark
Feb 9, 2012, 11:52am

Here's a publication developed by the US National Parks Service on evaluating UV window films:
http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/publications/conserveogram/03-10.pdf

6dukeallen
Feb 10, 2012, 8:51am

Not to be a smart aleck, but do you have curtains? And only open them when actually in the room enjoying the view?
The window in my library has a small window with blinds, and I turned them around, so that instead of falling on the floor the light is directed at the ceiling, to keep direct sunlight off my books while still keeping the room bright enough to read.

7kdweber
Feb 10, 2012, 1:33pm

I've got UV protection on all my windows but direct sunlight through your window will still damage your books.

8cosmicdolphin
Feb 11, 2012, 7:24am

6 dukeallen

The Window is a large arched one, high up on the wall, and has nor curtains. We are considering some form of remotely closable blind as an option, since it's so high up.