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Combat Winter Sun Glare with Window Film

As the winter season approaches, you may be facing the unique challenge of dealing with the low angle of the sun in your home. This lower trajectory of sunlight not only results in longer shadows but can also lead to increased glare inside your home. At Concord Window Film, we understand the importance of comfortable and glare-free living spaces! That’s why we offer a range of window films specifically designed to tackle this issue.

The Winter Sun Challenge

During winter, the sun sits lower in the sky, and its rays enter your home at a steeper angle. This can cause excessive glare, making it difficult to work on computers, watch TV, or simply enjoy the comfort of your living space. Additionally, the intense glare can cause eye strain and discomfort.

Understanding the Winter Sun’s Low Angle

The reason behind the low angle of the sun during winter months in the Northern Hemisphere is rooted in the Earth’s axial tilt and its orbit around the sun.

Axial Tilt

The Earth is tilted at an angle of approximately 23.5 degrees relative to its orbit. This tilt is responsible for the changing seasons. During the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere, the North Pole is tilted away from the sun. As a result, the sun’s path across the sky is lower, leading to a shallower angle of sunlight entering through windows.

Shorter Days and Longer Shadows

Because of this tilt, the Northern Hemisphere experiences shorter days and longer nights in the winter. The sun appears lower in the sky throughout the day, and this low angle creates longer shadows.

Path of the Winter Sun

In winter, the sun’s path across the sky (from east to west) is shorter and stays closer to the horizon. This is in stark contrast to summer, where the sun takes a higher and longer path in the sky.

Impact of Winter Sun on Homes

For homeowners, this means that the winter sun can shine directly into windows that may not receive much sunlight during other times of the year. The direct angle of the sun’s rays can cause significant glare, making rooms uncomfortably bright and interfering with daily activities.

By understanding these astronomical factors, homeowners can better appreciate the need for effective solutions like Concord Window Film to manage the unique challenges posed by the winter sun.

Concord Window Film to the Rescue

Our selection of solar control ceramic window film is the perfect solution to this problem. Here’s how it can help:

Reducing Glare

Our ComforTech Ceramic Series films are designed to cut down on the harsh glare caused by the low winter sun. By applying our film to your windows, you can significantly reduce the amount of direct sunlight entering your home, making your living areas more comfortable. Learn more about glare.

UV Protection

Along with glare, the winter sun can also bring harmful UV rays into your home. Our window films block up to 99% of these rays in the 300-380nm spectrum, protecting your skin and preventing your furniture from fading.

Easy DIY Installation

One of the best things about Concord Window Film is the ease of installation. We provide professional-grade films that homeowners can install themselves. This means you can enjoy all the benefits of our high-quality films without the need for professional installation services.

Conclusion

Don’t let the low winter sun disrupt your home’s comfort. With Concord Window Film, you can easily manage sun glare, protect your home from UV rays, improve energy efficiency, and enhance privacy. Visit our website at www.windowfilm.com to explore our range of products and find the perfect solution for your home this winter.

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