August 11, 2020
The Best Way to Reduce Heat and Sun Damage in Your Car
Here in Arizona, we get plenty of sun, and with it, plenty of heat. During the height of July and August, major urban areas like Phoenix will regularly reach daily maximum temperatures of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit — and that’s just the outside temperature. If you leave your car parked out in the sun, its interior can heat up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit or more, while your dash, being directly beneath the windshield, can get as hot as 195 degrees Fahrenheit. Those are some pretty high numbers and ones that can cause some serious damage to your car.
The Impact of Sun and Heat Damage on Your Car
The exterior of your vehicle is the first thing that is hit by the sun’s rays and those rays can have a devastating impact on your car’s paint. The prolonged exposure to UV rays will oxidize the exterior coating which causes paint to either become brittle and change shape or for the color to fade or otherwise change.
Let your vehicle sit out in the sun long enough, and you’ll also experience damages to its interior. The UV rays and the excessive heat caused by the Arizona sun and climate can lead to the premature breakdown of interior surfaces and upholstery. Your dash and other plastic materials are apt to likewise become brittle, crack, and experience color fading. Your car’s interior upholstery will likewise follow suit, with the front row seats apt to experience the most rapid degradation due to their positioning behind the windshield.
Using Rogue Films Protective Window and Full Car Films
There are several great common sense tips you’ll hear about reducing the impact of sun and heat on your car, such as always parking in a shaded spot. But while these tips can be effective, it is also hard to always follow them due to external circumstances. Thus, the best solution to reducing heat and sun damage in your car is to invest in a proactive product, such as quality protective film.
At Rogue Films, we offer innovative film protection for both your car’s bodywork and windows. Our protective window films are designed to protect against 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and up to 95% of the suns heat. This will protect your dash, upholstery, and other sensitive interior materials.
In addition to window-specific films, we also offer full-body protective films installed by our own experienced team. These films protect the vehicle’s exterior from a range of threats, including UV rays and paint damage. We utilize state-of-the-art software and scanning equipment to custom manufacture patterns to fit any body panel and ensure complete coverage. We also are proud to use films that are 65% thicker than the industry standard and further ensure that our clients’ cars are well-equipped to handle whatever the Arizona summer has to throw at them.
Learn More About Our Window & Body Panel Films
Our team at Rogue Films has nearly three decades of experience in protective film expertise and the bulk of that experience was garnered right here in Arizona. We understand heat and UV damage like few others and are well-equipped with the products and knowledge to best preserve your vehicle from the sun’s damaging effects. Contact our team today to learn more about our protective films and to schedule an appointment to get your car protected.