Yes, the sun is more ferocious in Colorado Springs. That is another reason you need ceramic coating to protect auto paint in our harsh climate.
What the UV Index Means
To tell how strong the sun is going to be on a given day, you can check the UV index on your weather app. The UV index takes into consideration factors such as cloud cover and smog levels to rate the intensity of the sun on a scale from 0 to 15.
Low UV is 2 or less, and you are advised to guard against surfaces which reflect UV such as sand, snow, and water.
Moderate is 3 – 5. Wear UV-blocking sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen outdoors. Seek shade around midday. Be mindful of increased exposure caused by bright reflective surfaces.
High is 6 – 7, very high is 8 – 10, and extreme is over 11. As well as the above, minimize your exposure to the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
You want to protect yourself and your family from too much sun exposure as it can lead to:
- Skin cancer and melanoma
- Cataracts and other eye conditions like pterygium and macular degeneration
- Suppression of your immune system
Due to the lofty elevation of 6,035 ft and the dry air, Colorado Springs is a high risk area for UV exposure. For every additional 1,000 ft of elevation, the strength of the sun increases by approximately 4% – meaning that our UV exposure is over 20% higher than cities at sea level.
Protection from High UV Rays
Similarly, you want to protect your vehicle from the sun’s harmful rays with a long-lasting ceramic coat. Not only will it keep your car’s paintwork looking like new for years, but it also repels water and makes rinsing dirt off your vehicle simpler.
To find out more about how your car detailers in Colorado Springs can protect your vehicle from sun fade with ceramic coating, contact Pro Auto Spa today.