While blinds are commonly used for privacy and to prevent glare in your home, they also play a vital role in protecting and maintaining the quality of your home. Read on below to find out some surprising ways they protect your home from heat and sun damage.
UV Rays, and how they cause damage
While it is common knowledge that using sunscreen on our skin is extremely important to prevent sun damage, using sunscreen blinds to prevent the damage caused by UV rays to our belongings, furniture, and home, is far less common. However, protecting your home’s interior from the sun can help you avoid more fading and damage than you may guess.
There are different types of sunlight to consider in this—while UV-B rays cause damage to our skin, they are not strong enough to filter through glass windows and damage our home materials. However, UV-A rays penetrate through glass easily, and if left unfiltered, begin to degrade and damage the surfaces they shine on.
What should you protect?
We are well-informed on the damage the sun will do to our skin and eyes if left unprotected, but here’s what we should consider when maintaining the wellbeing of our home against the harsh rays of the sun. Long exposure from the sun will damage any surface, so keep the glare of the sun to a minimum in your home, especially in the following areas.
Timber floors and carpeted floors are both susceptible to sun damage, so avoiding long periods of sun exposure during the hottest hours of the day will help maintain the quality of your floors for longer.
Furniture and accessories
Any furniture, art pieces, and other such materials are also susceptible to damage, and should be shielded from direct sunlight. Otherwise, they will fade and begin to degrade.
How useful are sunscreen blinds?
The best way to protect your home from UV rays is by investing in window blinds. While an uncovered window allows 40-50% of UV light to filter through the glass, sunscreen roller blinds protect up to 97% of UV rays from entering, making it a lot easier to maintain the quality of your furniture and floors. With an installed roller blind, heat can also be well regulated, and light reflection on TV and computer screens can easily be minimised.
Sunscreen roller blinds are made from specialty design PVC material that has a high resistance to UV fade damage and is made to reduce heat and light glare. Sunscreen blinds are versatile and can be used in any room of the house, as well as in workplaces too.
Protect your home
The damage and fade caused by UV light happens subtly over time, slowly affecting the equity of your property. Furniture, floors, and other material objects are often left unchecked and forgotten until it’s too late when the damage is already set and clearly visible. Therefore, buying sunscreen blinds early is a great opportunity to invest and save on your property long-term, by preventing UV damage from even beginning to take effect on your furnishings. For more information on sunscreen protection for your home explore our collection of window blinds today. Find the perfect style of blinds for your house, while maintaining the comfort and longevity of your home.