Protecting Yourself from Your Window

There’s Danger of Sun Damage Inside Your Home, Even When it Rains

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Sun damage can happen even when it rains, sorry Western Washingtonians

Don’t think this is just a summer issue, or not a rainy Washington problem! The sunshine may often be out of sight and out of our minds but even with the clouds the damage is still happening, a double curse. It does not have to be hot outside for the sun to damage your skin or fade your interiors. Even when you are inside bundled up head to toe your interior can be damaged. So when it rains next week don’t think you are in the clear. It is painful to see a beautiful home slowly deteriorate to sun damage, especially when the upgrades are a substantial investment. Your stuff will get ruined without the proper protection.

Prolonged sun exposure causes fading to:

  • Wood Floors and Furniture
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Fabric Furniture, Throws, Pillows, and Rugs
  • Artwork

Sunlight can harm your skin and belongings, even inside

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People want their home to be a safe place, but if you have a window then the sun is still getting to you. You wouldn’t sit outside all day without sunscreen, or leave a painting out on the lawn to fade and crack. Sun damage can still be a danger inside and you need to guard against it, thankfully it is not a difficult thing to do. The best solutions are installing window coverings & protective film.  You don’t have to hang a dark blanket over your window and shut out the world to block sun damage. You can still enjoy natural light without worry.

If you still want to maximize natural light in your home sheers and shadings are a good choice for window covering

If you still want to maximize natural light in your home sheers and shadings are a good choice for window covering. When opened the sheer fabric can be seen through to the outdoors, let in natural light, and still protect against glare and UV rays. This will help protect you and your family’s skin, as well as limiting fading from your furniture and flooring. When they are closed it blocks out most light and allows for privacy. Bonus: they look nice too.

Window films from a reputable installer are wonderful for UV protection, but they don’t really block the light (unless you have a dark tint)

Another option is window film. Some films come in a tint, somewhat like what you’d see on a car, and others are clear.  Window films from a reputable installer are wonderful for UV protection, but they don’t really block the light (unless you have a heavy tint).

Sun protection inside the home cannot be ignored. It protects all the important things,  yourself, your family, and your possessions. If you are going to invest in a home improvement we recommend it be the this one. Window coverings and film will protect you from the dangers coming through the window.

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