Don’t Let Damaging UV Rays Ruin Your Furniture

Silhouette® Window Shadings in the Childs Room

We all know that we need to protect our skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays—and especially here in the Phoenix area, the risk is high. But too often, homeowners don’t consider what UV rays can do to their flooring and furnishings. At Altra Home Décor, we’ve got plenty of solutions for ways to properly cover your windows to help fend off the sun’s damaging rays.

What are UV Rays?

Some people think that UV damage occurs only when it’s particularly hot. However, during the winter, the sun is lower on the horizon, which actually means the light will enter farther into the room. This can cause additional damage without your even knowing it. So it is important to protect against UV rays, regardless of the season. Three distinct parts that make up the sun’s energy: ultraviolet (UV) radiation, visible light, and infrared radiation (IR). Of them, UV radiation is responsible for approximately 40 to 60 percent of fading of fabrics, artwork, flooring, walls, and drapery. The damage is permanent and can be anywhere sunlight reaches. If your windows aren’t properly covered, now’s the time to change that.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Solutions

Almost all Hunter Douglas window treatments filter out at least 75 percent and up to 99 percent of the sun’s damaging UV rays if installed over double-glazed glass windows. Controlling UV rays doesn’t mean you have to totally block your view of the outside. For example, Silhouette® Window Shadings sheer fabrics gently filter out UV rays, glare, and brightness, to protect your furnishings and spreading the light evenly throughout the room. Or consider Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, which keep your furnishings from fading with at least 75 percent protection from damaging UV rays. Your home is your biggest investment. Keep your furnishings looking beautiful for years by protecting them from harmful UV rays.

Find UV Shades in in Baltimore & Forest Hill MD Area

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville.

We serve the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel including Ellicott City, Randallstown, Owning Mills, Timonium, Westport, Forest Hill, Annapolis, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a design consultation!