Summer is almost here, so we should start opening our curtains and welcoming the sunshine into our home. Sunlight can improve the look of a room. It has the ability to give colors and make a room look bigger.
However, natural light can fade your carpet, fabric, wood, and curtains. It has ultraviolet rays that can cause photodegradation, which involves the rays breaking down a lot of the chemicals in carpeting fabric and furniture dyes. The breakdown of these chemicals results in the fading of the color. But we have some solutions to help you in getting the most out of the sunlight while protecting the interior of your home.
Use Window Treatments
To protect the furnishings of your home, you obviously need blinds, curtains, and other window treatments. However, closing them out can block the sunlight from getting inside your home. Also, the cost may also be an issue to you. You need curtains made of heavy fabric if you want to really block the sunlight. Heavy curtains can be pricey. Also, blinds are costly.
Think About Applying Window Film
The inside part of your windows can be applied to film to offer a tint which filters the ultraviolet rays. Sometimes, the film can remove almost all of the rays from the sunlight. Also, with film, your ability to view is not compromised. You won’t have a problem keeping your curtains open and allowing the sun to pour in. You will be able to take advantage of natural light, without expecting damages in your furnishings.
Although a window film can be installed by yourself, you might want to hire a professional to do it for you. Applying the film incorrectly can result in unsightly bubbles. The film needs to be applied seamlessly to your windows so it is not obvious your window has the film.
Consider Rearranging the Rooms
Rearranging the rooms and redecorating them may also help in welcoming sunlight inside your house, without damaging your furniture. Consider moving around your furniture, ensuring the most sensitive ones are not directly hit by the sunlight. Also, you can use throw blankets to cover up pieces like chairs susceptible to fade. Check every room in the house and determine how to rearrange them to protect the most colorful fabrics from direct sunlight.
Change your Windows
It may be time to get new windows. The Glass Company, WI offers solutions which filter out ultraviolet rays to protect your possessions from fading. Aside from protecting your furniture, new windows also boost your energy efficiency. Look for windows that fit your frame better to eliminate small gaps where air can get inside and escape your home. Also, you can find new windows designed to keep heat out, necessary to keep your home cool throughout the hot months.
If you are ready to protect your belongings from sunlight, call our glass company in Brookfield, WI today at 414-702-8339.