Window Treatments Fend Off Damaging UV Rays

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Silhouette® Window Shadings in the Living 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.

About 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. And don’t forget honeycomb and roller/screen shades. They never go out of style. Your home is your biggest investment. Keep your furnishings looking beautiful for years by protecting them from harmful UV rays.

Window Treatments for UV Protection in the Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona Area

Altra Home Décor is your source for window treatments, custom drapery, flooring, and more! We serve the greater Phoenix area, including Peoria, Sun City West, Anthem, Buckeye, Glendale, and Scottsdale, with a showroom in Surprise. Stop by our locally owned store to view our full-size window treatment displays and sample books. Contact us today to schedule an in-home design consultation!