If you own outdoor furniture, you know the importance of choosing fabrics and materials that are weather and sun resistant. What you may not realize, however, is the importance of protecting the items inside of your home against the sun as well. Even though the items inside of your home aren’t outside all day, being exposed to the elements, they are still exposed to direct sunlight through the windows, and this exposure can cause your home’s belongings to fade over time.
Protect Your Valuables with Sun Shades
Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to prevent the items inside your home from receiving sun damage. You probably don’t want to purchase all outdoor furniture for inside of your house, so the next best option is purchasing sun shades.
Sun shades are basically curtains that preserve your view of the outdoors while protecting your items from the harmful effects of the sun. They can reduce glare, block UV rays and improve your home’s energy efficiency as well.
Sun shades come with varying openness numbers. The smaller the number, the more sunlight the sun shades block. For rooms that receive large amounts of direct sunlight, you might want sun shades with a lower openness number in order to block the light and protect your furniture. For rooms that receive little direct sunlight, sun shades with a higher openness number would probably be sufficient. The number that is best for you depends on the amount of sunlight your home receives, how prone to fading your furniture is and how much sunlight you prefer to have streaming into your home.
St. Louis Sun Shades Experts
While sun shades primarily protect your upholstered furniture, their job doesn’t stop there. They can also protect your flooring from fading as well, whether you have carpeting, hardwood or linoleum.
Sun shades come in a wide variety of colors, styles and levels of openness, especially if you order them custom made, so finding shades that are just right for you should be easy.
If you live in the St. Louis area and would like to learn more about our wide selection of protective sun shades, contact Halcyon Shades at (314) 282-8088.