As the harsh Australian sun pours in through your windows, flooding your house with that beautiful natural light, there’s another natural phenomenon that’s silently occurring inside… Those beautiful rays of light contain high amounts of UV, which has the potential to damage any organic substance – your carpets, your furniture and even you!
We hear a lot these days about protecting ourselves and our children from harmful UV rays. ‘Slip-slop-slap’ and ‘stay in the shade’ have become catch-cries that are taught in primary schools all around the country. But when it comes to protecting our homes and furniture, sunscreen and hats aren’t options! What we need is something that reduces the impact of the UV as it enters the house.
Have you ever noticed that the carpet or floorboards inside your home have marked in areas that receive a lot of direct sunlight? Or that couches or other furniture that are positioned in front of windows have noticeably faded? Not only is this extremely annoying, but the long-term effects of prolonged exposure to UV can actually weaken the structure of your furniture or outdoor setting.
So, what to do?
By installing the right type of blinds, you can noticeably reduce the amount of harmful UV that pours into your home. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to live your life with the shades down and the lights on either. Nowadays there are plenty of options out there on the market that are designed to protect you and maintain your furniture, while still making the most of nature’s precious resource.
Luxaflex Luminette Privacy Sheers are an ideal choice for spaces that require maximum light all day. Available in a wide range of soft colours to complement any palette or style of home. Privacy sheers greatly reduce UV damage, while maintaining that bright, airy feel to any room. A fantastic way to protect yourself, without compromising on light or outside views.
Another great option for minimizing the effects of UV is Silhouette Shadings. These sleek, unobtrusive yet modern window treatments are available in either translucent or room darkening fabrics, and, even with the vanes open, they still offer that measure of protection you need.
Of course, preventing the sunshine from actually hitting the windows is the ultimate way to prevent UV damage. Outdoor awnings or blinds protect your windows from direct light and reflect the sun’s glare.
At Complete Blinds, we understand the challenge of protecting ourselves and our home interiors from UV damage. After all, we’re Australian’s too! With years of experience and a team of highly skilled personnel, we are able to help you minimize the effects of UV damage in your home. Call us today on (02) 8824 7975 and discuss your needs with one of our friendly staff. We’re here to help you create a sunny yet safe environment for yourself, your employees and your family.