With the summer sun at peak heat, most people know about the precautions you must take to protect yourself from the sun's rays and heat. It's common knowledge that if you want to keep your skin healthy for a long time, you need to protect it. But just like you pack the SPF onto your face and body, don't neglect protecting other valuables from damaging UV rays.
Just like their skin, most people plan to live in their homes for a while, too. And that means keeping their flooring, artwork and furniture free from damage - specifically, sun damage. Did you know that an uncovered glass window will let in 70% of the sun's UV rays, causing 45% of the damage homes typically see in a lifespan? It is reported that 50% of indoor home damage is caused by heat and visible light. The sun can cause damage of fabrics in the home, discoloration of furniture, drying of leather and fading of flooring and decor.
Just like most people want to enjoy summer without paying the price of sunburns and skin spots, most homeowners enjoy letting the light into their homes when the sun is out. But combating home damage can be tricky.
Even new windows that claim to protect your home from UV rays are designed with natural heating in mind. The goal of these types of windows is insulation: keeping heat inside. However, this won't keep light from getting in and damaging your interiors.
Of course there are window coverings that will fully shield sunlight, like roller and cellular shades, that protect your home from the sun and close off the light completely when they are in their closed position. But if you want to keep the sun out at its peak times for damaging your belongings, you may have to sacrifice natural light throughout most of the day.
With blinds, you can let it in some light without aiming direct sunlight at your interior decor. MySmartBlinds allow you to program your tilt positions and times, so you can arrange each area of your home to be lit by the sun when it's safe. If there are areas of your home that need light but would risk damage from direct sunlight exposure, tilt your blinds up for the brightest times of day. Other parts of your home that don't worry you? Let the light in entirely.
There are several treatments you can purchase to help you repair sun-damaged furniture and floors. However, the treatments can be pricey and time-consuming, and may not repair your belongings to their original state. It is better to take preventative care when it comes to sun damage. Think of MySmartBlinds as your home's built-in SPF.