Avoiding Harmful UV Rays
Usually, we associate UV rays with being outside and needing to protect our skin. But did you know that UV rays can come in windows and damage furnishings, flooring, and more? And it can happen not just in the summer but year-round. At Windows & More in the Lake Ozark area, we can help you avoid the attack of harmful UV rays with the proper window coverings.
Looking for UV Damage
Three distinct parts make up the sun’s energy: Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, visible light, and infrared radiation (IR). The most harmful of the three is UV radiation, which is responsible for 40 to 60 percent of fading. UV damage is permanent and can cause fading anywhere the sunlight reaches. Pull back the corner of your throw rug, move the painting on the wall, or turn your couch cushion over to see if fading has occurred. If so, it’s time to do something about it.
Fight Back With Window Treatments That Provide UV Protection
Hunter Douglas, the leader in innovative window treatments, believes that protecting your precious valuables from damaging UV rays is very important. In the Hunter Douglas window treatment line, nearly every option filters out at least 75 percent of the sun’s damaging UV rays (if installed over double-glazed glass windows). Even better, when the window treatment is lowered and in the fully closed position, protection can be as high as 99 percent.
Stylish Hunter Douglas Blind & Shade Solutions
The good news is that fighting UV rays doesn’t mean you have to completely block your view of the outside. For example, Silhouette® Shadings sheer fabrics gently filter out UV rays, glare, and brightness, protecting your furnishings and spreading the severe exterior light evenly throughout the room. On the other hand, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades are energy-efficient—they trap air and add an extra layer of insulation at the window to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Vignette also provides at least 75 percent protection from damaging UV rays.
UV Protection for Shades & Blinds in the Lake Ozark MO Area
Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!