Protect Your Floors & Furniture From Harmful UV Rays

UV RaysPeople often inaccurately think that UV damage occurs only during the summer months. However, during the winter, when the sun is lower on the horizon, the harsh glare and the lack of leaves allows the sun to enter farther into a room, which can cause additional UV damage without your even knowing it. If your home has windows that are not covered properly, your belongings will likely experience UV damage.

At Window Products serving Fairfield County, we’ll be happy to help you select window treatments that will not only look stylish but will also protect your belongings.

How to Tell if You Have UV Damage

UV radiation is responsible for approximately 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 make a change.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Protecting your valuables from UV rays is important. That why Hunter Douglas, the leader in window treatments, ensures that nearly all of its products filter out at least 75 percent of the sun’s damaging UV rays if installed over double-glazed glass windows. What’s better, when the window treatment is fully lowered and with the slats, louvers, or vanes in the closed position, protection can be as high as 99 percent.

Window Treatment Options

Controlling UV rays doesn’t mean you have to totally block your view. For example, to protect your furnishings and spread the severe exterior light evenly throughout the room, choose Silhouette® Shadings sheer fabrics, which gently filter out UV rays, glare, and brightness. Or, for energy efficiency and insulation, choose Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, which trap air at the window to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

UV Protection in Fairfield, CT

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with two showrooms – one in Branford and one in Southbury. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.