Understanding of the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet light on skin is widespread, and most people today take the extra step to use sunscreen in order to protect themselves and their skin. But did you know that your home’s carpets, curtains, and furniture can also be damaged by UV light? Luckily, ultraviolet (UV) protection is also available in window treatments. Here are just a few of the options you can choose from.
Window treatments with blackout linings keep light from passing through windows, making them extremely effective at protecting your furnishings from UV rays. You can add blackout lining to draperies and window coverings that are made to order or buy them separately to add to existing coverings. Blackout lining is also an exceptional insulator, increasing the energy-conserving properties of any window treatment to reduce heating and cooling expenses.
Shades and Blinds
Many of today’s manufactured window shades, including honeycomb and pleated shades and most slatted blinds, offer options that reduce the amount of UV light that enters your home. This can help protecting your furnishings with varying degrees of ultraviolet blocking provide when they are closed. The more light blockage offered, the more protection your indoor items will receive from UV rays. Many of today’s manufactured window shades, including honeycomb, pleated and solar screen shades and most slatted blinds offer options that reduce the amount of UV light that enters your home.
No matter what type of UV protection you are looking for in your window treatments, Crosstown Shade & Glass can help. We offer a wide range of options in two convenient locations. Simply call 212-787-8040 for our Upper West Side store or 212-647-1519 for our Greenwich Village store. We’d love for you to stop by our showroom and let us know how we can help you with your UV window treatment needs!