Sunscreen...for your Windows?!
Summer is finally here! And while Chicago may not exactly get the “soul-crushing” heat that Miami does, it’s still shaping up to be a pretty warm few months! Do you and your clients have your sunscreen all ready? No, no – not for your shoulders…for your windows!
While the sun is going to pack the heat for your clients' backyard cookouts and pool parties, you probably don’t want it raising the temperature inside their homes. However, much like the SPF 50 you should use to protect yourself from the harmful effects of UV rays.... furniture, art, flooring, and other interior goods need protection as well.
But what are we supposed to do if we don’t want to block out all of the warm sunshine?! No worries-MWT has created a list of some of our top options for UV protective window treatments for your clients, which will help reduce sun glare, protect interior fading, and keep homes cooler during the hot summer months—all while allowing in that natural light.
Has the sun glare ever kept you from reading, watching television, or working in your home office? Yeah, it isn't fun! If so, you may want to call or visit our website to talk about your solar shade options! Designers- MWT can retrofit solar shades for your clients, making protection from the elements as easy as clicking a button.
Solar shades are sheer, transparent shades formulated to block UV rays, protect against fading, and of course, reduce sun glare. Solar shades are available with a number of control options including stainless steel chain, cordless, and motorized. (And we can install them all!)
“The percentages tied to solar shades are a measure of UV protection, transparency, and the tightness of the material’s weave. Lower percentages indicate tighter weaves, less transparency, and more UV protection. For example, a solar shade with a percentage of 1% will give 99% UV protection, but less transparency due to the tightness of the weave. The Shade Store offers 4 transparencies: 1%, 3%, 5%, and 10%.” – (Source: The Shade Store)
Another Fantastic Option to Consider: Cellular Shades
When you need a UV blocking window treatment option for your clients that can also help create comfortable indoor temperatures or provide full privacy, consider cellular shades. Cellular shades can provide up to 99% protection against harmful UV rays. They also have a reputation for being very good insulators. They actually insulate spaces so well, that they’re not recommended for high humidity or cooking spaces. No worries — we can help you figure out options for those spaces and help measure, motorize, and install.
Still unsure how to protect your clients space from UV damage? Give us a call or visit our website to speak with one of our experts. Our advice and estimations are free! Let us know what you’re after, and we’ll take care of the rest. Happy summer!