We all know to put sunscreen on our skin before we step into the great outdoors but did you know that it’s actually possible to put sunscreen on your home? Sunscreen blinds are designed to protect your home against the heat and damaging UV rays from the sun. In fact, they’re an incredibly valuable addition. Here are some of the reasons why they’re such a great choice. For more advice, have a chat to your local blinds specialist
Reduce Heat and Glare in the Home
Many people like to open their curtains during the day and let the sun stream into the home. Unfortunately, without protection, the sun soon heats up the interior of the home and causes unpleasant glare. Installing sunscreen blinds allows you to still let light into the home but the special fabric used diffuses the glare and also stops the majority of the heat entering the home. What you are left with is a more comfortably diffused light and your view is not blocked or spoiled at all.
Options in Sunscreen Blinds
The good news with sunscreen blinds is that you are not just limited to one type. Sunscreen blinds are actually available in a range of options including roller blinds, roman blinds, panel glide blinds, external blinds and vertical blinds. This means that you can shade just about any type of window that you want to in the style that you like the best. As well, you also have the option of a double roller blind, where the innermost blind is the sunscreen blind and the outermost blind is made from a full block out material. The sunscreen fabric itself is also available in different colours so that you can choose one that coordinates best with either your existing window covering or with your room’s decor.
Sunscreen Blinds are Easy to Operate
Another benefit of sunscreen blinds is the fact that they are so easy to operate. They can be manually operated with a simple cord or chain drive system that is tensioned so that it doesn’t provide a choking danger to children or pets. Alternatively you can motorise the blind. Simply hit a button on a remote control and the blind will lower or raise as you need. Motorising sunscreen blinds is a particularly good option if the blind is located behind furniture, is high up or is otherwise difficult to reach. Motorised blinds can also be linked to your home automation system if you have one.
Protect Carpets and Furniture
The harsh Australian sun can wreak havoc on your carpets, furniture, and soft furnishings such as curtains, fading them prematurely and even weakening the fibres so that they don’t last as long as they should. Installing sunscreen blinds protects your carpets and furniture as they filter out the UV rays that cause the fading and damage.