Protect Your Room From UV Rays

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette® Window Shadings

If you’re like most Windo VanGo customers here in the Baltimore area, you’ve invested a lot to make your home beautiful. And you probably want it to stay that way. That’s why it’s important to protect your investment from the damaging effects of the sun. One great way to do that is through window treatments from Hunter Douglas. Read on to learn more about how the sun impacts your room and how you can change that.

About the Sun’s Ultraviolet Rays

Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible form of radiation emitted by the sun. Although they have some helpful properties (including giving healthful vitamin D for the skin), they can be damaging, especially with prolonged exposure—and not just to our skin. UV rays can impact the artwork, furniture, and flooring in our homes, mostly because of the chemical bonds in those objects. Over time, UV rays can break down the chemical bonds, resulting in a bleached or faded appearance. This can be particularly noticeable when part of the object is in the sun throughout the day while another part isn’t—resulting in a distinctly discolored area juxtaposed with a regular area, a jarring look most homeowners would rather avoid.

Don’t Give Up Style for Protection

Many people are nervous that getting window fashions will detract from their room—perhaps they have a great view they want to preserve, or perhaps they have an idea in their heads about clunky old mini blinds or other treatment they might have grown up with and hated. However, with Hunter Douglas, you don’t have to give up style to get the protection you need for your flooring, furniture, and décor. Many options come in a wide variety of colors, styles, textures, and fabrics. Also, they’ll be custom-designed to fit your window exactly. Plus, many options are also energy-efficient, which helps you save money on your energy bills. Here are just a few you might choose from:

  • Pirouette® Window Shades. A classic shade, Pirouette window shades feature uniquely designed and soft horizontal fabric vanes that can be easily maneuvered to control light and sun. They can block up to 81% of harmful UV rays, while offering simple sophistication for your home.
  • Silhouette® Window Shadings. Silhouette window shadings feature fantastic UV protection, blocking 95% to 99% of the sun’s rays. Available in 36 different material and color options, Silhouette shades feature S-shaped vanes designed with two sheer fabric layers that allow you to maintain your view while still protecting your drapes, furniture and other interior design elements from the sun.
  • Designer Screen Shades. With the ability to block up to 99% of harmful UV rays, designer screen shades are especially good for patios and sunrooms. They’ll preserve your view while complementing your décor. Plus, you can select the new Greenscreen Sea-Tex™ fabrics, which are made from reclaimed ocean plastic.

Lift Systems

Pirouette and Silhouette shades can be installed with a variety of lifting systems, including popular top-down and cordless options as well as remote operated motorized systems. Designer screen shades can come with the custom clutch operating system, which offers smooth operation and the smallest light gap in the industry. All Hunter Douglas lift systems range from manual options to completely motorized options, and all are safe for children and pets.

UV Protection in Clarksville, Columbia MD

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville. Serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel.

Contact us today for a design consultation!