It comes as no surprise that St. Petersburg, Fla., has been nicknamed the Sunshine City for its near-constant sunshine. Here at the Blind & Shutter Gallery, we have a love-hate relationship with the sun, as it can often harm your home in ways you may not be aware of. We want to fill you in on how you can protect the inside of your home and its valuables from sun damage, just as you strive to protect your skin from sun damage every day.
One of the best ways to preserve your home’s interior is to install window treatments. Impact windows help protect from all Mother Nature can throw at us. These windows can be especially beneficial during Florida’s dreaded hurricane season. Made of insulated glass, impact windows are not only energy efficient, but they are also great sun shields. Plantation shutters, blinds, and shades are decorative ways to enhance the style of your home, while successfully blocking out the sun’s rays. Solar shades provide multiple benefits as they increase privacy while still allowing light to filter in.
Although natural light in a home is important for ambience, too much sunlight can fade your furniture and artwork. Try installing window tinting treatments, such as window film. These treatments will reduce glare, block a large percentage of harmful UVA and UVB rays, and improve energy efficiency – meaning a lower electric bill in the long run. Window tinting helps preserve the color and fabric of furniture, carpets, artwork and home decor, as well as reduce the amount of heat transfer through glass.
While we love to soak up the sun, it clearly has its downfalls too. Before you begin to recognize the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays on the interior of your home, take action and purchase some of our interior-saving products. For more details on how to enhance both the inside and outside of your beloved home, come check us out at 2610 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL or call us at 727-823-2929.