reduce glare and protect your furniture with window sunscreens

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If you live in a sunny area, then you’re probably used to the bright sun shining through your windows everyday. But, did you know that too much sunlight can actually be dangerous for your health and furniture? If you don’t use innovative fixtures like sunscreen blinds, you could face problems in the future. 

Furthermore, even if you keep your skin out of the direct sunlight that flows into your home, you may still have problems caused by the brilliant light. Namely, harsh glare and furniture fading. 

Some may wonder, ‘do I really need special blinds to protect my home?’ This article will go over a few notable reasons why you should consider getting these specially-designed blinds. 

is glare and furniture fading a real problem?

We’ve all dealt with some annoying glare at one point or another. These bright flashes of light can be rather irritating, but are they that dangerous? Most people don’t experience glare in their homes all the time, so most do not know that constant glare can be a safety hazard. Sunscreen blinds, and blinds in general, are great for reducing these bright annoyances. 

Glare can actually cause quite a few health hazards if you experience it frequently. - Glare - annoying or harmful? Too much glare will cause you to squint and strain your eyes, which can then lead to further damage and headaches. Of course, glare can also be irritating and uncomfortable on top of these health issues. Flashes of light from glare can also cause people to stumble or trip in some cases. 

Therefore, reducing glare altogether is a good idea, especially if you have small children or vulnerable people in your home. You should seriously consider sunscreen blinds or other kinds of sun-controlling blinds for your home if you do. 

Have you ever noticed weird dull or faded spots on your furniture or decor where sunlight constantly hits it? These unsightly patches are caused by prolonged sunlight breaking down the chemicals in your furniture and possessions. - How to prevent colour fading in your home Unfortunately, the fading caused by sunlight is also permanent.

Seeing your once beautiful furniture and wooden features reduced to being dim and faded can be very disappointing, especially if you liked how they once looked. While you can simply spend the money to buy replacement furniture, it’s a far better option to just prevent the problem before it happens. 

Sunscreen blinds are the way to go if you want to protect your belongings and avoid those disappointing faded spots. Keeping those harmful UV rays off of your furniture will protect them from losing their beautiful colours, and you won’t have to throw away or replace your furniture for a long time.

Finally, prolonged sunlight can also be harmful to you and everyone else in your household. A bit of sun can be warm and comforting, but too much sun can cause some serious illnesses or annoying sunburns. While you shouldn’t try to avoid the sun and natural light altogether, you should still properly protect yourself whenever you can. 

Blinds and other window coverings are a good and easy way to make sure your home stays beautiful and comfortable. 

what are sunscreen blinds?

Sunscreen roller blinds are really quite simple - they work like regular blinds, but instead of blocking out all light, they filter sunlight to make it safer and more pleasant for your home. These wonderful blinds are designed to still allow beautiful natural light into your home, while diffusing heat, reducing glare and protecting your lovely furniture from those harmful UV rays. 

In addition, these blinds are also wonderful for privacy. If you leave your windows uncovered to let in warm sunlight, you risk people peering in and seeing you and your home’s interior. This can be pretty uncomfortable if you’re a private person. But, using regular roller blinds might block out more light than you’d like. 

With sunscreen blinds, you get the best of both worlds - lovely privacy from strangers outside during the day time, and comforting natural light that you can enjoy as you go about your day. 

where can I get these innovative blinds, or other kinds of blinds, for my New Zealand home or office?

For high-quality sunscreen roller blinds built to fit your windows perfectly, look to none other than us at Mr Blinds. Our sunscreen roller blinds are one of the best options for you if you want to enjoy natural light but still protect yourself and your home. [Internal Link - ‘Sunscreen Roller Blinds’]

Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to sunscreen roller blinds, either. We are also proud to offer our valued customers several blinds options including classic modern roller blinds, blackout blinds, motorised blinds and more!

For more information, please contact us at sales@mrblinds.co.nz or phone 09 274 9313 (free phone 0508 BLINDS) . 

Safely and comfortably shade your home with beautiful, high-quality blinds from us at mr blinds! 

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