Everyone who lives in Colorado knows how strong the sun can be. And we’ve all probably had a bad experience or two with UV rays causing damage—to our cars, our outdoor furniture, and even to our floors and furnishings. At Bretz Interiors here in Lakewood, we’re proud to offer products that counteract the power of UV rays in the home: Hunter Douglas window fashions. Read on to learn about which products work best!
Why UV Rays Are Harmful
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are, essentially, radiation, and, after prolonged exposure, they break down the chemical bonds of what they touch. Once those bonds break, the result is a bleached or faded appearance, which 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.
Get Great-Looking Protection From Hunter Douglas
Always remember that, 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. Here are a few that offer the highest levels of protection:
- Silhouette® Window Shadings can block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful rays. They are available in 36 different material and color options, and their design allows you to maintain your view while still protecting your drapes, furniture, and other interior design elements from the sun.
- Designer Screen Shades can also block up to 99% of harmful UV rays, and they’re especially good for patios and sunrooms because 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.
- Pirouette® Window Shades can block up to 81% of UV rays. They feature uniquely designed, soft horizontal fabric vanes that can be easily maneuvered to control light and sun, while offering simple sophistication for your space.
A Complete Look at the Window
To round out the look at the window, layer your new UV-protecting shades with coordinating drapery or side panels to add drama, dimension, texture, and depth while framing the window in an elegant way. Check out the Design Studio™, where you’ll find many fabric options to coordinate with the style of your space. Many of the fabrics are available in Accents by the Yard, which lets you have extra fabric to create accent pieces such as throw pillows. And don’t forget the drapery hardware for the ultimate finishing touch.
UV Ray Protection in Lakewood
Bretz Interiors is a family-owned business located in Lakewood and serving the greater Denver area. In operation since 1959, we focus on delivering high quality products and exceptional service to every client. Our showroom has a wide variety of displays and our sales team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have!