With Spring having finally arrived and Summer coming close on its heels, it’s time to think again about the harmful effects of the sun. We all know that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause severe damage to the with too much exposure, but most of us rarely if ever think about how their household items can also be harmed by the damaging rays. Furniture and flooring throughout your home can become damaged after constant sun exposure, which is why furniture protection is necessary for your home.
At American Solar Tinting, we want you to know about some of the most vulnerable items in your household, and how to avoid ultraviolet rays ravaging them.
Common Household Items and What Ultraviolet Rays Can do to Them
Antique Furniture – Most antique furniture has likely already experienced sunlight exposure at some point before being purchased for or moved to your home. To prevent further damage, try to keep furniture out of direct sunlight as a form of furniture protection. Additional exposure could cause the wood to become darker in color and eventually crack.
Hardwood Floors – Like wooden furniture, extensive sun exposure can cause hardwood flooring to darken or become dull and faded over time. Try to limit the amount of direct sun exposure to your flooring while using a wood floor finish that will protect against sun damage.
Rugs/Carpeting – Areas in your carpet or rug can bleach or fade after constant sun exposure. Try to limit sun exposure if possible.
Outdoor Furniture – It probably goes without saying that furniture used outside constantly will fade, crack, or become dull after time due to the constant exposure. But we’re saying it anyway. Consider using a cover on patio furniture to prevent damage from setting in too quickly.
Living Room Furniture – The fibers in your living room furniture will become weaker over time after constant sun exposure. This can cause your furniture to look dull and faded as well as causing it to become weaker over time.
Artwork – Photographs and paintings will become discolored and fade over time if left in direct sun exposure.
A Catch-All Solution to the Effects of Ultraviolet Rays
To prevent damage to your furniture and décor caused by sun exposure, consider solar tinted window film as furniture protection. Window films and tinting will help protect your furniture as well as your family from harmful UV ray exposure, while never sacrificing the amount of natural light that enters a room.
American Solar Tinting specializes in the installation and maintenance of residential window tinting and film treatments. With 5 convenient locations throughout the Maryland and Virginia area, we are a leading name in the window treatment industry with a commitment to great customer service and high quality products.
To get started with furniture protection through window films and tinting, call us today at 1.800.969.0100. You can also visit our contact page.
Don’t forget to follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter!