Should You Install Solar Window Blinds?

New homes featuring large windows have become a growing trend.

This makes choosing the correct window treatments for the home even more important than ever.

A good option to consider is fitting solar blinds.

Of course, in South Africa, we all prefer north facing windows to bring more light into our homes.

But this can also create more problems too, causing rooms to become too hot and potentially damaging or fading the rooms interior and furnishings.

Long term exposure to the sun generally causes your painted furnishings to fade, making them appear dull and old over time.

Continuous exposure could also cause some materials such as material to wear out easily and leather to crack.

This is where solar blinds can help to block or minimize the UV rays entering through windows.

Solar BlindsAvailable as easy to use roller blinds, solar blinds can easily be adjusted to effectively filter out the sun’s rays during the day, thus reducing the heat as well as fading brought about by long term exposure to the sun.

Since they block out the glare of sun rays, they help keep a room cool, minimizing the need for air conditioning.

Thus, these window blinds develop an effective climate control system for your home.

Solar window blinds are created from hi-tech materials that are developed to effectively block harmful sun rays.

A standard solar window blind may block around 90% of the sun’s harmful UV rays whilst still permitting valuable light to enter.

Functioning much like sunglasses, it minimizes the sun’s glare while still permitting you to enjoy view outside your home, and like a car window tint, gives you more privacy.

When compared with standard curtains, solar blinds are easier to maintain.

They don’t need constant vacuuming or washing to be kept clean.

They are never stuffy and never look bulky, great for complementing any interior design approaches to furnishing your home.

For some, the functionality and simplicity of solar blinds don’t complement the style of their home.

But when partnered with other forms of window treatments such as curtains and drapes, solar blinds provide an ideal way to filter out the sun’s rays while still maintaining the original look of the home.

While many people can afford to spend a lot of money on the decorating of their homes,  most of us are looking for more practical, effective window treatments that fulfil both our functional and aesthetic needs.

Solar blinds may be just the thing to spruce up your home without breaking the bank!

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