Keep the Sunshine Out by Using Automated Home Shades
How motorized window treatments minimize UV damage and help promote wellness in your home
It may surprise you to learn that pop songs aren't good sources for medical information. With that in mind, it's best not to heed The Fifth Dimension's advice to "let the sunshine in," as they claim in their 1969 hit, Aquarius. The benefits of natural light are transforming interior design and smart lighting, but overexposure to UV rays can damage your furniture and your health. Thankfully, motorized window treatments help you minimize their effects and promote a healthier lifestyle – and you don’t even have to lift a finger. Ready to survive the season without getting burned? Keep reading.
The Simple Solution to UV Damage
Chances are, you understand the dangers that overexposure to ultraviolet light can pose to your body. Many studies have shown links between UV rays and ailments like skin cancer and eye damage. But underexposure to natural sunlight can also cause problems, as seen during the "building sickness" crisis of the 1970s.
Chances are, also, that you know the simple solution. Window shades, curtains, drapes, and blinds are all stylish and practical ways to block sunlight from reaching your rooms. When you want to reduce glare, regulate temperature, or enjoy a little privacy, all you have to do is draw the shades.
But what happens when you’re not home? Or if you’ve left the curtains next to your bed open before you went to sleep? Is there a way to prevent potential damage and enjoy a good night’s rest without disrupting your regular habits?
With automated window treatments, the answer is yes.
Smart Shading Solutions
When it comes to protecting your home from overexposure to UV rays, smart shading is the perfect, hands-free solution. By utilizing a combination of sensors, timers, and connections with other devices, your window treatments can safeguard your home – and you won't have to do a thing.
For instance, when you connect your motorized shades with a smart thermostat, the internal temperature sensors prompt your system to act. During the hot summer months, you can count on your automation system to quickly close the shades in exposed areas. And in the winter, they can help regulate the temperatures in each room as well.
Plus, smart window treatments come in different varieties so you can enjoy the level of sunlight that works best for you. Sunshades consist of high-opacity fabrics that control light exposure while allowing limited visibility to your outdoor spaces. Blackout curtains will completely block light, so you can enjoy a comfortable movie in darkness or get a good night’s rest.
With a variety of motorized window treatment options at your fingertips, you don’t need to feel the heat any longer. Click here or give us a call at (214) 377-9434 today to learn more.