While we know that the sun is vitally important to us and gives life to all, it can also cause damage. The rays of the sun can cause damage to our skin and this is why we wear hats and sunscreen when we are exposed to the sun.
The items in our homes such as furniture and carpets can be damaged by the sun also. These need to be protected from the sun, too. This way you will avoid owning items that don’t look good or having to spend money on replacing them.
Sun damage—what does it do to carpets?
Ultraviolet radiation is what causes sun damage. This radiation bakes the fibres of the carpet, effectively burning it. Over time the fibres that were once soft turn into brittle, course fibres and will decompose.
Once decomposition of the fibres takes place they start to break, leaving you with carpet that is worn and threadbare. Sometimes people mistake sun damage on carpets with normal wear and tear from foot traffic because it is seen at the opening of sliding glass doors, et cetera.
But on further inspection you will soon see it is also on the carpets that are by windows and anywhere else the sun is able to shine into the home and onto the ground. Continuous exposure to sunlight streaming in will ruin your carpet, look unsightly and end up being costly.
The good news is that you can prevent this with the help of our team at Image Blinds.
Blinds are the answer
Installing blinds in your home and even external awnings are a great way to block the sun from reaching your carpet. External awnings are fixed to the walls of your home above the windows and these will easily block the sun.
Window blinds, whether verticals or roller blinds, et cetera, simply need to be closed at the time of day that the sun is coming through the window or sliding glass doors. We have a fantastic range on offer and will come to your home and give a free measure and quote.
If you have been putting up with second-rate blinds in your home or worse still, none at all, it’s time to change that. By adding blinds and awnings to doors and windows you are literally saving money by protecting carpets and other floorings from damage and the cost of replacing them.
Let our friendly team at Image Blinds help you save money and your carpet; give us a call today.