Protect your furniture from fading in the sun. Natural sunlight inside your home or business is a great way to make the place feel more alive and cozy, so everyone is more productive. However, sunlight can have a negative impact, particularly on furniture.
If you have furniture that is consistently hit by sunlight, then it may become vulnerable to excessive fading over time. This causes the color and appearance of the furniture to be less desirable and can, actually affect the way the furniture feels as well.
Rather than replacing your furniture frequently, there are measures homeowners and businesses can take to protect furniture from being faded by the sun. The following is an overview of the potential effects of excessive sun exposure to your furniture and how to protect it from the harmful UV rays.
How UV Light Affects Fabric
UV light is most often not our friend, and it can be disruptive to everything it comes into contact with. The reason UV radiation is so damaging to furniture is that it has the power to alter the chemical bonds of the fabric. In other words, it can cause the furniture to wear down far faster than it should, giving it a faded, outdated, and old appearance.
Can Sun-Faded Fabric Be Restored?
Sun-faded fabric can sometimes be restored depending on the severity of the damage. If only minor fading takes place, using an upholstery spray that is fade resistant can restore the color of the furniture. The spray works by covering up the faded part of the couch and chairs by enhancing the color.
However, it does not reverse the damage that was caused by UV rays and does not change how the fabric feels once it has been damaged. The best way to deal with sun-faded furniture is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Fortunately, there are ways to keep your furniture protected while still allowing the natural and beautiful sunlight to shine through. The following are three great ways to reduce the ultraviolet radiation damage to your home or office furniture.
The easiest solution to dealing with sun exposure is to move the furniture to an area that does not receive large amounts of natural light. Areas where furniture is most vulnerable include, near windows, balcony doors, and anywhere else that receives a lot of natural light.
In doing so, you may have to rearrange the room to make it work. The number one goal is to find a shaded area for the furniture, and then you can rearrange the room after finding the perfect place. After all, it is more comfortable to sit on furniture in shaded areas anyway.
Keep Blinds Closed
Perhaps the easiest fix to preventing your furniture from becoming sun-faded is to keep the natural light from getting in. In many instances, closing your blinds will solve the issue. If there is still sunlight, then you can consider adding attractive curtains.
This is a more optimal solution for those who do not like natural light shining through. Keeping the blinds closed also offers other benefits, including climate control and the ability to keep energy usage down. However, this may not be the most ideal solution for those who find natural lighting to be an attractive and necessary part of the home or business.
Install UV Blocking Window Film
Perhaps the best way to keep UV rays out to protect your furnishings is to install UV blocking window film. Quality UV blocking window film can keep up to 98 percent of UV rays out.
Additionally, those who choose this option do not have to move their furniture or block the sunlight from shining through. It still allows for natural light and it allows you to see outside, making it a very effective solution. There are also other benefits of UV blocking window film as well, including the ability to keep energy costs down.
Invite Experts for a Consultation
Atlantic Sun Control offers commercial and residential sun control films that offer fade protection, energy efficiency, glare control and heat rejection. If you are interested in learning more about our fade protection window films, contact our team today via phone or email. During the conversation, we can arrange a time for a consultation, along with answering any questions you may have.
We have years of experience in the industry, and our window films are of the highest quality. We also help our clients through the entire process, from making an informed decision on the products that meet their needs, to installation and ensuring their long-term satisfaction. If interested, do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly professionals today.