What blind will protect me against the sun?
We understand finding the right blind for your home can be a bit of a minefield so here is a quick guide about what each blind can do to help against UV rays & offer you sun protection and stop sun bleaching your carpet or furniture.
An awning is a fantastic outdoor addition to any home as it can block out 98% of UV rays! An awning can be used in nearly any weather to protect you and with their motorised option, they can be out at the press of a button meaning you can have protection against the sun and enjoy your garden all year round perfect for those who love BBQs or outside dining.
All our awning fabrics are made from Acrylic to provide thermal comfort & protection against UV radiation, they also have Teflon / Scotchgard-impregnated protection.
Shutters are fantastic to reflect some of the sun’s energy away from the room thanks to their tilting slats and different designs such as split tilt allowing you to control two sections of the window independently.
All our shutters receive six layers of paint or stain along with a UV protective layer to reduce the chances of colour fading.
A vertical blind depending on the fabric allows some light to pass through whilst also blocking out the UV Radiation in your home.
Thanks to a vertical blind tilting operation you can control how much light you let into your home.
Some fabrics have an ASC coating on the back of them which will reflect the heat & UV rays back out of your room helping keep your room cool in summer & the heat in during the winter months.
Roller Blinds are a fantastic tool to help block out those pesky UV rays be it a anti-glare roller blind in the form of a voile to still let the sunlight through or a standard roller blind to help reduce the amount of sunlight entering your room.
Some of our fabrics have an ASC coating on the back of them which will reflect the heat & UV rays back out of your room helping keep your room cool in summer & the heat in during the winter months.
Vision Blinds are a unique option for your home which offers the flexibility of a vertical & Venetian blind but can be turned into the full protection of a roller blind depending on what you need at that moment.
Their voile section has a light-filtering coating built into it meaning it helps reduce the amount of UV entering your room while still offering you privacy and sunlight but upon closure, this offers you complete privacy.
With manual & motorised options available these are beautiful options to consider for your home as you can have complete control over your window covering.
Venetian Blinds are a brilliant way to control and filter the natural light into your home.
Our real wood collection is a natural insulator helping keep your home cool in the winter months & warmer in the summer months. The most popular colour of Venetian blind is pure white which the painted white wood will help reflect the light around your room helping to make your room feel brighter.
Small amounts of light will be able to sneak through when fully closed due to the holes that the lift cords pass through, but this can also be combated by having a taped Venetian instead of a string.
Pleated blinds are a fantastic way to protect your home with multiple types of pleating available from Hive which has an aluminium coating internally to an ASC-coated pleated fabric both of which will reflect the heat out along with keeping any warmth from your home in.
Our pleated fabrics are SPC (Solar Protective Coating) treated so can filter the light entering your home along with reducing glare.
Pleated Blinds can be used in a Free hanging, Perfect Fit or Intu system.
Roman Blinds are a beautiful & timeless covering for your window as they are made from 1 piece of fabric resulting in a heaviness which when paired with one of the multiple backings available for your blind such as standard, thermal and blackout you have not only great thermal properties along with complete control over what you want from your blind.
The downside with a Roman blind to get the maximum protection it will need to be down covering the window a lot of the time so these can be paired with Voile roller blinds to offer protection against the UV rays and still have your beautiful window covering.
Conservatory Roof Roller Blinds
This is a fantastic system to keep your roof covered and protect you & your furniture from UV light. We understand how warm your conservatory can get so our Solar Plus fabric has been specially developed to off a subtle grey reflective backing which reflects the heat and sun out of your conservatory.
This option is available in both manual & motorised for complete ease of use.
Skylight & Velux Blinds
If you have a skylight in your room that is pouring in the light we can supply a roller blind that will help. They are fixed in with side panels to ensure they do not flap around and with manual & motorised options available it wont matter how high that skylight is you can be covered.
If you need any more information, please give us a call on 01202 741671 or use our contact form & we will happily assist you further or organise a FREE no obligation quote appointment.