Many of you have heard of the term, sun bleaching. You may not know exactly what it is or how to prevent it, but you know that it is not a good thing.
Sun bleaching is the damage that the sun causes to items both on the outside, and surprisingly on the inside of your home. You may have thought that you and your stuff were safe from the sun when you are inside, but the sun is still able to reach the inside of your home to do damage thanks to your windows.
What Exactly is Sun Bleaching?
For those of you that don’t know, sun bleaching is the damage that results on fabrics when the sun gets to spend a little too much time on them. The increased amount of sun exposure causes the color in the fabric to fade.
You can tell if a material has been sun bleached because the parts that have been in the sun the most are a lighter color than the material that has not been in the sun. This uneven fading makes the affected item look old and worn, when that may not really be the case.
How do you Prevent Sun Bleaching
The best way to prevent sun bleaching is to block the sun’s rays. Unfortunately to block the sun’s rays most of us close our window treatments to do so; which just leads to the window treatment being a victim of sun bleaching. The best way to block the sun’s rays from entering your home’s window without sacrificing your window treatments is to plant trees where they will stand between the sun’s rays and your window.
If you would prefer not to alter the landscaping of your yard or you are not able to, your next best option is to decrease the intensity of the sun’s rays. You can do this by replacing your current windows with energy efficient ones.
However, energy-efficient windows are not all the same as some are designed to decrease more of the sun’s intensity than others. To find the energy efficient-window that will work best for your needs it is always a good idea to speak to a window specialist. They can discuss the pros and cons of each type of window with you after listening to exactly what you are looking for in your replacement window.
For more information on the selection of energy efficient-windows that we offer, contact us today.