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Solar Sheer Shades Prevent Furniture Fading

"Color is by day-long obsession, joy and torment." Claude Monet

Tell us if this scenario sounds familiar. One day, you walk into your living room and glance at your once beautiful sofa. *Gasp* The end closest to the window seems to be fading from constant exposure to the sun. You see, sunlight can cause color fading and deterioration of fabric over time. Ultra-violet rays (40%), visible light (25%), and solar heat (25%) each play a factor. Ugh! UV radiation degrades materials, attacking their molecular structure, while visible light and solar heat also causes damage, but at a slower rate.

Dermatologists recommend that we wear sunblock to filter out the UV rays. Similarly, homeowners can use window treatments to block harmful UV rays and prevent fading. Blinds, shades, and shutters are designed to block unwanted light, protect privacy, and maximize light control. But some window treatments are better at this than others. So what are the best window treatments to prevent furniture fading? Solar Sheer Shades are the best way to prevent fading without blacking out your windows.

Next Day Blinds Roller Shades protect your room from the harsh glare of the sun, while still allowing you to enjoy the view through your windows. That’s what we like to call a win-win. For example, our Solar Basics 5% Roller Shades block 95% of visible light, providing the light you want, while preventing most furniture fading.

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Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result--blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.