There are people that are total sun worshipers. Then there are people that that shrink away from sunlight like a pack of vampires. (It is not that they do not like sunlight; it is just that they are highly sensitive to the brightness of the sun's light and/or heat.) Depending on which type of person you are, you may want to coordinate your personal preferences for sunlight with different kinds of solar shades. Here are your options.
For the Sun Worshipers
Solar shades for those that adore as much sunlight as they can get are shades that barely block the sunlight at all. In fact, the only reason sun worshipers have shades is for privacy. Otherwise, they would have no shades or blinds of any kind. This particular kind of solar shade is transparent enough to allow a lot of natural light through but blocks the view of prying eyes. Your cat will still find his/her golden spot of sunlight on the bed or floor with no trouble at all.
For the Sun Evaders
Solar shades that are apropos for this group tend to block most of the sunlight. Some light is still allowed into the home, but it is significantly decreased by the opacity of these solar shades. Additionally, these shades tend to block out a lot of UVA and UVB rays that can bleach furniture and wall hangings. A very limited amount of heat enters the rooms because these shades block so much of the bright, hot sunlight. You know you are a sun evader when you prefer the cool comfort of a darker room during the hottest, brightest days of the year.
For the Evader That Married (or Is Living with) a Worshiper
Of course, opposites attract. When a sun worshiper gets involved with a sun evader, compromises on window treatments must be made. For that, there are solar shades that have interspersed lines of opaque and transparent textiles. This allows a little more light into a room for the sun worshiper, while still keeping it dark enough for the sun evader.
Talk to a Window Treatments Expert
If you are not sure about which kind of solar shade to purchase, talk to a window treatments expert. These people really know their shades, and they can help you find the shade products that are best suited to your personality and your home. They will even place special orders for you.
Contact a company like The Louver Shop for more information and assistance.
For many people, spring is a time for cleaning. I am one of these people. Once warm weather arrives, I feel energized and ready to conquer the large list of cleaning chores that usually need to be completed around my home. One of the chores I always complete during the spring months is window cleaning. I am ashamed to admit that I don’t ever clean my windows during the cold weather months. Because I’m extremely cold natured, I won’t venture outside to scrub my windows in the winter. If you’re making a spring cleaning list, don’t forget to put your windows on it. On this blog, you will discover why spring is the best time of the year to clean your windows.