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Adding UV-Blocking Shades to Homes

Summer is officially here in the great Buckeye State! This means warm, sunny days spent in the pool, on the patio barbequing, and by a bonfire with your closest friends are here to stay. Of course, all of this fun in the sun does bring a drawback: intense UV rays. Sure, you can slather on the sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, but what about your home? With intense sunlight constantly hitting your floors, furniture, and artwork, summer can cause a large amount of damage to your home’s interiors. Fortunately, adding UV-blocking shades from Hunter Douglas lets you enjoy natural sunlight without any of the damaging side effects of UV rays.

Shades near Youngstown, Ohio (OH), that block UV rays, including Designer Screen Shades.

Designer Screen Shades

When it comes to adding UV-blocking shades on the market, you want a quality window treatment that filters out harsh UV rays instead of just shading your home. After all, standing under an umbrella on a sunny day blocks way more sun than standing under a sapling with only a few leaves! Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades block between 86% and 99% of the sun’s damaging rays, meaning that you do not have to worry about UV damage. Designer Screen Shades are also perfect for wide expanses of glass–including as patios, screen doors, or sunrooms–and smaller windows throughout your home.

Additionally, Designer Screen Shades let you enjoy your outdoor views while curbing the sun’s harsh rays all year long, even during the intense summer months. Designed by five different openness factors–or the density of the fabric–Designer Screen Shades let you have complete and total control over the amount of glare, UV blockage, privacy, and visibility that comes into your home throughout the day. These shades also come in a variety of custom colors for you to choose from, so you can make them your own.

Silhouette® Window Shadings

If you want a soft-looking shade, easy operation, and UV-blocking fabrics, then you will love adding our Silhouette® Window Shadings to your home. In fact, adding these UV-blocking shades to your home means that you can enjoy the look of the shade floating at your window and the peace of mind of added UV protection. These custom window shades filter out brightness, glare, and UV rays to protect your furniture and flooring from fading as the years roll on.

Depending on your fabric choices, these UV-blocking Hunter Douglas shades can filter up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays. Silhouette® Window Shadings also never take away from your views so you can enjoy UV protection while taking in the great outdoors. As with any Hunter Douglas window treatment, Silhouette® Window Shadings come in a variety of custom colors that you can choose from to make them fit in perfectly with your home’s current style.


To learn more about the best UV-blocking shades, be sure to contact or visit us today at The Blind Shop. We are located in Youngstown, Ohio, and proudly serve Warren, Columbiana, Canfield, Boardman, Poland, Mansfield, Austintown, Salem and the surrounding area.