December 13, 2018 2 min read

Illinois summers are hot and sunny, leaving homes vulnerable to UV radiation. Luckily, there is a way to bask in the light of those sunny days while protecting our home and everything in it.

Why does UV protection matter?

  • Sunlight from windows will cause interior decor to fade, change color and deteriorate. Window treatments with UV blocking properties can significantly extend the life of photos, artwork, fabrics, furniture, flooring, wall paint, and other beloved items in your home.
  • Direct sunlight can also be harmful to humans in excess. When spending large amounts of time in rooms lit by natural light, humans need protection. Enjoy sunlight in your home without concern or sunscreen with the help of UV blocking window treatments.

Top 3 UV Protective Window Treatments

All Hunter Douglas window treatments filter out 75% of the sun’s harmful UV rays when installed over double-glazed glass windows, but others are engineered to provide even more protection, filtering out up to 99% of harmful rays when fully closed. 

Hunter Douglas has made it possible for light to flood your space safely.

Read on to learn about three of the most effective window treatment styles at protecting your family and possessions from UV rays. Each stands as proof that you don’t have to sacrifice style or natural light exposure for safety!

1. Silhouette® Window Shadings

Hunter DouglasSilhouette® Window Shadings can filter out up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays depending on the fabric you choose. 

Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Coverings available in Chicago at JC Licht

Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shading with Soft Touch Motorization. Fabric: Bon Jour™. Color: Eclair.

2. Pirouette® Window Shadings

Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings can block up up to 81% of the sun’s harmful rays when open and up to 99% when closed. They are made up of softly contoured fabric vanes suspended between two layers of fabric. The vanes tilt up and down, allowing you complete control over light filtration and privacy. 

Hunter Douglas Pirouette ® Shade available in Chicago at JC Licht
Hunter Douglas Pirouette ® Shade with SoftTouch™ Motorization. Fabric: Satin. Color: Stainless.

3. Designer Screen Shades

Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades are the perfect choice for UV protection on a window where you still want to see outside. Designer Screen Shades are available in a range of opacities.

Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shade available in Chicago at JC Licht
Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shade.Fabric: Flux. Color: Onyx. Operating system: PowerView® Motorization and Pebble® Remote.

To take full advantage of beneficial light from the sun’s rays while balancing UV protection, Hunter Douglas’ PowerView® motorized operating systems add additional convenience with customizable, automated open and close schedules. For example, you can schedule all blinds to open as you prepare for your day in the morning, and close as you leave for work.

UV radiation is just one of many important considerations homeowners must make before buying window treatments. Click here to learn about the 10 other key considerations when choosing blinds and shades. 

Hunter Douglas provides a variety of window treatment solutions engineered to protect against UV radiation. If you need assistance choosing the right window treatments for your home, JC Licht’s experts are available to help. We hope to see you soon!


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