In Southern California, we are spoiled with tons of sunlight year-round. Although we enjoy amazing weather nearly year-round, the moment the sun’s rays enter your home, all of your furniture, upholstery and flooring are blasted with UV rays that over time cause permanent damage.
I consistently get calls regarding the concern of sun damage on hardwood floors. Hardwood floors like Brazilian Cherry will darken, while oak will lighten and fade over time. Other than blocking out all light, the only way to protect your flooring coverings is to control the type and amount of light that comes into your home. My number one recommendation is to install solar screens on all of your windows and doors.
Solar screen material will not only block out the damaging UV rays, it will also block the summer heat as well. There are several types and colors of solar screen mesh that can be installed depending on use and placement. Determine what best fits your needs.
Some additional benefits include:
- Glare Reduction
- Daytime Privacy
- Damage Protection
- Heat Reduction
Solar screens are also one of the most inexpensive and convenient solutions available to help protect your floors. Please contact me if you are interested in a free in-home consultation to rescreen your windows and doors.