Learn About Sunscreen News And Tips
Feel the rise in the temperature?
That’s the devilish Arizona summer approaching.
Is your house ready for the summer? Are your air conditioners up and functioning? Think you’re leaving out something crucial?
Most people forget that sunscreens are one of the most important barriers against the heat. No, we don’t mean the lotion (though, you should never forget to apply that); we’re talking about the ones that are installed on your windows.
You Mean Solar Screens?
The terms sunscreens and solar screens are often used interchangeably to denote the same thing. They’re custom-fitted screens installed on your window exterior to protect against the sun. Not only do they keep out harmful UV radiation but they provide a barrier against insects, dirt and debris.
Sunscreens or solar screens add value to your home and protect the furniture inside from damage over time. They naturally keep the interior of a house or property cool and can save money spent on installing cooling systems.
However, sunscreens also require maintenance from time to time. How can you tell if it’s
time to repair your sunscreen?
1. The Mesh/ Fabric is Damaged
Uh-oh. There are tears and scratches in the fabric of your sunscreen. Harsh weather conditions or garden animals are very likely to damage sunscreens. Even if the damage isn’t significant—only slight indentations—, the screen will lose its functionality.
You have to start looking for repair services or think of buying a new screen. When purchasing a new sunscreen, go for a heavy-duty mesh that will prove to be more resistant to damage in the future.
Does the solar screen appear washed out? Don’t ignore this sign. Your screen is beginning to lose its efficacy. You need to act fast and look for a substitute. It’s also important to remember that if you buy a new sunscreen, choose a dark color. Darker colors will fade more slowly and also allow less sunlight into the house.
3. The Frame Looks Wonky
A frame that begins to show signs of wear and tear is not going to hold your sunscreen
together for much longer. The fabric of the sunscreen will soon begin to come loose from the frame. Ask a professional to come in and inspect the sunscreen. They’ll let you know if you need to replace it or buy a new one.
4. You’re Beginning to Feel the Heat
Your sunscreen is obviously failing at its job. It’s no longer a protective barrier and the intense sunlight is heating up your home. It won’t be long before insects start invading your living space as well.
For optimum protection against sunlight and heat, remember to keep a check on your windows’ sunscreens. Act fast once you notice signs of damage. Once the summer begins to cool, don’t dismantle your sunscreen. Though the sun’s rays won’t be as intense, winter sunlight can still damage your furniture and curtains.