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Good Windows Can Help with Good Health

With Summer weather in full swing, some of the not so “fun in the sun” dangers of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays are back in the forefronts of our minds. If we haven’t gotten ahead of them, pollen and dust are ruining some perfect summer days for some. We can adjust to just about anything our weather springs on us. Staying in good health no matter what is going on outside is just a matter of adjusting to our environment.

While some sun exposure is beneficial to your health by providing a natural source of Vitamin D to the body, overexposure to the sun is nothing to ignore.

Dangers of overexposure to the sun (or Excessive Sun Exposure) include:

  • Deterioration of the skin, including premature aging and loss of elasticity.
  • Rashes, itchiness, and dryness.
  • Damage to the eyes.
  • Sunburn.
  • Skin cancer.
  • Misery.

While an annoyance in general, pollen and dust also come with their dangers to our respiratory health. At the very least, our allergies are irritated, and where’s the fun in that?

When we’re home, these elements still pose a health risk without good window protection, even if we don’t fully realize it.

Wouldn’t it be great to feel the air, be protected from pollen and UV rays, and still have a great view of the natural beauty just outside our windows? Well, here’s a little secret to enjoying the best of both worlds: retractable solar screens. Solar screens can be pulled down to block the harmful rays and pollen when needed and then neatly and automatically rolled back up when not in use.

Beyond protecting your body from UV rays, pollen, and dust, retractable screens also significantly lower your power bill and protect your furniture and flooring from fading.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

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Good Windows Can Help with Good Health

Good Windows Can Help with Good Health

With Summer weather in full swing, some of the not so “fun in the sun” dangers of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays are back in the forefronts of our minds. If we haven’t gotten ahead of them, pollen and dust are ruining some perfect summer days for some. We can adjust to just about anything our weather springs on us. Staying in good health no matter what is going on outside is just a matter of adjusting to our environment.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

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What is a Blackout Shade?

What is a Blackout Shade?

Sometimes a good night's rest is hard to come by. Especially when it's the weekend and the only thing you want to do is sleep in, but the sun comes up, and soon enough, your room is lit up, and you're wide awake. Thankfully there are always advancements in home comfort that can help with minor problems such as this... the blackout shade! Now, sure most of us have known people who have them or even had one/some at one point; but do you know all the uses and benefits of having a blackout shade installed in rooms throughout your home?

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

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What Are the Benefits of Triple-pane Windows?

What Are the Benefits of Triple-pane Windows?

Making sound investments in your home when it comes to home renovations is essential. You want to make sure you're getting the most for your money, and the quality of the items in your home withstand future years of everyday usage. Something that gets good use practically every day is your windows. Investing in a durable window pane is essential, which is why a triple pane window can be a top choice. So what exactly makes triple-pane windows a good investment?

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