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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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BrightLine Custom Blinds offers a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, and woven wood shades.

We serve all the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities including Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Waukee. Please contact us, and let us know how we can help you.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

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Autumn Weather in Des Moines

Autumn Weather in Des Moines

Here in Des Moines, we know winter weather too well. Thankfully there's a sweet spot right before the snow falls that many Iowanians live for. The weather this Autumn in Des Moines is set to be nice and warm, with just a small hint of rain. Perfect weather for traveling around the great state of Iowa, especially here in Des Moines.

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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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