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Best UV-Blocking Shades

When we think of summer, images of pool days, afternoons by the lake, and evening BBQs come to mind. Of course, there is one pesky downside to all of this summer fun: UV rays. While we can protect our skin with sunblock, the sun can damage the interiors of our homes if they are not protected. We don’t know about you, but slathering sunscreen on our hardwood floors and artwork doesn’t seem to be a great option. Fortunately, Hunter Douglas offers some of the best UV-blocking shades or homes, including Designer Screen Shades and Silhouette® Window Shadings. Read on to discover why you will love these UV-blocking shades and which one is right for your home.

UV-blocking shades near Fort Gratiot, Michigan (MI), the best protection against damaging sun rays.

Designer Screen Shades

Blocking between 86% and 99% of the sun’s damaging rays, our Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades are one of the best UV-blocking shades on the market. Perfect for large expanses of glass–such as patios, screen doors, or sunrooms–and regularly sized windows, Designer Screen shades let you enjoy your outdoor views while providing UV protection. This will not only keep your home shaded and cool, but it will also protect your home’s flooring, furniture, artwork, and other interior pieces from long-term sun damage. Designer Screen Shades are also organized by their openness factor, which is the weave density of screen fabric affecting the intensity of glare, UV blockage, privacy, and visibility coming into your home. There are currently five openness options that range from most view/least privacy to minimal, allowing you to achieve the perfect levels of light, shade, UV protection, privacy, and visibility in each room.

Silhouette® Window Shadings

If you want a shade that features soft, easily adjustable vanes, then you will love our Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings. Appearing to be floating between two sheer fabrics, these shadings offer an ethereal look at each window while packing a powerful UV-protecting punch. Silhouette® Window Shadings softly filter out brightness, glare, and UV rays to protect your furniture and flooring from fading throughout the years. Depending on your fabric choices, the shadings can filter up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays. This is why these custom shades land on our list of best UV-blocking shades. The innovative design of this shading also lets light filter through while also obscuring the outside world's view into your space, allowing you to achieve light, shade, or privacy whenever you wish.


To learn more about the best UV-blocking shades, be sure to call Window Creations & Design Center today! Our experienced and knowledgeable team is here to answer all of your questions and guide you to the perfect design solution for your home. Specializing in custom window treatments and draperies as well as custom bedding, cornices, upholstery, and much more! Stop by our beautiful showroom in Fort Gratiot, Michigan, where you can see, feel and operate all the latest in window treatment designs and trends. With more than 30 years serving the local community, we proudly serve Port Huron, Harbor Beach, Lexington, Marine City, Marysville, St Clair, Sandusky, and Algonac, Michigan.