Residents of Brisbane, and Queensland, suffer from having the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, this is due to over exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. With as little as 15 minutes in the sun, such as taking a quick walk around the block, your skin can start to burn. It is vital, even on a cloudy day, to protect yourself and your skin.
It is not an uncommon sight to see the people of Brisbane walking around with hats and sunglasses, making sure to park their cars in the shade or sitting under umbrellas at cafes. These precautions are all well and good when you are out and about, but what about at home? The truth is we can all admit to not worrying about the sun when mulling about the house, seeing no reason to do so as we are indoors. Now slapping on the sunscreen to sit in front of the TV to watch the Brisbane Broncos seems a little ridiculous so what can we do to protect ourselves indoors? The answer is simple, window coverings and more importantly: blinds.
Blinds are a perfect addition to your home for both adding style and most importantly protection for you and your family from the harsh Brisbane sun. The great thing about having blinds in your home is the flexibility they provide in terms of lighting, from sheer fabric blinds allowing light to flow through whilst reducing glare to total blockout blinds that provide complete darkness. Using blinds allows your home to let in natural light and remain cool without direct exposure to UV radiation and with many different types of blinds available they can easily fit with the current styling and layout of any home.
If you are unsure of which blinds would work in your home, try giving a company such as Victory Curtains and Blinds a call, they offer a free measure and quote service that can help you decide which window covering is right for you.