You don’t have to sacrifice your view

With all the fabulous views we have here on beautiful Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, a very common question we get asked is “How can I control the sun but still enjoy my view?” We have many new and innovative blinds and shades that can accomplish this for you. 

A popular choice for this situation is sheerweave or screen roller shades. These screen shades maintain your outdoor views while providing UV protection and filtering out harsh rays to protect your works of art or fade-prone furniture. The screen shade fabrics are organized by openness factor. Openness is the weave density of the screen fabric which affects the degree of visibility, privacy, glare and UV blockage the shade provides. There are five options, ranging from most view/least privacy to minimal view/maximum privacy. The colour of the screen fabric also affects the amount of view through the shade. The darker colour screen shade fabrics provide a much crisper view through than the lighter colour fabrics.

Another option to preserve your view is a sheer shading. The beautiful sheer fabrics softly filter out brightness, glare and UV rays to protect your furniture and flooring from fading. Depending on your fabric choice, these shadings can filter up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays without obstructing your view. For increased view-through, Silhouette ClearView Shadings are made with a unique combination of front and back sheers that maximize your view to the outdoors.

If you’re concerned about blocking a scenic view, you’ll want to choose window coverings that take up the minimal amount of room possible when they are raised up off the glass if you’re mounting them inside the window frame. Cellular honeycomb shades are a popular choice for this reason. They also feature the Top-Down Bottom-Up option which makes them a great choice when it comes to combining privacy with unobstructed views.

As you can see, there are so many window covering options to consider, each provide varying degrees of sun control and privacy while maintaining your views. Contact us or visit our showroom to have one of our window covering experts come out to show you all that’s available for your home or business.

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