Sun-300x225 It’s summertime! The time of year when we don our shorts, t-shirts, bathing suits, and flip-flops and spend many hours in the hot sun. Everyone knows that the sun poses many dangers to our health and so before we head out for our summer fun, we are always careful to slather our bodies in lots of sunscreen. But our bodies aren’t the only things that can get harmed by the sun.

Our furniture is exposed to the sun just as often as we are. Even if you don’t have an outdoor couch or table in your backyard, your livingroom sofa beside the window is directly in the sun’s line of vision all day. As long as your window shades are open and the sun is beating down, your furniture is being affected by the damaging rays.

Sun-damaged furniture will have a faded look—the coloring will be inconsistent and worn. Even if you don’t notice this right away, just try moving your sofa away from the wall. You will see the coloring of the part of the sofa that was against the wall and protected from the sun, is more vibrant. If your furniture has reached this point where half of it looks like new and the other half looks like you dragged it out of someone else’s garbage heap, consider a leather sofa repair service to revitalize your furnishings. If you leave all your furniture exposed to the naked sun rays for too long,all your furniture will develop a veneer of discoloring. Often, this discoloring will present an uneven display of darker spots and worn-out spots creating an unpleasant splotchy appearance. It will come to a point where you will need to renew your old furniture.

The cost of all your furniture renewal can definitely add up, so don’t let it get to that point. Instead, consider UV protection, which serves as a pseudo-sunscreen for your furniture, protecting it so it stays in tip-top condition year after year. Sofa fabric protection is important because it maintains the integrity of your furniture for a considerably longer amount of time. Not only will it ensure the coloring of your furniture stays consistent and new, but it protects your furniture from other consequences that come with sun-damage.

The sun can also affect the quality of the furniture’s fabric by making it brittle and easily broken or worn-down. Brittle furniture won’t last you very long—all it takes is your son building a fort from your cushions, or your daughter playing with hard plastic dolls on your couch—and you’ve got a hole that cannot be easily ignored.

The sun is very strong and can be very dangerous if you are not careful. Make sure you get proper fabric protection for furniture so that you can enjoy your new sofa, table, chairs, bed, or any other furnishing for many, many years to come.