Purchasing fine quality furniture can be a major investment for a lot of families. You could be spending several hundred or even several thousand dollars on a single piece of furniture. When you’re looking at fine quality, handcrafted Amish furniture, you are looking at some of the best designed and built items in the world.

It’s important to keep your fine quality furniture protected

Throughout the year your home is going to be inundated with assault. These assaults will come in a wide range of formats, most often by Mother Nature. They will include torrential downpours, high winds, snow, freezing rain, ice, and even direct sunlight.

Most of us don’t think much about direct sunlight penetrating into our home, especially during the winter months. While it can certainly provide some much-needed warmth during those months of January, February, and March, it is also going to cause damage to your fine quality furniture items.

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The power of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation

The sun’s UV rays are what generate heat within your home. During the summer, you may keep the blinds closed, shutters sealed up, or at least draw some shade around the windows. That will minimize the amount of heat being generated inside your house. During the winter you might allow the sunlight in full bore.

It’s important to realize the impact the sun can have on your furniture

It can dry it out. The sun can cause cracking and fading of the surface of your furniture. It can affect the fabrics as well as the wood.

Your handcrafted wood furniture needs to stay moist. The more direct sunlight it gets, the more it will begin to appear ‘weathered’ before long.

You can cover it or pay attention to the positioning of your interior decor

You certainly want to maximize your enjoyment of your interior home living space. If there’s a way to minimize the impact of direct sunlight on your furniture, it’s highly recommended that you do so. Keep your fine quality furniture away from direct sunlight as much as possible.

You may also want to consider rearranging some of your furniture every few months. Doing so you will limit the amount of direct exposure one part of the furniture, or one item, receives.

Also consider film coating on your windows

There are several types of window film coatings that can be applied by an experienced professional. That will not just reduce the amount of heat getting generated inside your house during the summer, but will also cut down on how much UV radiation penetrates into your house, thus protecting your carpeting, furniture, and other items.