Have you ever had the sinking feeling that comes when you notice the back of your sofa has faded from sunlight? Or that a favorite artwork has been damaged by the sun?
Marla Yorston hung a beloved painting prominently over the fireplace in the living room with its arched windows that extend into a vaulted ceiling. Here, the light underscores the painting, making it a focal point of the room in her Hickory Creek home outside Dallas. But Marla had noticed a light smokiness to the paint along the bottom of the canvas. She began searching for a way to protect her artwork from sunlight.
“It doesn’t have the same pop,” she said.
The sunlight streaming through the windows, a main reason she bought the home, weren’t just destroying her painting. It also threatened her leather furniture, which she didn’t want to crack prematurely.
Marla considered her options. She disliked the way window tinting would look. She also considered honeycombed blinds and a decorative metal grill with a sunscreen but realized her family would no longer be able to see the stars and moon through those windows at night.
I don’t want the sunlight to damage my stuff,” she said. “But I want my windows just the way they are.”
Then a friend told Marla about Indow window inserts. She called Daylight Rangers in Plano who laser-measured the living room windows for Museum Grade to block the sunlight light damaging her art. With Indow’s proprietary laser-measuring system, it’s possible to handcraft inserts that precisely fit special geometries like Marla’s arched windows. She bought Acoustic Grade to quiet the bedrooms.
“They look beautiful,” she said. It’s most noticeable at night, but the Museum Grade inserts improve the windows’ appearance by covering the interior metal frame and making them seem as if they’re trimmed in wood.
Not only is her painting protected from sunlight, but her house is quiet. She can’t hear traffic and if a motorcycle rumbles by on Interstate 35, it’s so muffled, it doesn’t wake her.
“I think they’re wonderful.”
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