Bathroom with plantation shutters

Why You Need A Waterproof Window Treatment in Atlanta

September 29, 2016

Wherever you live, from Atlanta to the other side of the country, your house has a common need with just about every other house in the country: waterproof window treatments. Regardless of the structure of your house, the outdoor conditions, or the size of your family living in your house, you’ll typically have the same rooms with humidity: the basement, bathrooms, and the kitchen.

Like most homeowners know, not all window coverings are made equal as to how capably they handle water and humidity. To help out, we’ll take a look at proficient each window treatment is at handling moisture and find out which products are best for the rooms that see the most humidity.

Level 1: Window Treatments That Won’t Stand Up To Water

Seasoned Atlanta homeowners know that a few materials just can’t handle moisture. Simply ask any hardwood floor owner what water does to lumber. Solid wood does not get along with water, as causes wood to swell and deform, which can make wood window treatments unusable. Frequent moisture might also turn the inherent cavities of the wood into a haven for mildew. Due to these facts, solid wood furnishings and window treatments should not be used in spaces that get wet such as the bathroom.

Fabric window treatments are also not great with water. Although the wear to fabric won’t be as intense or obvious to the naked eye, extended and frequent exposure to humidity can compromise the weave of several fabrics, and that can may result in color fading and fabric weakening.

Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments

Atlanta kitchen faux wood blinds.
 
Albeit not quite waterproof, window treatments in this classification won’t be in danger of permanent damage when chosen for moisture-laden rooms. This level of window treatments includes almost every product designated “faux wood,” like faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds can give you the aesthetic of a solid wood window treatment, adding contemporary fashion to your bathroom and privacy to boot, without the stress that may occur whenever the room starts getting too steamed up.

Other window treatments that tend to handle almost all damage from moisture are metal blinds. Though not offering the same interior fashion appeal and coverage offered by other window treatments, aluminum blinds are adaptable. They can be purchased in a large variety of shades, with cut-out options and privacy features, all while being well-suited to rooms that see moisture. Remember though that blinds that possess cords or fabric bands usually aren’t optimal for moisture-heavy areas.

Level 3: Certified Waterproof Window Treatments

Plantation shutters in Atlanta bathroom.
 
Here’s the level you’ve been waiting for: the window treatment that laughs off moisture, water, humidity and more like no other product. Sunburst Shutters Atlanta is pleased to offer one of the small number of completely waterproof window treatments available in our Polywood® plantation shutters. A great addition to the bathroom or laundry room, Polywood shutters are constructed from a particular compound that is completely invulnerable to the debilitating effects of dampness, no matter if they’re originating inside your house or from outdoors.

Don’t believe it? We’ve seen how well Polywood can handle moisture, and we’re so satisfied with its resilience that every installation is backed with our Lifetime Limited Warranty. In fact, Polywood shutters could be hosed down and they’d still perform fantastically, with no issues.

Make Sure Your Windows Are Ready For Anything, Atlanta

If your home is in a rainy or coastal area, or if you need better window treatments for the bathroom or kitchen, a waterproof window treatment needs to be your top priority. Let Sunburst Shutters Atlanta help by calling 404-962-8517 to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to get further suggestions for those rooms and beyond, read through our exclusive Ultimate Room Guide to learn about the best window treatments for every space in your Atlanta home!
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