The Importance Of A Waterproof Window Treatment in Destin09/29/2016Eric Ramsey Wherever your home is, from Destin to the other side of the country, your space shares a need with just about every other house in the country: waterproof window treatments. No matter the layout of your house, the conditions outside, or the size of your family living in your house, you’ll likely have the same rooms that benefit from waterproofing: the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room. Like most homeowners know, not all window treatments are made equal in regards to how capably they handle humidity and moisture. To simplify it, we’ll break down proficient each window treatment is at handling moisture and tell you which products work best in the areas that experience the most moisture. Level 1: Window Treatments That Don’t Deal With Water Seasoned Destin homeowners know that a number of materials just won’t mix with moisture. Go ahead and ask the owner of a hardwood floor what moisture does to lumber. Solid wood hates moisture, as it can cause wood to swell and bow, which may render wood window treatments unusable. Consistent water may also turn the natural pockets of the wood into breeding grounds for bacteria. Due to these facts, solid wood furnishings and window treatments should probably not be chosen for moisture-heavy areas like the bathroom. Fabric window treatments don’t work great with humidity either. Even though the harm to fabric might not be as considerable or obvious to the naked eye, long term and frequent exposure to water can damage the weave of many fabrics, and that can cause color fading and fabric deterioration. Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments Though not strictly waterproof, window treatments in this category won’t be in danger of permanent damage when chosen for moisture-heavy rooms. This group of window treatments comprises almost every product labeled as “faux wood,” such as faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds can give you the look of a solid wood window treatment, adding contemporary fashion to your bathroom and privacy to boot, without the worry that homeowners might get whenever the room gets too steamy. Other window treatments that can resist the majority of impairment from moisture are metal blinds. Although they don’t offer quite the design appeal and coverage as some other window treatments, aluminum blinds are adaptable. They’re offered in a wide range of hues, with available cut out possibilities and privacy features, all while being perfect for rooms that see moisture. But blinds that feature pull cords or fabric bands are not optimal for moisture-laden rooms. Level 3: Totally Waterproof Window Treatments Finally, the category that you’ve waited for: the window treatment that completely ignores moisture, water, humidity and more like nothing else. Sunburst Shutters Destin is happy to offer one of the very few completely waterproof window treatments available in our Polywood® plantation shutters. The best partner for the bathroom or laundry room, Polywood shutters are constructed from a special composite that is completely immune to the debilitating effects of water, whether originating inside your home or from the weather outside. Don’t believe it? We know the lengths at which Polywood can handle wear, and we’re so satisfied with its durability that we guarantee every shutter with our Lifetime Limited Warranty. In fact, if you wanted to, you could blast Polywood shutters with a hose and they’d still perform fantastically, without any issues. Make Sure Your Windows Are Prepared For Anything, Destin If your home is in a rainy or coastal climate, or if you want new window treatments for the kitchen, a waterproof window treatment should be your chief concern. Let Sunburst Shutters Destin help by calling 850-203-0419 to set up your free in-home design consultation. And for additional inspiration for those rooms and more, take a look at our in-depth Ultimate Room Guide to discover the perfect window treatments for every space in your Destin home!