Bathroom with plantation shutters

Tips For Choosing A Waterproof Window Treatment in Destin

September 29, 2016

No matter where you call home, from Destin to the furthest coast, your house 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 water and help you find which products work best in the areas that experience the most moisture.

Level 1: Window Treatments That Don’t Deal With Water

Experienced Destin homeowners know that a number of materials just won’t mix with moisture. Simply ask the owner of a hardwood floor what humidity does to lumber. Solid wood hates moisture, as causes wood to bloat and bow, which may render wood window treatments unusable. Consistent water may also turn the natural hollows of the wood into the perfect home for bacteria. For these reasons, 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 wear to fabric may not be as considerable or obvious to the naked eye, long term and frequent exposure to water can compromise the weave of several fabrics, and that can cause discoloration and fabric deterioration.

Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments

Destin kitchen faux wood blinds.
 
Though not strictly waterproof, window treatments in this category aren’t in danger of long term 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 offer the look of a solid wood window treatment, adding contemporary fashion to your bathroom and privacy to boot, without the anxiety that homeowners might get every time the room gets too steamy.

Other window treatments that can resist the majority of impairment from moisture are metal blinds. Though not offering quite the level of style 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 the kitchen or bathroom. But blinds that possess pull cords or fabric bands are not optimal for moisture-laden rooms.

Level 3: Totally Waterproof Window Treatments

Plantation shutters in Destin bathroom.
 
Finally, the category that homeowners have waited for: the window treatment that completely ignores humidity, dampness, liquid and more like no other window treatment. Sunburst Shutters Destin is pleased to offer one of the small number of completely waterproof window treatments available in our Polywood® plantation shutters. The best partner for the bathroom or laundry room, Polywood shutters are built from a special compound 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’ve seen the lengths at which Polywood can handle wear, and we’re so satisfied with its resilience 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.

Get Your Windows 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 number one concern. Let Sunburst Shutters Destin lend a hand by calling 850-203-0419 to set up your free in-homewindow treatment consultation. And for more inspiration for those rooms and beyond, dive into our in-depth Ultimate Room Guide to discover the best window treatments for every space in your Destin home!
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