Bathroom with plantation shutters

Why You Need A Waterproof Window Treatment in San Antonio

September 29, 2016

Anywhere you call home, from San Antonio to the other side of the country, your space has a need in common with almost every other home in America: waterproof window treatments. Whatever the layout of your home, the outdoor weather, or the size of your family living in your house, you’ll still have the same rooms that benefit from waterproofing: the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room.

Like most homeowners know, not each window treatment is created equal when it comes to how effectively they handle humidity and moisture. To help out, we’ll take a look at successful each window treatment is at dealing with water and find out which products work best in the rooms that see the most moisture.

Level 1: Window Treatments That Won’t Deal With Moisture

Experienced San Antonio homeowners know that a few materials just don’t do well with water. Go ahead and ask any hardwood floor owner what water does to lumber. Solid wood dislikes moisture, as causes wood to bloat and deform, which can make wood window treatments unusable. Constant exposure to water may also turn the natural pockets of the wood into a haven for mildew. Due to these facts, solid wood furnishings and window treatments should probably not be chosen for spaces that get wet like the bathroom.

Fabric window treatments don’t fare great with moisture either. Despite the fact that the damage to fabric may not be as considerable or easy to see, extended and recurring contact with moisture can damage the weave of several fabrics, which can may result in discoloration and fabric thinning.

Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments

San Antonio kitchen faux wood blinds.
 
Though not quite waterproof, window treatments at this level won’t be susceptible to lasting damage when chosen for moisture-heavy rooms. This level of window treatments features just about every product designated “faux wood,” such as faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds add the look of a solid wood window treatment, adding top-notch fashion to your bathroom and privacy as well, without the worry that may occur every time the room becomes too steamy.

Alternative window treatments that can handle the majority of damage from water are metal blinds. Though not offering the same interior fashion appeal and coverage that different window treatments do, aluminum blinds are adaptable. They can be purchased in a large variety of colors, with available cut out possibilities and privacy features, all while being a great fit for those possible problem rooms. However, blinds that possess pull cords or fabric bands are not optimal for moisture-rich rooms.

Level 3: Entirely Waterproof Window Treatments

Plantation shutters in San Antonio bathroom.
 
Here’s the level homeowners have been waiting for: the window treatment that completely ignores water, moisture, humidity and more like nothing else. Sunburst Shutters San Antonio is proud to offer one of the only completely waterproof window treatments on the market in our Polywood® plantation shutters. The best partner for the laundry room or kitchen, Polywood shutters are made from a particular composite that is completely immune to the debilitating effects of moisture, whether originating inside your home or from outdoors.

Don’t believe it? We can show you the extent to which Polywood can handle moisture, and we’re so satisfied with its durability that every installation is backed with our Lifetime Limited Warranty. In fact, Polywood shutters could be hosed down and they’d still perform superbly, without any issues.

Make Your Windows Ready For Anything, San Antonio

If you live in a humid or rainy part of the country, or if you need better window treatments for the kitchen, a waterproof window treatment should be your chief priority. Let Sunburst Shutters San Antonio give an assist by calling 210-876-0377 to set up your free in-home consultation. And to receive further suggestions for those rooms and others, peruse our in-depth Ultimate Room Guide to discover the perfect window treatments for every space in your San Antonio house!
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