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Why You Need A Waterproof Window Treatment in Virginia Beach

September 29, 2016

Wherever you call home, from Virginia Beach to the other side of the country, your house has a common need with just about every other house in the U.S.: waterproof window treatments. Regardless of the layout of your home, the weather outside, or the size of your family living in your home, you’ll typically have the same rooms with moisture: the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room.

Like most homeowners know, not each window treatment is created equal as to how well they handle humidity and moisture. To make it simpler to understand, we’ll break down effective each window treatment is at dealing with water and help you find which ones are best for the spaces that experience the most moisture.

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

Smart Virginia Beach homeowners are aware that a number of materials just can’t handle moisture. Simply ask any hardwood floor owner what moisture does to lumber. Solid wood has a bad relationship with moisture, as it makes wood expand and warp, which may render wood window treatments unusable. Constant exposure to moisture might also turn the inherent cavities of the lumber into the perfect home for mildew. For these reasons, solid wood furnishings and window treatments should stay far away from rooms that may get damp like the bathroom.

Fabric window treatments are also not on great terms with moisture. Despite the fact that the harm to fabric may not be as considerable or visible, extended and frequent contact with moisture can compromise the weave of many fabrics, and that can cause discoloration and fabric deterioration.

Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments

Virginia Beach kitchen faux wood blinds.
Albeit not technically waterproof, window treatments at this level aren’t in danger of lasting damage when placed in damp rooms. This category of window treatments includes most anything labeled as “faux wood,” like faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds add the look of a natural wood window treatment, adding contemporary fashion to your bathroom and privacy as well, without the worry that may occur whenever it becomes too humid.

Other window treatments that tend to resist the majority of wear from water are aluminum blinds. Though not offering the same design appeal and coverage as some other window treatments, aluminum blinds are adaptable. They’re offered in a wide range of colors, with available cut out possibilities and privacy features, while simultaneously being well-suited to rooms that see moisture. But blinds that feature pull cords or fabric bands may not be optimal for moisture-laden areas.

Level 3: 100% Waterproof Window Treatments

Plantation shutters in Virginia Beach bathroom.
Finally, the category that homeowners have been waiting for: the window treatment that can shrug off water, moisture, humidity and more like no other product. Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach is happy to provide one of the few completely waterproof window treatments available in our Polywood® plantation shutters. A great addition to the kitchen or bathroom, Polywood shutters are constructed from a special material that is completely immune to the debilitating effects of dampness, no matter if they’re coming from inside your home or from the weather outside.

Not convinced? We can show you the lengths at which Polywood can handle moisture, and we’re so confident in its resilience that every product is backed with our Lifetime Limited Warranty. In fact, Polywood shutters could be hosed down and they’d still function perfectly, without any problems.

Make Your Windows Prepared For Anything, Virginia Beach

If your home is in a coastal or humid climate, or if you want new window treatments for the areas of your home with moisture, a waterproof window treatment needs to be a chief priority. Let Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach give an assist by calling 757-210-6448 to set up your free in-home consultation. And for more inspiration for those rooms and beyond, take a look at our in-depth Ultimate Room Guide to learn about the best window treatments for every space in your Virginia Beach home!