The Importance Of A Waterproof Window Treatment in Charlotte
Anywhere your home is, from Charlotte to the other side of the country, your house has a common need with almost every other house in America: waterproof window treatments. No matter the structure of your home, the outdoor conditions, or how many people are living with you, you’ll typically have the same moisture-heavy rooms: the basement, bathrooms, and the kitchen.
Obviously, not each window treatment is made equal when it comes to how capably they handle water and humidity. To simplify it, we’ll break down effective each window treatment is at handling water and tell you which products work best in the spaces that encounter the most moisture.
Level 1: Window Treatments That Won’t Deal With Moisture
Seasoned Charlotte homeowners know that a few materials just won’t mix with moisture. Just ask any hardwood floor owner what moisture can do to lumber. Solid wood has a bad relationship with water, as it makes wood expand and warp, which usually makes wood window treatments unusable. Frequent water can also turn the existing pockets of the lumber into breeding grounds for bacteria. These facts suggest solid wood window treatments should probably not be chosen for rooms that may get damp such as the kitchen.
Fabric window treatments don’t do too well with humidity either. Even though the wear to fabric might not be as extensive or obvious to the naked eye, extended and recurrent exposure to moisture can damage the weave of many fabrics, and that can cause color fading and fabric deterioration.
Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments
More window treatments that are able to handle the majority of damage from moisture are aluminum blinds. Although they don’t offer quite the level of style and coverage offered by other window treatments, aluminum blinds are adaptable. They’re available in a large variety of shades, with available cut out possibilities and privacy features, while simultaneously being perfect for those possible problem rooms. Remember though that blinds that feature pull cords or fabric bands are not optimal for moisture-rich rooms.
Level 3: Completely Waterproof Window Treatments
Don’t believe it? We can show you the extent to which Polywood can weather the elements, and we’re so sure of its resilience that we guarantee every shutter with our Lifetime Limited Warranty. In fact, Polywood shutters could be hosed down and they’d still perform like new, without any issues.