Why You Need A Waterproof Window Treatment in Nashville09/29/2016Stefano Diotaiuti Wherever your home is, from Nashville to the other side of the country, your space shares a need with almost every other house in America: waterproof window treatments. Regardless of the structure of your home, the outdoor weather, or the size of your family living in your house, you’ll typically have the same rooms with moisture: the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room. Obviously, not all window coverings are made equal when it comes to how effectively they handle water and humidity. To help out, we’ll break down effective each window treatment is at standing up to moisture and help you find which ones are best for the areas that experience the most humidity. Level 1: Window Treatments That Don’t Deal With Moisture Seasoned Nashville homeowners know that there are a number of materials that don’t do well with moisture. Just ask the owner of a hardwood floor what water does to lumber. Solid wood hates water, as causes wood to bloat and bow, which may render wood window treatments inoperable. Consistent water might also turn the natural pockets of the wood into a haven for mildew. Due to these facts, solid wood furnishings and window treatments should stay far away from moisture-heavy areas like the kitchen. Fabric window treatments are also not on great terms with moisture. Although the damage to fabric might not be as extensive or visible, long term and recurrent exposure to humidity can impair the weave of several fabrics, which can lead to 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-laden rooms. This group of window treatments comprises just about every product labeled as “faux wood,” such as faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds add the look of a solid wood window treatment, adding style to your bathroom and privacy as well, without the worry that homeowners might get whenever it starts getting too steamy. Other window treatments that tend to handle almost all damage from water are aluminum blinds. Though they don’t possess the same interior fashion appeal and coverage as some other window treatments, aluminum blinds are versatile. They can be purchased in a wide range of shades, with cut-out options and privacy features, at the same time being well-suited to rooms that see moisture. Remember though that blinds that feature cords or fabric bands are not optimal for moisture-heavy rooms. Level 3: Certified Waterproof Window Treatments This is what you’ve waited for: the window treatment that completely ignores water, moisture, humidity and more like nothing else. Sunburst Shutters Nashville is proud to offer one of the small number of entirely waterproof window treatments on the market in our Polywood® plantation shutters. Perfect for the laundry room or kitchen, Polywood shutters are built from a special composite that is completely resistant to the damaging effects of dampness, whether coming from inside your home or from the weather outside. Not convinced? We know how well Polywood can survive the elements, and we’re so confident in its longevity that every installation is guaranteed 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 problems. Make Sure Your Windows Are Prepared For Anything, Nashville If your home is in a coastal or humid climate, or if you need better window treatments for the kitchen, a waterproof window treatment needs to be a number one priority. Let Sunburst Shutters Nashville lend a hand by calling 615-236-8530 to set up your free in-home design consultation. And for additional suggestions for those rooms and more, read through our new Ultimate Room Guide to get the lowdown on the best window treatments for every room in your Nashville house!