How To Choose A Waterproof Window Treatment in Hartford
Anywhere you live, from Hartford to hundreds of miles away, your space has a common need with every other house in the U.S.: waterproof window treatments. Whatever the age of your home, the outdoor climate, or the size of your family living with you, you’ll still have the same moisture-heavy rooms: the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room.
Like most homeowners know, not all window coverings are created equal as to how capably they handle humidity and moisture. To simplify it, we’ll break down successful each window treatment is at handling wetness and let you know which ones work best in the rooms that experience the most moisture.
Level 1: Window Treatments That Won’t Handle Moisture
Experienced Hartford homeowners are aware that some materials just won’t mix with water. Go ahead and ask the owner of a hardwood floor what moisture can do to lumber. Solid wood does not get along with moisture, as it makes wood swell and bow, which can make wood window treatments inoperable. Constant exposure to water might also turn the natural cavities of the lumber into the perfect home for bacteria. For these reasons, solid wood window treatments should probably not be chosen for rooms that may get damp such as the kitchen.
Fabric window treatments don’t work great with moisture either. Even though the damage to fabric may not be as intense or obvious to the naked eye, prolonged and frequent exposure to water can impair the weave of most fabrics, and that can lead to color fading and fabric thinning.
Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments
Alternative window treatments that can resist the majority of damage from water are metal blinds. Although they don’t offer the same design appeal and coverage that different window treatments do, aluminum blinds are adaptable. They can be found in a huge variety of hues, with available cut out possibilities and privacy features, while simultaneously being well-suited to those possible problem rooms. Remember though that blinds that feature cords or fabric bands usually aren’t optimal for moisture-rich spaces.
Level 3: Entirely Waterproof Window Treatments
Don’t believe it? We’ve seen the extent to which Polywood can handle wear, and we’re so sure of 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 fantastically, with no problems.