The Importance Of A Waterproof Window Treatment in New Brunswick09/29/2016Mike Horn Anywhere your home is, from New Brunswick to the furthest coast, your house shares a need with almost every other house in the country: waterproof window treatments. Regardless of the layout of your house, the outdoor climate, or how many people are 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 in regards to how well they handle moisture and water. To make it easier to understand, we’ll dive into effective each window treatment is at standing up to water and find out which ones work best in the spaces that encounter the most moisture. Level 1: Window Treatments That Don’t Stand Up To Water Experienced New Brunswick homeowners are aware that there are a few materials that don’t do well with water. Just ask any hardwood floor owner what moisture does to lumber. Solid wood does not get along with moisture, as causes wood to swell and warp, which usually makes wood window treatments inoperable. Frequent water can also turn the inherent pockets of the lumber into a haven for mildew. These facts suggest solid wood furnishings and window treatments should stay far away from moisture-heavy areas like the bathroom. Fabric window treatments don’t fare too well with water either. Despite the fact that the wear to fabric may not be as considerable or obvious to the naked eye, prolonged and frequent exposure to water can impair the weave of many fabrics, which can may result in discoloring and fabric thinning. Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments Though not technically waterproof, window treatments at this level won’t be in danger of lasting damage when used in moisture-laden rooms. This level of window treatments includes most every product designated “faux wood,” like faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds add the look of a solid wood window treatment, adding style to your bathroom and much-needed privacy, without the stress that comes if the room becomes too humid. Other window treatments that are able to stand up to almost all damage from water are metal blinds. Though they don’t possess the same level of style and coverage as some other window treatments, aluminum blinds are adaptable. They’re available in a huge variety of colors, with available cut out possibilities and privacy features, at the same time being well-suited to those possible problem rooms. Remember though that blinds that feature pull cords or fabric bands are not optimal for moisture-heavy rooms. Level 3: Completely Waterproof Window Treatments Finally, the category that homeowners have been waiting for: the window treatment that completely ignores humidity, dampness, liquid and more like nothing else. Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick is pleased to offer one of the small number of totally waterproof window treatments available in our Polywood® plantation shutters. A fantastic window treatment for the bathroom or laundry room, Polywood shutters are constructed from a special material that is completely invulnerable to the debilitating effects of water, no matter if they’re produced inside your home or from the weather outside. Not convinced? We can show you the lengths at which Polywood can weather the elements, and we’re so satisfied with its durability that we back every product with our Lifetime Limited Warranty. In fact, you could hose Polywood shutters off in your lawn and they’d still function perfectly, with no problems. Get Your Windows Ready For Anything, New Brunswick If you live in a coastal or humid climate, or if you want new window treatments for the kitchen, a waterproof window treatment needs to be your number one priority. Let Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick help by calling 732-301-6168 to set up your free in-home design consultation. And for further suggestions for those rooms and more, peruse our exclusive Ultimate Room Guide to learn about the most effective window treatments for every room in your New Brunswick home!