How To Choose A Waterproof Window Treatment in Oklahoma City09/29/2016Tyler Jorgensen Wherever your home is, from Oklahoma City to hundreds of miles away, your space has a common need with just about every other house in the country: waterproof window treatments. Whatever the age of your house, the outdoor climate, or the size of your family living in your house, you’ll likely have the same rooms with humidity: the kitchen, the laundry room, and your bathrooms. Like most homeowners know, not every window treatment is created equal in regards to how capably they handle water and humidity. To make it easier to understand, we’ll dive into successful each window treatment is at dealing with water and find out which products work best in the rooms that see the most water. Level 1: Window Treatments That Don’t Deal With Moisture Smart Oklahoma City homeowners are aware that certain materials just don’t do well with moisture. Simply ask the owner of a hardwood floor what humidity can do to lumber. Solid wood has a bad relationship with moisture, as it can cause wood to expand and warp, which usually makes wood window treatments unusable. Constant exposure to moisture can also turn the inherent hollows of the lumber into a haven for bacteria. For these reasons, solid wood furnishings and window treatments should not be used in spaces that get wet like the bathroom. Fabric window treatments don’t fare great with water either. Though the wear to fabric may not be as extensive or obvious to the naked eye, prolonged and frequent exposure to water can impair the weave of many fabrics, and that can lead to color fading and fabric weakening. Level 2: Water-resistant Window Treatments Though not technically waterproof, window treatments in this category won’t be at risk of permanent damage when used in moisture-laden rooms. This level of window treatments comprises just about every product designated “faux wood,” such as faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds add the aesthetic of a natural wood window treatment, adding style to your bathroom and much-needed privacy, without the headache that may occur whenever it starts getting too humid. More window treatments that can handle almost all damage from water are metal blinds. Although they don’t offer the same level of style and coverage as some other window treatments, aluminum blinds are versatile. They’re available in a huge variety of colors, with available cut out possibilities and additional features for privacy, while simultaneously being a great fit for rooms that see moisture. But blinds that possess pull cords or fabric bands may not be optimal for moisture-laden areas. Level 3: Entirely Waterproof Window Treatments This is what we’ve waited for: the window treatment that completely ignores water, moisture, humidity and more like no other window treatment. Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City is proud to offer one of the few entirely waterproof window treatments available in our Polywood® plantation shutters. A great addition to the laundry room or kitchen, Polywood shutters are constructed from a formulated composite that is completely impervious to the weakening effects of water, whether produced inside your home or from outdoors. Not convinced? We know how well Polywood can handle moisture, and we’re so sure of its durability that we back every installation with our Lifetime Limited Warranty. In fact, if you wanted to, you could blast Polywood shutters with a hose and they’d still function like new, without any problems. Make Sure Your Windows Are Ready For Anything, Oklahoma City If your home is in a coastal or humid climate, or if you want new window treatments for the kitchen, a waterproof window treatment ought to be a top priority. Let Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City give an assist by calling 405-300-4664 to set up your free in-homewindow treatment consultation. And to get further inspiration for those rooms and others, peruse our in-depth Ultimate Room Guide to learn about the perfect window treatments for every space in your Oklahoma City home!