Do all window treatments fit in all spaces in your homes? Humidity and moisture can ruin your windows if you choose the wrong kind. Areas in your home – bathroom, kitchen, laundry room experience more humidity than others. These areas need window treatments made of synthetic materials such as vinyl, faux wood, PVS. These materials tolerate the moisture well and ensure your window treatments stay free from mildew, warps, cracks and chipping.
The best window treatment for humid areas
Faux wood blinds – They mimic the look of real wood blinds without getting warped or chipped under the intense humidity. They also restrict mold and mildew growth. Since they are faux wood, they are extremely durable and last longer than wood blinds. You can easily clean them with a wet wipe. This makes them a value for money proposition.
Vinyl Shutters – They combine the looks of the faux wood blinds with the functionality of the vinyl material. It makes them a perfect pick for the high moisture areas. You can choose them in different colors and designs and add a style statement to your rooms.
Honeycomb shades – Honeycomb shades are excellent insulators. They are also great at withstanding the heat and humidity of bathroom and kitchen areas. Moisture does not affect their performance and so they will last long.
What are the worst window treatments for humid areas?
Real Wood Blinds – They are not suited for the moisture areas as they attract fast mildew growth and moisture creeps in pretty quickly. Humidity, moisture and wood – they do not match.
Fabric Window treatments – Roman Shades – The fabric will attract moisture and lead to mold and mildew. They look beautiful but are not an ideal pick for high humidity areas.
Aluminum Mini blinds – With the constant moisture, aluminum blinds can rust fast. So stay away from them.