High Moisture

What Window Treatments Work Best in High Moisture Areas

High Moisture

You probably see condensation accrue on some of your windows from time to time. What you might not easily see is that same condensation buildup on your window treatments. In high moisture areas like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, or areas with indoor pools, condensation can make the wrong window treatments warp, mildew, or worse.

Kitchens can really test the longevity of blinds. Variations in humidity levels are a regular occurrence in the kitchen, as are fluctuations in temperature, not to mention the wide variety of aromas. Window treatments near a stove or sink are especially vulnerable.

The bathroom is another room where moisture-resistant blinds are a must. The privacy and light control offered by your new blinds won’t last long if the bathroom’s constantly fluctuating moisture levels ruin them.

Laundry rooms and finished basements are also parts of the home where moisture resistance should be taken into account when choosing window treatments.

There are a handful of window treatments that excel in moisture-laden areas. Man-made products such as faux wood blinds, shutters and roller shades are ideal for high moisture areas.

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux wood blinds offer the look of real wood at a more affordable price. Easy to clean and maintain, the durable slats won’t warp or crack, even in high-humidity environments, making them a great choice.

Choose from a collection of wood grain finishes and even a variety of colors. Selecting faux wood blinds as your window treatment can take any space from boring to beautiful. You can even add motorization to tilt your beautiful new blinds open and closed with ease.


Composite and durable faux wood shutters are perfect for high humidity areas.  They are designed to resist fading, cracking, and peeling; they are available in many styles and colors.

The advantage of these wood shutters is that they are made from non-porous materials that will resist moisture, mold, and mildew. They can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth and mild soap.

Roller Shades

The old-fashioned roller shade is also a good option. Available in a wide variety of colors, Vinyl roller shades are great at dealing with the occasional splash of water, and as a result they won’t be affected by issues such as mold or gradual discoloration.

They are easy to operate, affordable and complement any decor. They roll from the top down, with the fabric rolling down from the back of the roller, or in reverse, effectively concealing the roller.

With the right window treatments, you’ll never have to worry about damage caused by humidity. No matter how humid your conditions may be, our moisture resistant window treatments will retain their integrity and beauty.

For more help on finding the right solution for your home, give us a call at 262-643-8484 or make an appointment at https://www.mequonblinds.com/make-appointment/