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Which Window Treatments Won't Fade In Seattle?

February 25, 2022

Your Seattle window treatments hang in sunlight all day long, so it’s no wonder when they start to discolor or fade. You need to purchase new window coverings when they do this because they will gradually get more unattractive over time. For long-lasting window treatments that won’t fade in Seattle, utilize Polywood® shutters. These durable plantation shutters don’t ever fade or turn yellow in UV light so you can use them in your brightest window with no problem. They also will not stain from water damage or grime, making them suitable for every window in your home.

Sturdy, White Polywood Shutters Never Fade Or Yellow In Bright Seattle Windows

Shutters in a living room 

Most window treatments fade in Seattle when subjected to UV rays. The sun bleaches materials like plastic, fabric, and wood, spoiling your window treatments’ lovely color. UV rays can make many materials degrade with time as well, which is why even cheap window blinds yellow in sunlight. The one way around this is using window treatments that are made from UV-resistant materials, such as faux-wood Polywood shutters.

Polywood shutters are interior shutters that have louvers and are made from a long-lasting, recyclable wood substitute. They have a baked-on white paint finish that is UV stabilized which chemically bonds to the material to avoid damage and discoloration from sunlight. While the sun bleaches or discolors most window treatments, Polywood shutters can sit in the sun for decades and never fade or turn yellow. They remain a elegant, perfect white that always blends in with your decor.

Faux-Wood Shutters Avoid Discoloration From Moisture Damage

White Polywood shutters above a kitchen sink 

While sunlight can cause window treatments to fade in Seattle, water and humidity can discolor window coverings too. Fabric and wood treatments can both experience water stains and mold damage if you aren’t careful. If you require window treatments for a humid environment like the bathroom or kitchen, use Polywood shutters instead. Similar to how they resist harm from UV rays, they are also moisture-resistant. Water doesn’t penetrate their faux-wood material, so they never develop water stains, warping, cracks, or splitting.

Dirt And Stains Won’t Discolor Polywood Shutters Either

Dirt and sticky residues can discolor most window treatments, but not Polywood shutters. Their exceptional finish resists staining from sticky splatters and dirt build-up. And in the event that your Polywood shutters do begin to look a little gray, they’re effortless to clean.

Their durable, broad louvers make dusting your shutters less complicated than cleaning loose-hanging blinds. And you won’t have the trouble of getting them down, laundering, and ironing them like when cleaning drapes. If your shutters have more stubborn soil, a moist cloth and light scrubbing will suffice. And you don’t have to worry about ruining their finish. That resilient coating is moisture-resistant and won’t come off on your cloth.

Come Ask Us About Window Treatments That Won’t Fade In Seattle

Need window treatments that don’t fade in Seattle? You’ve come to the right place. Sunburst Shutters Washington specializes in elegant Polywood shutters and other long-lasting, quality window coverings. Tell us what you need from a window treatment, and we’ll demonstrate your options during a no-cost in-home consultation. Set up yours today by calling 360-464-2277 or filling out the form below. We look forward to helping you find the perfect window treatments for your Seattle home!