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Which Window Treatments Won't Fade In Chicago?

February 25, 2022

Your Chicago window treatments are in harsh sunlight all day long, so it’s no wonder when they start to fade or discolor. You need to replace your window coverings in that case because they will gradually become worse over time. For more resilient window treatments that won’t fade in Chicago, use Polywood® shutters. These durable plantation shutters never fade or yellow in UV light so you can install them in your sunniest window without a worry. They also will not get stained by water damage or dirt, making them ideal for every window of the house.

Sturdy, White Polywood Shutters Won’t Fade Or Turn Yellow In Bright Chicago Windows

Shutters in a living room 

Most window treatments fade in Chicago when exposed to powerful UV rays. Sunlight bleaches materials like fabric, plastic, and wood, ruining the nice color of your window treatments. UV rays can make many materials degrade over time too, and that’s why even cheap aluminum window blinds get discolored in your windows. The best way to avoid this is using window treatments like durable Polywood shutters that are made of UV-resistant materials.

Polywood shutters are interior shutters that have louvers and are made from long-lasting, recyclable wood substitute. They have a baked-on white paint finish that is UV stabilized which chemically adheres to the faux wood to prevent damage and discoloration from UV rays. While UV rays fade or discolor most window treatments, Polywood shutters can sit in direct sunlight for decades and never turn yellow or fade. They stay a stunning, clean white that always blends in with your decor.

Polywood Shutters Avoid Discoloration From Moisture Damage

White Polywood shutters above a kitchen sink 

While sunlight can cause window treatments to fade in Chicago, humidity and water can also discolor window coverings. Wood and fabric treatments can both experience water staining and mold damage if you aren’t careful. If you require window treatments for a humid environment like your bathroom or kitchen, choose Polywood shutters instead. Similar to how they resist ill effects from UV rays, they are moisture-resistant too. Water can’t penetrate their faux-wood material, so they don’t develop water stains, warping, cracks, or splitting.
 

Dirt And Stains Can’t Discolor Polywood Shutters Either

Dirt and sticky residues can stain many window treatments, but not Polywood shutters. Their outstanding finish avoids staining from sticky splatters and grimy build-up. And if your Polywood shutters start to look a little gray, they’re very easy to clean.

Their sturdy, wide louvers make dusting shutters less complicated than cleaning flimsy blinds. And you won’t have the bother of taking them to launder and iron them like when cleaning drapes. If your shutters have more stubborn grime, a moist cloth and gentle rubbing will suffice. And you don’t have to worry about wiping off their finish. That tough paint is moisture-resistant and won’t come off on your cloth.

Ask Us About Window Treatments That Won’t Fade In Chicago

Looking for window treatments that don’t fade in Chicago? You’ve come to the right place. Sunburst Shutters Chicago specializes in beautiful Polywood shutters and other quality window treatments that last a long time. Tell us what you want in a window treatment, and we’ll show you your options during a free in-home consultation. Request yours today by calling 847-250-6544 or filling out the form below. We can’t wait to help you find the best window products for your Chicago home!

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