WHY BUY WATER/MOISTURE RESISTANT BLINDS OR SHADES?
Here in Arizona, home of SelectBlinds.com, it's a dry heat. So humidity isn't a real concern. One thing Arizonans have in common, though, with the wetter regions of the country, is we all have high-humidity areas inside our homes. Bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, outdoor porches and patios, and utility rooms (anyone have an indoor pool?) are all areas where moisture can build up in the air from exposure to and use of water, resulting in damage to paint, furnishings, flooring and window coverings.
That's why wherever you live, it's a good idea to consider highly durable, moisture-resistant blinds for these rooms. It's important to note, however, that "water resistant" does not mean "waterproof." It does not mean that they won't get wet. In other words, trying to clean moisture resistant blinds in a tub full of water or pool is not a good idea. You will damage them that way. (For tips on how to clean your water resistant and other custom window coverings, click here.)
Humidity alone can wreck havoc on regular window coverings. Moisture and water in the air can warp your window coverings. Water/moisture resistant coverings help guard against that. That's why they're ideal for coastal and lakeside homes, as well as the best blinds for bathrooms and shower windows. The natural moisture- and water-repelling properties of faux wood, faux shutters, fabric/cloth horizontals, interior solar and roller style shades and blinds, in particular, make them perfect for any high-humidity area.