Window Treatments For Allergy Sufferers


Do you suffer from allergies? If so, the type of window treatments that you hang can have an impact on the symptoms that you experience in your home. Choosing the wrong blinds can contribute to the amount of dust in your home and make your allergy symptoms much worse. So, what are your options for low-dust window blinds?

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are available made of both PVC and cloth. To reduce the allergens in the home, choose the PVC blinds. This type of vertical blind is easy to keep clean and won't catch dust like horizontal or cloth blinds.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades look a lot like the inside of a honey comb when you look at them from the side. You have two choices – black-out or light-filtering blinds. If you choose a high-quality set of cellular shades, you will have little problem with dust settling on them as they are designed with an anti-static finish to prevent the dust from sticking to the surface. When dust does settle, a quick cleaning with the vacuum is all that is needed to remove the dust.

Roller Shades

Roller shades aren't like they used to be. Today, you can find a number of decorative styles that provide you an allergen-free way to darken your room or improve your privacy. If you are looking for a decorative finish, choose roller shades with scalloped bottoms or embroidered details. Dust won't be an issue since the surface is smooth and doesn't give the dust anywhere to settle.

Silhouette Blinds

Silhouette blinds are another option. These blinds keep the hot sun from beating into your home while still allowing you to see what is going on outside of the home. It is almost like having the windows tinted, but still offers you the ability to open the blinds for a clear view of the outdoors.

Don't Hang Drapes

Unless you are dedicated to dusting the window treatments that you have in every room of your home, you shouldn't hang drapes. Drapes and valances will catch any small particles of dust floating through the air, and the minute they are bumped or a breeze blows through, the dust becomes airborne and will cause allergy symptoms.

If you want decorative touches above your blinds, consider installing wooden valances. These box-like pieces can add a beautiful detail to the space without using fabric that catches dust.

For more information, contact Snyders Shades & Shutters or a similar company.


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