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  • Writer's pictureNorthside Shutters

Allergy Busting Window Coverings.

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Dust. Where does it come from?

Not appearing out of nowhere, house dust is a combination of dried food particles, pollen, fabric fibres, pet and human dander and even insect parts.

House dust is more than just dirt.

Researchers have found that there is an ever-growing list of chemicals present in house dust and are trying to understand what this means for our health.

With allergies becoming more and more a part of our everyday life we are finding customers looking for allergy friendly alternatives to traditional curtains and older style fabric blinds and have found an increase in queries regarding VOC-compliant products (volatile organic compounds).

VOC-compliant refers to a system, substance or application that adheres to governmental regulations regarding volatile organic compounds.

Fortunately, your window coverings are an easy way to combat the dreaded allergy season.

See our top 3 picks below for products that will help keep the allergens in your home at bay:

3 - Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are close to the top of the list for allergen-resistant window coverings because they are incredibly easy to clean by using a vacuum, damp cloth or a microfibre duster.

Choosing a 100% PVC or Vinyl fabric will also ensure less dust particle build-up.

2 - Roller Blinds

Not only are roller blinds one of the most practical window coverings, but they are also one of the best to help combat house dust.

Roller blinds have a large flat surface that is easy to wipe or use your vacuum on.

The dust cannot settle on the blinds when they are pulled up (which means less allergens moving around the room).

Again, choosing a 100% PVC or vinyl fabric will go a long way in helping keep that pesky house dust at bay!

1 - Polymer Shutters

Polymer shutters are not only beautiful, but they take the cake when it comes to allergen-friendly and resistant window coverings.

As their name would suggest Polymer shutters are made from PVC which is a synthetic plastic polymer and is widely used across the world in a variety of applications.

Polymer shutters are an excellent choice because they can be cleaned with a vacuum (brush attachment) or with a quick wipe of a microfibre cloth.

In addition to the ease in which you can remove dust, absolutely no chemicals are required to clean them, with a damp cloth being the favoured (and recommended) method.

If you are after more information or would like a complimentary measure and quote our sales team would love to help you out.

Call us today on 1800 133 278 and let us help you create an allergen-free zone in any room.

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