The Best Window Treatments to Prevent Dust and Allergens

If you are an allergy sufferer, you’re familiar with the coughing, sneezing, sniffling, and other unpleasant symptoms that leave you desperate for relief. While we often think that allergies ramp up in the spring, it’s quite possible to suffer from them all year long, especially in the winter when our homes are closed up tightly for months. While it may not be the most obvious solution, changing out your window treatments can help reduce dust and allergens in your home and provide you with some alleviation. Consider these window treatments options to help reduce things like pet dander and dust:

  • Plantation shutters – Hard window treatments are always a better choice for reducing dust and allergens than soft window coverings, because they attract less dust. Plantation shutters are the ideal hard window treatment, as they’re available in materials like composite and wood and can be cleaned easily with just the wipe of a microfiber cloth. Plus, they offer a sophisticated, timeless appearance that will instantly enhance your home’s interior.
  • Faux wood blinds – Like plantation shutters, faux wood blinds are a hard window treatment that’s easy to keep clean with a light dusting and are as stylish as they are practical.
  • Roller shades – Dust can’t adhere to roller shades when they’re pulled up, which makes them an ideal choice for allergy-friendly homes. Plus, when they’re pulled down, they’re flat and simple to clean with just a vacuum.
  • Vertical blinds – Vertical surfaces do not allow dust to collect as easily as horizontal surfaces do. Simply dust your vertical blinds and wipe them down with a washcloth every few months to catch any lingering allergens.

In order to prevent dust and allergens from accumulating in your home, try to avoid window treatments such as drapes and small-slatted blinds, which both act as a magnet for dust and dander.

Turn to Bay Home & Window

If you want to both improve the look of your home and reduce your exposure to dust and allergens, turn to Bay Home & Window for top-quality window treatments. We are the leading window treatment specialist in the Greater San Francisco Bay area, and have been since our founding in 1994. Throughout the decades, we have performed more than 100,000 installations and earned numerous accolades, including a spot on the Better Business Bureau Honor Roll for 11 consecutive years and counting. We maintain an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and producing flawless finished results, and you’ll witness that firsthand when you partner with us for your home window treatment project.

Whether you want classic plantation shutters, faux wood blinds, or any other window treatments conducive to an allergy-friendly home, you will find what you’re looking for at Bay Home & Window. We offer a vast array of window coverings that are masterfully crafted and custom made to suit your preferences and home. Plus, we are a direct wholesaler to the trade, so you’ll be able to receive our industry-leading window treatments for up to 20-30% less than you’d pay at retail outlets!

For additional information about the allergy-friendly window treatments we offer at Bay Home & Window, contact our friendly and helpful professionals today. We look forwarding to hearing from you.

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Bay Home & Window partners with Costco. Not only did the Costco collaboration help to give us confidence in the quality of Bay Home & Window, but we also got a great deal on our purchase of window coverings for our whole house! We're very happy with the quality of the product and the high-quality installation work. The window coverings look great.

Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL