How to Choose Low VOC Window Treatments
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VOCs and Window Treatments: Better Alternatives for Your Family

That new car smell is invigorating when you have a new set of wheels. But it might also be hazardous for your health, because it’s an indication your car is expending harmful fumes.

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are given off by synthetic materials including paints and finishes. They could result in headaches, respiratory troubles and joint pain. In a couple examples, they can even cause cancer.

Flooring, furniture and even window treatments in your house can emit VOCs, contaminating your indoor air and making you feel ill. That’s why it’s beneficial to find products that are good for your household and the environment.

When you need to get new window treatments, Louver Shop of Jacksonville is here to help. All our custom shutters, blinds and shades are made here in the USA from top quality materials and fabrics. You can browse samples for yourself during a free consultation, where you’ll enjoy seasoned design advice, also at no cost.

Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re searching for new window treatments, as well as a couple of the best nontoxic styles.

Check Where the Window Treatments Are Created

Consider the regulations where your window treatments are produced. In the United States, the EPA governs VOCs in consumer products. If your window treatments are made overseas, legislation may be more loose or nonexistent.

Louver Shop of Jacksonville produces our plantation shutters in Georgia and finishes them with exclusive paints or stains. These nontoxic finishes are safe for the environment and water based.

As the name hints at, water-based paints and stains use water in combination with their pigments. Because of this, they emit little to no VOCs. The finishes we use at Louver Shop of Jacksonville go beyond rules set down by the Air Quality Management District and the Ozone Transport Commission.

Window Treatment Material is Essential

If you’re vulnerable to VOCs, choosing the best window treatment material makes a huge difference.

Wood and Other Natural Materials

We provide lots of real-wood solutions for window treatments: plantation shutters, horizontal blinds and shades. Our plantation shutters are developed from the best wood you can find, furniture-grade basswood or poplar. And, as we mentioned earlier, they’re finished with nontoxic, low VOC paints or stains.

If you’re seeking the appearance of plantation shutters at a more affordable price point, there’s horizontal wood blinds from Hunter Douglas. This basswood comes from responsibly managed forests, and all purchases support the Arbor Day Foundation®.

Want shades instead? Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are created from natural fibers like wood, bamboo, grasses and reeds to provide your residence a one-of-a-kind look. Choose from styles like Roman, waterfall Roman and vertical drapery. And then make them complement your home by adding valances, edge banding or a light-filtering liner.

At Louver Shop of Jacksonville, we have plenty of outstanding options that won’t negatively influence your family’s health. From a free consultation where you can see all your options to expert design assistance at no cost, we are here to benefit you. Contact us at 888-428-1415 today to set up your free consultation.

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