If you’ve ever suffered from allergies, you’ll know that certain times of year can be truly miserable with sneezing fits, runny noses and itchy eyes. You might think you’re safe when you’re in your home, but allergies can be just as prominent behind closed doors if dust mites and dirt is not kept at bay.

Dust mites can build up in many areas of your home. Pollen can be transported into your home via shoes, pets and by being blown through open windows. While regular cleaning is the first defense against allergens, window coverings can also be a gathering ground for dust and dirt. Choose the right ones which will repel dust and are easy to clean.

Vertical Blinds

These are the best blinds in Perth for allergy sufferers especially if you choose a PVC or vinyl fabric. This is because they are super easy to clean with a vacuum or duster. It’s also advised to wipe them down regularly with a washcloth to keep dust at bay.

Plantation Shutters

Faux wood and genuine wood shutters, not only look great but they attract a lot less dust than window coverings made with soft fabric. They are easy to dust and maintain plus they allow you to maintain heat and control light.

Roller Blinds

These are another great choice for allergy sufferers, being easy to maintain and wipe down. When the roller blind is rolled up, it won’t get dust and allergens settling on it like other window coverings. This means less allergen triggers for you helping to minimise your symptoms.

How Else Can You Allergy Proof Your Windows?

Alongside having the right window blinds or shutters and keeping your windows clean, there are a few other ways you can battle allergens around your windows.

  • Check the caulking around windows for cracks. This can become weak over time and can make an entrance spot for extra dust, mold spores and pollen.
  • Place an air purifier next to the window. It is advised to keep your window closed during extremely warm or moist weather if you suffer from allergies. But if you have an air purifier near to the window, this will trap pollutants before they get to circle your home.
  • Clean mold and condensation from the window sills. If left to fester, mold can be a big trigger for allergy sufferers.
  • Ask your local blind company in Perth to custom make your window coverings from allergy resistant materials. Alongside protecting you from allergen build up, they can be made in a large range of colours and an affordable price.