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Which Window Coverings Reduce Condensation?

12:00PM 21 September 2023

Condensation. It’s not really the end of the world, but it can get worse if left untreated, sometimes leading to mould and structural issues. However, the right window coverings can make a big difference. To save you the headache of shopping the various options, we’ll give you our two cents. So, if you’ve got a couple of minutes, keep reading.


We don’t want to talk negatively about curtains. They’re popular for a reason. They add warmth and style to any space, but unfortunately, they aren’t the most effective solution for addressing condensation.

In fact, heavy curtains can trap moisture against the window, adding to the problem rather than alleviating it. This trapped moisture can lead to mould, which may even grow on the curtains if left unchecked. Ever seen mould on curtains? It’s not pretty. Although, when is mould ever pretty?

Our verdict? Diverse design options and great insulators, yes. Effective at reducing condensation? Unfortunately, not.


Blinds – specifically slatted blinds – offer better airflow compared to curtains. This can help aerate the room and prevent moisture buildup on the windows and their recess. They can also be made from moisture resistant materials like aluminium or faux wood, so you don’t have to worry about them warping or deteriorating.

Our verdict? Not bad, but there’s definitely room for improvement. Speaking of improvement…


Do shutters help condensation? While they won’t completely eliminate the issue, they’ll go a long way to nipping it in the bud. Shutters give you the ultimate control over airflow – just adjust the slats. This helps prevent moisture from getting trapped and minimises condensation.

Condensation can be very damaging to your window dressings. Luckily, you won’t have that problem with shutters. Our products are made from the finest quality materials and are naturally resistant to moisture. And if you want a more robust solution than our premium hardwood, our UK-made faux wood shutters are 100% waterproof. That means they will never warp, deteriorate, or stain because of condensation.


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They're also easy to clean, making them a practical choice for managing occasional moisture buildup. You could splash a glass of red wine (or grape juice) on them, and it would wipe right off. Though we don’t recommend wasting the beverage.

You simply won’t find a more stylish window dressing – but you already knew that.

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Do shutters help with condensation? Yes – we’ve covered that. Do they add style and flair to your space? Certainly. Will they help you get that promotion that you deserve. Well, no. But you’ll get it soon!

If you have questions for us, then please get in touch today by sending an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk today!