Toughest Window Treatments For Kids And Pets

Jacob Hayes

It’s Saturday morning in Kingsport, and you’re appreciating a lazy weekend morning watching some TV. Suddenly, a loud noise from the kids’ room snaps you back into reality. Running through the house, you quickly survey the damage -- snapped blind slats in a heap beneath the window. The children have disappeared, but with children and pets, cracked window treatments are not a surprise.

Is there a better window covering for your family that can better endure accidental bumps and bruises? Faux wood plantation shutters may be your answer.

Parents with toddler in front of plantation shutters 

The Case Against Blinds And Draperies

The problem with blinds comes with how they are designed. Most blinds are made up from a series of thin slats that are joined on each side by a strip of cord. Blinds are meant to be loose and flexible but can definately become damaged during a bout of horseplay. A rough blow can tear a slat from the cord or break it in two. Your pet may appear sweet nosing through your blinds surveying the neighborhood, but you might have to get a new window treatment when a squirrel scampers by. Plus, any cords hanging down may be a strangulation hazard for young children.

Drapes and curtains may not do much better with children or pets. Because they are suspended loosely from one rod above the window, they can be torn down with a few good tugs. Those that touch the ground are the right height for young kids or adventurous pets to pull down. Cleaning also can be hard, as paint-covered handprints and paw markings might only come off with a trip to the dry cleaners, if that.

Plantation Shutters Can Hold Up To Your Family

Those who need something stronger for their active family should choose plantation shutters, especially when they are use quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters bring natural light in, like blind, shades, and curtains, but use study materials instead of employing fragile cords. With thick louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can withstand inattentive kids and unpredictable pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters 

Faux wood is also great for kids and pets because it’s easier to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The strong composite material can withstand almost everything given to them, no matter what your family does. Polywood also has the nice feature of being cordless, making it one of the safest window treatment for your kids.

Let a Sunburst Representative Bring Stronger Window Treatments to Your Windows

You could just raise the blinds up and keep worrying about the draperies. Or, you can have a Sunburst representative show you how plantation shutters can be the perfect window covering for your kids and pets. To get a no-cost in-home consultation, call 276-378-7422 today.