Toughest Window Treatments For Kids And Pets

Bill Burke

It’s finally Saturday in Indianapolis, and you’re appreciating a lazy morning sleeping in. All of the sudden, a loud noise from the family room snaps you from your thoughts. Running to the noise, you find the damage -- busted blind slats in a heap beneath the window. The culprits have disappeared, but with kids and pets, cracked window treatments are not surprising.

Is there a better window covering for children and animals that can better hold up to an active lifestyle? Faux wood plantation shutters may be your answer.


The Case Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are flimsy because of how they are made. Most blinds employ a series of thin slats that are connected on each end by a strip of cord. Blinds are meant to be light and adjustable but can definately become damaged during a bout of horseplay. A sharp blow can rip a slat from the cord or break it in half. A fuzzy face may look cute poking his head through your blinds surveying the neighborhood, but you might have to purchase a new blind when a squirrel walks by. Plus, any cords dangling down can become a strangulation hazard for young children.

Drapes may not hold up much better with children or animals. Because they hang loosely from a rod above the frame, they can be ripped down fairly easily. Ones that hang to the floor are the ideal height for young kids or adventurous pets to grab onto. Cleaning also is a pain, as handprints and clumpy pet hair might only come off at the dry cleaners, if that.

Polywood® Shutters Can Withstand Your Family

Those who want something stronger for their active family should consider plantation shutters, especially when they are use quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters let natural light in, like blind, shades, and curtains, but use solid louvers instead of employing thin slats and fabric. With tough louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can endure active children and rambunctious pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

Faux wood is also great for your family because it’s easier to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The solid construction can withstand almost everything given to them, no matter what your kids can concoct. Polywood also has the added benefit of being cordless, making it one of the safest window treatment for your family.

Have a Sunburst Representative Install Plantation Shutters for Your Windows

You could just leave the blinds up and keep scolding about touching the draperies. Or, you can have a Sunburst representative demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the best window covering for your family. To schedule a free in-home consultation, call 317-558-9066 now.