Perfect Window Treatments For Your Family

Blake Jarman

It’s the beginning of the weekend in Raleigh, and you’re enjoying a easy going morning watching some TV. Then, out of the blue, a loud noise from the kids’ room snaps you from your thoughts. Sprinting through the house, you find the damage -- broken blind slats hanging down. The culprits are nowhere to be found, but with children and pets, cracked window treatments are not surprising.

So, what is the best window covering that can withstand kids and pets? Faux wood plantation shutters can help.

Parents with toddler in front of plantation shutters 

The Argument Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are flimsy because of how they are made. The majority of 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 lightweight and flexible but can certainly become damaged when kids roughhouse. A sharp bump can tear a slat from the cord or break it apart. Your pet may look sweet nosing through your blinds at the outside world, but you may need to buy a new covering when a squirrel walks by. Plus, any cords dangling down can become a strangulation hazard for young children.

Drapes may not fare much better with kids or pets. Because they hang loosely from above the window opening, they can be pulled off accidently. Those that touch the floor are the right height for toddlers and infants or adventurous pets to pull down. Cleaning also is a pain, as dirty fingerprints and clumpy pet hair might only come off with a trip to the dry cleaners, if that.

Polywood® Shutters Can Withstand Children And Pets

Plantation shutters are the best choice to withstand your family’s active lifestyle, especially if they are composed of quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters let natural light in, like other window treatments, but use solid louvers instead of relying on fragile cords. With thick louvers and a centered tilt rod, they can endure inattentive kids 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 hold up to almost everything that could happen to them, no matter what your family does. Polywood also has the nice feature of being cord-free, making it much safer for your young children.

Have a Sunburst Representative Install Plantation Shutters for Your Windows

You could just have the blinds up and keep fussing with the draperies. Or, you can let a Sunburst representative illustrate how plantation shutters can be the safest window covering for your kids and pets. To arrange a personal in-home consultation, call 919-887-9198 now.