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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Raleigh

January 17, 2019

When everyone is inside for long periods of time, your house might start to feel smaller than ever. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall art  and window coverings  can get destroyed during a lively game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up everywhere, detailing exactly what rooms your kids and pets were in.

Like everything else in your house it should come as no shock that you probably already realize that you will need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Raleigh. These treatments should be simple to clean and simple to use -- and able to withstand most family activities. Of course that means ditching those fragile window shades and blinds and switching to a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in Raleigh. Most blinds are constructed with thin slats that are operated on the sides by thin cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the covering light and pliable. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bit of roughhousing. A swift jostle or a puppy face looking through it can jerk a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling can be a hazard for both kids and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not fare much better with children and animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that extend to the floor are the perfect height for a small child or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes an issue, as cleaning ink handprints or paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet paw prints and mud will have to wait until you take them to the professional dry cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Raleigh 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a durable construction instead of relying on delicate cords. With solid louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can hold up to your lively kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also great for kids and pets because they are easy to clean and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, which makes them a safe window treatment for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Learning Space In Raleigh

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create a calming school space. Outside light is shown to motivate growing brains, but sun glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can direct your shutter louvers so that whenever studying occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or keep the glare out. Sun glare never is a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If you have to do online classes, just shut the louvers all the way to muffle outside sound. Now, traffic or ambient noise won’t disturb learning. Your kids won’t complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your plantation shutters also keep your rooms just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if science experiments happens to be more than expected, just rub the mess off your shutters with a cloth.

Let A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert show you how faux wood plantation shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your family. To arrange a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, call 919-887-9198 or complete the form below today.