The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Raleigh

Blake Jarman

When everyone is inside for long stretches of time, your house might begin to look smaller than ever. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily fill up with toys. Wall art  and window coverings  might get destroyed during a lively game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up everywhere, detailing exactly what place your kids and pets were in.

Like most things in your house it should come as no shock that you probably already realize that you will need durable 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. That means getting rid of those fragile blinds and shades and switching to a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

 

The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Hanging blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in Raleigh. Most blinds are constructed with a series of thin slats that are operated on the sides by thin cords. This allows the window treatment to be light and flexible. This makes the covering light and pliable. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bit of roughhousing. A swift jostle or a fuzzy face peering through it can jerk a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling can be a hidden hazard for both kids and pets.
 
 
Curtains and drapes may not fare much better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Ones that extend to the ground are the right 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 pawprints and mud will stay until you take them to the professional dry cleaners.
 

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal 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 best option to hold up to your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters help you direct light, 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 perfect for kids and pets because they are easy to clean and don’t warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can stand up to almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so don’t worry about finding replacement window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, which makes them the safest window treatment for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive 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 disrupt learning. Luckily, you can angle your shutters so that whenever studying occurs, you can bring the natural light in or keep the glare out. Sun glare never is an issue 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 children won’t complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your plantation shutters keep the room 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 scolding about bumping into the curtains. Or you can let a Sunburst representative demonstrate how faux wood plantation shutters can be the best 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.