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The Best Dog-Proof Window Treatments For Raleigh

December 16, 2021

Puppies love peering out the window and sleeping in a sunbeam, but pups can be a beast on window treatments. They swipe at them, bite them, and rip them down. While no treatment is completely unbreakable, faux-wood Polywood® shutters are the most dog-proof window treatments in Raleigh. These beautiful interior shutters won’t crumble easily, clean quickly, and bring each member of your family--canines included--several methods to enjoy privacy, natural light and the view outside.

Polywood Shutters Are Durable Dog-Proof Window Treatments In Raleigh

White Polywood shutters in a bedroom.

Window treatments like window shades, curtains, and blinds look fine in your home, but with their softer fabrics, all it takes is a single pull from your furry friend to take them down or break them. Polywood shutters are great dog-proof window treatments for Raleigh homes, thanks to their resilience. They have solid Polywood panels that attach to the frame surrounding your window opening and don’t dangle down like curtains or shades or break with a little jostle like blinds. Shutters don’t have strings or cords for your pup to chew on or get tangled in either. Bowser can paw at your shutters and rub her back against the louvers all she can without hurting them. And if your mongrel chews a louver, that solitary louver can be removed and replaced without needing to replace the entire window covering.

Polywood Shutters Let Your Pooch Peek Outside

White shutters on sidelights. 

Every furry friend wants to see outdoors, but you may not want outsiders peeping in your house. Polywood shutters use large louvers that you tilt open just a bit to get your dog enough room to see outside without killing your privacy. Polywood shutters can also be custom-made to work with odd windows like arches and sidelights. If your canine swipes at the window when the doorbell rings, hang Polywood shutters so that it can check if it’s a barkable stranger up to no good.

You can manage natural light with Polywood shutters also. If you need to make a room dim and cool at the warmest time of the day, but Fluffy enjoys lying in the sun, move the louvers and aim the sun towards the floor. Or install shutters with a split tilt rod. This set up allows you open up the lower louvers for your pooch and keep the higher louvers closed to block harsher light.

Polywood Shutters Make Cleaning Pet Hair And Nose Prints Quick And Easy

Like every rugs and furniture, window coverings collect dog hair and dander. You can attempt many methods to clean, but de-griming Polywood shutters is pretty simple. Just swipe them with a feather duster or dish cloth, and they’ll remain hair-free. If you find grubby paw prints or nose smudges on a shutter panel, a slightly wet cloth works perfectly fine. As for wet messes, Polywood shutters happen to be moisture-resistant. If your dog runs in from the rain or snow and shakes off the fur, or your curious puppy salivates on your treatments, just scrub them dry.

Polywood Shutters Can Be Fixed Instead Of Replaced

White polywood shutters in a small living room. 

Polywood shutters are extremely durable but not unbreakable. If Fifi sees your Polywood shutters as a bone, he’s going to create some chaos. Luckily, Polywood shutters are easy to repair. Unlike a busted window shade or tangled blinds that should be taken down, you can contact Sunburst Shutters Raleigh to mend individual shutter louvers. You’ll still use your window treatments in the meantime, and after we put in the new louver, your shutters will look like new.

Find Polywood Shutters The Whole Family Will Adore At Sunburst Shutters Raleigh

When you want dog-proof window treatments in Raleigh, Sunburst Shutters Raleigh is here to help. Our design experts will help you find beautiful Polywood shutter samples to your house or discuss your other window covering products. Contact us today at 919-887-9198 or complete the form below to start a free in-home consultation.