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Tips For Choosing Child-Safe Window Treatments In Seattle

October 24, 2016

Although great at controlling light, window treatments may bring several unexpected risks to kids in your Seattle home. For instance, window treatment cords might pose a risk for entanglement or choking. In addition, young ones may get hurt by pulling down window treatments, and they might even consist of toxic materials.

You can help protect your family by installing safety window treatments in Seattle including interior shutters and non-corded blinds and shades that don’t carry the same hazards that cheaply-made window coverings do.

Only Install Cordless Window Treatments Around Little Ones

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Regrettably, cords of window products have caused death and serious injury in infants and young kids. While numerous residents choose to push the cords around the highest part of their window treatments, your family is better off if there aren’t strings to begin with. Louvered shutters don’t come with cords. They feature hinged panels that swing open and closed in a frame. Your panels also have an assembly of adjustable slats that you are able to tilt to achieve proper lighting. Interior shutters are without loose, hanging components for children to get tangled up in and are smart for your little ones’ bedrooms and playrooms.

You can also go with cordless shades or blinds. Attractive wood and faux wood blinds can be customized with cordless operation where you pull on the the bottom of the blind to adjust them. And the majority of custom window shade types come with cordless possibilities that eliminate the need of cords.

Select Sturdy Window Treatments When Your Family Has Curious Little Ones

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It may so happen that your dangling window covering has too much enticement for a playful kid to resist pulling on. The window treatment might rip, pull out of the wall, or land on top of the child. And lightweight vinyl or metal blinds will bend or snap if children are too aggressive.

Interior shutters are the leading child-safe window treatments in Seattle. They are permanent fixtures that fasten securely to the framework or wall next to your window and won’t be tugged down. Their solid natural wood or faux wood won’t shred and doesn’t blemish under frequent daily use. Adults love how easy shutters are to clean too. Just wipe them down with a feather duster or slightly damp cloth to remove dirt and those small fingerprints!

Because plantation shutters are so robust, they may also decrease the risk of little ones falling out of windows. If you crack a window for a bit of outside air, blinds and fabric window treatments won’t keep them from climbing or tumbling out the window. Sturdy shutters, on the other hand, will stop a tiny body that runs into them. You are able to shut the panels to prevent kids from getting out of the window and turn the louvers to enjoy a bit of outdoor air.

Avoid Treatments Fabricated With Dangerous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know you should stow toxic cleaners out of reach of children, but various ordinary furnishings may contain unsafe materials that you never thought about. Fabric window products may have dangerous and/or fire preventing substances and blinds may have finishes that release unhealthy gasses.

If you plan to keep these dangerous substances out of your Seattle home, choose window treatments constructed with natural, unaltered materials and harmless finishes. Premium wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for example, both have high-quality finishes that don’t give off undesirable fumes.

Talk To Sunburst Shutters Washington About Child-safe Window Treatments In Seattle

Sunburst Shutters Washington is concerned about the safety of children in Seattle. We’re pleased to provide various window treatments that play a role in keeping your family free from harm. Arrange a free at-home consultation today, and we’ll help you explore which options make sense for your family. Make your appointment today with a call to 360-464-2277 or complete the form below.