two girls playing next to white polywood shutter windows

How To Pick Child-Safe Window Treatments In Detroit

October 24, 2016

Although great at directing light, window coverings may introduce several unwanted risks to kids in your Detroit home. For instance, window treatment cords may pose a risk for entanglement or strangulation. In addition, young ones might hurt themselves by yanking down window treatments, and they might also contain dangerous materials.

You can help keep your family protected by installing safety window treatments in Detroit like louvered shutters and cordless window shades and blinds that don’t carry the same dangers that lesser quality window coverings do.

Only Install Non-corded Products Around Small Children

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Tragically, cords of window products have caused injury and death among infants and small children. Despite the fact that numerous homeowners attempt to tuck the cords around the top of their window treatments, your family is safer if there are no strings to start with. Plantation shutters are always free of cords. They incorporate hinge-mounted panels that swing open and closed in a frame. These panels also have an assembly of versatile louvers that you may tilt to achieve proper lighting. Louvered shutters are without unsecure, swaying parts for kids to get caught in and are perfect for your little ones’ bedrooms and playrooms.

You might also go with non-corded window blinds or shades. Attractive wood and faux wood blinds have an option for cordless operation where you use the the bottom of the blind to open and close them. And most custom-tailored window shades come with cordless options that replace cords.

Install Sturdy Window Treatments If You Have Interested Little Ones

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

Sometimes, a drooping window drape or shade presents too much enticement for an active child to ignore. The product may tear, break away from the wall, or land on top of the little one. And lightweight aluminum blind slats will bend or crack if children are too aggressive.

Interior shutters are the leading child-safe window treatments in Detroit. They are lasting installations that affix to the frame or wall surrounding your window and won’t be pulled off. Their sturdy real wood or composite wood will never rip and doesn’t blemish easily either. Adults love how effortless shutters are to clean too. Merely wipe them with a dusting rag or dampened cloth to take care of dust and little fingerprints!

Since louvered shutters are so sturdy, they can also decrease the probability of kids falling out of windows. If you open window for a little fresh air, blinds and other fabric coverings won’t keep them from scrambling or tumbling out the window. Rigid shutters, on the contrary, will halt a little body that runs into them. You may fasten the shutter panels to stop children from getting out of the window and turn the slats to enjoy a bit of outdoor air.

Steer Clear Of Options Made With Toxic Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know you should stow hazardous cleaners away from kids, but many common furnishings might have harmful materials that you were unaware of. Soft window coverings can contain poisonous and/or flame retardant chemicals and blinds may have coatings that give off harmful gasses.

In order to keep these dangerous substances out of your Detroit house, choose window treatments made with pure, unprocessed materials and safe finishes. Premium natural wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for instance, both use completely safe coatings that don’t emit undesirable fumes.

Speak To Sunburst Shutters Detroit About Child-safe Window Treatments In Detroit

Sunburst Shutters Detroit has regard for the safety of children in Detroit. We’re proud to offer many window treatments that help you keep your family protected. Arrange a complimentary on-site meeting today, and we’ll come show you which options best fit your family. Start your project today when you ​​call 248-429-9294 or submit the following form.

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