Best Window Treatments For Your Family01/17/2019Collins Jones It’s the beginning of the weekend in Dallas, and you’re savoring a calming weekend morning sleeping in. Suddenly, a crash from the family room snaps you from your thoughts. Rushing to the noise, you quickly survey the damage -- snapped blind slats on the floor. The children have vanished, but with kids and pets, cracked window treatments are not surprising. Is there a sturdier window treatment for children and animals that can better endure an active lifestyle? Faux wood plantation shutters can help. The Argument Against Blinds And Draperies The problem with blinds comes with how they are constructed. The majority of blinds employ a series of thin slats that are connected on each side by a strip of cord. Blinds are supposed to be loose and flexible but can easily become damaged when kids roughhouse. A rough blow can rip a slat from the cord or snap it in two. A fuzzy face may appear sweet poking his head through your blinds at the outside world, but you will have to purchase a new blind when a pedestrian walks by. Plus, any cords drooping down may be a strangulation hazard for both children and animals. Draperies may not hold up much better with children or pets. Because they are suspended loosely from above the frame, they can be ripped down with a few good tugs. Ones that touch the floor are the perfect height for young kids or energetic animals to pull down. Cleaning also can be hard, as handprints and paw markings might only come clean when brought to the dry cleaners, if that. Shutters Can Hold Up To Kids And Pets Plantation shutters are the best option to withstand kids and pets, especially if they are composed of quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters allow natural light in, like blinds, but use study materials instead of using thin slats and fabric. With thick louvers and a centered tilt rod, they can hold up to active children and unpredictable pets. Faux wood is also great for your family because it’s easier to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The strong composite material can hold up to almost everything thrown at them, no matter what your family does. Polywood also has the benefit of being cordless, making it much safer for your young children. Have a Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows You could just have the blinds up and keep worrying about the draperies. Or, you can let a Sunburst representative show you how plantation shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your family. To arrange a no-cost in-home consultation, call 214-301-5066 today.