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How To Select Child-Safe Window Treatments In Dallas

October 24, 2016

Although great at controlling sunlight, window coverings might present a few unexpected threats to children in your Dallas home. To illustrate, window treatment cords can cause ensnarement or choking. In addition, children might get hurt by pulling down window treatments, and they might also contain toxic materials.

Do your part to protect your family by purchasing safety window treatments in Dallas including louvered shutters and cord-free shades and blinds that don’t carry the same dangers that lower grade window treatments do.

Only Use Non-corded Window Treatments Around Little Ones

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Regrettably, corded window coverings have caused death and serious injury in babies and small children. Although numerous people choose to push the cords into the upper part of their window coverings, your loved ones are better off if there are no strings at all. Interior shutters never have cords. They incorporate hinge-mounted panels that move smoothly inside of a frame. These panels also include a collection of adjustable louvers that you may tilt to get the right amount of light. Louvered shutters don’t have unsecure, dangling parts for children to get tangled up in and are ideal for kids’ play areas and bedrooms.

You might also go with non-corded window blinds or shades. Appealling natural wood and faux wood blinds are available with cordless functionality where you pull on the bottom rail to open and close them. And most customized window shades have cordless choices that eliminate the need of cords.

Select Solid Window Treatments If Your Family Has Interested Little Ones

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It may so happen that your drooping window drape or shade offers too much temptation for a curious child to ignore. The window treatment can shred apart, come loose from the wall, or fall on the child. And insubstantial vinyl or metal blind slats will become misshapen or crack if children get too rough with them.

Louvered shutters are the most child-safe window treatments in Dallas. They are lasting installations that fasten securely to the frame or wall surrounding your window and isn’t able to be yanked down. Their strong hardwood or synthetic wood won’t shred and doesn’t scratch or dent under frequent daily use. You will enjoy how simple shutters are to keep clean as well. Simply wipe them with a duster or dampened cloth to take care of dust and little handprints!

In light of the fact that interior shutters are so sturdy, they may also lessen the risk of children toppling out of windows. If you crack a window for some outside air, blinds and shades won’t keep little ones from clambering or falling out the window. Sturdy shutters, on the other hand, will stop a small body that pushes up against them. You are able to fasten the shutter panels to stop children from getting out of the window and turn the slats to bring in some exterior air.

Stay Away From Options Constructed With Hazardous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know you need to keep dangerous supplies away from little ones, but many ordinary furnishings can have unsafe materials that you didn’t know about. Soft window treatments often utilize dangerous and/or flame retardant chemicals and blinds might have coatings that emit hazardous fumes.

In order to keep these dangerous substances out of your Dallas home, select window treatments constructed with real, unaltered materials and safe finishes. Premium real wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for example, both come with harmless coatings that do not release undesirable fumes.

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

Sunburst Shutters Dallas has regard for children’s safety in Dallas. We’re proud to provide many window treatments that help you keep your family protected. Schedule a no-charge on-site appointment today, and we’ll help you decide which window treatments best fit your family. Start your project today with a call to 214-301-5066 or submit the form below.

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