The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Dallas01/17/2019Collins Jones When the family is in the house for long batches of time, your home might start to feel smaller than normal. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall art and window coverings can get damaged during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch. Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect everywhere, showing you exactly which place your family was in. Like most things in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Dallas. They should be quick to clean and easy to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. That means throwing away those brittle window shades and blinds and installing a better treatment like a faux wood plantation shutter. The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments Blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in Dallas. The reason is that blinds are made using thin slats that are operated on each side by slender cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the covering light and pliable. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bit of horseplay. A quick hit or a dog face peeping through the slats can jerk a slat from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling down can be a hidden hazard for both kids and pets. Curtain panels may not hold up any better with children and animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the frame, they can ripped away with a good pull. Ones that extend to the ground are the perfect height for cruising toddlers or curious pups to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes an issue, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or muddy paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and stains will have to wait until you can take a trip to the professional dry cleaners. Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Dallas Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to withstand your kids and pets. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a solid construction instead of employing delicate cords like blinds. With thick louvers and a durable frame, they can withstand your energetic kids and rambunctious pets. Polywood® shutters are also perfect for kids and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The strong composite material can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so don’t worry about finding replacement window treatments. Your shutters are also cordless, which makes them a reliably safe window treatment for small children. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty. Plantation Shutters Help Make A Constructive Study Center In Dallas While faux wood plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they also help create a calming learning space. Natural sunlight is shown to stimulate young minds, but glare can disrupt learning. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutter louvers so that whenever learning occurs, you can let the sunlight in or block the sun glare out. Glare never is an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes. If you have to do online school, simply close the louvers all the way to dampen outside sound. Now, birds or lawnmowers won’t cause a distraction. Your kids won’t complain about warm or cold spots in the room, as your shutters also keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if art class happens to get out of hand, just swipe the mess off your plantation shutters with a cloth. Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on yelling about touching the curtains. Or you can let a Sunburst representative show you how plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for your active family. To schedule a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below today.