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How To Pick Child-Safe Window Treatments In Washington DC

October 24, 2016

Even though they’re effective at managing exterior light, window treatments can introduce a few unwanted dangers to kids in your Washington DC home. For example, window treatment cords can pose a risk for ensnarement or strangulation. In addition, kids can get hurt by tugging on window treatments, and some types could even consist of dangerous materials.

You can help protect your family by installing safety window treatments in Washington DC including interior shutters and non-corded blinds and shades that don’t come with the hazards that lesser quality window coverings do.

Only Install Non-corded Products Around Little Ones

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Unfortunately, corded window coverings have caused deaths and injuries with infants and young kids. Despite the fact that some residents try tucking the cords around the highest part of their window coverings, your kids are better protected if there aren’t strings to begin with. Louvered shutters never have cords. They have panels on hinges that move smoothly inside of a frame. The panels also utilize an assembly of movable louvers that you may tilt to achieve proper lighting. Interior shutters are without unsecure, swaying elements for kids to get caught in and are perfect for kids’ play areas and bedrooms.

You might also go with cordless window blinds or shades. Premium natural wood and faux wood blinds are available with cordless operation where you pull on the lower rail to adjust them. And the abundance of custom-tailored window shades are available with cordless options that function without cords.

Choose Sturdy Window Treatments If Your Family Has Curious Little Ones

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It’s often the case where a drooping window shade or curtain offers too much attraction for an active kid to resist pulling on. The covering might tear, pull out of the wall, or fall on the little one. And insubstantial metal blinds will bend or snap if toddlers play too aggressively.

Plantation shutters are the most child-safe window treatments in Washington DC. They are lasting installations that affix to the wall or frame surrounding your window and can’t be tugged down. Their sturdy hardwood or faux wood can’t rip and doesn’t scratch or dent from everyday usage. You will enjoy how simple shutters are to keep clean too. Just wipe them down with a dusting rag or slightly damp cloth to remove dirt and those small fingerprints!

In light of the fact that interior shutters are so well built, they are also able to reduce the risk of little ones toppling out of windows. If you open window for a bit of outside air, blinds and fabric window treatments won’t keep them from clambering or falling out the window. Rigid shutters, on the contrary, will stop a little body that pushes up against them. You may close the shutter panels to keep kids out of the window and adjust the slats to enjoy some exterior air.

Stay Away From Treatments Fabricated With Dangerous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know you should keep dangerous cleaners away from children, but various ordinary furnishings can have unsafe materials that you didn’t know about. Fabric window coverings can have dangerous and/or fire preventing chemicals and window blinds might have coatings that emit unhealthy fumes.

To keep these hazards out of your Washington DC house, select window treatments fabricated with real, unaltered materials and safe coatings. Premium natural wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for example, both have completely safe finishes that don’t give off fumes.

Consult With Sunburst Shutters DC About Child-safe Window Treatments In Washington DC

Sunburst Shutters DC cares about your little ones’ safety in Washington DC. We’re pleased to install many window treatments that help you keep your family protected. Schedule a complimentary at-home consultation today, and we’ll help you decide which window treatments best fit your family’s needs. Start your project today by placing a phone call to 240-339-2588 or fill out the form on this page.