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How To Select Child-Safe Window Treatments In Atlanta

October 24, 2016

While helpful for controlling exterior light, window coverings might introduce a few hidden threats to little ones in your Atlanta home. For example, cords of window treatments can pose a risk for ensnarement or choking. In addition, children might get hurt by pulling down window treatments, and some types could even consist of dangerous materials.

You can help keep your family protected by buying safety window treatments in Atlanta like louvered shutters and non-corded window shades and blinds that don’t come with the risks that lower grade window treatments do.

Only Use Non-corded Window Treatments Around Young Kids

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Unfortunately, cords of window products have been the reason for injury and death in infants and small children. Although many residents choose to push the cords through the highest part of their window products, your family is better off if there are no strings to start with. Plantation shutters don’t come with cords. They incorporate hinged panels that move smoothly in a frame. Your panels also include a collection of movable slats that you may turn open or closed. Louvered shutters are without loose, hanging components for kids to get ensnared in and are ideal for your little ones’ bedrooms and playrooms.

You could also go with cordless window shades or blinds. Appealling real wood and faux wood blinds have an option for cordless functionality where you grasp the the bottom of the blind to raise and lower them. And the abundance of customized window shade styles are available with cordless options that eliminate the need of cords.

Install Sturdy Window Treatments When Your Household Has Inquisitive Little Ones

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It’s often the case where a drooping window shade or curtain presents too much enticement for a playful tot to withstand. The window treatment might shred apart, break away from the wall, or fall on the youngster. And flimsy vinyl or metal blind slats will become misshapen or break if kids get too rough with them.

Louvered shutters are the leading child-safe window treatments in Atlanta. They permanently fasten securely to the frame or wall around your window and won’t be pulled off. Their solid hardwood or composite wood can’t shred and doesn’t damage easily either. Parents appreciate how easy shutters are to maintain too. Just go over them with a feather duster or dampened cloth to remove dust and those small fingerprints!

Since plantation shutters are so sturdy, they are also able to lessen the chance of little ones falling out of windows. If you open window for a bit of outside air, blinds and fabric window treatments won’t keep little ones from clambering or tumbling out the window. Rigid shutters, however, will halt a tiny body that runs into them. You can close the panels to keep kids out of the window and turn the louvers to bring in a bit of exterior air.

Avoid Treatments Made With Hazardous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know you should keep dangerous cleaners away from kids, but various household furnishings can contain unsafe materials that you didn’t know about. Soft window products may utilize toxic and/or flame inhibiting chemicals and blinds may have coatings that release unhealthy gasses.

If you plan to keep these hazards out of your Atlanta home, use window treatments fabricated with real, untreated materials and non-toxic coatings. Premium real wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for instance, both come with high-quality finishes that do not give off potentially dangerous gasses.

Consult With Sunburst Shutters Atlanta About Child-safe Window Treatments In Atlanta

Sunburst Shutters Atlanta cares about your little ones’ safety in Atlanta. We’re pleased to install a variety of window treatments that assist in keeping your family safe. Request a complimentary in-home consultation today, and we’ll help you explore which products are right for your family. Make your appointment today when you ​​call 404-962-8517 or submit the following form.

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