Window treatments that are stylish, affordable, and balance light and privacy are always desirable. With pets and kids around, another feature that adds up the list is safety. There have been many cases of strangulation from dangling cords in the U.S., and thanks to the manufacturer, today, several options are available in child-safe window coverings.
Here is a guide for you mentioning all the safest and the most durable window treatments for your near and dear ones.
Horizontal blinds are pretty popular among homeowners as a safe window treatment. They are relatively child-proof. The cordless blinds are hung in the rail system by a hidden mechanism that makes raising and lowering the blind easy.
Some manufacturers also offer a twisting rod mechanism that replaces the conventional tilting rod, eliminating any chances of a safety hazard.
In addition, they are super easy to care for and clean. Anyone can easily wipe away stains or smudges with a damp cloth and a soapy mixture. However, it would be best to let them dry completely before stacking them up to let the light in.
Alike window blinds, manufacturers also offer child-safe operating options in shades. Cellular shades are n excellent insulators, everyone knows. However, they also have a hidden operating mechanism that allows lifting or pulling down the blinds by simply moving the rail.
To add more of personal touch, you can have screen shades. They are durable, easy to clean, and available in many colors, styles, textures, and patterns. You can choose any design or picture from your child’s life and get it done on the shade.
Plantation shutters are a sturdy construction that fits in the window frame taking much less space than other window treatments. Also, since no fabric or material is involved, there are no chances of dangling cords.
Motorized plantation shutters are a new addition enhancing safety. They are equipped with a system that automatically stops when they feel resistance. Knowing how much the kids love to play near the window is an excellent feature.
When looking for child-safe window treatments, it is essential to consider the functional aspect over the style and color. If you have any doubts or need more clarity, schedule a free in-home expert consultation with gator blinds today. We are your local and trusted window treatment guide for everything your window needs.