Best Window Treatments For Your Family

Todd Hansen

It’s the beginning of the weekend in Orlando, and you’re savoring a easy going morning doing some pleasure reading. All of the sudden, a loud noise from the family room snaps you back into reality. Sprinting downstairs, you quickly survey the damage -- snapped blind slats hanging down. Looking around, the area seems to be evacuated, but with kids and pets, cracked window treatments are not surprising.

Is there a sturdier window covering for kids and pets that can better endure the daily punishment? Faux wood plantation shutters can help.

Parents with toddler in front of plantation shutters 

The Case Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are flimsy because of how they are designed. Most blinds are made up from a series of thin slats that are joined on each end by a strip of cord. Blinds are meant to be lightweight and flexible but can definately become damaged during a bout of horseplay. A sharp bump can tear a slat from the cord or snap it in two. A fuzzy face may seem cute peering through your blinds at the outside world, but you might have to get a new blind when a pedestrian strides by. Also, any cords dangling down may be a strangulation hazard for both children and animals.

Draperies may not do much better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from a rod above the window, they can be pulled down fairly easily. Ones that go to the floor are the right height for toddlers and infants or energetic animals to pull down. Cleaning also is a pain, as dirty fingerprints and muddy pawprints might only come clean at the dry cleaners, if that.

Polywood® Shutters Can Withstand Your Family

Plantation shutters are the preferred choice to keep up with kids and pets, especially when they are made of quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters let natural light in, like blinds, but use solid louvers instead of employing thin slats and fabric. With tough louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can hold up to active children and unpredictable pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters 

Faux wood is also great for children and animals because it’s quicker to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The strong composite material can stand up to almost everything given to them, no matter what your kids can concoct. Polywood also has the benefit of being cord-free, making it much safer for your family.

Let a Sunburst Representative Bring Stronger Window Treatments to Your Windows

You could just leave the blinds up and keep fussing with the draperies. Or, you can let a Sunburst representative illustrate how plantation shutters can be the best window covering for your family. To arrange a free in-home consultation, call 407-630-7011 today.