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The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in San Jose

January 17, 2019

When everyone is inside for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than ever. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily fill up with stuff. Wall hangings  and window treatments  could possibly get damaged during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can be seen on any surface, showing you exactly what spaces your children and pets were in.

Like everything else in your house it should come as no shock that you probably already realize that you need special window treatments for kids and pets in San Jose. They should be simple to clean and a snap to use -- and able to withstand any active activity. Of course that means ditching those fragile window shades and blinds and trying out a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Most blinds are prone to damage around pets and kid in San Jose. Most blinds are made using a series of thin slats that are operated on each side by cords. This allows the window covering to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and flexible. These window treatments can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of roughhousing. A quick bump or a puppy face looking through the slats can tear a slat away from the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords dangling down are a safety issue for both children and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not hold up much better with kids and pets. Because they drape down from one rod above the frame, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Curtains that reach the baseboards are the height for crawling babies or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning also poses an issue, as getting rid of ink handprints or muddy paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet paw prints and stains will stay until you take them to the cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In San Jose 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to withstand your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of relying on delicate cords like blinds. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your plantation shutters can withstand your lively kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also wonderful for children and pets because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and won’t warp, yellow, or crack. The solid louvers can stand up to almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing any more broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cord-free, which makes them a safe window treatment for small children. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Study Space In San Jose

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they also help create a creative school space. Natural sunlight can motivate growing minds, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can angle your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or keep the sun glare out. Glare won’t ever be a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

To help with online classes, just shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside clatter. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t cause a distraction. Your children can’t even complain about the temperature of the room, as your shutters also keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just wipe the debris off your shutters with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could stick the blinds up and keep on scolding about pulling on the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert show how plantation shutters are the best window treatment for kids and pets. To book a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 916-542-1305 or send in the form below today.