The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in San Jose

Curtis Orton

When everyone is home 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 toys. Wall photos  and window treatments  could possibly get damaged during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can be seen on any item, showing you exactly what spaces your children and pets were in.

Like most things in your house it should come as no shock that you probably already know that you need special window treatments for kids and pets in San Jose. They should be simple to clean and easy to use -- and able to withstand an active family. That means ditching those fragile window shades and blinds and switching to something like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Most blinds have a habit of breaking 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 damage easily during a bout of roughhousing. A quick hit or a puppy face looking through the slats can tear a slat 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 may not hold up much better with kids and pets. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can be pulled down 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 cleaning ink handprints or muddy paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and stains will have to wait until you take them to the cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Best 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 hold up to your kids and pets. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of relying on delicate cords like blinds. With solid louvers and an easy tilting system, your plantation shutters can hold up to 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 everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing any more broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, which makes them a safe window treatment for your family. And if anything does happen, 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’ indoor soccer match, they also help create an effective school space. Outside light can stimulate growing minds, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can direct your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the natural light 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.

If your kids are doing online classes, you can shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside clatter. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t cause a distraction. Your kids can’t even complain about the temperature of the room, as your plantation shutters also keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if science experiments happens to go awry, just rub the debris off your shutters with a damp rag.

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

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