The Best Custom Shutters, Blinds & Shades!
Proudly Serving the San Jose metro area
two girls playing next to white polywood shutter windows

How To Pick Child-Safe Window Treatments In San Jose

October 24, 2016

While helpful for directing sunlight, window coverings might bring a few unexpected threats to kids in your San Jose home. For example, cords might lead to entanglement or strangulation. Additionally, young ones can get hurt by pulling down window treatments, and some types might also contain hazardous materials.

Do your part to shield your loved ones by purchasing safety window treatments in San Jose like louvered shutters and cord-free window shades and blinds that don’t come with the dangers that lesser quality products do.

Only Install Non-corded Options Around Young Kids

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Regrettably, cords of window products have caused death and serious injury among infants and toddlers. Despite the fact that many homeowners choose to push the cords around the upper part of their window treatments, your family is safer if there are no strings at all. Plantation shutters don’t come with cords. They feature panels on hinges that move smoothly in a frame. The panels also include a collection of movable louvers that you are able to turn to get the right amount of light. Plantation shutters have no loose, swaying components for children to get caught in and are perfect for kids’ play areas and bedrooms.

You could also choose cord-free window shades or blinds. Appealling natural wood and faux wood blinds have an option for cordless functionality where you pull on the lower rail to open and close them. And the abundance of custom window shade types come with cordless options that eliminate the need of cords.

Select Robust Window Treatments If Your Household Has Inquisitive Little Ones

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It may so happen that your low-hanging window covering presents too much temptation for a playful child to ignore. The covering may tear, break away from the wall, or come down on the youngster. And lightweight vinyl or metal slats will become misshapen or snap if toddlers play too aggressively.

Louvered shutters are the leading child-safe window treatments in San Jose. They permanently affix to the frame or wall around your window and can’t be tugged down. Their sturdy hardwood or faux wood can’t rip and doesn’t damage under frequent daily use. Adults enjoy how effortless shutters are to clean too. Just go over them with a duster or moistened cloth to remove grime and those small handprints!

Since plantation shutters are so sturdy, they are also able to reduce the chance of kids falling out of windows. If you crack a window for a little breeze, blinds and shades won’t keep them from clambering or tumbling out the window. Rigid shutters, on the contrary, will arrest a little body that pushes up against them. You are able to close the panels to prevent kids from getting out of the window and turn the slats to welcome in a bit of exterior air.

Stay Away From Options Constructed With Toxic Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know to store dangerous household chemicals away from little ones, but many household furnishings can contain unsafe materials that you were unaware of. Cloth window products often have toxic and/or flame preventing substances and blinds can have finishes that emit harmful gasses.

To keep these hazards out of your San Jose house, choose window treatments constructed with natural, untreated materials and safe finishes. Premium real wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for example, both have high-quality coatings that don’t give off fumes.

Talk To Sunburst Shutters San Jose About Child-safe Window Treatments In San Jose

Sunburst Shutters San Jose cares about the safety of children in San Jose. We’re happy to install a variety of window treatments that help you keep your family protected. Schedule a no-charge on-site meeting today, and we’ll help you decide which window treatments make sense for your family. Get started today by placing a phone call to 916-542-1305 or complete the following form.