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Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Miami

January 17, 2019

When everyone is home for long batches of time, your house might begin to look smaller than ever. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall hangings  and window coverings  might get ripped down during a lively game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect on any surface, detailing exactly which spaces your kids and pets were in.

Like most things in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already understand that you need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Miami. These treatments should be quick to clean and easy to use -- and able to withstand any active activity. That means ditching those easily broken window shades and blinds and installing a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Hanging blinds are prone to damage around kids and pets in Miami. Most blinds are made using a series of thin slats that are suspended on the sides by thin cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the covering light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bit of roughhousing. A swift hit or a puppy face peering through the slats can jerk a slat away from the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords hanging down are a hazard for both kids and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not fare much better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from a rod above the window, they can be pulled down with a few good tugs. Curtains that hang to the ground are the length for cruising toddlers or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a problem, as cleaning ink handprints or muddy paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet paw prints and mud will have to wait until you can take a trip to the professional dry cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Miami 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your kids and pets. Shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of employing flimsy cords like blinds. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your plantation shutters can take every bump from your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also great for kids and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The strong composite material can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also free of cords, making them a safe window covering for your family. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Learning Space In Miami

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create a creative learning space. Natural sunlight helps inspire growing minds, but glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can angle your shutters so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or keep the sun glare out. Sun glare is never a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online school, simply close the louvers all the way to suppress outside noise. Now, traffic or lawn equipment won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your faux wood shutters will keep everything comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just rub the goop off your shutters with a damp rag.

Have A Sunburst Representative 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 Sunburst representative show how faux wood plantation shutters are the best window treatment for your family. To schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 305-520-7515 or complete the form below today.