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How To Select Child-Safe Window Treatments In Miami

October 24, 2016

While helpful for managing exterior light, window treatments may present some unwanted risks to kids in your Miami home. For example, cords can cause ensnarement or strangulation. In addition, young ones may hurt themselves by yanking down window treatments, and they could even contain dangerous materials.

You can help keep your family protected by buying safety window treatments in Miami including plantation shutters and cord-free window shades and blinds that don’t pose the same dangers that lower grade products do.

Only Install Cord-free Products Around Little Ones

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Regrettably, window treatment cords have caused death and serious injury among babies and small children. While many people choose to push the cords into the highest part of their window coverings, your family is better off if you don’t have strings to start with. Louvered shutters never have cords. They feature hinged panels that move smoothly inside of a frame. The panels also include an assembly of adjustable slats that you can turn to achieve proper lighting. Plantation shutters have no loose, swaying elements for kids to get tangled up in and are ideal for your little ones’ bedrooms and playrooms.

You can also install cord-free shades or blinds. Premium natural wood and faux wood blinds have an option for a cordless system where you use the lower rail to open and close them. And most custom window shade types have cordless options that replace cords.

Choose Solid Window Treatments If You Have Interested Toddlers

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It may so happen that your drooping window drape or shade offers too much enticement for a playful tot to withstand. The window treatment may tear, break away from the wall, or land on top of the little one. And insubstantial aluminum blind slats will bend or crack if kids are too aggressive.

Interior shutters are the most child-safe window treatments in Miami. They are permanent fixtures that attach to the wall or frame surrounding your window and isn’t able to be yanked down. Their strong natural wood or composite wood can’t rip and doesn’t blemish easily either. Parents appreciate how easy shutters are to keep clean as well. Just wipe them down with a dusting rag or dampened cloth to wash away grime and little fingerprints!

Because louvered shutters are so robust, they may also lessen the risk of little ones falling out of windows. If you open window for a bit of breeze, blinds and other fabric coverings won’t keep them from climbing or tumbling out the window. Solid shutters, on the other hand, will arrest a tiny body that pushes up against them. You may shut the panels to stop children from getting out of the window and tilt open the slats to welcome in a little outdoor air.

Stay Away From Treatments Fabricated With Dangerous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know you should store toxic cleaners where they can’t be reached by children, but a range of household furnishings can consist of harmful materials that you were unaware of. Fabric window coverings often utilize toxic and/or fire retardant substances and blinds can have coatings that release hazardous fumes.

If you plan to keep these hazards out of your Miami house, use window treatments made with natural, unprocessed materials and harmless coatings. Premium wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for instance, both use completely safe finishes that don’t release potentially dangerous gasses.

Consult With Sunburst Shutters Miami About Child-safe Window Treatments In Miami

Sunburst Shutters Miami has regard for children’s safety in Miami. We’re happy to provide a variety of window treatments that help you keep your family safe. Arrange a no-charge on-site meeting today, and we’ll come show you which options are right for your family. Start your project today with a call to 305-520-7515 or submit the form below.

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