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Tips For Choosing Child-Safe Window Treatments In Tampa

October 24, 2016

Although great at directing exterior light, window treatments may introduce a few unwanted dangers to little ones in your Tampa home. To illustrate, cords may lead to entanglement or strangulation. Likewise, children might get hurt by yanking down window treatments, and they may also be constructed with dangerous materials.

You can help shield your loved ones by purchasing safety window treatments in Tampa like plantation shutters and cordless window blinds and shades that don’t pose the same dangers that cheaply-made window coverings do.

Only Use Cordless Products Around Little Ones

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Unfortunately, cords of window products have caused injury and death among infants and small children. While numerous homeowners attempt to tuck the cords into the upper part of their window coverings, your kids are better off if you don’t have strings to start with. Louvered shutters are always free of cords. They have hinge-mounted panels that move smoothly within a frame. Your panels also have an assembly of movable slats that you can turn open or closed. Louvered shutters have no unsecure, swaying elements for kids to get ensnared in and are smart for children’s play areas and bedrooms.

You might also choose cordless window shades or blinds. Appealling real wood and faux wood blinds are available with a cordless system where you grasp the lower rail to adjust them. And most custom-tailored window shade types are available with cordless choices that replace cords.

Choose Solid Window Treatments If Your Family Has Interested Tots

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It may so happen that your dangling window covering offers too much attraction for an active kid to withstand. The product might tear, pull out of the wall, or come down on the little one. And flimsy metal blinds will become misshapen or break if kids are too aggressive.

Louvered shutters are the most child-safe window treatments in Tampa. They are lasting installations that affix to the frame or wall surrounding your window and won’t be pulled off. Their solid real wood or faux wood will never tear and doesn’t blemish from everyday usage. Parents enjoy how easy shutters are to maintain too. Merely wipe them down with a feather duster or moistened cloth to wash away dust and little handprints!

Since plantation shutters are so sturdy, they are also able to lessen the chance of children falling out of windows. If you open window for a little breeze, blinds and other fabric coverings won’t keep your loved ones from climbing or tumbling out the window. Rigid shutters, on the other hand, will stop a little body that pushes up against them. You can close the shutter panels to keep kids out of the window and tilt open the louvers to welcome in a bit of fresh air.

Avoid Treatments Fabricated With Hazardous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know you should stow dangerous household chemicals where they can’t be reached by children, but various ordinary furnishings might consist of unsafe materials that you never thought about. Fabric window products often contain poisonous and/or flame preventing chemicals and blinds might have finishes that give off unhealthy gasses.

To keep these dangers out of your Tampa home, choose window treatments made with real, unprocessed materials and harmless coatings. Premium real wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for example, both use high-quality coatings that do not give off potentially dangerous gasses.

Talk To Sunburst Shutters Tampa About Child-safe Window Treatments In Tampa

Sunburst Shutters Tampa is concerned about the safety of children in Tampa. We’re happy to offer a variety of window treatments that play a role in keeping your family free from harm. Arrange a complimentary on-site appointment today, and we’ll help you explore which options best fit your family. Make your appointment today when you ​​call 813-580-7288 or submit the following form.

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