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Tips For Choosing Child-Safe Window Treatments In Honolulu

October 24, 2016

While helpful for directing light, window treatments might introduce several hidden risks to children in your Honolulu home. For instance, window treatment cords might cause ensnarement or strangulation. In addition, young ones might become injured by tugging on window treatments, and some types could even be constructed with hazardous materials.

You’re able to shield your loved ones by purchasing safety window treatments in Honolulu including plantation shutters and cord-free blinds and shades that don’t carry the same dangers that lesser quality window treatments do.

Only Install Non-corded Products Around Small Children

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Unfortunately, corded window coverings have caused deaths and injuries among infants and small children. Despite the fact that numerous homeowners try tucking the cords around the top of their window products, your family is better protected if you don’t have strings at all. Plantation shutters don’t come with cords. They have hinge-mounted panels that swing open and closed in a frame. The panels also have rows of adjustable louvers that you can tilt to achieve proper lighting. Plantation shutters don’t have loose, dangling elements for children to get caught in and are perfect for your little ones’ play areas and bedrooms.

You could also install cordless window blinds or shades. Attractive real wood and faux wood blinds are available with a cordless system where you pull on the bottom rail to open and close them. And the majority of customized window shade styles come with cordless choices that eliminate the need of cords.

Select Solid Window Treatments If Your Household Has Interested Little Ones

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

Sometimes, a low-hanging window shade or curtain presents too much temptation for a playful child to resist pulling on. The covering might rip, come loose from the wall, or fall on the child. And insubstantial vinyl or metal blind slats will bend or crack if toddlers are too aggressive.

Interior shutters are the leading child-safe window treatments in Honolulu. They are lasting installations that fasten securely to the framework or wall next to your window and can’t be pulled off. Their strong real wood or faux wood won’t shred and doesn’t blemish easily either. You will appreciate how easy shutters are to keep clean too. Just go over them with a duster or dampened cloth to wash away grime and tiny fingerprints!

Because interior shutters are so well built, they can also reduce the probability of kids tumbling out of windows. If you open window for some fresh air, blinds and shades won’t keep little ones from clambering or tumbling out the window. Rigid shutters, on the other hand, will halt a small body that pushes up against them. You can close the panels to stop children from getting out of the window and turn the louvers to welcome in a little fresh air.

Stay Away From Treatments Fabricated With Dangerous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know to keep toxic cleaners away from children, but a range of household furnishings may contain unsafe materials that you never thought about. Cloth window treatments often have dangerous and/or fire retardant chemicals and blinds might have coatings that release unhealthy fumes.

In order to keep these hazards out of your Honolulu home, choose window treatments fabricated with real, unprocessed materials and safe coatings. Premium natural wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for instance, both use harmless finishes that will not release fumes.

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

Sunburst Shutters Honolulu cares about the safety of children in Honolulu. We’re proud to provide various window treatments that help you keep your family free from harm. Request a complimentary on-site consultation today, and we’ll help you decide which options are right for your your home. Get started today with a call to 808-797-2004 or submit the form below.

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