The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in St. George

Kasey Udy

When everyone is inside for long periods of time, your house might start to feel smaller than normal. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily be overcome with toys. Wall art  and window coverings  could possibly get ripped down during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up everywhere, detailing exactly which rooms your kids and pets were in.

Like most things in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already know that you will need special window treatments for kids and pets in St. George. They should be quick to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to withstand most family activities. Of course that means throwing away those fragile blinds and shades and trying out something better like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

 

The Case Against Blinds And Curtains 

Hanging blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in St. George. The reason is that blinds are made using thin slats that are held up on each side 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 damage easily during a bout of horseplay. A quick hit or a fuzzy face peering through it can rip a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Also, any cords dangling down are a safety issue for both kids and pets.
 
 
Curtains may not fare any better with kids or animals. Because they drape down from a rod above the frame, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Ones that hang to the floor are the right length for crawling babies or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes a dilemma, as getting rid of ink handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and stains will be there until you haul the to the professional dry cleaners.
 

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In St. George 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable construction instead of using delicate cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, they can hold up to your lively kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for kids and pets because they are easy to clean and don’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The solid louvers can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, making them a reliably safe window treatment for small children. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Study Center In St. George

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create a calming learning space. Outside light can motivate growing minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can angle your shutters so that whenever learning occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or block the glare out. Sun glare is never an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online school, simply shut the louvers completely to muffle outside sound. Now, birds or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your children won’t even be able to complain about the temperature of the room, as your shutters also keep your rooms just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to go awry, just wipe the mess off your shutters with a damp rag.

Have A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could stick the blinds up and keep on lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a professional demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the only window treatment for your family. To arrange a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, call 435-485-9332 or send in the form below today.