two girls playing next to white polywood shutter windows

Tips For Choosing Child-Safe Window Treatments In New York City

October 24, 2016

Even though they’re effective at managing light, window treatments might present a few unexpected threats to kids in your New York City home. To illustrate, cords of window treatments might pose a risk for entanglement or strangulation. Additionally, kids can hurt themselves by yanking down window treatments, and they could even be constructed with hazardous materials.

You can help protect your family by installing safety window treatments in New York City including interior shutters and cordless window shades and blinds that don’t come with the hazards that cheaply-made window treatments do.

Only Use Non-corded Options Around Little Ones

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Tragically, corded window coverings have caused injury and death in infants and young kids. While some people attempt to tuck the cords through the upper part of their window products, your kids are safer if you don’t have strings to begin with. Interior shutters never have cords. They have panels on hinges that move smoothly within a frame. The panels also have a collection of versatile louvers that you can tilt open or closed. Louvered shutters have no unsecure, swaying parts for kids to get tangled up in and are smart for kids’ play areas and bedrooms.

You can also install cord-free shades or blinds. Appealling wood and faux wood blinds can be customized with cordless operation where you use the lower rail to open and close them. And most custom-tailored window shade types come with cordless options that replace cords.

Choose Robust Window Treatments When Your Household Has Interested Toddlers

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It’s often the case where a dangling window shade or curtain offers too much attraction for an active child to ignore. The covering can rip, come loose from the wall, or come down on the little one. And flimsy metal blind slats will distort or break if toddlers play too aggressively.

Louvered shutters are the top child-safe window treatments in New York City. They permanently fasten securely to the frame or wall around your window and won’t be yanked down. Their sturdy real wood or synthetic wood won’t tear and doesn’t scratch or dent easily either. Adults love how effortless shutters are to maintain too. Just wipe them with a feather duster or slightly damp cloth to remove dust and tiny handprints!

Since interior shutters are so well built, they may also lessen the risk of children toppling out of windows. If you open window for some outside air, blinds and shades won’t keep them from climbing or tumbling out the window. Sturdy shutters, on the other hand, will stop a tiny body that runs into them. You may fasten the panels to prevent kids from getting out of the window and tilt open the louvers to bring in a little fresh air.

Avoid Treatments Made With Dangerous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know you should stow hazardous cleaners out of reach of children, but many ordinary furnishings may consist of unsafe materials that you were unaware of. Cloth window treatments can have poisonous and/or flame preventing compounds and window blinds might have coatings that emit harmful gasses.

If you plan to keep these hazards out of your New York City house, use window treatments constructed with pure, untreated materials and harmless finishes. Premium natural wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, as an example, both use harmless coatings that will not give off undesirable fumes.

Talk To Sunburst Shutters New York About Child-safe Window Treatments In New York City

Sunburst Shutters New York cares about your little ones’ safety in New York City. We’re happy to install various window treatments that help you keep your family free from harm. Arrange a complimentary on-site consultation today, and we’ll help you explore which window treatments make sense for your family’s needs. Get started today with a call to 631-246-3930 or complete the following form.

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