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How To Select Child-Safe Window Treatments In New Brunswick

October 24, 2016

Although great at managing sunlight, window coverings can introduce a few unexpected dangers to little ones in your New Brunswick home. For instance, cords of window treatments might cause entanglement or choking. Likewise, young ones may hurt themselves by pulling down window treatments, and a number of products may also be constructed with dangerous materials.

You’re able to keep your family protected by buying safety window treatments in New Brunswick such as plantation shutters and cord-free shades and blinds that don’t come with the risks that cheaply-made window coverings do.

Only Use Cordless Window Treatments Around Small Children

A little boy peaking through white polywood shutters 

Regrettably, window treatment cords have caused injury and death in babies and toddlers. Despite the fact that numerous residents try tucking the cords around the highest part of their window treatments, your loved ones are safer if there are no strings at all. Plantation shutters never have cords. They incorporate hinge-mounted panels that swing open and closed inside of a frame. The panels also include an assembly of movable louvers that you are able to turn open or closed. Interior shutters are without unsecure, swaying parts for children to get ensnared in and are smart for kids’ play areas and bedrooms.

You could also install cord-free window blinds or shades. Premium real wood and faux wood blinds are available with cordless functionality where you pull on the the bottom of the blind to open and close them. And the majority of custom-tailored window shades are available with cordless choices that eliminate the need of cords.

Install Sturdy Window Treatments When You Have Inquisitive Toddlers

 Kid's bedroom with white Polywood shutters

It’s often the case where a dangling window covering offers too much temptation for an active tot to ignore. The covering may tear, come loose from the wall, or fall on the child. And insubstantial aluminum slats will distort or break if kids get too rough with them.

Louvered shutters are the most child-safe window treatments in New Brunswick. They permanently attach to the frame or wall next to your window and can’t be yanked down. Their sturdy hardwood or synthetic wood won’t tear and doesn’t blemish easily either. You will enjoy how simple shutters are to maintain too. Merely wipe them with a feather duster or slightly damp cloth to take care of dirt and little handprints!

Because plantation shutters are so well built, they are also able to lessen the risk of kids tumbling out of windows. If you open window for a bit of outside air, blinds and shades won’t keep little ones from scrambling or falling out the window. Rigid shutters, however, will arrest a little body that pushes up against them. You are able to fasten the shutter panels to stop children from getting out of the window and turn the louvers to welcome in some outdoor air.

Stay Away From Products Made With Hazardous Materials

White polywood shutters in a little girl's bedroom 

You know to keep dangerous cleaners away from little ones, but many ordinary furnishings can consist of unsafe materials that you never thought about. Fabric window coverings may utilize toxic and/or fire inhibiting substances and window blinds may have finishes that release unhealthy gasses.

To keep these dangerous substances out of your New Brunswick house, select window treatments made with natural, untreated materials and harmless finishes. Premium natural wood Ovation® shutters and Polywood® shutters, for example, both come with harmless coatings that will not give off fumes.

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

Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick is concerned about the safety of children in New Brunswick. We’re pleased to offer various window treatments that help you keep your family protected. Request a free at-home consultation today, and we’ll help you explore which window treatments best fit your your home. Make your appointment today by placing a phone call to 732-301-6168 or fill out the following form.

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