The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Denver01/17/2019Gary Harding When the family is inside for long periods of time, your home might start feeling smaller than ever. Main rooms, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily become cluttered with toys. Wall hangings and window treatments could possibly get ripped down during a lively game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a quick game of inside catch. Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect on any item, detailing exactly what rooms your kids and pets were in. Like everything in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already understand that you will need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Denver. They should be simple to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to most family activities. And the first step is throwing away those fragile window shades and blinds and trying out something better like a Polywood® plantation shutter. The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments Most blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in Denver. That’s because blinds are constructed with a series of thin slats that are operated on the sides by slender cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and pliable. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bout of horseplay. A swift hit or a puppy face peeping through the slats can jerk a slat off the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords dangling down are a hidden hazard for both kids and animals. Curtains may not hold up any better with kids and pets. Because they hang loosely from a rod above the window, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Ones that extend to the baseboards are the height for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a dilemma, as getting rid of paint-covered handprints or paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and stains will have to wait until you take them to the dry cleaners. Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Denver Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your family. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of employing fragile cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a durable frame, they can withstand your energetic kids and rambunctious pets. Faux wood shutters are also wonderful for kids and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The solid louvers can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing any more broken window treatments. Plantation shutters are also free of cords, which makes them a safe window treatment for small children. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty. Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Learning Space In Denver While durable plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also help create an effective school space. Natural sunlight helps motivate growing minds, but glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can angle your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can let the light in or keep the sun glare out. Sun glare won’t ever be an issue for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes. To help with e-learning, just close the louvers completely to suppress outside noise. Now, the sound of traffic or ambient noise won’t distract your students. Your kids won’t complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your shutters keep your rooms comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just wipe the debris off your shutters with a wet cloth. Let A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows You could put the blinds up and keep on yelling about pulling on the curtains. Or you can have a Sunburst representative show you how faux wood plantation shutters can be the only window treatment for your family. To arrange a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 720-538-0182 or complete the form below today.