Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Philadelphia

Holly Perron

When everyone is inside for long periods of time, your house might start to feel smaller than normal. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall photos  and window treatments  can get damaged during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can reflect everywhere, showing you exactly which rooms your children and pets were in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already know that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in Philadelphia. They should be simple to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. Of course that means throwing away those brittle window shades and blinds and switching to something like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds are easily damaged around pets and kid in Philadelphia. The reason is that blinds are made using a series of thin slats that are operated on each side by cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. These window treatments can cover your windows, but they can break during roughhousing. A swift jostle or a puppy face peeping through the slats can tear a slat from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling down are a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not hold up any better with children and animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the window, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Curtains that extend to the baseboards are the right height for cruising toddlers or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes a problem, as erasing little person handprints or paw markings dirt past everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and handprints will stay until you take them to the dry cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Philadelphia 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to hold up to your family. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of relying on delicate cords. With thick louvers and an easy tilting system, they can hold up to your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for children and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The strong composite material can withstand almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cord-free, which makes them a safe window treatment for your family. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Study Center In Philadelphia

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 help create a calming school space. Outside light helps inspire young minds, but glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can direct your shutters so that whenever studying occurs, you can let the light in or keep the glare out. Glare won’t ever be a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

To help with online classes, simply shut the louvers all the way to muffle outside noise. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t disturb learning. Your children can’t even complain about heat loss in the room, as your shutters will keep everything the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to go awry, just wipe the goop off your treatments with a cloth.

Let A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could put the blinds up and keep on yelling about touching the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert demonstrate how plantation shutters are the perfect window treatment for your active family. To arrange a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 215-874-4897 or send in the form below today.