The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Charlotte01/17/2019Neil Blackwelder When the family is inside for long periods of time, your house might start feeling smaller than it is. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily fill up with play things. Wall photos and window coverings could possibly get ripped down during a spontaneous game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch. Finger smudges and nose prints can reflect on any item, showing you exactly which place your children and pets were in. Like most things in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already know that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Charlotte. These treatments should be easy to clean and simple to operate -- and able to withstand any active activity. And the first step is ditching those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and installing something better like a faux wood plantation shutter. The Case Against Blinds And Curtains Hanging blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in Charlotte. That’s because blinds use thin slats that are suspended on each side by cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during roughhousing. A swift bump or a fuzzy face looking through the slats can tear a slat away from the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords hanging down can become a hazard for both children and animals. Curtains may not hold up any better with children and animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Ones that hang to the baseboards are the length for cruising toddlers or clawed cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes an issue, as cleaning little person handprints or muddy paw markings dirt past everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and mud will stay until you take them to the professional dry cleaners. Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Charlotte Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your family. Shutters help you direct light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of relying on fragile cords. With thick louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can withstand your lively kids and frisky pets. Faux wood shutters are also great for children and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never warp, splinter, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can take almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, making them the safest window covering for small children. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty. Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Learning Space In Charlotte While Polywood® plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also create a creative school space. Outside light helps stimulate growing minds, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can angle your shutters so that whenever learning occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or keep the glare out. Glare is never an issue for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes. To help with online classes, just shut the louvers all the way to dampen outside clatter. Now, the sound of traffic or lawn equipment won’t distract your students. Your kids won’t complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your plantation shutters also keep everything comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if science experiments happens to be more than expected, just rub the goop off your treatments with a damp rag. Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows You could put the blinds up and keep lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a professional demonstrate how plantation shutters are the perfect window treatment for kids and pets. To arrange a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 980-292-3933 or fill out the form below today.