A Brief Guide to Child and Pet Safe Window Coverings

Child safety is a top priority for any parent. When you are planning to purchase window coverings for your home, the safety of your family should play a major role in your decision making process. If you make your purchase based solely on price considerations, you may end up with window coverings that are dangerous to the safety of your children and pets. For this reason, when purchasing window coverings it is important to take a closer look at exactly what you are buying to ensure that it offers the latest child safety features.

Which Window Coverings Should a Parent Avoid?

Many window coverings, like standard blinds and shades, function through the use of dangerous strings and cords that dangle from the top of the window casing. These hanging strings may look inviting to a curious child or pet. Parents should be aware that it is possible for children to become entangled in window covering cords. Therefore, to reduce the risk of accidents, all cords should be kept out of the reach of children.

Eclipse Shutters are Safe for Both Pets and Children

There is a long list of benefits that you can expect from having Eclipse shutters installed in your home, including improved energy efficiency, beauty and easy functionality. But the most important benefit, especially if you have pets or small children, is peace of mind. shutters are extremely beautiful, durable and easy to maintain when compared to other window coverings, and because there are no dangling cords involved in their design, shutters represent a safer alternative when compared to shades or blinds.

You can feel confident in purchasing Eclipse shutters for your home, knowing that they have recently received the Best for Kids™ distinction. The Best for Kids certification is a safety program put forth by the WCMA (Window Covering Manufacturers Association). This is the industry’s first third party certification program designed to help consumers and retailers easily identify products that are safe to use in homes with young children.

Eclipse shutters are not only visually appealing and energy efficient, their cordless design makes them one of the safest window coverings on the market today! For more information about your window shutter options, give us a call to schedule a free consultation.