Guide to Buying Child Safe Window Treatments
Safety becomes an exceptionally personal priority when one begins to discuss the level of protection offered by the selected features in their family home. It is estimated that nearly a quarter of Americans are simply not yet aware of potential window cord hazards including strangulation. Fortunately, there are fantastic options in cordless window coverings which will keep your family safe.
The first step in ensuring child safety is to keep all cords out of reach. This includes pulling furniture, cribs, or anything that can be climbed, away from the window. Cords should always be kept up and tucked along the tops of the blinds or shades. Any pull cords should be kept as short as possible and continuous loop pull types of cords should always be affixed to the wall. Cord stops can be installed to limit movement of cords between blinds. Inner cords can still be pulled out enough to create a danger to young children.
Cordless Blinds and Shades
The best option when it comes to child safety is cordless blinds and shades or blinds with a wand. This ensures that mistakes are never made and cords never become a danger. Cordless options include:
- Cellular Shades
- Bamboo Shades
- Roller and Solar Shades
- Roman Shades
- Faux Wood Blinds
- Mini Blinds
Cordless shades or blinds operate in several different ways which won’t limit functionality or style. This includes a lift system which requires just a simple lift of the bottom rail, top down / bottom up which means that shades can be lowered from the top, or motorized shades.
The Vertical Factory in Santa Clarita California offers all types of child safe window blinds and shades. You won’t have to sacrifice style and functionality while still keeping your family safe. Come by our local showroom to view all of our products in person. We offer professional installation to ensure that your custom made child safe window treatments are installed safely. Visit our website for more information on all the products we offer, including Hunter Douglas.
The Vertical Factory
26859 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Suite C
Santa Clarita, CA 91350