October is all about shorter days and longer nights, cooler temps, and, of course, Halloween. But it’s also about child and pet safety because October is National Window Covering Safety Month. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Bonita Springs, we want to help you feel confident that your window coverings are as safe as possible for anyone in your home. Read on to learn what steps to take!
Reducing the Risk
Did you know that corded window fashions are one of the top five hidden dangers for children? It’s true, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, because dangling cords can strangle curious toddlers or infants, in just a matter of seconds. Examine your window treatments—if they have cords, start by moving any furniture and toys away from the windows. You can also help keep the cords out of reach by cutting them short or tying them up. For an even better solution to your cords, order a retrofit kit from the Window Covering Safety Council at https://windowcoverings.org/retrofit-your-windows/.
New Window Treatments
Most modern window treatments are available with cordless designs. In fact, Hunter Douglas offers more than 70 different options, including numerous lift systems. Options include wand control, LiteRise®, Vertiglide™, Ultraglide®, and PowerView® Automation. Popular window treatment choices include the Duette® Cellular Shade, which is designed with honeycomb-shaped cells so it’s good for energy efficiency, sound absorption, and light control. Designer Roller Shades are available in a wide variety of fabrics, textures, and colors, and they offer simple functionality. They’re great for nearly any décor and any room in the home. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades bring a touch of nature indoors and filter light beautifully. If you need more light and privacy control, add a liner. Finally, check out custom shutters, which are created cordless from the get-go, so they’re safe by design.
Pet and Child Safety in the Naples, Bonita Springs FL Area
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation– we’re looking forward to serving you!