Having dogs and cats means that there’s an additional level of danger from certain window coverings. But Hunter Douglas, the leader in the window fashions industry, innovates their window treatments with child and pet safety in mind because they believe you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for safety. If you have questions about what might be best based on your pet, speak with a trained consultant at Shutter Guy here in Charleston.
Operating Systems for Safety
The operating system you choose is very important, because dangling cords can present a choking hazard. Hunter Douglas offers a wide selection of lift systems to enhance child and pet safety, such as cordless, retractable lift cords, wand controls, cord tensioners, and motorization.
Keep Your Pet in Mind
Window treatments to avoid would be mini blinds, fabric shades, fabric verticals, draperies, and corded blinds or shades. Remember to select the right product and fabric to meet your pet’s personality. No window covering is completely safe from chewing and scratching, but you can take precautions to minimize the hazards.
Some Pet-Safe Products to Consider
See below for a short list of possibilities, and feel free to speak with a consultant about other options available.
- Duette® Honeycomb Shades – Made from a very durable fabric and is available in hundreds of colors and opacities. Add the top-down/bottom-up feature with LiteRise® cordless system, and you have the best of all worlds: Lower the top, raise the bottom, or keep them in a combination of both. Honeycomb shades cover the entire window, so dogs tend not to bother them
- Designer Roller & Screen Shades – Allows you to raise the shade to a comfortable position, so the pet can see out. They offer a sleek modern style with remarkably smooth operation, ease of lifting and the smallest light gap in the industry. Roller and screen shades are available in hundreds of fabric choices, opacities, textures, and solids. Pets can sneak behind the shade without the threat of the shade falling down
- NewStyle™ Hybrid or Palm Beach™ Polysatin Shutters – Both are very durable and difficult for pets to maneuver open. Shutters can withstand slight to medium pressure. Available in grain-like finishes, whites and off-white colors, and three slat sizes. Dust with a cloth
Finding Pet-Friendly Window Treatments in the Charleston, Sullivan’s Island SC Area
The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.” Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.