If you’ve got a dog or cat, you want them to be comfortable and safe in your home. And that includes ensuring that your window coverings are pet-friendly. Hunter Douglas, the leader in window fashions, has created window treatments that are both safe and beautiful. There are a lot of options, so if you have questions about what might be best for your pet, speak with a trained professional at Window Products serving Connecticut.
No matter the product you choose, it’s important to get a safe lift system for the treatment—after all, dangling cords can present a choking hazard. There are many options for all of the Hunter Douglas products, including:
- Retractable lift cords
- Wand controls
- Cord tensioners
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. Window treatments to avoid would be mini blinds, fabric shades, fabric verticals, draperies, and corded blinds or shades. Here are some pet-friendly options to choose from:
- 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
- Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds – Allows you to tilt open or closed the slats, so pets can see out. More durable than wood, but a large dog could still snap the slats
- 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
- 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
Finding Pet-Friendly Window Treatments in Fairfield County Connecticut
At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with a showrooms in Branford. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, draperies, screen shades and awnings. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. We service Fairfield and New Haven Counties, including Newtown, Greenwich, Easton, Westport, New Canaan, CT and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.