Childproofing your home is important for ensuring the safety of your children. Many strangulation cases due to corded blinds and shades have been reported in the past in the U.S. Gator blinds shouters offer many options when selecting childproof options:
- Cordless Blinds and Shades: As discussed above, cordless blinds and shades eliminate the risk of strangulation and make your homes safe for kids and pets alike.
Choosing cordless blinds and shades does not mean compromising on your taste and preferences. We bring cordless blinds and shades in various styles, designs, and textures.
- Motorized Blinds and Shades: Consider motorized window treatments that can be operated using a remote control or a wall switch. With motorization, no cords are hanging down, reducing the risk of entanglement and making it safer for children.
Both cordless and motorized systems can be added to your existing window treatments, thus saving you money and effort. Seek professional help to learn more about this.
- Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades: These shades allow you to adjust the shade’s position from both the top and bottom. By opening the shades from the top, you can maintain privacy while still letting natural light into the room. This way, you can keep the lower portion of the window covered to prevent children from accessing it.
- Retrofitting Corded Blinds: If you have existing corded blinds, you can retrofit them with cord safety devices. These devices can be installed to keep the cords taut and secured to the wall or window frame, reducing the risk of entanglement.
Remember, it’s crucial to regularly inspect and maintain your window blinds and shades to ensure they remain in good working condition and are safe for children. Additionally, please supervise your children around windows and teach them about window safety to further enhance their protection.
Many homeowners opt for installing window treatments on their own. However, we advise you to take professional help. Schedule a free in-home expert consultation where design experts come to your doorsteps. They’ll bring samples, and you can ask endless questions and get the best solutions at the best prices. They will take all the measurements and even provide installation services offering you peace of mind.