Here in Colorado Springs, there are plenty of scenarios that will send your pet dashing excitedly for the windows. Maybe a package just got dropped off and your dog is sure the postman is here to steal all of their toys, or your cat sees a bird that they must catch. When this happens you want to be sure that your pet is safe and not going to get dangerously tangled in your window coverings. You also want to be sure they’re not going to destroy your window coverings, leaving a torn up mess in their wake. Here are a few tips to consider when looking for pet safe window coverings:
1. How sturdy is your window covering?
From the smallest cat up to the largest wolfhound, you want to be sure your window covering is going to stand up to your pet—no matter how excited they get. If your pet gets caught in your blinds you don’t want them to rip down the whole thing and cause damage to your window frame. You also don’t want them knocking any slats or other features loose, leaving gaps in your window treatments. A good window treatment will be able to stand up to even the most excited pets.
2. Can you make sure they don’t get caught in the first place?
No one wants to see their pet get trapped in a set of blinds, especially if you aren’t home to help them get untangled. The best way to prevent this is to find a gapless window covering such as cellular shades for your home.
3. Can your pet still see out when you want them to?
An important part of having a happy and healthy pet is making sure they aren’t bored, and a good way to do this is to let them see outside during the day. You don’t want a window covering that is difficult to open, and thus usually left closed. Nor do you want something that leaves a view of your home open to the world all day when you aren’t home. The right window coverings can be easily adjusted to open exactly the right amount to find a balance between these two factors.
Here at Elevated Views, we offer a huge selection of Hunter Douglas window fashions that can do all three of these things. Contact us today to get started on finding the right pet safe window treatments for your home.