When you have pets, you know firsthand just how hard they can be on your home. From shedding to accidents to the destructive nature of claws and teeth, protecting your furniture and home’s interior is so important. But what about your window treatments? How do they fare against pets? While couches and rugs are often right in the line of fire when it comes to pet-inflicted damage, window coverings can sometimes be overlooked.
Rips and Tears
When dogs jump at windows to bark, do your shades and blinds suffer? The good thing about shutters and sturdy shades is that they resist the punctures of puppy nails, while also being scratch-resistant. When it comes to other window treatments, such as ones made of cloth, be careful. Cats climb curtains and get their little nails stuck in the fabric, causing rips and tears, making them less pet-friendly than other types of window treatments.
Bending Window Treatments
Vertical and horizontal blinds are quite sturdy, but there’s always some risk to them being drawn. Heavy dog paws can push in while curious kittens can bend them outward to look through the windows. But custom blinds are surprisingly strong! Despite any animal intervention, if properly cared for most of the time, your treatments should continue to bounce back.
Built to Last
While pets certainly put your home through the wringer, most contemporary window coverings are strong enough to withstand some mishandling. And our high-quality, custom-crafted blinds and shades are definitely durable options for homes with pets. However, you should still take some precautions to help them last. Keep blinds open during the day when possible to reduce opportunities for bending. Save your nicer curtains for rooms that pets don’t really have access to. Regularly clean and check on your blinds and shades, too, to get ahead of any possible damage.