How To Choose Child-Safe Window Blinds
Window blinds can be a potential strangulation hazard for children and pets. It is our goal here at Girard Interiors to help clients choose the right type of window blinds for their home, so we are often discussing child-safe features with our customers who have children or pets.
For more information about child-safe window blinds and other window treatments, you can visit the Window Covering Safety Council website.
Even if you don't have a home with children, you should know that it could take less than a minute for one of your curious grandkids or friend's kids to get in deep trouble with a window blind cord.
Pretty much everyone should consider purchasing window blinds with the child-safe features in this basic guide below.
Cordless Window Blinds
Cordless window blinds offer you beauty, convenience, and valuable child-safety features.
- Lite-touch lift – This cordless window blind just takes a light touch of a finger to open and close. There is no operating cord at all. Not only is this a great child-safe feature, the cordless window blinds look streamlined and clean.
- Simple-lift contoured bottom rail – This cordless window blind has a contoured bottom rail that you use to lift and lower the blinds. There are no handles or cords involved.
- Vertical glide – Vertical window blinds can be fitted with a gliding system so there are no dangling operating cords, chains, or wands for enhanced child-safety.
Blinds With Retractable Lift Wands
Window blinds with retractable lift wands are great for homes with children. The wand is attached to a cord which pulls down when you want to lift the blinds. After you pull the wand down, the cord section retracts back up into the blinds. There are no dangling cords.
Cord Tensioners & Wand Controls For Blinds
Cord tensioners keep the cord taut rather than letting it dangle. The best made window blinds have a cord tensioner that is designed with a spring tension and bracket system.
Motorized Window Blinds
For complete freedom and safety, motorized window blinds are the best option for homes with kids or pets. The window blinds are fitted with a wireless operating system, so there are no wands or cords involved. They are installed on a track system so they always glide up and down, never outward.
Motorized window blinds are operated with a handheld remote or with an App on your smartphone. They can also be tied into other smart home systems that control the lights, irrigation, or the HVAC system.
Get Professional Help
Think about which features would work best for your home, and get with a professional window blind company who can actually show you all the child-safe features. If you'd like a free in-home consultation to help you choose window blinds in New Jersey, contact Girard Interiors.