Your children mean the world to you, and their safety is a top priority. We want you to know that our team at Horizon Window Fashions cares about the safety of you and your family, too. October is window covering safety month, and we know you have lots of questions. We’re here to give you answers and ensure that your home is equipped with child-safe window coverings.


Q: How can window coverings be unsafe for children?

child-safe window coverings RenoA: When it comes to window coverings, cords are the main hazard for children. While they might not look overtly dangerous, they can get wrapped around a child’s neck and cause serious injuries. Safety experts recommend that homes with young children have only cordless window treatments.


Q: What options do I have for cordless window coverings?

child-safe window coverings RenoA: We’re excited to share that, with Hunter Douglas’s innovative technology and design, there are lots of ways to go cordless. Two of the most popular options are the Hunter Douglas LiteRise and PowerView motorization. The LiteRise operating system turns window blinds and shades into cordless wonders! Allowing you to simply push or pull them with your hand, your window coverings easily slide right where you want them. For child-safe window coverings coupled with convenience, look no further than PowerView motorization. A sleek Pebble remote or your favorite device takes the place of a cord. Just tap a button, and your window treatments adjust. You can even program your shades to move automatically! Hunter Douglas PowerView supports your busy life and your desire for safety.


Q: What if I need a cord?

child-safe window coverings RenoA: While cordless is the ideal option for child-safe window coverings, sometimes a cord is necessary. The good news is that you don’t have to compromise safety. Hunter Douglas has revolutionary products that make cords safe. The UltraGlide operating system features a retractable pull-cord. This means that your cord maintains the same length whether your window coverings are raised or lowered. You can make the cord short so that it is up and out of the way of little hands. The continuous loop cord is another great choice. Looped inside a mechanism and secured inside your window frame, your cord operates like a pulley. Pulling on the front half of the loop lowers your shade, and pulling on the rear of the loop raises it. With either option, you’ll never have to worry about strings dangling and endangering your family. You’ll have the function of a cord and the peace of mind that your window coverings are safe for your kids.


Q: This seems like a big investment. Is it worth it?

A: Yes, yes, and yes! Life is full of hazards. While you can’t safeguard your children from all of them, you should take steps to prevent the ones that you can. Installing child-safe window coverings will prevent injury and death, and your child’s life is worth that investment! At Horizon Window Fashions, we understand that the safety of your children is priceless, but the cost of protecting them isn’t. That’s why, this month, we are offering free cordless upgrades on products that are already on sale during our Season of Style event. We want to help ensure the safety of your family at the best price.


Q: How do I get child-safe window coverings for my home?

A: If you’re ready to make your home safer for your family, we are ready to help. You can stop into our showroom, or you can let us come to you. We’ll gladly visit your home, help assess your needs, and guide you to child-safe window coverings that are just right for you and your unique home. Contact our team at Horizon Window Fashions for a free, in-home consultation today.


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