In our last blog, we talked about the terrors of the combination of dogs and blinds and what you can do to solve these issues. As you may have gathered, there really is no universal dog proof blind. However, in this blog, we will discuss how to find the right window treatment for your situation.
With pets or small children at home, it’s always safer to choose cordless window treatments. Playful critters can easily get tangled up in the dangling cords and hurt themselves so it’s best to just eliminate that problem.
Cellular shades can be vulnerable to damage by destructive dogs, but can work surprisingly well for other pups. Because cell shades cover the entire window, most pooches don’t see them as an obstruction from the outside and tend to ignore them.
What’s neat about cellular shades and dogs is that some pups can even be trained to nudge cordless shades open with their noses when they want to see out. To make them even more durable despite the dogs, spray them with scotch guard to keep away dirt and hair.
Have a pet who paws at the window blinds? Try vertical blinds! Our little furry friends can nudge slats out of the way to see out the window. The best part is that they blinds will fall back into place afterwards! If pets chew on louvers, you can order individual replacements instead of getting a whole new set. And, if pet hair and grime are a problem, just wipe the PVC louvers clean with soap and water!
You may remember roller shades as the ones that rocket up if you let go too quickly. The modern versions are much more smooth and controlled. Pets can easily slip behind without damaging the shade and they’re easy to clean.
The preventative advice is all well and good, but what do you do after your blinds have been destroyed? Don’t fret; we’re here for you. Contact Blind Spot at 801-915-0906 and see what we can do for you and your blinds.