Sunday, March 17, 2013


When it comes to choosing window treatments most consumers consider color, style, and even privacy. If young children or pets are around the home, then cord control should be another important factor in selecting your window treatments. It’s not just for young families to be considering this, it’s also Grandparents and people with pets that should keep safety in mind.

Although today's window fashions come with built-in cord-safety features, the Window Covering Safety Council believes cordless window coverings are the best choice for use in children's bedrooms and any area of the home where children spend time playing.

In fact, cordless designs are rapidly gaining favour with consumers and decorators because of their "clean" look and streamlined design. Most traditionally corded window fashions are available in "cordless" styles through the use of spring-loaded mechanisms, battery- or motor-operated lift controls, or simple wand pulls. When combined with the scores of new fashion looks in today's window coverings, consumers can pick from a wide choice of high-style cordless designs.


Hunter Douglas shades are the perfect fit for style and child and pet safety with their LiteRise operating system. This product offers a spring-loaded cordless operation, to raise or lower the blind simply pull or push on the center of the rail.  Hunter Douglas also offers their child and pet safe UltraGlide control lifting system.  This system is a retractable cord that does not get longer, does not form a loop, and is great for those hard to reach windows.


Other pet and child safe products include:

  • Hunter Douglas verticals with the PermAssure Safety Wand, which both tilts and traverses the vanes.  
  • Roller Shades with spring plus SoftRise(cordless).
  • Country Woods or other Horizontals with the LiteRise cordless option or the Powertilt motorized option with remote or wall switch.
  • You can also add PoweRise, a motorized option to a number of products as well.
  • With Silhouette, Nantucket, and Pirouette there is free UltraGlide which is a cord that retracts so there are no long cords dangling or continuous loop cord.  You may also purchase the Duette cellular shades with this upgraded cord if the Literise is difficult to reach.
  • The Hunter Douglas Alustra Collection of Duette, Silhouette, Vignette and Woven Textures all come standard with the child safe UltraGlide control.


Stop in at Sheila’s Window Toppers & More to inquire more about these products!


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