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The Top Dog-Proof Window Treatments For Austin

December 16, 2021

Dogs adore looking out the window and snoozing in sunlight, but dogs can be tough on window treatments too. They swipe at them, gnaw them, and rip them down. While no window covering is 100% unbreakable, faux-wood Polywood® shutters are the best dog-proof window treatments in Austin. These durable interior shutters won’t come down easily, wipe down without a problem, and allow every member of your family--canines included--many ways to get light, privacy, and the scenery.

Polywood Shutters Are Durable Dog-Proof Window Treatments In Austin

White Polywood shutters in a bedroom.

Window coverings like window shades, blinds, and drapery look nice in your home, but with their softer fabrics, all it takes is a single pull from your pup to bring them down or ruin them. Polywood shutters are the best dog-proof window treatments for Austin families, thanks to their resilience. They have dependable Polywood panels that attach to a frame on your window opening and won’t dangle down like shades and curtains or snap with a small jostle like blinds. Interior shutters don’t have cords for your pup to chew on or get entangled in either. Fido can paw at your shutters and rub against them all she wants without breaking them. And if your mongrel tries to eat a louver, that one louver can be swapped out without having to taking down the entire window treatment.

Polywood Shutters Let Your Pooch Peek Outside

White shutters on sidelights. 

Every dog needs to see out the window, but you shouldn’t want outsiders looking into your living room. Polywood shutters have large louvers that you can tilt open just a bit to give your pooch a peek outside without sacrificing your privacy. Polywood shutters also work with specialty windows like door windows and sidelights. If your canine paws at the window when someone comes to the door, put up Polywood shutters so that he can check if it’s a friend or stranger up to no good.

You can control sun glare with Polywood shutters too. If you want to make a space dark and comfortable during the warmest time of the day, but Spike enjoys lying in a sunbeam, tilt the louvers and aim sunlight towards the rug. Or get shutters featuring a divider rail. This set up lets you open up the bottom louvers for your pooch and keep the top ones shut to stop glare.

Polywood Shutters Make Cleaning A Snap

Like every surfaces, window treatments can be covered with dog fur and dander. You can try many ways to dust them off, but cleaning Polywood shutters is pretty simple. Just swipe them with a dry duster or cloth, and they’ll become free of pet hair. If you find grubby foot prints or nose smudges on a louver, a wet rag works great. As for errant pees, Polywood shutters are moisture-resistant. If your pooch walks in from the rain and shakes off the fur, or your curious puppy licks your treatments, just wipe them dry.

Polywood Shutters Can Be Repaired Instead Of Replaced

White polywood shutters in a small living room. 

Polywood shutters are amazingly solid but not undestroyable. If Barkly uses your Polywood shutters as a chew bone, he’s going to create some marks. Luckily, Polywood shutters are straightforward to mend. Unlike a torn window shade or mangled blinds that will need to be completely replaced, you can get a hold of Sunburst Shutters Austin to swap out individual shutter louvers. You’ll still use your window treatments in the meantime, and once we repair them, your coverings will feel new.

Find Interior Shutters The Whole Family Will Love At Sunburst Shutters Austin

When you want dog-proof window treatments in Austin, Sunburst Shutters Austin can help. Our design experts will help you find wonderful faux-wood shutter samples in your home or discuss different window treatment options. Talk to us soon at 512-549-6077 or complete the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation.