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What Are The Perfect Cat-Proof Window Treatments In Austin?

March 04, 2022

Few window coverings can endure a playful, impish cat. Cats scale and pull down curtains, bend blinds or chew up, and tear window shades with their claws. What’s a cat owner to do?

If you think you’re out of options for cat-proof window treatments in Austin, try plantation shutters. Their durable construction and materials avoid damage from even the fiercest felines. Here are even more reasons why louvered shutters are the best window treatments for cats in Austin.


Your Cat Can’t Tear Solid Louvered Shutters

White shutters in a corner of a living room 

Every cat loves to bite and claw things. No matter the number of scratching posts you offer them, they’ll still attack household things. If that sounds like your furball, you want cat-proof window treatments in your Austin home. Both premium hardwood shutters and faux-wood shutters are solid and durable. Your cat can’t tear or bend a shutter. And if your especially rough cat leaves scratches on a shutter louver, you can have that piece repaired instead of purchasing a whole new window treatment.

Interior Shutters Don’t Sway, Dangle, Or Tangle

White interior shutters in a modern farmhouse living room. 

If you have cats, you know that they love to bat at things that hang down and sway, like fabric window shades and blinds. Even better if they have a pull string to bite and yank. Then there are floor-length curtains to scale and hide in. Unfortunately, your kitty’s games can ruin delicate window coverings.

To keep your cat from treating your window treatments like its personal playground, invest in interior shutters. Nothing on them hangs down or moves when batted at. They simply don’t entice cats the way that blinds and fabric window treatments do. Most likely, your cat will just ignore them and go back to his own toys. Their elegant simplicity makes shutters easy for you to use and incorporate into your decor too.

Louvered Shutters Let Your Cat Look Out The Window

Interior shutters might not sound entertaining for inquisitive, lively cats, but your kitty will enjoy looking out between the shutter louvers. Tilt the louvers open, and Whiskers can watch the wildlife and cars all day while you enjoy some privacy. If she enjoys sunbathing, tilt the louvers to redirect sunlight at the floor and keep it out of your face. Or you can open a single shutter panel to let your cat sit on the window sill for a clear view.

Louvered Shutters Are Effortless To Clean

Office with white polywood shutters 

Sharing a home with a cat means lots of hair everywhere. Pet hair can be challenging to get off of fabric window treatments. You’ll have an easier time cleaning your Austin cat-friendly window treatments such as interior shutters. Their smooth, hard finish just needs to be brushed off with a duster to remove cat hair and dander. And both high-quality hardwood shutters and faux-wood Polywood® shutters are moisture-resistant, so you won’t damage the finish if you use a wet rag to clean off more stubborn paw prints.

Get The Top Window Treatments For Your Cats In Austin From Sunburst Shutters Austin

Pet-lovers find the “purr-fect” cat-proof window treatments in Austin at Sunburst Shutters Austin. We’re happy to explain your many options and even bring samples to your house to demonstrate for you and your pet. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 512-549-6077 or send in the form below.