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What Are The Top Cat-Proof Window Treatments In Chicago?

March 04, 2022

Few window treatments can survive a frisky, mischievous cat. Cats scale and pull down drapes, bend blinds or chew up, and tear window shades with their claws. What’s a cat parent to do?

If you think you’re out of options for cat-proof window treatments in Chicago, try plantation shutters. Their long-lasting construction and materials resist damage by even the most ferocious kitties. Here are even more reasons why louvered shutters are the best window treatments for cats in Chicago.


Your Kitty Can’t Rip Solid Louvered Shutters

White shutters in a corner of a living room 

All cats love to claw and bite things. Despite the number of scratching posts you give them, they’ll still attack items around your windows. If that sounds like your furball, you’ll should get some cat-proof window treatments in your Chicago house. Both faux-wood shutters and premium hardwood shutters are hard and durable. Your cat can’t bend or tear a louvered shutter. And if your particularly destructive cat does leave marks on a shutter louver, you can have that piece repaired rather than purchasing a whole new window treatment.

Interior Shutters Don’t Tangle, Dangle, Or Sway

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If you live with cats, you know how they love to bat at things that hang down and sway, such as your fabric window shades and blinds. Even better if there’s a pull string to bite and yank on. Then there are floor-length curtains to clamber up and hide in. Regrettably for you, your cat’s fun can ruin delicate window coverings.

To prevent your cat from turning your window treatments into its personal playground, invest in interior shutters. Nothing on them hangs down or swings when batted at. They simply don’t attract cats how blinds and fabric window treatments do. Most likely, your cat will look past them and go back to his own toys. Their elegant simplicity makes shutters easy for you to use and incorporate into your interior design too.

Louvered Shutters Let Your Cat Look Out The Window

Louvered shutters might not seem entertaining for inquisitive, playful cats, but your kitty will enjoy peeking out between the shutter louvers. Open the louvers, and Whiskers can observe the wildlife and cars all day while you have partial privacy. If she likes to sunbathe, tilt the louvers to direct light toward the ground and keep it out of your face. Or you can open one of the shutter panels to let her stretch out on the window sill for a full view.

Louvered Shutters Are Effortless To Clean

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Sharing a home with a cat means lots of hair everywhere. Pet hair can be challenging to remove from fabric window treatments. You’ll have a better time cleaning your Chicago cat-friendly window treatments such as interior shutters. They have a smooth, hard finish that just needs to be brushed off with a duster to remove animal hair and dander. And both high-quality faux-wood Polywood® shutters and hardwood shutters are moisture-resistant, so you won’t ruin the finish if you use a wet cloth to wipe off tougher pet messes.

Find The Top Window Treatments For Your Cats In Chicago At Sunburst Shutters Chicago

Pet-lovers find the “purr-fect” cat-proof window treatments in Chicago at Sunburst Shutters Chicago. We’re happy to talk you through all of your options and even bring samples to your house to show you and your pet. Schedule your no-cost in-home consultation today by calling 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below.