A dog posed in front of white Polywood shutters.

The Best Dog-Proof Window Treatments For Chicago

December 16, 2021

Your canine friends love gazing out the windows and napping in the sun, but dogs can be rough on window treatments too. They paw at them, chew them, and bring them down. While no window treatment is 100% indestructible, Polywood® shutters are the best dog-proof window treatments in Chicago. These beautiful shutters don’t break easily, wipe down quickly, and allow each member of your family--furry ones included--many methods to enjoy privacy, natural light and the scenery.

Polywood Shutters Are Tough Dog-Proof Window Treatments In Chicago

White Polywood shutters in a bedroom.

Window coverings like window shades, blinds, and curtains look fine in your house, but with their softer fabrics, all it takes is a good pull from your dog to take them to the ground or ruin them. Polywood shutters are great dog-proof window treatments for Chicago families, because of their resilience. They have reliable faux-wood panels that are set to the frame around your window and don’t swing down like shades and curtains or snap with a little jostle like blinds. Interior shutters don’t have cords for your pup to bite on or get tangled in either. Fido can paw at your interior shutters and rub its back against them all she wants without hurting them. And if your mongrel tries to eat a louver, that solitary louver can be swapped out without needing to throw away the entire window treatment.

Polywood Shutters Allow Your Dog Peek Outside

White shutters on sidelights. 

Every dog likes to see outdoors, but you don’t want neighbors looking into your living room. Polywood shutters have large louvers that you can tilt open just a bit to give your furry friend enough room to see outside without killing your privacy. Polywood shutters also work with specialty windows like arches and sidelights. If your canine paws at the window when someone comes to the door, install Polywood shutters so that she can find out if it’s a friend or stranger ringing the bell.

You can control sun glare with Polywood shutters too. If you need to make a space dim and cool at the warmest time of the day, but Fluffy wants to lie in a sunbeam, angle the louvers to direct sunlight at the rug. Or install shutters that feature a split tilt rod. This option lets you use the bottom louvers for your hound and keep the top ones shut to block harsher light.

Polywood Shutters Make Cleaning Up After Your Dog Easy

Like other rugs and furniture, window coverings attract dog fur and dander. You can use many ways to dust them off, but de-griming Polywood shutters is fairly straightforward. Just swipe them with a dry duster or cloth, and they’ll remain pet dander-free. If you discover muddy nose smudges or paw prints on a shutter panel, a damp cloth works great. As for errant pees, Polywood shutters are moisture-resistant. If your dog runs in from the rain or snow and shakes himself dry, or your curious pup licks your interior shutters, just wipe them dry.

Polywood Shutters Can Be Mended Instead Of Replaced

White polywood shutters in a small living room. 

Polywood shutters are extremely durable but not indestructible. If Fido uses your Polywood shutters as a chew toy, he’s going to make some dents. Luckily, Polywood shutters are simple to fix. Unlike a torn window shade or broken blinds that will need to be completely replaced, you can get a hold of Sunburst Shutters Chicago to mend individual shutter louvers. You’ll still use your window treatments as usual, and once we replace the louver, your coverings will look like new.

Get Window Treatments The Whole Family Will Adore At Sunburst Shutters Chicago

When you look for dog-proof window treatments in Chicago, Sunburst Shutters Chicago should be your first stop. Our design experts will show you beautiful Polywood shutter samples to your home or discuss different window treatment options. Call us today at 847-250-6544 or complete the form below to start a complimentary in-home consultation.

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