Why Kid Safe Window Coverings Matter – The Facts

Window Coverings can be a beautiful but deadly addition to your home if you do not install the proper ones. Children are susceptible to injuries and even deaths by cords from some window coverings. Kid safe window coverings come in a variety of beautiful fashions that pose no risk to your family.

Parentsforwindowblindsafety.org has an extensive database of all reports injuries and deaths to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission dating back to 1972.  The information on this page is for reporters, government officials, attorneys and anyone else interested in window covering safety.  We will add to this page so please keep it bookmarked for updates.

FAQ submitted by PFWBS

How many children have been killed or injured by cords from window coverings?

  • 554

    Window Coverings can kill, protect your family but selecting cordless.

    Kids and Cords: A Deadly Combo

What does it mean when window covering boxes say “child safe” on them?

  • This means the product complies with the WCMA/ANSI standard.

If a product complies with the WCMA/ANSI safety standard does that mean its
safe?

  • NO! This safety standard is developed and written by the manufactures. Long operational or pull cords, accessible inner cords and faulty tension devices all comply with the most current 2012 WCMA/ANSI safety standard.

How safe are the safety kits passed out by the Window Coverings Safety Council?

How can I tell if a window covering is safe for children?

  • If the window covering has no accessible cords, front and back, it is safe.  Please see our safe products page for products that have been tested for safety.

For more information visit on how to replace your old corded window coverings please visit http://danmer.com/buy/kidsafe.php

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Introducing the Shutter Shopper App!

Custom Shutters

Custom Shutter App for android or apple.

The Shutter Shopper app is a revolutionary app brought to you by Danmer Custom Shutters for your Apple or Android device! The Shutter Shopper app lets you visualize how custom shutters will look in your home!

Using the Shutter Shopper app is simple! In just 3 short steps, you will see just how beautiful your home can be with custom shutters!

  1. Snap a photo of your windows.
  2. Outline the Window using the app.
  3. Select your shutters from a variety of colors, louver size and tilt rod options!

Once completed you will be able to see the beautify and elegance that custom shutters can bring to your home! Then you can save and share your design with family and friends!

The app is available now in the Apple App Store and in Google Play! Download it today or call one of our design specialist and they will bring the showroom to you!

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Looking for a Unique Window Blind? Check out Luminette by Hunter Douglas

Are you looking for a window blind, but feel as though everything pretty much looks the same? You don’t want something that someone in your family or circle of friends has, and you certainly don’t want to match your neighbor, right? Well, if you want blinds that are unique yet elegant, you may want to check out the Luminette design we have here at Danmer.

More than Your Traditional Vertical Window Blind

You may be thinking that someone that you know already has a vertical window blind, so this is not something you would even consider. However, Luminettes are different! They are unlike anything most people have seen.

Luminettes feature gorgeous fabric facings that are translucent, thereby offering a glow with the light. They also have vanes that rotate for more privacy and light control. Here at Danmer, we carry these in more than 80 color and material combinations, so there is sure to be one that will complement your space beautifully.

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Shopping in Orange County? Shutters from Danmer are Recommended

If you live in or around Orange County, shutters can be purchased from a variety of places. Unfortunately, many consumers find out the hard way that all manufacturers do not offer the same quality, fit or warranty. Shutters are an investment that you should be able to enjoy for a long time. They are charming, offer curb appeal and even increase your home’s value. It only makes sense to purchase quality shutters from an established company with a solid reputation.

Danmer is Recommended for Orange County Shutters

If you ask around, people will likely tell you to shop at Danmer for Orange County shutters. This is because we make quality products and our customer service is unparalleled. We even offer a free consultation with one of our design experts to ensure you are getting a product that will complement your space. Plus, this allows us to measure to guarantee a perfect fit.

We are also known for our fantastic selection. Whether you are looking for masterpiece, Thermalite or wood shutters, or if you are interested in something from Hunter Douglas, we are sure to have something that will appeal to your personal taste!

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Will a Shutter Custom Made Provide Sound Absorption?

Most people have a shutter custom made to improve the appearance of the home, provide more privacy, or increase light control. Few people even realize that proper fitting shutters can also provide sound absorption.

Block Out Noise by Having a Shutter Custom Made

If your bedroom window happens to face a noisy neighbor or busy street, having a shutter custom made might be all that you need, to achieve a better quality of sleep. Of course, this will leave you well-rested, which can have a positive impact on your health and mood.

Many styles that we have here at Danmer will reduce the intensity of all those unwanted sounds that keep you up at night. Some excel in noise absorption more than others and even come with a rating. If blocking out noise is your main concern, ask one of our design specialists which blinds will help you achieve this.

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Window Blinds – Which White is Right?

Are you sitting and looking at a multitude of window blinds that are all labeled a different color, but all look white do you? You are definitely not alone! Choosing the right blinds is an important decision, but it is made quite complicated because there are so many options. This is especially true if you know you want something white, or a little off-white, but then you are faced with a ton of options like Cloud Nine, Sandstone, Sand Castle, Patagonian Glacier and Snow. Is there really a difference?

Choose the Right Shade for Your Window Blinds

Although most people look at a few swatches and do not see the difference between colors, a professional can definitely tell. Believe it or not, a very small shade variation can make a dramatic difference in a room. Rather than simply choose a hue so you can get the shade made, why not have a design expert help you?

Here at Danmer, we provide a free consultation, because we want you to be truly happy with your blinds. Rather than stare at blind swatches and guess which white shade will look best, let one of our experts come analyze your space and help you make the right decision. They will take measurements for you while they are there, too, so you can get the perfect fit.

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Why Cutouts are Important on Custom Window Shutters

One of the reasons custom window shutters always look superior to prefabricated styles purchased in stores is because they can have cutouts made. This term may not mean much to you now, but when the shutters fit as they should, without bulging around door handles or window cranks, you will appreciate the feature.

Custom Window Shutters Provide a Better Fit

When you buy blinds that are already packaged in generic sizes, they never look as polished as custom window shutters do. Most people measure the width and length of a window and forget to factor in handles. This is why you should always have your windows professionally measured. Sometimes you might even need a deeper frame or extensions to allow the louvers to angle as they should. When a professional makes the measurements, all of these points are factored into the creation of the shutters to ensure that they fit perfectly. This will also ensure that they can be operated flawlessly.

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Why a Professional Should Measure for Your Bay Window Shutters

If you are considering having bay window shutters custom made, it is extremely recommended to have a professional take the measurements for you. It is also important that you never buy prefabricated blinds that you can buy in any home store. They never fit properly, and they look horrible in bay windows.

Bay windows are typically made up of three or four sections and naturally become a focal point in the home. Placing poorly fitting shutters on them will get noticed by everyone who walks through the door and will certainly distract from your beautiful décor.

Measuring for Bay Window Shutters is Tricky

You may think that you can handle measuring for your bay window shutters, but the process is a lot more complicated than you are likely anticipating.

You need to know the depth of the frame you are working with to even get started measuring, because the wrong depth won’t allow your louvers to open and close, but the wrong measurement won’t let the frame sit at the right angle.

Do your windows have hand cranks? If so, this will dictate the need for a deeper frame. You will need to know what type of windows you have, how much wall space there is and be aware of any frames around the windows that will affect measurements.

As you can see, this is a very complicated process. Fortunately for you, Danmer will take care of taking all your measurements — for free.

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Which Wood Shutters are Right for Me?

The wood shutters you find here at Danmer are unlike styles that are available elsewhere. Aside from the fact that they are stunning, they are made right here in the USA, using only the highest grade hardwood available. This means that they will not only last a lifetime, they will continue to look their best year-after-year.

Special Features of Wood Shutters

One of the most appreciated features that our wood shutters offer is our patented Duraglide Louver Tension System, which is guarantee to never need adjusting or tightening. They also are hand-sanded, which is what gives them an unparalleled smooth finish that you immediately notice.

Our shutters are also given a diamond undercoat, to seal out moisture, and we use super long epoxy coated staples that will never fall out. Just to offer peace-of-mind, all of our warranties are transferrable, which could be a strong selling point, if you put your house on the market in the future.

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Which Shutters Should I Put on My Sliding Glass Doors?

If you have sliding glass doors, you probably feel a little exposed. Sure, the view is probably only available from your backyard, but who knows if people a street over, or behind you, have a pair of binoculars. Not to mention, when the sun beats through the glass doors for a few hours a day, it likely makes the space rather uncomfortable. Plus, if you have central air, it has to work extra hard, which increases your energy bill. Custom shutters will provide you with privacy and make the space more comfortable — all while providing a more polished look.

Hunter Douglas Custom Shutters are Perfect for Sliding Glass Doors

The reason why so many homeowners go without covering their sliding glass doors is because they are not all that easy to fit. You want something that will not make it impossible to open and close the door. Products that are more traditional can typically be too heavy to raise and lower, with this length. Fortunately, here at Danmer, we can make your custom shutters that will look exceptional, while providing you with the light control and privacy that you need.

Both our Luminette® and Duette® options from Hunter Douglas are perfect, because they traverse horizontally, which makes them more suitable to open. Request a consultation with one of our design experts, today.

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