Joan Miller

What do your windows say about your home? Are your windows covered or uncovered? As a window covering professional, I am always drawn to the window coverings in homes, commercial spaces, and on TV shows! 

Window covering cords has been a controversial subject plaguing the window covering industry for many years. Due to the unfortunate deaths of several young children, manufacturers have been charged with implementing better and safer ways to operate blinds and shades.

When it comes to arched, angled, and odd-shaped windows there is no one simple answer. There are not a wide variety of options for these windows and the products that are available are limited in function and in size.

The sun affects us in so many ways. It lights up a space in your home and at the same time it can wreak havoc on your beloved possessions such as rugs, artwork, and furniture.  

This month we are devoting our column to your window covering safety. We are sharing the article from the Window Covering Safety Council website:

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. 

When was the last time you pulled up in front of your garage, got out of your car, manually opened the garage door, got back in your car, drove your car in the garage, and then manually closed it again?