If you only have a pet fish, you don’t have to worry about them doing anything to your replacement windows in West Jordan, UT. Hamsters, rabbits, and other such critters are probably pretty safe as well. But new windows are quite an investment and the last thing you want to have happen is to install them and then have your pet damage them in some way or another. Here are a few tips to help your pets stay safe and your new windows remain undamaged.
Train Pets Well
If you work with your pet at an early age, you can train him to do a lot of different things. Train your pet to throw a ball around and play fetch outside only. Try to get them to stay away from the windows. You don’t want them jumping up onto the screen, for example, or getting excited about a visitor and pressing up against glass that could always break if they hit it too hard. It’s for their safety and for the sake of your new windows.
Avoid Furniture Near Windows
Pets are going to climb on chairs, couches, and other things to see outside. You can train them not to get up on those things and that’s a great start. But to further protect your windows when those pets are really curious as to what’s going on outside, keep those furniture pieces away from the windows. If they climb on the couch, they can’t get to the window anyway. That will keep them safe from jumping into the window to get a bird. And it will protect your window as well.
Get Child-Proof Coverings
The last thing you want is for your pet to get hurt around your new windows. Since you are getting new windows, you might find it a good time to get new window coverings as well. Get coverings that don’t have long cords that pets can get tangled up in. If the window coverings are good for a child, they’ll work well for a pet, too. Consider something like shades that lift and lower without cords or cordless blinds, among other options.
Give Them A Window
Your pet is going to want to see outside. Give them one window that is all theirs for observing. Make it a small window and try to keep it screen-free so they can’t damage that portion. That window should be sturdy and accessible so they can enjoy it and be less tempted to bother the others.
These are a few ideas to help your replacement windows in West Jordan, UT and your pet co-exist well. You don’t want damage happening right after installation and you also don’t want your pets getting hurt. Visit with the professionals at HomeStar Windows & Doors and tell us what kind of pet you have and how they treat your current windows. You can call us at (801) 770-6835 and ask questions or you can visit with us in person at 8724 S 700 E Sandy, UT 84070.