This month draws attention to an important issue for many households. National Window Coverings Safety Month takes place each October to help raise awareness for the necessity of having safe and secure windows and blinds that reduce the threat of injuries including strangulation. Many models of window coverings today still use long cords that are a direct threat to the safety of your children.

To help families across the country reduce the threat of the hazards associated with window coverings, here are some tips:

  1. Do not allow pull cords to hang loose where a child can access them. Cord free blinds are always a better option.

  2. Watch out for bottom chains on vertical blinds which pose many of the same risks as pull cords for small children crawling or playing on the floor.

  3. Keep your child’s bed or crib away from the windows and especially do not let any cords hang near the bed.

  4. Try to instill safety first with your children when they are playing near windows and glass doors. By establishing strict safety rules at a young age they will better understand the risks involved as they grow up.

  5. Be sure that you are installing only window treatments with high safety standards including safety devices such as cord free hardware and control wands.

Many families are already taking advantage of safe windows from Window Nation. These fiberglass composite window replacements are durable to stand up to your family and the elements. And even better, they offer optimal blinds with no cords which means no risk of strangulation.

If you are living in our large service area including Ohio, the DC metro, the Delaware Valley, Northern Virginia, or Pittsburgh, be sure to check out the many safe and energy efficient window replacement options from Window Nation. To learn more about window replacements including safe window coverings, please contact us today!

Window Nation has won the Pella Certified Contractor Service Excellence Award! This award recognizes Pella Certified Contractors with outstanding customer service. We are honored to be a leader in excellent customer service for energy efficient window, door and siding replacements.

Our team is very proud that 94% of our customers who completed a post-installation survey said they were “very satisfied” and 98% of our customers would refer us to a friend or family.

This year for the Pella Service Award, GuildQuality and Pella joined forces to select the winning companies who received greater than a 90% recommendation rate on customer satisfaction surveys.

So who are GuildQuality and Pella?

GuildQuality provides customer satisfaction surveying for contractors. Its members are dedicated to exceptional customer service. Window Nation is a member of GuildQuality.

For more than 85 years, Pella has been recognized for its energy efficient and high quality windows and doors. Window Nation is a Pella Certified Contractor because we believe in the quality of Pella products.


Window Nation is a family owned and operated company dedicated to providing you with brand name products and installations of energy efficient replacement windows, doors and siding. Combine the high quality products and materials with our team of skilled installation professionals and you are guaranteed a great experience when you are looking to replace your old and less efficient windows, doors and home siding.

Our large service area extends from Cleveland, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and all of Maryland. So if you are looking for quality window installations to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your heating and cooling costs throughout the year, simply contact us today at Window Nation to get started!

This month draws attention to an important issue for many households. National Window Coverings Safety Month takes place each October to help raise awareness for the necessity of having safe and secure windows and blinds that reduce the threat of injuries including strangulation. Many models of window coverings today still use long cords that are a direct threat to the safety of your children.

To help families across the country reduce the threat of the hazards associated with window coverings, here are some tips:

  1. Do not allow pull cords to hang loose where a child can access them. Cord free blinds are always a better option.

  2. Watch out for bottom chains on vertical blinds which pose many of the same risks as pull cords for small children crawling or playing on the floor.

  3. Keep your child’s bed or crib away from the windows and especially do not let any cords hang near the bed.

  4. Try to instill safety first with your children when they are playing near windows and glass doors. By establishing strict safety rules at a young age they will better understand the risks involved as they grow up.

  5. Be sure that you are installing only window treatments with high safety standards including safety devices such as cord free hardware and control wands.

Many families are already taking advantage of safe windows and blinds from Pella Windows. These fiberglass composite window replacements are durable to stand up to your family and the elements. And even better, they offer optimal blinds with no cords which means no risk of strangulation.

Window Nation is a certified contractor of Pella’s patented fiberglass composite window replacements. If you are living in our large service area including the DC metro, Charlotte, Northern Virginia, or the Carolinas, be sure to check out the many safe and energy efficient window replacement options from Window Nation. To learn more about window replacements including safe window coverings, please contact us today!