Cordless vs Corded Blinds
As newer generations take place, people generally prefer convenience and style in everything from their phones to their cars. The window covering industry is no exception to this change and has lead to innovations such as a cordless lift. Cordless Lift is available in all types of blinds and shades, including but not limited to, Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, Aluminum Blinds, Cellular Shades, Pleated Shades, Roman Shades etc. The cordless lift provides a much-needed elegance and simplicity to window décor. Simply lift the shades up with a nudge at the bottom rail and simply lower them again by slightly pulling on them; in addition, they look great with no dangling cords and provide a cleaner sleeker appearance. Cordless blinds and shades are available from companies such as Graber, Norman & Crown among others.
How do Cordless Blinds Work?
Let’s start with aesthetics, cordless lift on a blind or shade offers a clean and beautiful look for your windows whereas, with a corded lift, you have cords hanging about. It is very easy to operate, to lift the blind of shade you simply push up from the bottom with minimal effort. To close the shade you simply pull from the bottom with minimal effort; it really is that easy. Cordless blinds and shades are ideal for any type of window or door as long as the window is within hand’s reach. This lift option is available in pretty much every type of blind or shade currently in existence and comes in a wide variety of colors and product types.
Safety is also a major benefit of Cordless lift systems. In fact, homes with children and pets are recommended to install blinds or shades with only a cordless lift. Cords pose a safety hazard from dangling around and possibly choking a child. The small tassels of a cord are also small enough to be swallowed and hard children and pets considerably. A Cordless lift system eliminates these issues.
Cordless Wood Blinds
Graber has come with high-performance cordless motors for their wood blinds and faux wood blinds and they are backed up with the Spring Window Fashions renown and popular replacement warranty.
Cordless One Touch Aluminum Blinds
Crown has unique Cordless Aluminum Blinds that tilt and lift can be controlled with the bottom rail. By tilting bottom rail the blind can be tilted and by lifting bottom rail the blinds can be lifted.
Cordless Faux Wood Blinds
These Cordless Faux Wood Blinds standard feature itself comes as cordless.
Norman Cellular Shades
Norman Portrait Cellular Shades comes with the patent cordless feature the SmartFit Cellular Shades.
Norman Roman Shades
Norman Center Piece Roman Shades comes with an option of a patent Aerolite cordless.
Disadvantages of Cordless lift option
A cordless lift is generally not available for very large measurements since the larger the blind or shade the more stress it puts on the cordless lift system. Good quality cordless lifts generally last a long time, however, they usually don’t last as long as a corded system would. It’s also not a great option for hard to reach windows since you need direct access to the blind or shade to actually open or close it.
Although there are a few disadvantages we believe the benefits of a cordless blind or shade vastly speak in favor of it. It provides a clean and gorgeous appearance to your windows and extremely easy to use.