Are cordless blinds worth it?

Author: Dr. Joel Trantow  |  Last update: Sunday, July 3, 2022

If functionality and ease are your top priorities, motorized cordless blinds are the best option for you. Cordless motorized blinds give you hands-free control with no awkward cords or pulleys, and no need to climb over the furniture — or over the toys in the kids' rooms — to manually lift your blinds.

Are cordless shades worth it?

Advantages of Cordless Blinds

Without cords, you'll love not having to deal with a tangled mess of strings hanging from your windows. With the absence of cords, it's also much safer for your children and pets. You won't need to worry about kids and your precious dog or cat getting entangled and hurt.

Why are blinds Cordless now?

Cordless blinds operate just as simply as corded blinds—only safer. Cordless blinds also offer lower lifetime costs. They are more widely available than corded models. While you can still order corded blinds or shades as custom window treatments, most retailers sell primarily cordless blinds.

Do cordless blinds go up and down?

Cordless blinds and shades usually have a lift or tension mechanism inside the headrail or bottom rail. The cords move around inside the mechanism to allow you to raise and lower the blinds as needed.

How long do cordless cellular shades last?

How Long Do Cellular And Roman Shades Last? Shades, from heat-blocking cellular and honeycomb shades to stylish and modern Roman shades, outclass blinds in their longevity. With an average lifespan of 5-7 years, they can probably match the timing of when the average homeowner changes their entire home décor.

Cordless vs. Corded Blinds

Are cellular shades worth it?

When looking for an attractive window covering that is also energy efficient, cellular shades are an excellent option to consider. These shades create small cells between two layers of fabric. These cells, which resemble honeycombs, trap air to provide an additional layer of insulation at your window.

What is the difference between cellular shades and honeycomb shades?

A cellular shade has a more complex construction. Also called “honeycomb shades,” cellular shades have geometric folds that resemble honeycombs. Cellular window shades are available with both a single layer of these honeycombs and a double layer, called “single cell” and “double cell,” respectively.

Why won't my cordless blinds go up?

The inner springs simply need to be activated again. When the shade won't lift upward, start by gently trying to lower it as far as it will go. If it seems to be at the end already, pull it toward you at a 45-degree angle. In most cases, the cord system inside your shade should operate like new.

How do cordless blinds work?

A cordless blind still has cords going through the slats in order to operate them. To lower the blinds you simply pull down on the bottom rail and tilt the bottom rail back and forth to tilt the slats. To raise the blinds, just raise the bottom rail.

How do you lift cordless blinds?

All you do is put your hand in the middle of the shade and push up or pull down on the bar to raise or lower it to your desired height! Some of the cordless shades will also have an optional clear handle that can be snapped onto the bottom rail. Yeah – that's literally it.

Do they make blinds with cords anymore?

A new safety standard will take effect Saturday limiting the manufacturing of corded blinds in response to fears they could injure or kill children by strangulation. Starting Dec. 15, most products used to cover windows must either be cordless or have short, inaccessible cords.

Are cordless blinds safe for kids?

As many across the country continue to work and learn from home due to COVID-19, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to choose cordless window coverings. Pull cords, continuous loop cords, inner cords or any other accessible cords on window coverings are dangerous to young children.

Can blinds be converted to cordless?

A: Unfortunately most blinds are not able to be converted to cordless. Due to the style of headrail and the different mechanisms it is not something that can be swapped out.

How do cordless honeycomb blinds work?

There are strings in cordless honeycomb shade, but they are hidden in the shade. Through hands pushing up or down, roller spins and makes strings rolling so that shade can be stopped at preferred position.

How wide is too wide for cordless blinds?

Wide Windows.

A continuous cord loop is recommended for shades over 120 inches wide. This lift system evenly distributes the weight of the shade to the cord for less labored operation. Because a shade of this width would require two people to raise and lower it evenly, cordless is not recommended.

What is cordless window blinds?

Cordless blinds and shades are window coverings that do not include the standard strings that most people are used to. There are no lines or rods hanging from the top rail, and there is nothing to pull. Instead, the strings that operate the treatments interlace inside the blind slats and do not run beside them.

How durable are cellular blinds?

Cellular shades are a durable choice because they're usually made of a mixture of bonded polyester and spun lace that stays strong for many years. This makes them a worthwhile investment that provides good value for money.

How do you clean cordless honeycomb blinds?

Most cellular shades only require light, regular dusting and vacuuming to keep them clean. You can remove embedded stains, by spot treating them with warm water and a mild detergent. Dusting: It's natural for dust to build up on the inside of your cellular shades, and there may even be dead bugs inside the honeycombs.

Which is better pleated or cellular shades?

Cellular shades provide more energy efficiency than pleated shades because of their honeycomb construction, which you can see when you look at them from the side. Pleated shades look the same as cellular shades from the front, but do not offer the insulating honeycomb design.

Why are cellular shades so popular?

Cellular shades not only block heat and cold, they also protect homes against damaging UV rays. By closing cellular window treatments during hours where direct sunlight hits, homes remain cooler. Some cellular window shades also qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $1500.00.

Can you see through cellular shades at night?

The darker color you choose, the more the honeycomb cellular shades will filter your light transmission(meaning it won't be as bright). At night time depending on your lighting situation you may be able to see shadows when standing next to the honeycomb shades but you can not see through the window shades.

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