Love Your Windows! Explore Different Types of Window Covering Lift Systems
While dressing your windows, it’s necessary to fall in love with every part of the window treatment, such as patterns, textures, colors, lift, control type, etc. But if you are new in the world of window fashion, then you might be wondering: what lift options are there for windows? Well, that’s why we’re here to help.
A window covering lift systems refers to a window blind or shade that can be dragged up to the top of the window, offering the best outside view with natural light. Raising or lowering your window blinds can make a huge difference when it comes to the comfort and safety of your home and office. Basically, there are four types of lift options available: the standard pull cord, continuous cord loop, cordless, and remote motorized lift systems.
Why Is It Important to Consider Lift Options for Your Window Treatments?
Our main goal is to ensure the safety of you and your family. Lift options also help you to determine the lift position and how much you’ll be opening and closing the treatments.
If you want durability and strength and something that is as functional as it is beautiful, then you’ll want to make sure you choose the right lift system for you.
Cordless Lift System or Corded Lift System
In the world of technology, everyone prefers convenience and style in everything they own, and the window covering industry is no exception. So before you get started, know the basic differences between cordless and corded options, and their advantages and disadvantages.
Cordless Window Coverings
Cordless window treatments are the most popular choice to have in your home if you want to avoid any tangled cords or knots. Not only are they the safest lift option available, but they also provide a beautiful look, more high-quality functionality, and style benefits.
Cordless lift options are available on almost every product and you can easily operate them by using your hand. To operate a cordless system, simply grasp the middle of the bottom headrail and pull up or down with a gentle, even pressure. The blinds will stay wherever you place them. We always recommend upgrading to cordless lift system for safety and aesthetic reasons.
Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Lift Systems
To get the ultimate comfort and convenience, cordless options are available for roman shades, cellular shades, aluminum blinds, wood blinds, and more. But before you install them, you should know how to use them properly.
- If you have kids and pets in your home then cordless window coverings are the safest option. The hazards of window cords can lead to strangling or death. Try to choose cordless cellular shades, cordless roller shades, etc.
- If you have large windows with different sizes and shapes, then cordless window treatments help give you a uniform look.
- Cordless lift options work best for the main windows in your home. When raised, cordless blinds easily get out of the way of the window with no dangling cord.
- Be wary of choosing cordless lifts for especially wide windows, as they can be harder to operate or require more careful operation.
- Window shades for high and hard to reach windows cannot be operated with cordless lift option.
- Cordless is not recommended for those areas where the bottom half of the shade is covered or hard to get to.
Below are the four types of cordless lift systems :
- Cordless Spring (closed with a spring-loaded roller, permitting you to simply pull down to raise and lower)
- Premium Cordless (fitted with enhanced technology in the headrail, allowing for continuous movement)
- Simple Rise Cordless (fitted with a robust bottom rail and operated with a simple push)
- Remote Control Motorized Lift (fitted with modern technology and operated with the touch of a remote)
Corded Window Coverings
When you are planning to install corded lift system, you have to raise or lower your window coverings using a cord. These lift options also give your windows a streamlined, clean look, and they are ideal for homes with a modern design.
Corded window treatments are recommended for wide windows to help lift the weight of heavy treatments. Standard cords can be paired with almost any type of window blind or shade and are typically the most affordable option. This makes them a great choice for a large office with many windows to cover a budget.
Below are the three types of corded lift systems :
- Cord Lock (provided with a hanging cord for raising and lowering)
- Easy Lift (outfitted with a braided continuous loop for lifting and lowering)
- Clutch Lift with Beaded Chain (adjusted with a beaded chain continuous loop for operating window coverings)
But always keep in mind to keeps your window cords out of the reach of kids and pets by using cord cleats to keep them secured to the wall.
Bottom-up/Top Down (TDBU) Window Coverings
If your main priority is privacy as well as light control, then bottom up top down is one of the most versatile options for your home as it is available with both Cordless and Corded lift systems. You can raise your window coverings from the bottom and lower them from the top.
Have More questions? Contact Our Design Experts!
Still thinking what to choose? Well, if you’re looking for a more traditional window treatment and worried about safety, we recommend a Cordless Lift System for your home windows.
For any advice related to cordless or corded window coverings, or any other window decorating query, contact us! Our design experts can assist you in selecting the perfect window treatment and upgraded operating lift system to fit your needs.