Custom Cordless Horizontal Blinds: Versatility Meets Durability
When you are selecting window treatments for an apartment complex, it is easiest to select a style and design that will never be outdated. Cordless blinds are timeless and durable to last for many years.
Many apartment dwellers are younger in age and have small children. Renting an apartment is necessary until they can gather enough resources and gain good credit scores to enable them to buy a house. In the past, older types of horizontal blinds had cords on them that hang down and children could strangle themselves with the cords. That’s the beauty of cordless blinds–they are childproof to protect the little ones in an apartment. Many younger couples are more diligent than ever when it comes to protecting their children. Anyone with a small child would much rather rent an apartment with cordless blinds, as they see this as a big upgrade to traditional corded blinds and in some cases it could rank high enough to make your apartments their number one choice when it comes to rentals. It also helps to spread good news about your apartment complex to other young couples with children who are safety conscious. After all, word of mouth is the best advertising you can get.
An Affordable Window Treatment
When purchasing window treatments for an apartment complex that is new, or updating window treatments in an apartment complex, it will be for a considerable amount of windows, at the very least, one per apartment. This can run into quite a bit of cost. The custom cordless horizontal blinds are a very affordable option for you in all cases.
Choices in Workmanship Materials
The two main choices to decide between in horizontal cordless blinds are the materials they are made from. The aluminum variety usually has one-inch slats for a sleek design that lies closely to the window. In the aluminum type, alabaster is the number one color for apartments, because it is not a stark, white and it’s easier to hide dust than white is.
Faux wood horizontal cordless blinds usually have two-inch slats and a beautiful crown valance at the top that covers the heavy-duty head rail. The slats are made of flat PVC foam and therefore they are naturally static resistant.
Super Durability in Window Treatments
Without the need to replace cords, there are fewer mishaps with cordless blinds. The cord is not only a safety risk, but also it was continuously being tangled, then when someone would try to open or shut the blinds they wouldn’t travel upward or downward levelly. This can lead to more tugging on the cord and possibly damages to them. The cordless version is much more durable, as it uses a tilt control wand that is made to handle heavy usage. The cordless blinds head rail is made of designer steel for durability and sleekness on aluminum blinds. The bottom rail is made of roll formed metal to be durable as well.
Versatile Window Treatments
Horizontal blinds are popular in apartments due to their versatility. A renter can add other window treatments on top of the blinds to fit their interior design style easily. They may add just a fabric valance at the top or they can choose fabric window treatments that cover the entire window if they wish. All renters enjoy knowing that they can close the horizontal blinds for privacy purposes and to shut out the sunshine, thereby reducing their heating and cooling costs.
Ease of Operation of Cordless Blinds
Modern cordless blinds are super easy to operate at any age. To close the blinds, you simply grasp the center of the bottom rail and slowly pull it down. To open the blinds, you lift the rail upwards and you can lift it up to partially open them or open them entirely without any effort. The twist wand on the cordless blinds twists left and right to open and close the slats at any desired angle to let filtered light, full light or no light inside.
Custom Fit Window Treatments
When it comes to commercial window treatments, one size does not fit all. Apartments have different sized windows in both width and length from each other and many times have different sizes within one apartment. It all depends on how they were constructed. Cordless horizontal blinds are custom window treatments that are cut to the specific size needed, so they are guaranteed to fit any windows you have in an apartment complex.
A Noise Dampening Feature
When the blinds are closed in an apartment, it dampens the sounds from outdoors on the inside and inside noise to the outside while giving renters a sense of security. Apartments all have some units that have windows facing the parking lots. Renters enjoy the ability to close the blinds and keep the noises from cars out as well as the headlights at night. In turn, apartments with children tend to be a bit louder and closing the blinds can keep some of the sound inside so it doesn’t bother other tenants.
Advantages for Apartment Complexes
In the middle of the dog days of summer, renters will close their blinds to use less energy so their bill will be lower. This is also true when old man winter is around. Horizontal blinds are energy efficient in that they hold the hot or cold air next to the window when closed to decrease on heating and cooling costs. This in turn helps the entire complex because the air conditioning and heating units will not be used as much and in turn, each will last many more years without the need for repairs or replacements. This can save an apartment building a considerable amount of money per year that they won’t need to spend on these items.
When tenants have their blinds closed when they are away at work, it prevents anyone from seeing inside their apartment and may lessen the likelihood of theft. This can save your apartment complex money and time by not having to replace windows that are broken.
Closing the blinds to block out the light helps to lengthen the life of your textiles in your apartments. Bright sunlight shining constantly on the carpet will first start to fade the color and then begin to break down the texture. At this point, the carpet is easy to tear because it becomes thin. Blinds can make the carpeting last much longer in all of your apartments.
Cordless horizontal blinds for apartment complexes have the most versatility, durability and affordability that you can find in any commercial window treatments. They are child safe and have many benefits for both the tenants and the apartment complex.