Cordless Window Shades

Cordless Window Shades

April 12, 2023 By Hunter Douglas


Cordless window treatments are becoming increasingly popular, not only for their clean look at the window but also because they’re a safer option if you have small children or pets that could get tangled in loose window cords.


What Does it Mean to have Cordless Blinds or Shades?


Cordless window treatments are what the name suggests—window treatments without strings or cords. Instead, they operate with a cordless lifting mechanism. There are a wide variety of window shades, blinds and shutters available that are designed to enhance child safety.

Silhouette in Terra Aspen Bark
Luminette® Privacy Sheers and Silhouette® Window Shadings Fabric: Terra  Color: Aspen Bark

Cordless Operation with the Touch of a Finger


Available on many types of window treatments, manual cordless operating systems let you control your window treatments by pushing up to raise them or pulling down to lower them. (Some systems use a spring-assist mechanism.) Your shades stay in place without the need for constant adjusting.


If you have a patio or sliding-glass door, you can find similar operating systems that enable you to push your window treatments from side to side. Or, for vertical blinds or shutters, you could opt for a wand that traverses and rotates the vanes or louvers while remaining safely out of a child’s reach. All of these cordless systems offer a clean, uncluttered look at the window.

NewStyle in Hybrid Crisp White
NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters   Color: Crisp White

Shutters: Cordless by Nature


Shutters are inherently cordless. Before choosing an operating system, think about how much clearance you have. If there are a few feet of space around your window, you could get single shutter panels that hinge to your window frame and open out into the room. Or, you could have multiple panels hinged in a bi-fold design, so your shutters open like a fan. Bi-fold panels can also be configured on a track to accommodate door applications. If space is limited, the bypass track system allows your shutters to slide past each other—but keep in mind that only one side of your shutters can be opened completely.


Alternative Operating Systems for Shutters


In addition to the front tilt bar, which is standard for most shutters, there are other options for optimizing your view. The TruView™ Rear Tilt operating system integrates discreetly into the back of the shutters for an unobstructed view to the outside. Simply tilt one louver to the desired position, and the rest will follow. Or, you could select HiddenTilt™, which features a patented gear-driven system with no tilt bars for one-touch control and a completely clear view.

Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters   Color: Bright White

Motorized Cordless Operation


Convenience might be one of the strongest benefits of a motorized operating system. To operate them, all it takes is a simple push of a button, tap on a mobile device or voice control, if you integrate your PowerView® Hub with a compatible smart-home system. You can even program your window treatments to raise and lower automatically throughout the day, and create personalized shade-setting Scenes for each room in your home.


Enhanced Home Safety


Motorized window treatments have no dangerous dangling cords, and can help create a safer home environment for you and your family. Motorization can help provide security while you’re at work or on vacation. You can create personalized schedules that move your window treatments automatically at random times throughout the day giving the appearance that someone is home.


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