Occasionally, we encounter clients who prefer to raise and lower their wood or faux wood blinds. In general, we recommend that if you have wood and faux wood blinds installed in your home, that you limit how often you raise and lower them. This practice tends to make the wood or faux wood blind last longer.
Really, your wood and faux wood blind is designed to control the light by tilting it throughout the day. The process of raising and lowering puts a lot more force on all of the components. In fact for certain large faux wood blinds, most manufacturers will not provide a warranty on the blind - and recommend that the blind not be raised very often.
Also, wood and faux wood blinds when raised will stack at the top of the window. The size of this stack is determined by the length of the window. So, if you are planning on using a wood or faux wood blind in this way it might be a good idea to review the stack chart provided by the manufacturer.
Bottom line - you might want to consider a different type of window covering if raising and lowering your blind is part of how you plan on enjoying your window. There are plenty of options. If you simply love wood and faux wood blinds, and need to raise and lower then regularly, then work with your window covering professional to consider weight, stack, material and configuration. All of these items, properly designed and considered, will help you make choices which cause your blind to last as long as possible.
Of course, we can help you with all of this and we would love to help you with your wood or faux wood blind project. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. Thanks for your interest in Latreia Blinds and Shutters!
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