In today's marketplace, there are three primary options when ordering your wood or faux wood blind tilting feature. They are motorized tilt, wand tilt, and cord tilt. Let's take a quick look at each option.
The least used and known tilt option is the motorized feature. Motorized tilt is great for child safety and for hard to reach windows, but the cost of this option is often prohibitive, especially for consumers of wood and faux wood blinds which are looking for lower priced window covering options.
The wand tilt is the familiar "stick" which connects to the head rail of your wood or faux wood blind. As you twist the stick, the blind will tilt open or closed. The advantages of the wand tilt feature are that it eliminates cords, which is great for child safety, and if your lift feature and tilt feature are located on the same side of the blind, the wand won't tangle with your lift cords. However, a significant downside of the wand tilt feature is that the mechanics of this type of mechanism make it far more likely to fail over time.
The cord tilt mechanism has become the standard wood and faux wood blind tilting feature over the past decade. Cord tilts tend to allow you to close your blinds tighter without damaging the mechanism and they are easier to use. A simple tug on one cord or the other easily tilts the blind, and tilt cords are less noticeable in your window then a wand.
Here is something else to consider. Wood or faux wood blinds over 96" in length require a cord tilt - no wand option is available. What does that tell you? That a wand won't handle the weight and extra torque required to completely close longer blinds.
Just some tidbits for your consideration as you shop for your wood or faux wood blinds. Of course, we would love to help you work through the tilt options on your faux wood blind project! Contact us today and a member of our knowledgeable staff will call you back to set an appointment time for your complimentary consultation.
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