Need a Lift? No problem! breaks down the different lift systems options




With the many choices you make when deciding on which window treatments are right for you, choosing a lift system can be one of the most trying. wants to ensure your blind buying experience is as hassle-free as possible.  Check out the different lift systems below to see which one is right for you!

Depending upon which type of blind or shade product you are interested in, the options will vary.  However, being aware of the pros and cons of each lift system may help guide you in your decision.

1)  “Standard Lift Cord”


Although the appearance of these lift cords will vary by manufacturer, the idea is the same.  The lift cord will pull to one direction to raise the blind and to the opposite side to lower.

PROS:  No additional surcharge & Easy to Operate   CONS:  The appearance of dangling cords is a choking hazard for children and pets




2)  “Continuous Cord Loop”



The Continuous Cord Loop lift system operates on an innovative pulley lift system for customers who are looking for a cleaner look with the exclusion of dangling cords.  The clutch headrail design  provides for a smooth and quiet operation of your shades.

PROS:  Very little tension in the cord loop provides a safer product for children and pets & Heavy duty cord system for the larger and heavier shades

CONS:  While this is a more child-safe effective lift system, there will still be the presence of a single cord on the side of the blind.  Although it will not obstruct your view as it hangs down on the side of the blind as opposed to the front


3) “Cordless Lift System”


For the obvious reasons cordless blinds can seem like a shoo-in.  They are recommended by the Window Covering Safety Council as the best choice for homes with small children and pets due to the decreased probability of harm caused by dangling cords.  Depending upon which manufacturer you choose, there are different options for the lift tab at the bottom of the shade.

PROS:  Child Safe & Clean Unobstructed View  CONS:  Not available on shades above a certain width and height




4) “Top Down Bottom Up”



The Top Down Bottom Up lift system has become increasingly popular over the last few years.  This lift systems gives the user the freedom to set the blinds to an exact part of the window allowing for a more precise  amount of desired light in.  This lift system is offered in both the corded and cordless design.

PROS:  Modern look and feel & Ability to be adjusted to any part of the window  CONS:  For Corded you will have a string hanging on both sides as opposed to one & For Cordless; you will need to be able to reach the top of your window to operate the cordless TDBU



5) “Motorized Lift Control”


Motorized lift offers customers the ability to adjust the settings of their blinds without the use of cords and pulls.  These shades are perfect for hard to reach windows and are also pet and child safe.

PROS:  The ease of operating your blinds with a remote control  CONS:  Not available on all products




If you are still undecided as which lift system is best for you, give us a shout!  Our blind experts are trained and eager to assist you with all of your blind needs and concerns.  Reach us Monday through Friday 9am until 5pm EST toll free at 1-888-305-8020.  We look forward to working with you to find the perfect window treatments for your home!

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Jennifer is the resident writer for the Blog and part of our Blindsmax Sales Team. Jennifer is venturing into her 3rd exciting year with the team. With a background in English and Journalism, she is excited to join the Blindsmax SEO team and transform her knowledge of window treatments and love of all things home décor into fun and informative blogs for our customers and followers to enjoy!

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