Windows with built-in blinds look smart, are virtually maintenance-free, and are safe for kids and pets since the cords are held neatly inside the glass window. These are the typical reasons that lead homeowners to install windows with built-in blinds. And while these things are all true, some people have the impression that the drawbacks of built-in blinds outweigh the benefits. These drawbacks might include inferior energy efficiency, poor accessibility of the blinds for repair or maintenance, and high cost.
But modern advancements have helped to address these old problems with windows with built-in blinds. Here are some of the improvements that have been made:
- Some brands now offer three-pane windows that provide room for both blinds and a gas, such as argon, that makes windows more energy efficient.
- Some windows are now removable to allow homeowners easy access to repair and clean the blinds or even to change the blinds if you just want a new look. Many companies also offer up to 10-year warranties that will give you confidence should anything happen to the windows during the warranty period.
- Finally, when it comes to price, windows with built-in binds are actually quite affordable and comparable to other window replacements and window treatments, according to a remodeling and design company.