One of the most appealing features of between-the-glass blinds is the possibility of having one less thing to clean.
Window blinds can quickly become dusty and dirty and usually require regular cleaning. If you’re detailed, you can even wash your blinds in a tub or outside. But for those of us who don’t view cleaning as a hobby and want to streamline home maintenance as much as possible, integral blinds might be a great option.
What Are Between-the-Glass Blinds?
Modern windows are generally double-paned, which means two panes of glass are hung in the window frame. The space between the two sheets of glass is usually filled with gas, such as Argon or Krypton, which helps to improve the window’s thermal efficiency and offer insulation. The space between window panes can also provide room for blinds to be installed within the glass rather than on the window’s exterior.
Benefits of Integral Blinds
The truth is that window blinds, in general, require a certain amount of maintenance and upkeep. Besides cleaning and dusting, blinds can easily become bent or broken, unbalanced, tangled, or damaged. If you have small children or pets in the home, there is also the danger of hanging cords posing a strangling hazard. Blinds fitted between the glass help eliminate many of these inconveniences and dangers. Here are some of the benefits:
- Less Cleaning and Maintenance. Because the blinds are encased in glass, they do not accumulate dust, dirt, and other allergens the way conventional window blinds do. As long as the window is well sealed, there should be no need to clean the blinds at all, which is a huge benefit to anyone who has performed this tedious chore!
- Greater Safety. Safety for children and pets is of huge concern, and with integral blinds, there are no cords to worry about. Instead of cords, the blinds are usually operated using a remote control or a magnetic slider.
- Longer Lasting. Conventional window blinds can easily be bent or broken, requiring frequent replacement or repair. Blinds installed between the glass, on the other hand, often last as long as the windows themselves. Many times, they also include a ten or 20-year warranty.
- More Streamlined. There’s no denying that blinds between the glass offer a more modern, streamlined look. They are an excellent option for large glass doors, preventing all the swinging, rattling, and potential for getting stuck in the door.
Other Things to Consider
While windows with blinds between the glass are typically more expensive than standard windows, remember that this cost includes the whole window treatment. With standard windows, blinds must be purchased and installed separately, sometimes needing repairs or replacements after just a few short years. Some manufacturers may not use gas between the window panes when there are integral blinds, providing less insulation. Triple pane windows with integrated blinds are a great option to have the best of both worlds.
We Can Help You Make the Best Choice for Your Home
Here at Northern Utah Glass, we can help you determine whether between-the-glass blinds are the right option for your home. With over 15 years of experience, we provide the highest quality service to Weber, Davis, and Salt Lake County. Give us a call at 801-528-2800 or contact us online for a free in-home estimate.