As of May 1, 2022 Canada is enforcing the new Corded Window Covering Regulations to eliminate risks to children due to accessible cords.
Blinds that have long cords can pose a danger to children and pets. If you’re looking to update the window coverings in your home, cordless options offer a safe and stylish solution. Continue reading for more benefits of cordless blinds and shades and the multiple varieties available.
Corded Window Coverings Regulation Update
While there are many specifics in the new regulations, some of the key changes include the following:
- A reachable cord with one free end must not exceed 22 cm in length when it is pulled in any direction by the gradual application of force attaining 35 N
- A reachable cord with no free end must not exceed 22 cm in length between two consecutive contact points when it is pulled in any direction by the gradual application of force attaining 35 N
- If a reachable cord is pulled in any direction by the gradual application of force attaining 35 N, the perimeter of any loop, whether it is existing, created or enlarged, must not exceed 44 cm
Benefits of Cordless Blinds
Easy To Use
With cordless blinds, there is no need for multiple confusing hanging cords, instead you simply have to pull up or down on the blinds to adjust them. Nor will you have to deal with tangled cords or hiding long cords for aesthetic or safety.
Cordless window treatments are available in a variety of materials, shades, and styles like cellular, wood, roller, and much more. All of these options makes it easy to find a cordless style that matches your decor and budget
This option provides a modern and sleek look that’s sure to match the style of your home. Cordless window coverings create a clean line allowing the outside view to be seen without any clutter. Perfect for open floor plans and homes with many windows, they can be customized to fit your space.
As mentioned previously, cordless window treatments are safer than other options and are preferred by those who have children or pets. With cordless options, there is no worry of potential cord strangulation or confusing cords for a toy and prevents damage to the shades or blinds. They are safe to add to not only the children’s bedrooms but also the bathroom, living room or kitchen.
Types of Cordless Window Coverings
There are lots of available options to choose from for cordless window coverings, here are some of Skyview Shade’s favourites!
Roller blinds are convenient to use, easy to install and maintain. When it comes to a low maintenance option, this is the best choice. Homeowners with children choose roller blinds for the easy to clean and durable performance.
Zebra blinds are an innovative and modern window treatment that can add uniqueness to any room. Our in-house option, Skyview Sheers, are ideal for any room of the home that requires sunlight with dependable blockage for privacy or comfort. These sheer blinds give you more options than traditional blinds, and they have a sophisticated look that grabs attention.
Control your window shades with the push of a button or let automatic sensors and timers do all the work! Great for all indoor living spaces, these custom made and professionally installed blinds & shades offer you the convenience to easily manage room lighting and privacy.
Visit our showroom or give us a call at 403-714-0416 to learn more about cordless window treatments for your home or business.