If you’re in the market for some new replacement windows, you have more than a few choices. However, in these days when wallets are tightening and ‘going green’ is the reoccurring theme, you’re probably considering insulated windows with Low-E glass; not only can you receive a tax credit for these windows, but they’ll help lower your monthly heating bills, and they’ll help minimize your impact on our world’s limited natural resources. When you’re weighing out your choices for a new set of replacement windows, consider the benefits of buying windows with blinds between the glass.

Blinds between the glass windows do not have to be expensive, though they certainly look like they belong in a high-end hotel or a modern, upscale home. In fact, when you consider the long-term money saving benefits of purchasing insulated windows, if you opt for windows with internal blinds, the price compared to traditional replacement windows is oftentimes negligible. Moreover, when you are replacing multiple windows in your home, many manufacturers or vendors will install the windows for free or at a discounted rate.

Now, the benefits of buying windows with blinds inside is not limited to a ‘high class’ look that you can add to your home, though that is certainly one of the many perks.

For instance, if you have small kids or pets, you know the kind of havoc that they can wreak on traditional blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal. They can’t seem to keep their little fingers or paws off from the blinds; that leads to cracks, outright breakage, and plenty of time spent on washing and re-washing the blinds, plus constantly struggling to keep the blinds, and their dangerous cords, out of the reach of your little ones. If you have windows with blinds built-in, you do not have to worry about any of these problems. The blinds are encased within the window, and there aren’t any cords sticking out where you or your little ones could trip or get hurt on.

Additionally, windows with blinds between the glass do not allow the blinds to get dirty. If you’ve used traditional blinds for any amount of time, you know that they are dust and dirt magnets. They collect everything that is floating in the air at your home, and then some. Sure, a bit of light dusting every other day or so isn’t so bad, but it’s not just about the dust collection, it’s about the dust and allergens floating through the air every time you clean off your blinds. If anybody in your family has allergies or asthma, you know the importance of keeping your air as clean as possible. Windows with internal blinds can actually help you to minimize the amount of particles floating around because your blinds will not collect dust, and you won’t be ‘dusting’ them, to stir up all of the particles.

There are many reasons why you should choose energy efficient windows as replacements for your current windows. Likewise, there are many reasons why you should consider windows with blinds inside them over traditional double-pane windows. Not only are windows with blinds easier to maintain, they add a touch of finesse to your home, your two-or-four-legged kids cannot mess with them, and they leave you breathing a little bit easier. It certainly is worth a look to see if windows with internal blinds will be a fitting replacement for your current windows.

HeatKeeper Windows is a Pella replacement window provider and specializes in windows with blinds between the glass.