Vertical blinds are a great option for window treatments with both function and style for your home or business. They are sometimes referred to as vertical Venetian blinds. Vertical blinds are a great choice for floor-to-ceiling windows and bay windows over roller blinds and other types of blinds. Here are a few of the many benefits of them and why you should consider them.
What are Vertical Blinds?
Vertical blinds have vertical vanes that are suspended from a rod or track at the top of a window or door. Each vane is suspended individually and they are controlled by a wand or cord. When you open vertical blinds, the vanes slide to one side of the door or window. You can also tilt the vanes just as horizontal blinds for filtered light in your indoor spaces.
Choices of Materials
Window blinds give you a wide range of materials to match any decor in your home. They may be wood, faux wood, vinyl, or beautiful designer fabric for a soft appearance of elegance. You have a huge selection of colors, textures, and appearances from which to choose for vertical blinds.
Easy to Operate and Durable
Vertical blinds offer ease of operation and great durability, making them perfect for large windows, or sliding glass doors and living rooms. Placing horizontal blinds on these large expanses of glass doesn’t work as well because the lifting mechanism can wear out prematurely from the sheer weight of the blinds material. Since vertical blinds only bear the weight of each vane on the top track, they open and close easily with a wand or cord because they aren’t as heavy, making them much more durable in these applications.
Excellent Light and Privacy Control & Insulation
Blinds give you excellent lighting control and versatility that you can’t find in window shades. You can open them entirely to let some sunshine inside on cooler days or close the vertical blinds and the vanes to block sunlight, heat, and sunshine on summer days. You can also tilt the vanes to any angle that you wish to let some filtered light in, while still maintaining some privacy and keeping some of the heat and sunlight out. These functions make vertical blinds very energy efficient, and they can reduce your heating and cooling bills all year round.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Since vertical blinds consist of vertical vanes, dust and debris don’t settle on them like on horizontal blinds. To clean your vertical blinds, you simply close them and close the vanes, and use a duster on both the front and back of the blinds to keep them fresh and looking like new. Another great benefit is that if one of the vanes becomes damaged, you only need to replace it, and not the entire blind, which is better than horizontal blinds when the cords holding the vanes together break.
Great For Homes with Children and Pets
If you have children or pets in your home, you will find vertical blinds much more durable to stand up to some abuse. They can’t be pulled down by little hands or by dogs pulling on them because the track at the top is very sturdy and much more durable than horizontal blinds or window shades of any type.
Also, choosing the wand method of operation makes these blinds great as a child and pet-safe option with no dangling cords to injure young kids or pets by becoming entangled in them.
The Perfect Choice for Sliding Glass Doors
Window treatments on sliding glass doors, and patio doors would be very heavy if they are horizontal blinds, making them hard to operate and less durable than vertical blinds. Custom vertical blinds are made to fit your sliding glass doors perfectly without hindering the performance of your door. Since they slide to one side when open, they don’t interfere with your opening and closing the door, and they don’t get in the way at the top of the door as horizontal window treatments do.
Choose The Clear Choice for Vertical Blinds in Michigan
At Clear Fortress Window Solutions, we carry the largest selection of the highest quality vertical blinds in the state for modern interior design. We have a huge variety of materials from which to choose, and you can also choose different slat sizes to fit your large windows and doors in style and elegance. Contact us today for a FREE in-home consultation with a professional designer to see all the modern choices in vertical blinds today!