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All About Vertical Window Blinds

When you’re thinking about getting window blinds in Destin, FL, you may automatically think about horizontal window blinds for all the windows in your home. However, vertical window blinds can give you a unique alternative that is both stylish and practical.

The most common places to see vertical window blinds is on sliding glass doors in homes and on large windows in commercial buildings, but they are rarely installed on windows in homes. However, they can be a great addition with certain types of windows.

Vertical window blinds work well with on windows that don’t have panes in them. These include sliding windows, casement windows, and fixed windows (bow, bay, and picture windows). With vertical window blinds, you can have both a full view outside and the maximum available light outside streaming into your home.

So, why should you consider selecting vertical window blinds instead of horizontal window blinds?

Vertical window blinds have thicker slats than the slats on horizontal window blinds. When vertical window blinds slats are closed, you get much better ultraviolet (UV) ray protection than with horizontal window blinds. This makes your home safer for you and your family, for furniture, for wood floors, for carpets and for rugs.

The thicker slats of vertical window blinds also are much better at providing extra insulation for your windows than the thinner slats of horizontal window blinds. This will, in turn, make your home even more energy efficient.

Vertical window blinds are easy to open and close. While vertical window blinds have options for motorization and adding smart technology to open and close them, most vertical blinds are simple to open manually.

You do nothing more than twist a wand to open the slats and then slide the slats to the right or left (depending on which side the wand is located on) to open them. The process is reversed to close them.

Because vertical window blinds are tall, people often use them to create the effect of making a small window look much larger. On the larger windows and sliding glass doors in your home, vertical window blinds are long enough and wide enough to fully cover the entire window or door.

Vertical window blinds have a distinct advantage over horizontal window blinds if a slat gets damaged. With horizontal window blinds, damaged slats cannot be replaced. Instead, you have to replace the window blinds themselves.

With vertical windows blinds, when a slat is damage, you can simply pull that slat out and replace it with a new one (most vertical window blinds come with extra slats).This makes vertical window blinds easy and inexpensive to maintain.

vertical window blinds 228x300Vertical window blinds, like horizontal window blinds, are available in a wide variety of materials, designs, and colors. Vertical window blinds can be used to complement existing colors or to provide an interesting contrast to the room’s colors.

Vertical window blinds are incredibly easy to clean. A good rule of thumb is to clean them at least once a year. However, if they need to be cleaned before that, then you should clean them at your earliest opportunity.

Vertical window blinds can be cleaned with having to remove the slats. By cleaning the installed slats, you have less chance of damaging them than you would if you took them in and out. Because the slats don’t have to be uninstalled and installed and you don’t have to have a large amount of space to lay the slats out flat to clean them, you save time and effort.

Vertical window blinds should be cleaned with the wand attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Vacuum both sides of the slats and then dust the slats with a dry, clean cloth. Use a mild detergent and warm water to clean any other areas not cleaned with the vacuum or cloth.

If you’d like to learn more about vertical window blinds in Destin, FL, you can speak with our experienced staff at McNeill Palm.

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