FAQs Related to Vertical Blinds for Windows
What Are the Advantages of Custom Vertical Blinds?
Vertical blinds, like Somner Custom Vertical Blinds, are often used for larger windows and patio or sliding glass doors. Vertical blinds work well for windows that face east or west because the blinds dissipate the direct sunlight. And while they block UV radiation, vertical blinds still allow some light to pass through. When closed, the slats of vertical blinds overlap to create a barrier to completely shield your home from the glare. The barrier created by closed blinds adds to the energy-efficiency of your home.
Another advantage of vertical blinds is cleaning! Vertical blinds tend to be a bit easier to clean than horizontal blinds, needing only one sweep to remove dust and dirt.
Do Vertical Blinds for Windows Give Privacy?
Yes! You can tilt your blinds to maintain total privacy while still allowing some natural light to enter the room. With Hunter Douglas’ headrail design, you won’t have to worry about excess light gaps during the daytime or blinds falling off the headrail as you go to adjust them. Vertical blinds are easy to operate and great for balancing privacy with natural light entry.
Can You See through Vertical Blinds at Night?
No. Virtually all vertical blinds, whether fabric or vinyl, will give privacy both day and night. Vinyl verticals will be room-darkening when completely closed. Fabric verticals will give privacy but are of various opacities depending on the fabric. Fabric verticals can be made room-darkening by having them inserted in vinyl groovers.
How Long Do Vertical Blinds for Windows Last?
Vertical blinds are a more affordable option for window blinds. The question of longevity really comes down to the material quality and manufacturing of the blinds you purchase; Inexpensive and off-the-shelf vertical blinds will never be the perfect fit or made of the highest quality materials. Fabric and vinyl slats can easily discolor and components are more prone to breaking. Hunter Douglas’ Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds are manufactured with durability and longevity in mind, so you can rest easy knowing your Hunter Douglas blinds will last you for many years to come!
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