With so many options available these days, selecting the right window treatment for your home has become a difficult decision. Even if your research has led you to vertical blinds, you may still have questions. Thankfully, there are answers—here's what you need to know about the top four queries around vertical blinds.
1. Will vertical blinds keep your home private?
Yes. Without a doubt, vertical blinds are a great choice for home privacy. These blinds give you complete control over how much of your room is visible from the outside. You can rotate the vertical slats by up to 180 degrees, from fully open to completely closed or any angle in between. This allows you to block passersby from either direction or shield your room from prying eyes completely.
That said, don't worry that your room will be too dark. When you want to let full light in, vertical blinds can open from the left or right, and many can also split down the middle and open to either side like curtains.
2. Can vertical blinds help insulate your home?
Yes. Vertical blinds are the ideal choice for homeowners looking to improve heating and cooling. Since vertical blinds give you complete control over how much you open or close them, this also lets you control how much heat enters your room.
When completely closed, these blinds provide an additional layer of insulation. In the winter, this can reduce heat loss, while in the summer, the blinds lower your indoor temperature by deflecting the hot rays of the sun.
3. Are vertical blinds difficult to clean?
No. Vertical blinds are among the simplest window treatments to maintain. There are various methods for cleaning vertical blinds depending on the material they're made from. Fabric slats, for example, can be washed by hand or in a washing machine, while wooden blinds can be cleaned with a dusting cloth.
How frequently you dust or wipe your blinds will determine how often you need to deep clean them. Keep up with regular tidying and your blinds will look great for months (or even years) at a time. Even small stains can usually be removed with a gentle spot clean using a microfiber cloth and some mild soap.
4. Will vertical blinds work for your windows?
Vertical blinds with long slats are ideal for larger windows. Their ability to part in the left, right and middle like curtains also makes them an excellent choice for sliding glass doors, as you'll be able to open and close them in line with your doors' movement.
Vertical blinds may also be a great choice for you if you have large French doors, bay windows, patio doors, sunroom windows, and other large windows.
For more information about vertical blinds, contact a local company.