Vertical blinds were invented in 1950 and continued to grow in popularity up into the ’90s where they hit their peak desirability. This may seem like vertical blinds are old news but don’t be fooled. These blinds are still very popular today and that’s because of their versatility and ease of use. First off, vertical blinds are a fantastic solution for large windows or glass doors. They are easily moved out of the way and adjusted with full control to get the right amount of sun in your home or business. Blinds like these also do a fantastic job of not collecting dust because they stand straight up. They are great at being low maintenance and being out of the way when you don’t need them.
These blinds work by using a rail installed above the door and hang right outside of the window seal. You have a single stick on one end that is used for contracting the blinds and rotating them, so if you want to see outside, you don’t have to put them away. Vertical blinds also add a slim, clean accent to your home and can help to make a room appear taller, larger, and more open. Blinds like these are also very easily replaced. If one slat breaks, it on its own can be replaced. This is compared to horizontal blinds where it is more complicated because you have to disassemble the entire system and get the slat out and a new one back in. Vertical blinds also let in a little more light than horizontal blinds, while still providing the same amount of privacy. One thing to consider with vertical blinds, however, is that they take up more space, especially on the floor. If anything is on the floor in line with the blinds, they will be hard to close. This, however, does make them more affordable because the slats are so much larger and wider than they are on horizontal blinds.
This makes it easier to cover large portions of glass without breaking the bank. Price is also affected by the materials used and there is a large diversity in that. You can have PVC, faux wood, and even fabric make up the slats. This diversity of materials also makes it easier to achieve the desired look for your home. Now combine that with the large price range and versatility, and you have a great option for window coverings.