Unlike venetian blinds which have their slats or vanes placed in a horizontal position, vertical blinds are window coverings in which the vanes run in an up and down direction. The vertical blinds can have their vanes in a wide range of widths – beginning from 2 or 2.5 inches all the way to more than a 100 inch per vane – depending on the window size. What’s more, the vanes can also be cut specific to a range of heights and shapes, too.
Sakkies Blinders supplies blinds to the greater Gauteng area. Our speciality includes venetian blinds, roller shutters, roller blinds and cellular blinds. Vertical blinds are also a very popular choice by our clients, perfect for both residential and commercial spaces that need window covering. If you are in the market for new blind, then vertical blinds are your most price efficient solution.
There are endless window furnishing styles available in the market. The wide range of options, types, and designs all have a variety of advantages and are made to suit a variety of purposes – including but not limited to budget, window size and room. As such, it’s essential to weigh the benefits and detriments of each style before selecting a window blind of choice to ensure that it meets all your needs.
Vertical Blinds are one of the different window treatment options available. Highly popular, they offer a unique yet versatile design that fits well in a variety of room interiors – elevating the overall finish with both – a healthy dose of practicality and stylish sophistication.
One of the biggest advantages of vertical blinds is the affordability factor. While other window treatment options, such as roller blinds, venetian blinds, roller shades, curtains and drapes can be considerably expensive- especially for wider windows or patio doors, vertical blinds are actually quite affordable.
Vertical blinds are perhaps the most versatile window covering in the market. They can be adjusted to fit the size and shape of even the most difficult to fit bay windows or floor to ceiling windows mostly found in commercial properties. You can customise the vertical blinds to suit all your needs. What’s more, the vertical blind vanes are available in a range of materials such as wood, fabric, metal or even uPVC in a range of colours, textures and shades.
Given the wide range of materials, textures, styles and finishes Vertical blinds are available in, there’s always something to suit the needs of your home. Vertical blinds provide a very classic, neat and tidy look to any room because of their straight design and sleek lines. What’s more, they can further be adjusted and paired with other window treatments such as curtains, valances, or drapes to amplify the style and finishing touches of your home.
The vertical direction of the vanes and the easy of movement in the fitted tracks allows the blinds to be cleaned quite easily. If the slats are made from fabric, they can quickly be unhinged from the tracks to be washed and dried. Any other material can simply be swiped with a damp cloth or gently dusted.
Unlike traditional blinds that run up and down with their tracking mechanism, the movement of the vertical blinds is in the left to right direction – like curtains. These blinds easily move on the blind tracks fitted closely atop the window panes. These can either be controlled by wands, or thick cords for quick movements. Homeowners also have the option to opt for automated tracks which are controlled via a wireless remote further making the operation of the vertical blinds quicker and easier. These are especially convenient for home with little children, pets, and members with a physical handicap.
Mounted either inside the window frame, outside it or atop the window panes, the vertical blinds are actually quite simple to install. The slats or vanes are often strung together via a cord running through the bottom. Homeowners have the opportunity to replace individual slates instead of removing the entire tracking mechanism. To remove, simply detach the slat from the cords if damaged and replaced with a new one without changing the tracking system. For a new look, you can simply switch out all the slats of the vertical blinds with newer ones in the existing tracking system greatly cutting down on replacement costs of window furnishings.
For more information on vertical blinds or other window furnishing products, call Sakkies Blinders.