When Should You Use Vertical Blinds?

With so many kinds of window treatments on the market, making the right choice for your windows can be a bit challenging. When it comes to vertical and horizontal blinds however, they differ in terms of their characteristics and the environments they’re best suited for, making your selection easier. Here’s when you should use them: 

When to use vertical blinds

As you would expect from the name, vertical blinds have vertical slats and slide sideways along a track, while horizontal blinds slide up and down with a cord-and-pulley system.

Horizontal blinds are good for smaller and narrower windows, but the long slats of vertical blinds are often suited to broad windows and doors with a wide expanse.  These are some of the common place you’ll see them:

  • Large French doors
  • Window treatments for sliding glass doors 
  • Wide windows
  • Bay windows
  • Uniquely large-sized window
  • Patio doors
  • Large windows or doors in a sunroom 

What to remember

One of the most important things to keep in mind when looking for the right set of vertical blinds is the size of the window or door you intend to treat. If you want to treat a large window or door, a wider slat width is best. 

With Nu-View Custom Window Treatments, we’ll help you find the right kind of blinds for your windows or doors. We offer a wide selection of window treatments to choose from and also offer customization to meet your specific requirements. Contact us today for your free consultation!

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