Vertical and horizontal blinds are classic window treatments that do not go out of style. They are very practical and have application versatility. Both vertical and horizontal blinds offer wide range in patterns, materials, and configuration. For example, you could have a horizontal window blind made with wood or PVC slats. On that same blind, you could also have the choice of pull strings or wand to tilt the slats open and shut.
The biggest drawback to horizontal and vertical blinds is they are prone to misuse with all their different components. Allow American Blind Repair to assess your specific issues.
The window treatment industry has had a hard time coming p with a product that can match the versatility, functionality, and cost of vertical blinds. For homes with large windows, verticals can give you terrific light and privacy control for a great value. Also, due the method in which they operate, they are stackable off to the sides of any opening with not too much obstruction of view. Vertical blinds come in a large variety of slat materials such as PVC, fabric, and more.
With all of their good characteristics, vertical blinds are likely the most broken window treatment on the market. Mainly due to the fact that the internal components are mostly made of plastic. They also happen to be a bit tricky to repair by the average home owner. Common problems include broken clips, twisted slats, and stuck pull chains. All of these issues can be easily addressed by a professional.
Horizontal blinds come in one of two major material classes, real wood and faux wood.A major difference between the two being weight of the material. Faux wood blinds can weigh up to twice as much as a wood blind. The slats on them are not only thicker but the composite material is also more dense than wood. I regards to blind repair, faux wood blinds get far more service calls because of this weight difference. They are harder to pull up and as a result, more wear and tear.
Pull strings often fray and or break over time because of the heavy strain it takes to lift and lower. Similarly, internal hardware can be broken from the friction caused by the large load. Since faux wood blinds can be so heavy, it is recommended that wood is used in applications where there is a large window.
Wood blinds are not immune to break themselves. There susceptible to same sort of breaks, but over longer periods of time. They also have their own unique drawbacks like more delicate material that can snap if bent too far. Overall though, wood blinds are the better choice if they can be afforded.