Choosing the proper window treatments involves a multitude of options. There are draperies, shutters, shades, and blinds. For many it comes down to a matter of personal style. Vertical blinds are often the go to option for large windows or sliding patio doors. When considering your options, there are many pros and cons to vertical blinds.
- Simple to clean – Unlike drapes, blinds can be easily wiped down and cleaned without taking them down.
- Easy to replace – If vertical blinds are damaged for any reason, single blind panels can be easily replaced inexpensively.
- Better coverage – There are available in varying heights providing large surface coverage and protection from UV rays.
- Easy to use – When used to cover a sliding patio door, the blinds can be partially opened to allow access to the door.
- Added height – The height of the blinds can make small windows look larger. Tall windows look more sophisticated as the entire height and width of the window is covered.
Noise – When the blinds are opened, the vertical columns can collide in the swinging motion causing a disturbing noise. This same effect can occur from the wind of a fan or open window. This can be especially troubling if used in a bedroom.
Wear and Tear – The constant swinging motion of opening and closing the blinds can cause significant wear and tear on the blind panels.
Privacy – Gaps may occur where the blinds meet the wall comprising your privacy. Sunlight may seep in through these cracks or outsiders may be able to see inside the room.
There are pros and cons to choosing vertical blinds. For a larger window, they can be an ideal choice for affordability and coverage. They are easy to clean and inexpensive to repair.
However, they can create noise that some buyers find annoying. It is important to consider personal style and functionality when choosing a window treatment.