If you’re looking for dual function window treatments that will provide a sleek look and energy savings, fabric insulated vertical blinds might be just the ticket for you. Insulated vertical blinds offer UV protection (90 to 99 percent) while providing both privacy and controlled lighting in any room.
Vertical blinds are an excellent choice for windows that are nontraditional sizes and dimensions. They are best suited to windows that are wider than they are tall. Bay windows and windows that slide sideways are good examples of this. Because they easily slide to the side, vertical blinds are a perfect choice for sliding glass doors.
While most insulated vertical blinds come in standard and custom sizes, your windows and doors must be measured accurately to assure a proper fit.
Fabric insulated vertical blinds serve as both blinds and drapes and may include a matching fabric valance to hide the necessary hardware and track the blinds will slide within. Certain types of vertical blinds can be attached with hidden hardware. All vertical blinds can be mounted either inside the window frame or on the outside of it.
Here are some advantages to owning fabric insulated vertical blinds:
Increased energy efficiency
Fabric insulated vertical blinds can help the homeowner save money through greater energy efficiency, making them a great investment. This energy savings will be provided as the blinds keep heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer.
Easy to care for and aesthetically pleasing
Generally, insulated vertical blinds are easy to care for and provide sleek and attractive design elements to enhance any room’s décor.
Insulated vertical blinds are usually available in a variety of colors and materials. These materials can be PVC or Bamboo, for example, depending upon the style and look you are trying to achieve in your home décor. Styles can be found that appeal and coordinate with any décor, whether you prefer a traditional look or a more modern décor.
Some insulated vertical blinds have removable vanes to make cleaning and laundering easier, while others are made of stain-resistant fabrics that can be wiped clean with a cloth.
Benefits and uses
Fabric insulated vertical blinds can be used at windows or doors, or as room dividers. As a room divider, they can provide a unique design element to any room. They can also serve as a functional method for obtaining privacy and breaking up large spaces.
The fabric on insulated vertical blinds will help with sound insulation and act as a buffer from outside noises.
Operational features and costs
For their most basic function, vertical blinds are designed to keep out light or allow varying amounts of light into the home while maintaining privacy. Vertical blind slats can be rotated to allow light in or close it out completely. Many manufacturers offer the option of motorized blinds that can be operated by remote control. There are also vertical blinds available that can be programmed to rotate, open or close through a computer software program, for the more hi-tech homeowner.
Costs for fabric insulated vertical blinds can vary depending upon manufacturer, size, materials used and retailer. Check your local area and online sources for exact pricing and availability.