The Many Advantages Of Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds have been thought of as one of those necessary things that we really don't give much thought to. They are something that keeps out the sun while adding some decoration to your home. Many are surprised to hear that vertical blind provide some added advantages. By controlling the light they can save you money in more ways than one.
Those of us with large sized windows know all to well how the sun can pour through. The rays of the sun are then magnified when they pass through glass. This is great in the winter months however not do great at other times of the year. Sun can do a lot more damage than just making the room hot. The suns rays can fade and damage furniture. Continued exposure to the sun can actually destroy sofas, chairs and other upholstery type furniture. Vertical blinds can reduce this greatly. The vertical blind can reduce, divert and even completely bock the rays of the sun. The vertical blinds will save your furniture and save you the time and cost of having to have it recovered.
Vertical blinds can save you money in other ways. By reducing the rays of the run that enter into rooms the heat index will also start to drop. During the summer months you will save on electric and air conditioning costs. Savings of up to 20 percent are not uncommon with good strong vertical blinds. Vertical blinds can also help save money during the winter months as well. By keeping the windows covered with a good, strong vertical blind, less heat will escape. This will be reflected in lower heat and fuel bills.
Finally, vertical blinds are good for your health. By keeping the rays of the sun at a minimum you will be prone to fewer headaches and eye strains. Your rooms will be a perfect place for study and reading. Vertical blinds will reduce the glare to watching television no longer has to be a challenge.
When choosing vertical blinds, remember that the choice among the various slat options has a lot to do with the results you will have, as well as how much you will experience these advantages. If you choose aluminum slats, you will have a wide range of color options, and these can be a great and easy to clean option. However, aluminum can be damaged easily, and when bent, these slats will stay bent and can never return to their original shape or condition.
PVC, or plastic vertical blinds, can offer what appears to be practical and simple decor, however, this plastic does have environmental and durability issues related to its use. For PVC, there are issues with off gassing, or releasing, of agents used in their production. This is a general issue with PVC, in most products, so if you do not have a problem with this in other parts of your home, then there is no reason for additional concern for it in your vertical blinds. PVC also has issues related to possible discoloration and brittleness that can be caused by the sun and the strong ultraviolet rays from the sun. However, quality PVC is usually resistant to this problem.
Vertical blinds from fabrics offer a range of qualities as well as decor and color options. Low cost stitchbonded fabrics make vertical blinds more affordable, however, for a slight increase in price, attractive woven fabrics can make for beautiful vertical blinds which decorate and complement a space. It is usually worth the extra nominal cost to go for the nicer woven fabrics, and take the advantages that woven vertical fabric blinds offer.
Many of us give little thought to vertical blinds and their advantages. To many of us they are just another thing to dust at the end of the month (by the way, another advantage of vertical blinds is that they usually do not get dusty or dirty, because dust simply falls between them.) However, vertical blinds offer money saving and health options. Vertical blinds reduce the damage that can be done to furniture by UV rays. They reduce your need for heat and air-conditioning and make our study areas headache free. With all these advantages, why not look into what vertical blinds can do for you.