- Horizontal Blinds are made from long, horizontal slats that span the width of the window. They are connected to each other by vertical strings. They can be opened, closed, or you can tilt the slats to adjust the amount of light and privacy in your home. They are available in a variety of different materials, including wood, metal, and faux wood. They are also available in a variety of operating systems.
- Vertical Blinds are made from long, vertical slats that go from the top of your windows to the bottom. You’ll be choosing to open them all the way by pulling them to one side, to close them, or you can tilt them however much you would like. They are also available in a wide variety of materials and operating systems.
Now that you know how they are different, we can help you decide which are best for your home.
One of the most important factors is the size of your windows. For larger, wide windows, vertical blinds tend to be the best way to go. Whether you are looking to cover large picture windows, or even a sliding glass door, vertical blinds can be a great solution. When it comes to covering sliding doors, it is helpful to be choosing something that doesn’t have to be opened all the way just to walk through the door. Vertical blinds only have to be opened partly in order to walk through a door. Horizontal blinds are great for smaller, skinnier windows. They tend to be easier to operate on these types of windows and are also sturdier.
It is also important to consider which direction your windows face. For north and south facing windows, you should be choosing horizontal blinds. For windows that face direct sunlight, vertical blinds are best. Since they have wider slats, they can block out more light, keeping your home more comfortable throughout the day.
You should also consider which rooms you are installing these window treatments in. Bedrooms and bathrooms require more privacy so horizontal blinds are better for those rooms. Vertical blinds are easy to bump into, accidentally, and open them.
Stop by our showroom here at Fullam’s Windows and let us help find the perfect window treatments for your home. Our showroom features a variety of full-size window treatments that you can see, touch, and even operate. We will make sure that all of your questions and confusions are resolved. We are located in Norwalk, Connecticut. We have proudly served all of Fairfield County, including Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton, and Greenwich since 1969. We have been here long enough to know what works and what doesn’t. Give us a call today and give us the opportunity to find you the perfect window treatments for your home.