window blinds in Palo Alto, CA

Vertical window blinds in Palo Alto, CA are a popular alternative to horizontal window blinds. You may be used to seeing vertical window blinds on sliding glass doors, but you typically don’t see them used as often on windows.

Hunter Douglas vertical window blinds work best on sliding windows, casement windows, and fixed windows, such as bay or picture windows because these windows don’t have panes in them, so you get a full, unobstructed view outside and you get full natural light inside.

What are Vertical Window Blinds?

Vertical window blinds are easy to open. They can be motorized and you can add smart technology to open and close them, but many vertical blinds simply require the twist of a wand to open the slats and a simple slide to the right or left (depending on which side the wand is located on) to open them. You have full control over how far you want to open the window blinds as well.

Vertical window blinds
How to fix Window Blinds?

Here’s how to fix a broken window blinds. There are 2 or more plugs at the bottom of the blinds that hold the cover, you can use a screwdriver to remove it. Then you can pull the string through the hole and now untie the know. You can remove the lift string.

Take out the broken slat and replace it with a new one, then thread again the lift string by making sure that you follow the same course through the slats. Tie each side and push the string back through the base. Now put the plugs back in. Now you have your fixed window blinds.

How to fix window blinds

Vertical Sliding Windows vs Horizontal Window Blinds

Why choose vertical window blinds over horizontal window blinds? There are a lot of excellent reasons to consider vertical window blinds instead of horizontal window blinds.

Vertical window blinds feature thicker slats than horizontal window blinds. When these slats are closed, sunlight is more effectively blocked, which provides excellent ultraviolet protection for people, for furniture, for wood floors, for carpets, and for rugs. The thicker slats of window blinds also offer more insulating power than the thinner slats of horizontal window blinds, which increases the energy efficiency of your home.

Vertical window blinds also give a lot of privacy when the slats are completely closed, so you don’t have to worry about people outside being able to look inside your home.

Hunter Douglas Sliding Window Blinds

With Hunter Douglas window blinds, you can use the height of the vertical window blinds to make a smaller-sized window look much bigger. For taller windows and sliding glass doors, the window blinds are long enough and wide enough to cover the entire window or door.

The advantage of Hunter Douglas window blinds is that if slats get damaged. You can simply have the slat or slats replaced with new ones. And instead of having to replace the entire vertical window blind. This makes maintenance easy and cost-effective.

Hunter Douglas window blinds come in many different kinds of materials, designs, and colors. You can use window blinds to blend in with other window colors already in the décor of your room. Also, you can use them as a focal point by getting them in a contrasting color that highlights the room. Hunter Douglas window blinds are amazingly easy to clean.

Find the Best Window Blinds in your Area

The best way to clean Hunter Douglas window blinds is by using the wand attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Vacuum both sides of the slats. Then, dust the slats with a dry, clean cloth. Use a mild detergent and warm water to wipe the slats down or to spot clean.

You don’t have to remove the slats from the window blinds to clean them. In fact, clean the slats as they are installed protects them from potential damage, saves time uninstalling and reinstalling each one, and doesn’t require a lot of space to lay the slats out flat.

If you’d like to learn about Hunter Douglas vertical window blinds in Palo Alto, CA, you can talk with our knowledgeable team at Windows & Beyond, Inc. You can visit our showroom at 4020 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303. Or you can contact us at (650) 938-8822 for a free in-home estimate.