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.

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 vertical 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.

Vertical window blinds are easy to open. They can, of course, 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 vertical window blinds as well.

With Hunter Douglas vertical 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 vertical window blinds are long enough and wide enough to cover the entire window or door.

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

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

Hunter Douglas vertical window blinds are amazingly easy to clean. A general guide to how often they should be cleaned is once a year, unless they look dirty sooner than that.

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

The best way to clean Hunter Douglas vertical 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. If there are still places left to be cleaned, use a mild detergent and warm water to wipe the slats down or to spot clean.

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.