Verticals have been around for a very long time, so long they are basically a household name brand commodity. The uses for them vary from covering small windows to multiple windows to slider doors, and they come in two types, vinyl and fabric.

Vinyl verticals are easier to wipe down, and also come in designs which mimic fabric patterns and textures. They completely block out light, yet when you tilt them open they can filter light in the room as needed. On the other hand, fabric verticals are more insulating and provide a softer look. While they let in more light than vinyl, if you want them to be blackout like vinyl verticals, certain fabrics can be inserted into grooves, which have a vinyl backing.

The main advantage of verticals is the ability to cover large spaces in one leap. For that very reason, they are cost effective. They also give you the ability to control light by tilting and provide privacy.

Verticals can be mounted inside or outside a window frame, and there are four kinds of openings. The first opening is one way, which can either open from the right to the left or from the left to the right. The second is opposite traverse where the track opens away from the chain mechanism. The third is center opening in which the blind splits in the middle and parts like a curtain. The last opening is central traverse, in which the blinds gather in the center (the opposite of a center opening).

Verticals also have the option of three different types of valances. There is the royal valance which is a single valance that comes with a clear plastic trim. Then, there is the single majestic, which is a single valance that you can pick a trim color for. Lastly there is the double majestic, a double valance as the name implies to which you can also choose a trim color for.

The last cosmetic feature you can get for verticals, specifically for vinyl blinds, is the design called elegance cut. The elegance cut gives the normal straight bottom of the blinds a curved look. There is also a feature called a s-curve in some vinyl verticals which allows for a greater overlay of blinds to achieve more enclosure against light gaps and privacy. Finally, in terms of price, a vertical blind can cost anywhere from $70-400 depending on the size and the material.

And that’s the gist of verticals.

By Aisha