Vertical blinds certainly aren’t exactly the trendiest window treatment. These blinds are often overlooked and thought of as tacky white metal strips that bang together on the window. What most people don’t know is that vertical blinds now come in a variety of materials, patterns and textures to create a clean and stylish look that is perfectly suited for patio doors and large windows. Additionally, vertical blinds now move across a window with superb and silent new technology.
So what’s not to love about vertical window blinds? Here are our top three reasons to choose vertical blinds!
Finding a window covering for sliding glass doors or patio doors can prove to be difficult. Window coverings for sliding glass doors and patio doors need to open from side-to-side and need to be durable and easy to clean since doors are usually higher traffic areas. In terms of window coverings that slide open, the options are somewhat limited. If you’re looking for a window covering that slides from side to side and offers louvers or vanes that can be tilted to allow various degrees of light in, then the product that will provide the best functionality and most versatility is a vertical blind.
Verticals now come in so many materials, patterns, colors and textures that you will no longer think that vertical window treatments are boring or outdated. We all remember the white PVC or metal-like material - perfect for office buildings and other commercial applications. This is your most basic choice, but to take advantage of all the new innovations in design, we highly recommend any of the vertical treatments that are fabric which are softer, quieter and more stylish, giving you that relaxed drapery feel and come in many colors and many textures. There are also wood and faux-wood verticals that come in beautiful stains to match your furniture or flooring and who can resist the rich and classic feel of wood accents-so stunning on a large window. Solar material is now available on vertical blinds, made of the same amazing material as Solar Screens, which will reduce glare, block those harmful UV rays and control the heat of the sun blazing through those large patio doors.
Since verticals are a perfect choice for large windows, affordability is a great advantage when selecting this window treatment. Obviously, when you have a very large window it means more material and more expense. Vertical window treatments are so cost effective you can add these blinds to your room and still have plenty of budget left over for more decor for the rest of your home.
So there you have it! That’s why we love vertical blinds – function, style, and budget! Call LC Window Treatments today at 628-400-1665 for a free in home consultation.
If you’ve never bought custom window treatments before, one purchase from us will likely change the way you shop for window treatments forever. Over the past few years, we’ve met many home owners who were initially hesitant about buying custom window coverings who have now become loyal customers that can’t imagine purchasing their blinds and shades anywhere else.
We’re proud to make customers for life when people order from us, and it often happens because of these seven reasons:
Customers initially think big box retail stores have the lowest prices on window coverings. The truth is that big box retail stores often can’t compete with us on prices. That’s because we focus specifically on window coverings and don’t need large showrooms to house our products. We bring the showroom to you in person, and we pass the savings on to our customers. In addition, we also work closely with the manufacturers of a variety of blinds and shades to make sure we get the very best prices.
Many of our customers want some degree of customization when they order window coverings from us. Whether it’s choosing specific fabrics, colors and patterns, specific dimensions to fit certain windows in their homes, or requiring specific options like room darkening liners, cordless operation and top down bottom up operation. But in a big box retail store or online you have very limited customization, only a few colors, out of stock products, and potentially a long wait to get what you want—if they’re even capable of fulfilling your needs at all. And who is going to install the product? At LC Window Treatments we have a team of experienced installers who install with perfection.
Information and options
When you buy window coverings in a big box retail store or online, it can be difficult to determine the exact dimensions and installation options. It’s also difficult to determine the quality. Attempts to find information and possible options can be frustrating, especially if you’re looking to purchase many window coverings at once. But when you work with LC Window Treatments, all the information you need is provided to you during the initial consultation and during any subsequent appointments or phone calls. We get precise measurements and provide you options, information about maximum lengths and widths, color, materials, and different options for operation. All of the information you need to help you make a decision is provided up front.
A perfect fit
What good are window treatments that let in too much light, have gaps, too short, or too long? That’s a reality for countless homeowners who bought their window coverings at big box retail stores. Window coverings that are installed by the homeowner straight out of a box almost never fit correctly, resulting in huge light leaks or impossible installations due to simply being not a perfect fit for the window. In addition, big box retail stores don’t always custom cut blinds and shades correctly, which means providing them with precise measurements may still result in poor fits. At LC Window Treatments we do the measuring to get a perfect fit every time.
SAMPLES TO HELP YOU CHOOSE
Seeing blinds and shades in person won’t help much if you can’t replicate their colors and patterns in your home. The lighting in big box stores is often significantly different than the lighting in an average home, and window treatments can look dramatically different in each environment, particularly cellular shades. And trying to determine the color, look and feel of the material when buying online is impossible. But when you work with LC Window Treatments, we come to you with fabrics and materials samples to give you an accurate idea of how a particular window covering will look in each room of your home. It’s the most critical step in the process of purchasing window coverings that will help ensure that you are 100% satisfied for many years to come.
BETTER GUARANTEES AND WARRANTIES
When you buy window coverings from most big box retail stores or online, you get their standard return policy and that’s about it. At some stores, you may have only a few weeks to make a return. What if you get your blinds and they’re cut to fit your windows but the color is not right…and you can’t return them. At LC Window Treatments we offer a satisfaction guarantee and our manufacturers offer extensive warranties on all of the products.
In addition, you can’t go wrong with the ease and convenience of buying your window coverings from us. You don’t have to worry about wasting your gas to drive across town and fighting for a parking space, and you don’t have to concern yourself with making room in your car for huge boxes of blinds and shades. Instead, we come to you and you can complete the entire process from the comfort of your home while knowing that beautiful new window treatments will be shipped to us and installed by our professional installers.
Don't hesitate to give LC Window Treatments a call today. We're here to help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Schedule your free consultation!
Want an alternative to vertical blinds to cover a sliding glass door or large window? Vertical blinds are durable and can span wide distances, but their utilitarian style isn’t for everyone. We’ve got some other window treatment options for sliding glass doors that are just as functional but more likely to suit your home decor.
Roller shades can easily align themselves perfectly with sliding glass doors and almost “disappear”. You can choose between regular roll or a reverse roll or a cassette valance or a metal fascia. All these mounting styles allow for the shades to lie closely with the window and give it a neat and clean finish. The reason why this feature comes in handy for sliding glass doors is that it does not hide the look of the window or the door. So, those big glass panes that allow you to enjoy the view from your living room are not covered up behind layers of fabric. The fabric rolls neatly to the top and stays out of the way.
Roller shades are also available as solar shades (pictured below). Solar shades maintain an actual weave in the fabric which keeps the outside view open to the person through the blind even when it is fully lowered. This lets you retain your beautiful view and keeps your room looking open, while still blocking heat and glare. These solar shades also block more heat and protect your floors and furnishings from damaging UV rays.