Why Vertical Blinds?

Vertical blinds come in a variety of materials and colors and are commonly used for large windows or doors in high traffic areas. There are plastic, metal, mirrored, vinyl and fabric vertical blinds. Regardless of the material, most of these blinds are made up of wide slats approximately 3 1/2 inches wide and are attached to a head rail and are controlled through a combination of a string or chain and a twistable wand that sit at the side of the window. There is an option to pull the blinds toward the outer edges of the window, much like curtains, or draw them closer together and maneuver the position of the slats to varying degrees in order to let in the desired amount of light or control the view. Light control can be especially important in sunny areas in Southern California, for example Malibu blinds are very popular.

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Basic Components of Vertical Blinds

In order for vertical blinds to function properly, each of the components need to be in good condition. These include:

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Maintaining Your Vertical Blinds

Too many people are easily discouraged when their vertical blinds don’t function properly. They might decide to get new blinds or a different type of window covering when it is unnecessary. Usually, when blinds malfunction it is because of a problem with one of the components, rather than the blinds themselves. Even if the blinds are damaged, it may be limited to a couple of the slats. Here are some common problems, and how to fix them

Another way to assure that your fabric vertical blinds are stay in good condition is to seek out quality materials and professional installation. Installers will usually offer advice and assistance to any problem that you can easily fix yourself. In Southern California, Arjay’s Window Fashions provide a variety of quality window coverings including malibu blinds, as well as installation and service.

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