Vogler Installed Venetian Blinds

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Venetian blinds are an effective window covering for home or office use. They come in a variety of styles and colors to suit most any decorator’s taste. Venetian blinds, when open, are minimally visible, and when they are drawn over the window, they allow you to control the amount of light that comes through. You can also control how much of the inside can be seen from the outside.

Venetian blinds are a style of window covering with either horizontal or vertical slats. These slats rotate up to 180 degrees and when lined together, allow no light to come in. As they are rotated open, the amount of light allowed in, as well as what can be seen through the window, increases. Venetian blinds allow you to either roll the blinds up (as with horizontal slats) or pull them to the side (as with vertical slats) when you want to completely open the window.

Materials

Venetian blinds can be made from a variety of materials to match the needs of a room or budget. The most common materials used today in Venetian blinds are metal and vinyl. These are durable and easy to maintain, while being very cost-efficient. High-quality blinds may also be made of horizontal wooden slats. Most of these materials come in a variety of colors to match your home or office.

There are two mechanisms to either pull the blinds up (or away from the window), or to allow more or less light in by twisting the slats while they are still positioned in front of the window.

In the horizontal slat design, sometimes referred to as a ladder design, each slat has a hole at either end of the strip. String is run through these slats, connecting them in such a way that when they are open parallel to the ground, there is enough distance between the slats to allow light in and to be able to see out through the window. There are two strings that operate the mechanism: one to twist the blinds open or closed and another to roll them up.

Vertical or Persian blinds use the same mechanism. The difference is that there is just one hole at the top of the blind slat. These blinds pull to one side or the other instead of rolling up.

Visibility

Venetian blinds have the most flexibility regarding how much visibility you wish to allow through the window. Of course, when the blinds are pulled up or away from the window, there is complete visibility through the window. If you draw the blinds but leave the slats open, you still allow light in while restricting visibility. You will not have as much light, but it will not be completely obstructed as when the slats are completely closed. You can adjust the slats so they are angled up or down. This allows some light to enter, but still lets you control visibility, what you can see out the window or what people outside can see in through the window. So if you wanted to have some light come in, but not want someone outside to see in through the window, you would twist the slats upward, leaving enough light but keeping the angle such that a passerby cannot see in.

Customization

Aside from controlling light and visibility within a room, Venetian blinds offer great flexibility to use in a variety of spaces. They can be customized to fit oddly shaped windows or hard-to-reach locations. Many companies offer the ability to mechanically control the blinds as well, make this an even more convenient design.

Types of Horizontal Blinds offered by Vogler Blinds & Shutters:

  • Wood-Hunter Douglas
  • Everwood(composite)-Hunter Douglas
  • Aluminum-Hunter Douglas

Types of Vertical Blinds offered by Vogler Blinds & Shutters:

  • Wood-Hunter Douglas
  • Fabric-Hunter Douglas
  • Composite-Hunter Douglas
  • Aluminum-Hunter Douglas