The Difference Between Venetian Blinds, Roman Blinds, Vertical Blinds, and Roller Blinds
When it comes to window blinds, there are different types of blinds you can choose from for your Kerrville window treatments. Window blinds generally refer to slatted or louvered window coverings that are similar to shutters but are affixed to the top of your window frames and not the sides. Blinds can also be attached on tracks along the sides of your window frame, however, to allow you to open and shut them with motorization or by hand without dangling strings.
For window blinds, there are many types you can choose with some options being Venetian, Roman, Vertical, or Roller. Here are a few differences between these types that can help you sort through the options when it comes time for you to choose your window coverings for your Kerrville home.
The Venetian blinds are the most common blinds made usually of aluminum materials but today you have many more options in materials from wood to composites and more. They have horizontal louvers that can shift open or closed. The mini-blind is a Venetian style blind. They are durable and easy to clean and very affordable, but the aluminum can easily bend with pets or children in the home, and the string used to open and close them are noted to be a safety hazard. Other options that are more durable and safer would be the Venetian blinds that don’t have strings and have wider slats that are harder to bend.
Roman blinds are attached to the top of the window frame. They are made of a single material that folds together in layers as the blinds open. They can be grabbed along the bottom or they generally have a string attached to the bottom of the blind. They can come string-less as well for safer options. Roman blinds are made of fabric or upholstery like material and not vinyl or plastic.
Vertical blinds are the same as horizontal blinds or Venetian blinds except they hang vertically and not horizontally. They have wider louvers in general than horizontal blinds. They are normally used along wide fixed windows or along sliding glass windows where more coverage and longer windows need to be dressed. Vertical blinds can be made of real fabrics, synthetics, or wood.
Roller Blinds are attached to a roller at the top of the window frame that’s spring hinged to open and close. Roller blinds can be made of varying materials from simple plastic to vinyl to material like double layered cotton or woven fabrics. The thicker the material, the more privacy and heat blockage you’ll have. With roller blinds, you can’t adjust any type of slat or louver, so when they are closed there is no light coming through. Blackout roller blinds are a common options for homes where day sleepers need room darkening options.