is often a problem in many homes during the winter months
due to the contrast of the heat inside and the cold outside
the home. Curtains traditionally hang close to the glass
itself and as such, often soak up the condensation. This
can lead to mould forming on the curtains which can cause
stains, discolouration and unwanted smells. Also, if you
have a real fire in the living room, part way through the
burning season you will begin to notice a thin layer of
ash forming on many surfaces in the room. This ash can also
cling to curtains and other soft furnishings in the room.
Washing curtains can be a time consuming process which requires
a good deal of effort and time.
Also, in the
winter months, particularly in the mornings or when there
is snow or ice outside, the glare form the sun into the
room can be quite intense. Curtains don’t allow this
to be filtered out effectively and yet still retain the
quality of visibility from inside the home outwards.
not generally as thick as e.g. lined curtains, vertical
blinds can still form a layer which effectively excludes
drafts when the slats are in the closed position. Since
vertical blind slats can be angled in any position, they
are much better equipped than curtains in dealing with glare.
tend not to touch the window glass itself and are often
made of waterproof, washable materials. This means that
they are not going to soak up condensation or suffer from
mould or mould stains. Even if vertical
blind slats are dirtied or damaged for any reason, they
can easily be cleaned, and easily and cheaply replaced.
The ease of cleaning, and the generally light coloured materials
which vertical blinds are made from tend to expose dirt
or ash from fires, and allows them to be cleaned easily
For more information about vertical
blinds, call 01604 671189, or contact
Blind Corner online.