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.
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. Vertical
blinds 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 and quickly.
For more information about vertical
blinds, call 01604 671189, or contact
Blind Corner online.