Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are a kind of protection from sun on the window which is mounted on the inside. The single lamellae are fixed on a rail at the top, they can be moved around their own axis and shifted along the rail. By doing so the incoming light can be controlled.

Material of the Vertical blinds

The Vertical blinds can be made of aluminium, textile fabric or plastic. The common wideness of the lamellae have a range of 63,5mm, 87mm, 100mm and 127mm. Textile fabric lamellae are often very hard since thus a straight downward hanging of the blinds can be guaranteed. (Lamellenvorhänge) Some lamellae fabrics are also coated with a reflecting material on one side in order to achieve a higher reflection of heat.(Wärmeschutz) For people suffering from allergies there are special blinds available which are treated in a way that germs or bacteria cannot stick at the lamellae.(Allergikerschutz)

How to operate the Vertical blind systems

The blinds are opened or closed by shifting them along the top rail. Thus the blinds can be put aside if they are not in use and save room. The movement the blinds is mostly performed by a lateral endless pull-cord. Less common are lamellae systems which are controlled by rod. With this rod one moves the lamellae and at the same time shifts them along the rail.

Possible shapes of vertical blind systems

The standard shape of lamellae systems is rectangular. In order to use vertical blinds as well for roof pitches so-called slope-systems are available. (Slopeanlagen) Here the top rails are mounted in a slope position. If you have special window shapes such as bay windows or round windows you may as well use vertical blinds. The usually straight top rail can be bent into the required shape. In the meantime spiral systems and systems for roof windows are available.