What Are Shutter Blinds

What Are Shutter Blinds and How Do They Work?

Shutter blinds, in a more general sense, are a type of window treatment that can be fitted both internally and externally to provide shade and privacy, as well as offering options for temperature control and even security when using certain types. They are commonly used indoors within homes where their space saving potential can help if curtains aren’t ideal, but they are also installed on the outside of window frames (such as with storm shutters) to protect from extreme weather and even break-ins.

How do these types of blinds work?

This will typically depend on the shape and type of blind; as well as which material it is made of, where it has been installed and what its main purpose is.

Horizontal blinds

These are by far the most common types of blinds available and as their name might suggest, each slat is positioned horizontally. One of the most appealing things about these types is that they can be manual or electronic in nature. Manual models often use some type of rod to rotate the blinds, as well as string to raise and lower the structure. Electronic variants are usually controlled by a remote and can turn and retract at the push of a button.

Vertical blinds

These types work in much the same way as horizontal products – albeit with the slats being positioned vertically. They are often used for longer windows and glass doorways that lead to the outside, whereas horizontal options are often used with regularly sized windows and frames.