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Old 03-12-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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We rented a condo for a couple months this winter, and they had soft verticals on the patio doors. (Vertical blinds "encased" in sheer material). Maybe I don't get out much, but I had never seen these before and I liked the look, although they seemed a bit flimsy. The ends seemed to come off the carrier and I didn't have a tall enough ladder to see how they were attached and possibly fix them. What's the consensus on them? Are they dated? Not worth the money?
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:48 AM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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You have called them flimsy and they needed to be fixed and you are still interested in purchasing them for your own home?
Why?
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:00 AM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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We have the horizonal version of this, and I really like them. As window coverings go, they are really expensive. There are name brands and copycat versions. I bet the name brands come with a warranty.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I have two sets of verticals in my house. They are not those cheap PVC plastic kind. They are fabric on the front and room darkening, thick material on the backs. The vertical blinds I've seen at HD & Lowe's are either the cheap PVC clankity-clank variety or the really thin fabric kind. Mine are old and REALLY need to be replaced but I haven't found any that are similar to how sturdy mine are.

Verticals work great for me so I can let light in, but have a sense of privacy. Further, my dog can stick her head through the slats to look outside.

Most people say they make a home look dated. I don't care. I love 'em.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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Are they similar to this: Bali - Blinds & Shades | Vertical Solutions | Soft Vertical Blinds

If so they can run quite a bit. About 6 years ago, for a 78 x 84 ran about $600. It can also depend on the brand, they style of fabric, they type of valance etc.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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^^ Yes that's what I'm talking about. I mentioned the "flimsy-ness" because this was a vacation rental we were staying in, and have no idea how they had been previously treated. Probably not as carefully as I would.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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Sounds like a vertical soft shade. A vertical blind with sheer material fixed over them. Very nice treatment. Made by many companies these days. Prices vary greatly. Can run from a couple hundred to eight hundred or so for a standard patio door. Sheer material can usally be remove for cleaning.
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