Vertical blinds offer a trouble-free solution to noise issues in offices, simply and beautifully. When you install vertical blinds, you have many options for controlling light and noise in an office. Lighting is the most obvious control issue, but noise is another issue that can be controlled by using window blinds. The noise can be from outside the building, or from other nearby offices.
One of the best benefits about vertical blinds is that you can always keep the window covered. With horizontal window blinds you will always have fully open window space when you have the shades rolled up or down. In an office, you want to have privacy, and with open window spaces, you lose privacy. With the vertical blinds, you can adjust the slats for noise and light control, while keeping the window space covered and retaining privacy.
Window blinds serve several purposes, including insulation. Noise is one factor you can insulate against, along with temperature. By keeping the slats fully closed, you have total window coverage, and that will reduce interference from outdoor noise also. This is more truly at street level than on upper floors, but in any city, there is a lot of street noise that radiates in all directions, including upwards. Even with the slats adjusted at a decent angle away from the center of the room, the blinds would deflect noises away from the center of the room, just like they do with light entering the room from outside.
If you add fabric to your window blinds, you increase properties of insulation. This is better with vertical blinds than horizontal blinds, because of the added weight of the fabric. The slats will hang nicely straight down, and with the vertical dimension, there are no horizontal surfaces to collect dirt or dust, so they are easier to keep clean. There is no middle sagging problem with vertical blinds. Fabric covered blinds will absorb much more noise and provide the best insulation against heat and cold. Using a thicker fabric will give better insulation than thinner fabrics. All will help with noise reduction, and keep slats from making noises when drawn.
There are some mechanized systems for opening and closing window blinds. These are hidden behind the upper horizontal valence, which is included with all systems. Without mechanisms, there is a simple wand to use for opening and closing the blinds, which hangs unobtrusively off to one side. The slats move easily, and they are very simple to replace if that is ever needed.
If you use wooden slats, you have the highest insulation factor when they are fully closed. There are different patterns of wood available, and if you use the darker shades, they are the best for room darkening. You can hang window blinds beyond the sides of the actual window, for better coverage and light elimination. This allows you do make some adjustment in the room decor, because you can make a smaller window look larger by the area the blinds cover.
Vertical blinds offer a trouble-free solution to noise issues in offices that include interior walls as well. When there are multiple offices, divided only by window walls, using vertical blinds can help with general noise reduction, add privacy, and affect the atmosphere of the office itself. By closing out the surrounding views, either inside or exterior, you can create a very private atmosphere with very little reduction of room space. The vertical blinds can be ordered in various colors, but the classic white still is very popular and gives the room a modern but classical look, and helps make smaller spaces seem larger.