Vertical shades are usually a solid piece of fabric or multiple panels that goes left to r ... (see more)
Vertical shades are usually a solid piece of fabric or multiple panels that goes left to right but can be any vertical window treatment.
Vertical cellular shades are the same material as a horizontal cellular shade. The difference is that the fabric is turned sideways and ran on a track system. These are designed to match the regular cellular shade but are immensely popular for sliding glass doors and it a great alternative to a regular vertical blind. The advantage is that it is a solid piece of fabric but, it only stacks 6 1/2" no matter how wide the shade. A disadvantage is that it has to be opened or closed to work. You can't tilt the vane because there are not any.
Vinyl vertical blinds are by far the most popular vertical shade we offer. The 3 1/2" vanes slide back and forth on a heavy duty headrail. The advantages is section, there are many, many textures and fabrics to choose from. The disadvantage of the vinyl vertical blind is that it blocks the light when closed and the vanes can bang if there is a draft.
Fabric vertical shades are light. They come with a weight at the bottom and the old-style chain is optional. Most are designed to let light into the room. The advantage of the fabric vane is that it brightens up the room, is quite, and in most cases, lets the light in. The disadvantage is that they may be difficult to clean.
Sheer vertical blinds is a popular category. It is basically a blind and a shade made into one. You can have the vane tilt and draw just like a regular vertical blind but each vane is separated by a soft, see-though sheer. This can be an affordable formal alternative to a curtain.