Aluminum & Vinyl Horizontal Blinds

Aluminum & Vinyl blinds, also known as mini-blinds, are the most traditional blinds found in office buildings, schools, universities and hospitals & healthcare. They are a preferred choice because they are affordable, easy to clean, do not require much upkeep, and resist fading & warping. Aluminum & vinyl blinds may be affordable, but that does not mean they are cheaply made or unattractive. If you’re looking for a quality product that fits within your budget, aluminum & vinyl blinds may be the perfect fit for your school or office building.  Below is information on the aluminum & vinyl blinds Olson Backman, LLC offers.

Aluminum Horizontal Blinds

Key Features & Benefits of Aluminum Blinds

Aluminum blinds are one of the most versatile, dependable and cost effective types of window treatments.  Aluminum blinds resist dust, stains, and scratches and offer maximum light control. With the lightweight and clean look of aluminum, available also in warmer color tones, aluminum blinds add practicality and attractiveness to any commercial space. Aluminum blinds offer a durable and budget friendly solution, built with a certainty to last even in the most bustling of environments. 

Slat Sizes for Light & Privacy Control

There is a broad selection of slat sizes & thicknesses for light control & privacy. Aluminum blinds are constructed in 6, 8, and 9-gauge thickness. The higher the gauge the more durable the blind is.  For maximum light control and privacy, hidden route holes are placed near the back of the slat. Classic blind construction leaves light gaps where the lift cords run through the slats. 

  • Micro: ½" slats are lightweight and great for small windows and doors.
  • Standard: 1" slats are perfect for standard-sized windows and are available in the widest selection of color.
  • Grandeur:  2" slats maximize views to the outdoors and are proportionate for larger windows.




Lift Control Options of Aluminum Blinds

Wand Control: Instead of cords, a single, slender wand closes blinds.

Cord Lift:   Easy-to-operate, the durable cord tilt allows you to close slats more tightly. 

Ring tilt with Ring lift:  A ring replaces the tilt wand so that rotation of the control pole opens and closes the slats.

Cordless Lift:  An alternative to cords- simply push or pull on the bottom rail for an even, balanced lift.  

Motorized Tilt:    An alternative to cords with easy operation at the touch of a button; available with cord lift.

Vinyl Horizontal Blinds

Key Features & Benefits of Vinyl Blinds

Vinyl blinds are the lightest horizontal blind, are very easy to maintain & clean, and are also one of the least expensive choices when it comes to window treatment options. The flexibility of vinyl means they are less likely to bend or break.  They offer a versatile enhancement for precise light control in any room.  Unlike aluminum blinds, vinyl blinds offer a large range of colors, patterns and textures including faux wood finishes. 

Slat Sizes for Light & Privacy Control

  • Available in 1" and 2" inch slats.
  • No holes eliminates light gaps in each slat for maximum privacy and light control.
  • Multiple blinds can be hung on a single headrail for wider windows or doors.

Lift Control of Vinyl Blinds

Wand Control: Instead of cords, a single, slender wand closes blinds.

Cord Lift:   Easy-to-operate, the durable cord tilt allows you to close slats more tightly. 

Ring tilt with Ring lift:  A ring replaces the tilt wand so that rotation of the control pole opens and closes the slats.

Cordless Lift:  An alternative to cords- simply push or pull on the bottom rail for an even, balanced lift. 

Motorized Tilt:    An alternative to cords with easy operation at the touch of a button; available with cord lift.

Additional Information

Certified Window Treatment Specialists

Olson Backman, LLC is a certified specialist & authorized dealer for window treatments manufactured by all the brand names in the business, including Graber, Hunter Douglas, Levelor, Kirsh, Bali and more.  Choosing a custom solution means your window treatments will be specially designed and fabricated to your exact window specifications, ensuring the best fit for your commercial space. With Olson Backman, LLC, you’ll have access to a vast selection of window treatment styles, hardware and fabric options, all of which are unavailable to the average retail customer.     

Our Warranty

Olson Backman, LLC  consistently holds a high standard of quality for both products and service. Our primary focus is to help you find the perfect, premium window treatments that fulfill your style and needs. Our Limited Lifetime Warranty represents a dedication to your complete satisfaction, from to start to finish & beyond, ensuring a lifetime of beauty, excellence, and dependable service when you need it most. 

Installation Information

Olson Backman, LLC offers, and highly recommends, professional measuring and installation services to ensure your window treatments will fit just right and look perfect. Often there is more to consider than simply the length and width of your window; for example, whether hardware should be installed with an inside or outside mount. Our specialists have the skills necessary to ensure the weight of the treatment is properly supported, and that care is taken to protect woodwork and surrounding areas. And when done right the first time, window treatments can last for decades. In addition to installation we will also remove existing window treatments to either discard, or re-install in a different location in the building.   

Safety

Safety is just as important as style when it comes to window treatments. Schools and buildings with children must take proper safety measures to prevent potentially serious window cord accidents. To help secure your commerical space, Olson Backman, LLC offers window treatments that have many additional features to help ensure that safety goes hand in hand with comfort and function. 

  • Cordless lift and motorized lift options that offer ultimate safety‒eliminating the standard cord that could endanger children.
  • Tension pulleys and tie-down devices to keep continuous-loop pull cords taut.
  • Cord stops on horizontal blinds that prevent internal cords from slipping through the louvers.

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