Over the past several decades, a “standard” window treatment solution has been established for multi-family buildings and communities. The solution is very simple: faux wood horizontal blinds on windows/patio doors and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) vertical blinds on sliding glass door openings. There are a number of reasons as to why these window treatments became especially popular within multi-family residences. Here are a few of those reasons:
1) Faux wood and PVC products are particularly economical. Aside from aluminum window treatment products, the products that are manufactured with the faux wood or PVC material are considered to be extremely affordable, especially when manufactured at high volumes, which is typically the case for multi-family projects.
2) Everlasting and low-maintenance material. One of the key benefits of faux wood blinds is that they are able to withstand moisture, sunlight, and common household chemicals. They are therefore well-protected against fading, yellowing, warping, or bowing and are also very easy to clean.
3) Genuine-wood-like appearance without the downside aspects. Faux wood blinds simulate the look of natural wood to provide an attractive and sturdy alternative. However, because they are made with vinyl, they do not damage or distort due to natural causes, as is often the case with genuine wood blinds.