Vertical blinds have a huge advantage over many other types of window treatment. They are far easier to maintain. While regular Venetian blinds have a great deal of horizontal surface are that can gather dust, vertical blinds don't. Unlike curtains that can be heavy when removing or hanging them, vertical blinds come in easy to handle sections and attach at the top. These two features make vertical blinds a very contemporary and practical blind type that is also extremely easy to clean and maintain. They are also ideal for sliding patio doors, where you need to slide your blind to the left or right, rather than up or down.