Materials that the vertical slats are made out of come in a variety of Aluminum, PVC, Fabric, and Louver groover.
Aluminumslats I don't care for because they are very noisy when the wind moves them and they conduct
heat and most manufacturers have discontinued offering them.
Vinyl Chlorine or plastic slats are the slat of choice. They come in a variety of colors and styles from smooth plain to your
fanciest of textures to simulate fabric.
Fabric slatsare nice but have a
tendency to fade and are very difficult to replace if damaged or soiled. We recommend ordering extra slats for each window
so you have spares to replace when you need them down the road. Available with sown in or sealed weights on the bottom , attached
chains to hook all the slats together. The one problem with fabric is fraying on the edges. If you close it to fast they can
bind. But a beautiful look all around.
Louver Groover is a term for a fabric
shade that has a plastic sleeving that covers the side and back. Typically used to darken the fabric it also prevents fabric
fading and fraying of the edges and is an additional cost.