Vertical Blinds

Pros

If you have large window expanses or sliding glass doors, vertical blinds work very well in these scenarios. They work well for moderate light control and directional privacy since they move side to side.

Cons

One of the main drawbacks with verticals is they can seem like their always in the way. They also aren’t a very durable window treatment and break down frequently. Another point to make is that during the winter months, they don’t hold very many insulating properties.

                                    Vertical Blinds                             Symphony Cellular Shades

 InsulationThis treatment will guide cold air into the room or cooled room air towards the hot window with tilted veins.  
Traps both the cold air and the heat in between the shade and the window, almost like a blanket.
Light ControlLight can be controlled by tilting the veins. This will minimize or maximize the light that comes into the room. Having the light completely blacked out is rarely possible, this treatment doesn't always control glare very well.  Each fabric type has a purpose for light control. Additional features can give the user more control like the top down bottom up option. 
Cleanability Like cellular shades, this treatment can also be washed. Small crevices will attract dust and can be difficult to clean. This treatment is dust resistant and can be vacuumed. Light filtering fabrics can be completely washed.
Installation The vertical track can be difficult to install, but the rest of the process is relatively easy.Very easy to install. These shades typically require only two brackets.
HardwareUses plastic veins and clips that will become brittle over time. Quality stainless steel brackets.
Ideal UseWork well in warmer climates and prevent solar gain exceptionally well. For interior and exterior windows. They work wonders for privacy, light control and insulation.
Shade OperationDependent on the material and shade's configuration. Has many different options which include cordless, top down bottom up among others.
Shade StackDependent on the material and shade's configuration. 2"-4 (fabric and rails)
Durability Plastic will wear down over time and the veins can also break. These parts are also hard to replace and match. Our material is designed to last an excess of 15 years to the quality of the raw materials.
Warranty 1-3 year warranty 10 year warranty

The Winner Is.....

Symphony cellular shades, due the fact they have numerous insulating properities and they are easy to maintain. The many fabric choices give you tons of light control!