When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Dallas?08/13/2019Collins Jones In the seventies, homeowners in Dallas needed a window treatment that would sufficiently cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. These vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds became a practical window covering that employed long vinyl stats that loosely hung down from a track. However, we abandoned the 70s along with leisure suits and mood rings, and these once trendy treatments are beginning to seem like yellowing relics that should remain in the past. Today, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window treatments that help you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds. The Issues With Vertical Blinds While vertical blinds were cutting edge back in the day, now we see them for their inefficiency rather than their benefits. They clatter together. With the slightest draft from the AC -- or even when someone brushes by -- they clank together. They easily tear down. You can easily pull off a slat or turn a vane so they don’t rotate or open correctly. They show fingerprints and dust. Vertical blinds are usually composed of vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with moisture or dirt. They do not cover your windows. Because these window coverings swing and tear down so easily, they never truly seem closed. What Are More Stylish Treatments Than Vertical Blinds? To improve your antiquated vertical blinds, you have plenty of great options: Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are always trending. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will easily protect against sun glare and heat loss. They fully encase the window and they won’t be able to, which means they won’t swing in the breeze or snap off easily. If you pick a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also find an extra benefit of energy efficiency. Cellular shades: Cell shades can replace your vertical blinds on full wall windows, as they are are constructed from a material that updates your window treatments. Available in many different colors, these treatments can block outside light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so natural light can brighten the room without the glare. Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they are attached to a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels aren’t shown to have similar issues as vertical blinds though, and the panels are bigger, more modern, and are made to overlap. Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Outdated Vertical Blinds If you’re thinking of replacing your obsolete vertical blinds, then just call your Dallas Sunburst rep. We’ll show you different coverings to see what window treatment looks best for your home. It takes just one call for your no-cost consultation.