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When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Dallas?

August 13, 2019

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 emerged as a practical window covering that employed long vinyl stats that loosely hung down from a track.

However, now that we have landed in 2019, these once trendy treatments are beginning to look like out-of-date relics that should stay in the past. Today, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window treatments that allow you to update your windows and replace those vertical blinds.

The Problems With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds may have been cool in the 70s, but now we know them for their annoyances rather than their benefits.

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  • They’re noisy. With a modest 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 won’t rotate or open correctly.

  • They show fingerprints and dust. Vertical blinds are usually made from vinyl that yellows, fades, and can easily get stained with fingerprints and water spots.

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window coverings sway and tear down so easily, it’s not unusual to see outside light peek through the sides or a torn down slat.

What Are More Stylish Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To update your antiquated vertical blinds, you have a variety of great options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters never go out of style. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will block 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 break easily. If you choose a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also find an extra benefit of energy efficiency.

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on full wall windows, as they are are constructed from a material that modernizes your window treatments. Available in a variety of colors, these coverings can effectively control outside light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so sunlight light can illuminate the room when closed. Find more options for window shades in Dallas.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act 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, as the panels are bigger and more substantial.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Get Rid Of Your Old Vertical Blinds

If you’re wanting to replace your out-of-date vertical blinds, then just call your Dallas Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with different coverings to see what window treatment looks best for your home. It takes just one call 214-301-5066 for your no-cost consultation.