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When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In New Brunswick?

August 13, 2019

In the past, homeowners in New Brunswick needed a window covering that would fully cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. So, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds emerged as a useful window treatment that employed long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, that was ancient history, and these once trendy treatments are starting to resemble old-fashioned relics that should remain in the past. Instead, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window treatments that help you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds.

The Trouble With Vertical Blinds

While vertical blinds were innovative back in the day, now we see them for their inefficiency rather than their benefits.

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  • They clatter together. With the slightest airflow from an air conditioner -- or even when someone brushes by -- they clank together.

  • They easily tear down. It’s not unusual to accidentally pull down a slat or misalign a vane so they can’t rotate or open right.

  • They show wear and tear. Vertical blinds are usually made from vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with fingerprints and water spots.

  • They don’t cover your windows. Because these window treatments sway and snap so easily, they never truly seem closed.

What Are More Stylish Coverings 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 are always trending. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will stop sun glare and heat loss. They completely seal off 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 experience an extra layer of energy efficiency.

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can replace your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are utilize a material that refreshes your window treatments. Available in a variety of colors, these window treatments can stop outside light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also might use sheer material so natural light can light up the room without the glare. Find more options for window shades in New Brunswick.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks can resemble vertical blinds, as they hang loosely from a overhead track. These wood or fabric panels aren’t shown to have similar issues as vertical blinds though, and the panels are larger, more current, and are made to overlap.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Modernize Your Old Vertical Blinds

If you’re wanting to replace your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your New Brunswick Sunburst rep. We’ll bring you a variety of products to see what window treatment works for your space. Just call 732-301-6168 for your no-cost consultation.