When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In New Brunswick?

Holly Perron

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 became a useful window treatment that used 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 stay in the past. Instead, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window treatments that allow you to 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 annoyances rather than their benefits.

Panel track blinds in modern living room Plantation shutters on sliding door
  • They’re noisy. With the slightest airflow from an air conditioner -- or even when someone brushes by -- they bang together.

  • They easily tear down. You can easily pull off a slat or misalign a vane so they can’t rotate or open right.

  • They show dirt and stains. Vertical blinds are usually composed of vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with fingerprints and water spots.

  • They won’t adequately cover your windows. Because these window treatments swing and break so easily, they never truly seem closed.


What Are More Stylish Window Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To improve your antiquated vertical blinds, you have plenty 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 stop 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 experience an extra layer of energy efficiency.


  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on big 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 sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also can come in sheer material so natural light can light up the room when closed.

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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 don’t have similar issues as vertical blinds though, with their big, overlapping panels.


Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Modernize Your Old Vertical Blinds

If you’re thinking of replacing your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then you should call your New Brunswick Sunburst rep. We’ll bring you different samples to see what window treatment is best for your space. Just call for your in-home consultation.