Vertical blinds in a den

When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Boise?

August 13, 2019

In the past, homeowners in Boise needed a window covering that would fully cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. Hence, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds emerged as an efficient window treatment that utilized long vinyl stats that loosely hung down from a track.

However, that was a long, long time ago, and these once trendy treatments are beginning to resemble old-fashioned relics that should stay in the past. Today, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient window coverings that let you update your rooms and replace those vertical blinds.

The Problems With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds may have been cool in the back in the day, but now we view them for their inefficiency rather than their benefits.

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  • The slats bang together. With a small airflow from an air conditioner -- or even when someone walks by -- they bang together.

  • They break easily. You can easily pull off a slat or turn a vane so they won’t rotate or open right.

  • They show fingerprints and dust. Vertical blinds are usually made from vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with dust, dirt, and grime.

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window coverings sway and break so easily, they never appear fully closed.

What Are More Effective Window Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have a variety of wonderful options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are always trending. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will block sun glare and add privacy. They fully encase the window so they won’t swing in the breeze or tear down 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 fabric material that refreshes your windows. Available in a variety of colors, these coverings can effectively control outside light by sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also might use sheer material so outside light can light up the room so it’s not so dark. Find more options for window shades in Boise.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they are attached to a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels don’t experience the same problems as vertical blinds though, and the panels are more substantial, more current, and are constructed to overlap.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Inefficient Vertical Blinds

If you’re thinking of replacing your obsolete vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your Boise Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with plenty of samples to see what window treatment works for your windows. The first step is to call 208-609-9129 for your in-home consultation.

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