When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Boise?

Spencer Madsen

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

However, we left the 70s behind with leisure suits and mood rings, and these useful treatments are beginning to resemble old-fashioned relics that should remain in the past. Today, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient treatments that let you update your rooms and replace those vertical blinds.

The Issues With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds looked ok when they were the only game in town, but now we view them for their annoyances rather than their benefits.

Panel track blinds in bright living room Plantation shutters on sliding door
  • The slats bang together. With a small airflow from the AC -- or even when someone walks by -- they clank together.

  • They are brittle. 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 easily get stained with dust, dirt, and grime.

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window coverings swing and break so easily, you can usually see a great deal of light, even when they should be closed.


What Are Some Better Coverings Than Vertical Blinds?

To improve your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have plenty of wonderful options:

Plantation shutters in kitchen

  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters never go out of style. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will easily protect against sun glare and add privacy. They completely seal off the window so they won’t swing in the breeze or tear down easily. If you choose a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also experience an extra layer of energy efficiency.

Window shades in room overlooking ocean
  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are utilize a fabric material that refreshes 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 can come in sheer material so outside light can light up the room so it’s not so dark. Find more options for window shades in Boise.

Panel tracks in sunroom
  • 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 wanting to replace your out-of-date vertical blinds, then you should call your Boise Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with plenty of samples to see what window treatment is best for your home. Just call for your no-cost consultation.