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When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Phoenix?

August 13, 2019

In the seventies, homeowners in Phoenix were searching for a window treatment that would sufficiently cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. So, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as a practical window covering that utilized long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, that was a long, long time ago, and these useful treatments are beginning to seem like old-fashioned relics that should remain in the past. Now, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient treatments that let you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds.

The Trouble With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds may have been cool in the 1970s, but now we view them for their problems rather than their benefits.

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  • They clatter together. With the slightest airflow from a vent -- or even when someone walks by -- they bang together.

  • They break easily. One small tug or bump and you can pull off a slat or snap a vane so they don’t rotate or open like they should.

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

What Are More Effective Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To improve your outdated vertical blinds, you have plenty of stylish options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters never go out of style. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will easily protect against sun glare while adding a layer of privacy. They fully fill the window and they won’t be able to, which means 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 find 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 are constructed from a material that modernizes your window treatments. Available in different colors, these treatments can stop light by pulling top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so natural light can illuminate the room without the glare. Find more options for window shades in Phoenix.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act like vertical blinds, as they are attached to a overhead track. These wood or fabric panels don’t have the same headaches as vertical blinds though, with their substantial, overlapping panels.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Modernize Your Old Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking to update your obsolete vertical blinds, then you should call your Phoenix Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with a variety of coverings to see what window treatment is best for your home. The first step is to call 480-485-7743 for your in-home consultation.