When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Sacramento?

Curtis Orton

In the seventies, homeowners in Sacramento were searching for a window treatment that would adequately cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. Hence, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as a useful window treatment that used long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, now that we find ourselves in another century, these useful treatments are starting to seem like old-fashioned relics that should go back to the past. Instead, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window coverings that help you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds.

The Issues With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds may have seemed groovy in the back in the day, but now we know them for their annoyances rather than their benefits.

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

  • They are brittle. One small tug or bump and you can pull apart a slat or snap a vane so they can’t rotate or open like they should.

  • They show wear and tear. Vertical blinds are usually composed of vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with moisture or dirt.

  • They won’t adequately cover your windows. Because these window treatments swing and snap so easily, they never appear fully closed.


What Are More Stylish Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have a variety 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 block sun glare and heat loss. They fully fill the window and they won’t be able to, which means they won’t swing in the breeze or break easily. If you use a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you’ll also get an extra layer of energy efficiency.


  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can replace your vertical blinds on big windows, as they are utilize a material that updates your decor. Available in different colors, these window treatments can stop outside light by sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so outside light can illuminate the room so it’s not so dark.

Panel tracks in sunroom
  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they drape down from a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels don’t have similar issues as vertical blinds though, and the panels are bigger, more current, and are designed to overlap.


Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Outdated Vertical Blinds

If you’re wanting to replace your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then you should call your Sacramento Sunburst rep. We’ll bring you a variety of coverings to see what window treatment is best for your home. It takes just one call for your in-home consultation.