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When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Sacramento?

August 13, 2019

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 employed long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, we left the 70s behind with 8-Tracks and CB radios, and these once trendy treatments are starting to seem like old-fashioned relics that should go back to the past. Instead, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient treatments that allow you to update your decor and replace those vertical blinds.

The Problems With Vertical Blinds

While vertical blinds were cutting edge in the 70s, now we see them for their annoyances rather than their benefits.

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

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

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

  • They don’t cover your windows. Because these window treatments sway and break so easily, it’s not unusual to see sunlight peek through the sides or a missing slat.

What Are More Stylish 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 easily protect against 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 snap off easily. If you use a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you’ll also get an extra layer of energy efficiency.

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  • 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 opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so outside light can brighten the room so it’s not so dark. Find more options for window shades in Sacramento.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they drape down from a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels aren’t shown to have the same problems as vertical blinds though, as the panels are thicker and sturdier.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Old Vertical Blinds

If you’re thinking of replacing your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your Sacramento Sunburst rep. We’ll bring you a variety of coverings to see what window treatment works for your windows. It takes just one call 916-665-0078 for your in-home consultation.