Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Destin?

Eric Ramsey

In the 1970’s, homeowners in Destin looked for a window treatment that would adequately cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. So, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds became a practical window treatment that employed long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, we abandoned the 70s along with leisure suits and mood rings, and these vinyl treatments are beginning to resemble yellowing relics that should go back to the past. Instead, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient treatments that let you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds.

The Issues With Vertical Blinds

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

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  • They’re noisy. With a small airflow from the AC -- or even when someone wanders by -- they bang together.

  • They easily tear down. You can easily pull apart a slat or snap a vane so they don’t rotate or open like they should.

  • They show dirt and stains. Vertical blinds are usually derived of vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with dust, dirt, and grime.

  • They don’t cover your windows. Because these window treatments swing and tear down so easily, they never appear fully closed.


What Are Some Better Coverings Than Vertical Blinds?

To replace your antiquated vertical blinds, you have a slew of great options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are timeless. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will block sun glare and heat loss. They fully fill the window so they won’t swing in the breeze or break easily. If you choose a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also experience an extra layer of energy efficiency.


  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can take over for your vertical blinds on full wall windows, as they are utilize a fabric material that modernizes your window treatments. Available in many different colors, these treatments can effectively control light by pulling top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so natural light can illuminate the room when closed.

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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 aren’t shown to have the same problems as vertical blinds though, with their substantial, overlapping panels.


Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Outdated Vertical Blinds

If you’re wanting to replace your obsolete vertical blinds, then just call your Destin Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with different coverings to see what window treatment works for your space. It takes just one call for your no-cost consultation.