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Should You Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Destin?

August 13, 2019

In the past, homeowners in Destin needed 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

Vertical blinds may have seemed groovy in the 70s, but now we know them for their problems rather than their benefits.

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  • They’re noisy. With a small breeze from an air conditioner -- or even when someone wanders by -- they bang together.

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

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

  • They won’t adequately cover your windows. Because these window treatments sway and tear down so easily, you can usually see a great deal of outside light, even when they are closed.

What Are More Effective 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 snap off easily. If you pick a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also experience an extra layer of energy efficiency.

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can take over for your vertical blinds on full wall windows, as they are utilize a fabric material that updates your windows. Available in a variety of colors, these treatments can block 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. Find more options for window shades in Destin.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act 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, as the panels are larger and more substantial.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Outdated Vertical Blinds

If you’re wanting to replace your out-of-date vertical blinds, then just call your Destin Sunburst rep. We’ll show you a variety of coverings to see what window treatment works for your space. It takes just one call 850-203-0419 for your no-cost consultation.