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Should You Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Cleveland?

August 13, 2019

In the past, homeowners in Cleveland needed a window covering that would sufficiently cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. These vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds emerged as an efficient window treatment that employed long vinyl stats that hung loosely from a track.

However, now that we find ourselves in 2019, these once trendy treatments are starting to resemble old-fashioned relics that should go back to the past. Now, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient treatments that let you update your windows and replace those vertical blinds.

The Trouble With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds seemed innovative when they were the only game in town, but now we view them for their problems rather than their benefits.

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  • The slats bang together. With the slightest draft from the AC -- or even when someone walks by -- they clang together.

  • They are brittle. It’s not unusual to accidentally pull apart a slat or snap a vane so they can’t rotate or open right.

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

  • They won’t adequately cover your windows. Because these window coverings swing and snap so easily, it’s not abnormal to see light peek through the sides or a missing slat.

What Are More Effective Coverings Than Vertical Blinds?

To replace your outdated vertical blinds, you have a slew of stylish options: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 block sun glare while adding a layer of privacy. They fully encase the window so they won’t sway in the breeze or snap off easily. If you pick a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you’ll also find an extra benefit of energy efficiency.

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can take over for your vertical blinds on big windows, as they are utilize a fabric material that updates your window treatments. Available in many different colors, these window treatments can stop outside light by pulling top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also can come in sheer material so natural light can brighten the room when closed. Find more options for window shades in Cleveland.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they are attached to a overhead track. These wood or fabric panels don’t experience the same headaches as vertical blinds though, as the panels are bigger and sturdier.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Get Rid Of Your Old Vertical Blinds

If you’re wanting to replace your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then just call your Cleveland Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with a variety of coverings to see what window treatment works for your space. It takes just one call 440-561-6787 for your free in-home consultation.