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When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Charlotte?

August 13, 2019

In the 1970’s, homeowners in Charlotte needed a window covering that would fully cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. So, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as a practical window covering that used long vinyl stats that loosely hung down from a track.

However, we abandoned the 70s along with 8-Tracks and CB radios, and these once trendy treatments are starting to look like out-of-date relics that should stay in the past. Now, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient window coverings that help you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds.

The Issues With Vertical Blinds

While vertical blinds were innovative in the 70s, now we see them for their annoyances rather than their advantages.

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  • They clatter together. With a small draft from the AC -- or even when someone brushes by -- they clang together.

  • They break easily. It’s not unusual to accidentally pull apart a slat or turn a vane so they can’t rotate or open like they should.

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

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window coverings wobble and break so easily, it’s not uncommon to see sunlight leak through the sides or the gap from a broken slat.

What Are More Stylish 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To replace your outdated vertical blinds, you have a slew of stylish options: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 are timeless. With their solid louvers, plantation shutters will block sun glare and add privacy. They fully encase the window so they won’t swing in the breeze or snap off easily. If you choose a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you’ll also get an extra benefit of energy efficiency.

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can replace your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are made from a material that modernizes your window treatments. Available in many different colors, these treatments can effectively control outside light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also can come in sheer material so outside light can light up the room when closed. Find more options for window shades in Charlotte.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act like vertical blinds, as they hang loosely from a overhead 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 Inefficient Vertical Blinds

If you’re wanting to replace your obsolete vertical blinds, then just call your Charlotte Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with different products to see what window treatment works for your home. The first step is to call 980-231-1116 for your no-cost consultation.