When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Charlotte?08/13/2019Neil Blackwelder In the past, homeowners in Charlotte needed a window treatment that would adequately cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. So, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as an efficient window covering that employed long vinyl stats that hung loosely from a track. However, we abandoned the 70s along with 8-Tracks and CD radios, and these useful treatments are starting to seem like yellowing relics that should stay in the past. Now, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient treatments that help you update your windows and replace those vertical blinds. The Issues With Vertical Blinds Vertical blinds may have seemed groovy in the 1970s, but now we see them for their inefficiency rather than their advantages. They’re noisy. 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 wear and tear. Vertical blinds are usually made from 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, they never truly seem closed. What Are More Stylish Coverings Than Vertical Blinds? To replace your outdated vertical blinds, you have a slew of stylish options: Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are timeless. With their durable louvers, plantation shutters will block sun glare and add privacy. They completely seal off 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’ll also get an extra benefit of energy efficiency. Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are are constructed from a material that updates your windows. Available in a variety of colors, these coverings 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. Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they drape down from a overhead track. These wood or fabric panels aren’t shown to have similar issues as vertical blinds though, with their large, overlapping panels. Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Get Rid Of Your Inefficient Vertical Blinds If you’re wanting to replace your out-of-date vertical blinds, then just call your Charlotte Sunburst rep. We’ll show you a variety of samples to see what window treatment works for your home. The first step is to call for your no-cost consultation.