Vertical blinds in a den

Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Denver?

August 13, 2019

In the seventies, homeowners in Denver looked for a window treatment that would adequately cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. Hence, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as a useful window treatment that utilized long vinyl stats that loosely hung down from a track.

However, we left the 70s behind with 8-Tracks and CB radios, and these vinyl treatments are starting to resemble out-of-date relics that should go back to the past. Now, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window coverings that let you update your windows and replace those vertical blinds.

The Problems With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds may have been cool in the 1970s, but now we view them for their inefficiency rather than their benefits.

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  • The slats bang together. With a modest breeze from a vent -- or even when someone wanders by -- they clang together.

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

  • They show fingerprints and dust. Vertical blinds are usually derived of vinyl that yellows, fades, and over time will get stained with dust, dirt, and grime.

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window treatments wobble and snap so easily, you can usually see plenty of light, even when they should be closed.

What Are More Effective Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To improve your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have plenty of wonderful 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 use a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also get an extra benefit of energy efficiency.

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on big windows, as they are made from a material that refreshes your windows. Available in many different colors, these treatments can effectively control light by sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so outside light can light up the room when closed. Find more options for window shades in Denver.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks can resemble vertical blinds, as they hang loosely from a overhead track. These wood or fabric panels aren’t shown to have the same headaches as vertical blinds though, with their substantial, overlapping panels.

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

If you’re wanting to replace your obsolete vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your Denver Sunburst rep. We’ll show you different samples to see what window treatment works for your windows. It takes just one call 720-538-0182 for your free in-home consultation.

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