Should You Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Denver?08/13/2019Gary Harding In the seventies, homeowners in Denver needed a window treatment that would adequately cover large, picture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 However, we left the 70s behind with 8-Tracks and CD radios, and these vinyl treatments are starting to resemble out-of-date relics that should go back to the past. Today, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient treatments that let you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds. The Problems With Vertical Blinds While vertical blinds were innovative in the past, now we view them for their inefficiency rather than their benefits. The slats bang together. With a modest airflow from a vent -- or even when someone wanders by -- they clang together. They easily tear down. It’s not unusual to accidentally pull off a slat or snap 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 are closed. What Are More Effective Treatments Than Vertical Blinds? To update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have a variety of wonderful options: 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 find an extra layer of energy efficiency. Cellular shades: Cell shades can replace your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are made from a material that refreshes your window treatments. Available in many different colors, these coverings can block light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so outside light can light up the room without the glare. Panel Tracks: Panel tracks can resemble vertical blinds, as they hang loosely from a overhead track. These wood or fabric panels don’t have the same headaches as vertical blinds though, with their substantial, overlapping panels. Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Old Vertical Blinds If you’re thinking of replacing your out-of-date vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your Denver Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with different samples to see what window treatment works for your home. It takes just one call for your free in-home consultation.