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Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Jacksonville?

August 13, 2019

In the 1970’s, homeowners in Jacksonville were searching for a window treatment that would adequately cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. So, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds emerged as a practical window treatment that employed long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, that was a long, long time ago, and these once trendy treatments are beginning to seem like out-of-date relics that should remain in the past. Now, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient window treatments that help you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds.

The Problems With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds looked ok when they had little competition, but now we know them for their inefficiency rather than their benefits.

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  • They’re noisy. With a small draft from the AC -- or even when someone wanders by -- they clank together.

  • They easily tear down. You can easily pull down a slat or misalign 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 over time will get stained with moisture or dirt.

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window coverings swing and break so easily, you can usually see a great deal of light, even when they should be shut.

What Are More Stylish Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To update your antiquated vertical blinds, you have a variety of great options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters never go out of style. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will easily protect against sun glare and heat loss. They fully encase the window and they won’t be able to, which means they won’t swing in the breeze or tear down easily. If you use a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you’ll also experience an extra layer of energy efficiency.

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on full wall windows, as they are utilize a fabric material that refreshes your windows. Available in many different colors, these coverings can effectively control outside light by sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also might use sheer material so outside light can illuminate the room without the glare. Find more options for window shades in Jacksonville.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act like vertical blinds, as they drape down from a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels aren’t shown to have the same headaches as vertical blinds though, as the panels are thicker and more substantial.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Modernize Your Outdated Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking to update your out-of-date vertical blinds, then you should call your Jacksonville Sunburst rep. We’ll bring you plenty of coverings to see what window treatment is best for your windows. It takes just one call 904-289-1663 for your no-cost consultation.