Should You Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Jacksonville?08/13/2019Kevin McCormack In the past, homeowners in Jacksonville were searching for a window treatment that would fully cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. Hence, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds became an efficient 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 yellowing relics that should remain in the past. Now, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient window treatments that allow you to update your decor and replace those vertical blinds. The Issues With Vertical Blinds Vertical blinds may have been cool in the 70s, but now we know them for their annoyances rather than their benefits. They clatter together. With a small draft from the AC -- or even when someone wanders by -- they bang together. They easily tear down. It’s not unusual to accidentally pull off 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 fingerprints and water spots. They do not cover your windows. Because these window coverings swing and snap so easily, they never truly seem closed. What Are More Stylish Treatments Than Vertical Blinds? To improve your outdated vertical blinds, you have plenty of stylish options: Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are always trending. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will block 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. 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 treatments can effectively control outside light by sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also can come in sheer material so outside light can brighten the room when closed. Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they hang loosely from a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels don’t have the same headaches as vertical blinds though, and the panels are larger, more contemporary, and are made to overlap. Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Modernize Your Outdated Vertical Blinds If you’re looking to update your out-of-date vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your Jacksonville Sunburst rep. We’ll bring you plenty of coverings to see what window treatment works for your windows. It takes just one call for your in-home consultation.