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When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In San Antonio?

August 13, 2019

In the 1970’s, homeowners in San Antonio looked for a window covering that would fully cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. Hence, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as an efficient window treatment that employed long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, we left the 70s behind with leisure suits and mood rings, and these useful treatments are beginning to resemble out-of-date relics that should remain in the past. Now, there are cleaner and more energy-efficient treatments that allow you to update your windows and replace those vertical blinds.

The Problems With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds looked ok when they were the only game in town, but now we view them for their inefficiency rather than their advantages.

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  • They clatter together. With a small breeze from an air conditioner -- or even when someone brushes by -- they clang together.

  • They break easily. It’s not unusual to accidentally pull off a slat or snap a vane so they don’t rotate or open correctly.

  • They show fingerprints and dust. Vertical blinds are usually made from vinyl that yellows, fades, and can easily get stained with dust, dirt, and grime.

  • They won’t adequately cover your windows. Because these window treatments sway and snap so easily, they never appear fully closed.

What Are Some Better Window Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To replace your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have a slew of wonderful options:

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

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can replace your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are are constructed from a fabric material that modernizes your windows. Available in a variety of colors, these window treatments can block light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also might use sheer material so outside light can light up the room so it’s not so dark. Find more options for window shades in San Antonio.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks can resemble vertical blinds, as they are attached to a suspended 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 Modernize Your Inefficient Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking to update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your San Antonio Sunburst rep. We’ll show you different samples to see what window treatment works for your windows. The first step is to call 210-876-0377 for your no-cost consultation.