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Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Salt Lake City?

August 13, 2019

In the past, homeowners in Salt Lake City were searching for a window covering that would fully cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. So, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as a practical window covering that utilized long vinyl stats that loosely hung down from a track.

However, we abandoned the 70s along with leisure suits and mood rings, and these useful treatments are starting to look like out-of-date relics that should go back to the past. Instead, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient treatments that allow you to update your rooms and replace those vertical blinds.

The Issues With Vertical Blinds

While vertical blinds were cutting edge in the 70s, now we know them for their annoyances rather than their advantages.

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  • They’re noisy. With the slightest breeze from a vent -- or even when someone wanders by -- they bang together.

  • They break easily. You can easily pull apart a slat or snap a vane so they don’t rotate or open right.

  • They show fingerprints and dust. Vertical blinds are usually derived of vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with fingerprints and water spots.

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window coverings wobble and break so easily, they never seem closed.

What Are More Effective Window Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To improve your antiquated vertical blinds, you have plenty of great options:

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

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can take over for your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are made from a fabric material that updates your window treatments. Available in a variety of colors, these coverings can effectively control outside light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so outside light can illuminate the room so it’s not so dark. Find more options for window shades in Salt Lake City.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act like vertical blinds, as they hang loosely from a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels don’t have the same problems as vertical blinds though, and the panels are larger, more modern, and are constructed to overlap.

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

If you’re thinking of replacing your out-of-date vertical blinds, then just call your Salt Lake City Sunburst rep. We’ll show you different samples to see what window treatment works for your windows. It takes just one call 801-515-3598 for your in-home consultation.