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When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Orlando?

August 13, 2019

In the 1970’s, homeowners in Orlando were searching for a window treatment that would sufficiently cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. These vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds became an efficient window treatment that utilized long vinyl stats that hung loosely from a track.

However, now that we find ourselves in 2019, these useful treatments are beginning to look like out-of-date relics that should stay in the past. Today, there are cleaner and more energy-efficient treatments that let you update your rooms and replace those vertical blinds.

The Trouble 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’re noisy. With the slightest airflow from the AC -- or even when someone walks by -- they bang together.

  • They are brittle. One small tug or bump and you can pull off a slat or turn a vane so they won’t rotate or open right.

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

  • They won’t adequately cover your windows. Because these window treatments swing and snap so easily, you can usually see a great deal of light, even when they are supposed to be shut.

What Are Some Better Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To improve your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have plenty of wonderful options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are timeless. With their solid louvers, plantation shutters will stop sun glare and add privacy. They fully fill the window and they won’t be able to, which means 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 get 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 utilize a material that modernizes your decor. Available in a variety of colors, these coverings can effectively control outside light by sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also might use sheer material so natural light can brighten the room without the glare. Find more options for window shades in Orlando.

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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 aren’t shown to have the same problems as vertical blinds though, with their large, overlapping panels.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Old Vertical Blinds

If you’re wanting to replace your out-of-date vertical blinds, then just call your Orlando Sunburst rep. We’ll show you a variety of coverings to see what window treatment looks best for your home. Just call 407-630-7011 for your free in-home consultation.