When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Las Vegas?

Darik Neilson

In the seventies, homeowners in Las Vegas looked for a window treatment that would fully cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. These vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as a useful window covering that employed long vinyl stats that hung loosely from a track.

However, we abandoned the 70s along with 8-Tracks and CB radios, and these once trendy treatments are beginning to look like old-fashioned relics that should stay in the past. Now, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window coverings that help you update your rooms and replace those vertical blinds.

The Trouble With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds may have been far out in the 1970s, but now we view them for their annoyances rather than their advantages.

Panel track blinds in airy living room Plantation shutters on sliding door
  • They clatter together. With the slightest airflow from the AC -- or even when someone brushes by -- they clank together.

  • They are brittle. It’s not unusual to accidentally pull down a slat or snap a vane so they won’t rotate or open right.

  • They show dirt and stains. Vertical blinds are usually derived of vinyl that yellows, fades, and over time will get stained with fingerprints and water spots.

  • They don’t cover your windows. Because these window treatments wobble and tear down so easily, you can usually see plenty of light, even when they should be shut.


What Are More Stylish Window Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

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

Plantation shutters in kitchen

  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are always trending. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will block sun glare while adding a layer of privacy. They completely seal off 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 will also get an extra layer of energy efficiency.


  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can replace your vertical blinds on full wall windows, as they are utilize a material that modernizes your windows. Available in many different colors, these window treatments can effectively control outside light by sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so outside light can light up the room without the glare. Find more options for window shades in Las Vegas.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act like vertical blinds, as they are attached to a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels aren’t shown to have similar issues as vertical blinds though, with their substantial, overlapping panels.


Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Inefficient Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking to update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then you should call your Las Vegas Sunburst rep. We’ll show you a variety of samples to see what window treatment works for your space. Just call for your in-home consultation.