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When Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Las Vegas?

August 13, 2019

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 used long vinyl stats that hung loosely from a track.

However, we abandoned the 70s along with 8-Tracks and CB radios, and these useful treatments are beginning to seem like old-fashioned relics that should remain in the past. Today, 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 inefficiency rather than their advantages.

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  • They’re noisy. With a modest airflow from an air conditioner -- or even when someone walks by -- they clank together.

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

  • They show wear and tear. Vertical blinds are usually derived of vinyl that yellows, fades, and over time will get stained with moisture or dirt.

  • 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 Coverings Than Vertical Blinds?

To update your antiquated vertical blinds, you have a variety of great options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters never go out of style. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will block sun glare while adding a layer of privacy. 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 will also find an extra layer of energy efficiency.

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  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on full wall windows, as they are utilize a material that updates your window treatments. Available in a variety of 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 when closed. 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, and the panels are larger, more contemporary, and are constructed to overlap.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Inefficient Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking to update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your Las Vegas Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with different samples to see what window treatment works for your space. The first step is to call 702-850-6619 for your no-cost consultation.