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Should You Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Indianapolis?

August 13, 2019

In the seventies, homeowners in Indianapolis looked for a window covering that would adequately cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. Hence, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as a practical window covering that employed long vinyl stats that loosely hung down from a track.

However, that was a long, long time ago, and these once trendy treatments are beginning to seem like out-of-date relics that should remain in the past. Now, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window coverings that allow you to update your rooms and replace those vertical blinds.

The Issues With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds may have been cool in the 1970s, but now we know them for their inefficiency rather than their benefits.

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  • They’re noisy. With a modest breeze from the AC -- or even when someone walks by -- they bang together.

  • They break easily. You can easily 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 made from vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with dust, dirt, and grime.

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window treatments sway and break so easily, you can usually see some light, even when they are shut.

What Are More Stylish Coverings Than Vertical Blinds?

To update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have a variety of wonderful options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters never go out of style. With their solid louvers, plantation shutters will stop sun glare and heat loss. They fully fill the window and they won’t be able to, which means they won’t sway in the breeze or tear down easily. If you use a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you’ll also experience 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 utilize a fabric material that updates your decor. Available in a variety of colors, these window treatments can effectively control outside light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so natural light can brighten the room so it’s not so dark. Find more options for window shades in Indianapolis.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they hang loosely from a overhead track. These wood or fabric panels don’t have similar issues as vertical blinds though, with their big, overlapping panels.

Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Modernize Your Old Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking to update your out-of-date vertical blinds, then it’s time to call your Indianapolis Sunburst rep. We’ll show you different coverings to see what window treatment works for your windows. It takes just one call 317-558-9066 for your no-cost consultation.