Is It Time To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Gary Harding You upgrade from laminate counters to granite, from vinyl flooring to bamboo flooring, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when is the best time upgrade from your blinds? There are a number of signs that right now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and numerous options for replacement window treatments in Colorado Springs. Let’s take a look. 3 Signs You Should Upgrade your Blinds in Colorado Springs Some are more easy to notice than others, but all of these signs are probably telling you to upgrade from your blinds. Your Room Is Frequently Too Hot or Cold If your HVAC unit is running constantly but your room still isn’t the right temperature, it may be your windows. The majority of heat loss happens through your windows, and blinds are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for heat blocking and a more comfortable room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Room Style Is Stuck in the Past Do your windows look like your house as it was 20 years ago? It can be tricky to keep up with the latest style trends, but if your style is stuck in the past by ten years or more, your visitors will notice. So consider two options: keep up with the latest trends as they happen each season, or use a window treatment that’s a little more timeless in design. Plantation shutters in Colorado Springs homes work with the latest trends, as do more minimal and neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or full draperies. Your Blinds Can Easily Break Most off-the-shelf blinds don’t look new within a year or two. Bent slats, shortened cords, faded colors, they detract from your windows. Investing in a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can help prevent this in the future. The Best Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Colorado Springs When you’re ready to say so long to cheap blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, depending on your needs. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are one of the most common products when Colorado Springs homeowners upgrade from blinds. They’re timeless, they are usually more durable than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can reduce a large amount of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Another great blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re designed to block more heat than other shades, are easy to use, and offer a large variety of options in the way of colors, textures, materials and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re looking to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They hang down from a rail like traditional vertical blinds, but maneuver very easily and look much classier due to their wide fabric panels instead of thin blind slats. Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs at 303-625-6431 to get a free in-home estimate from one of our window design professionals, or use the form below!