Should You Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Colorado Springs?

Gary Harding

In the seventies, homeowners in Colorado Springs needed a window treatment that would adequately cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. Hence, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds became an efficient window treatment that utilized long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, that was long ago, and these vinyl treatments are beginning to look like old-fashioned relics that should go back to the past. Now, there are cleaner and more energy-efficient window coverings that help you update your windows and replace those vertical blinds.

The Problems With Vertical Blinds

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

Panel track blinds in airy living room Plantation shutters on sliding door
  • They clatter together. With a small draft from an air conditioner -- or even when someone wanders by -- they clank together.

  • They easily tear down. One small tug or bump and you can pull down a slat or turn a vane so they can’t rotate or open right.

  • They show wear and tear. Vertical blinds are usually made from vinyl that yellows, fades, and over time will get stained with dust, dirt, and grime.

  • They don’t cover your windows. Because these window coverings wobble and break so easily, it’s not uncommon to see outside light peek through the sides or the gap from a broken slat.


What Are More Stylish Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To replace your old-fashioned vertical blinds, you have a slew of wonderful options:

Plantation shutters in kitchen

  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are timeless. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will stop sun glare and add privacy. They fully encase the window and they won’t be able to, which means they won’t swing in the breeze or break easily. If you pick a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also get an extra benefit of energy efficiency.


  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are utilize a fabric material that modernizes your decor. Available in many different colors, these window treatments can stop outside light by sliding top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so outside light can illuminate the room without the glare. Find more options for window shades in Colorado Springs.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act 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 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 Colorado Springs Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with a variety of samples to see what window treatment is best for your space. It takes just one call for your free in-home consultation.