Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In San Diego?

Tyson Williams

In the past, homeowners in San Diego looked for a window treatment that would sufficiently cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. These vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds emerged as a practical window covering that utilized long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, that was ancient history, and these useful treatments are beginning to seem like yellowing relics that should stay in the past. Now, there are more stylish and more energy-efficient window coverings that help you update your decor and replace those vertical blinds.

The Issues With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds seemed innovative when they were new, but now we view them for their problems rather than their advantages.

Panel track blinds in bright living room Plantation shutters on sliding door
  • They clatter together. With the slightest breeze from an air conditioner -- or even when someone brushes by -- they clang together.

  • They break easily. You can easily pull apart a slat or misalign a vane so they won’t rotate or open like they should.

  • 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 won’t adequately cover your windows. Because these window coverings sway and tear down so easily, you can usually see plenty of outside light, even when they should be closed.


What Are More Stylish Window Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

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

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are always trending. With their thick louvers, plantation shutters will easily protect against sun glare and add privacy. They completely seal off the window so they won’t sway in the breeze or break easily. If you use a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you’ll also find an extra layer of energy efficiency.


  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can supplant your vertical blinds on full wall windows, as they are are constructed from a material that modernizes your windows. Available in a variety of colors, these treatments can stop light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so outside light can illuminate the room so it’s not so dark. Find more options for window shades in San Diego.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks can resemble vertical blinds, as they hang loosely from a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels don’t experience similar issues as vertical blinds though, with their large, overlapping panels.


Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Modernize Your Inefficient Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking to update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then you should call your San Diego Sunburst rep. We’ll show you plenty of coverings to see what window treatment is best for your windows. Just call for your no-cost consultation.