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When Should I Replace My Window Treatments?

Posted: Monday, October 7th, 2019 | Filed under: Replacement Windows, window blinds, window treatments
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Replacing Window ShadesWhen you think of home improvements, blinds usually aren’t at the top of the list. In an ideal world, your window treatments should last for 8 years or more. But when was the last time you closely looked at your blinds? Do you remember the last time you changed your window treatments? If you’ve noticed the following issues with your blinds, it might be time to change them.

Broken Blinds

This is a given. Would you keep a broken chair or table in your house? Probably not. You should have the same attitude towards your blinds. Understandably, one broken blind isn’t a cause for concern, but if your blinds are bent or if multiple blinds are cracked or missing, it’s time to replace your window treatment. Broken blinds are more than an eyesore. They are difficult to operate and often fail to block out the sun as intended.

Sun Damaged Blinds

Your window treatments spend pretty much all of their time basking in the sunlight. All blinds, no matter what material they are made of or what finish they have, will eventually face sun damage. Sun damage includes discoloration, fading, and even warping. Sun damage is more than aesthetically displeasing. It can damage your window treatments beyond repair and force you to completely replace them. Too much fading or warping can lead to your blinds breaking, and that can become a health hazard.

Replace Your Blinds if They’re Unsafe for Children or Pets

Speaking of health hazards, you may have to change your blinds if they present a health hazard to children or pets. Always consider safety over design – if your window treatments have exposed cords or floor-length blinds, children or pets may suffer serious injuries when interacting with them. Luckily, there are many child-safe window treatments available. Cordless shades and blinds have gained popularity in recent years. There are many cordless options that are both safe and pleasing to the eye!

The Blinds are Difficult to Operate

It shouldn’t take you a lot of effort to operate your blinds. If it’s difficult to open and close, then that’s a definite sign that you need to replace your blinds. Difficulty operating your blinds is a sure sign that their mechanisms are damaged. You could shell out money for repairs. Alternatively, you could replace them altogether and save yourself unnecessary expenses. Save yourself the trouble by replacing broken blinds right away!

They’re Not Your Style

Trends move fast in the world of interior and home design. There’s no shame in admitting that your blinds aren’t in style anymore. This is especially true if you still have the same blinds that were installed when you moved in. Give your home a hip sexy makeover by replacing those tired old blinds with something more modern.

The Blinds Don’t Do Their Job

Window treatments have two jobs: to give your home privacy and to shield your rooms from the sun. If you’re still experiencing annoying sun glare after closing your blinds, or if you can easily see your neighbors (and they can see you) with your blind down, it’s time for an upgrade. Replacing your window treatments can provide your home with a level of comfort, privacy, and aesthetics you didn’t realize was possible. Installing better blinds that keep the sunlight out also keeps your electricity bills down during the summer!

It’s Time to Change Your Binds – Need Help? Call Shading Systems Today

It’s a win for everyone when your blinds fit the needs of your home. Your family will feel safer with properly working blinds, and your guests will love the up-to-date look of your home. If you’re unsure where and how to begin your search for new window treatments, don’t worry – Shading Systems is here to help! We offer the best tips and advice when it comes to choosing and installing shades. Make sure to subscribe to our blog for the latest updates & trends in window treatments, and contact us to begin updating your blinds today!

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