Is It Time To Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In Nashville?

Stefano Diotaiuti

In the 1970’s, homeowners in Nashville looked for a window covering that would fully cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. So, vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds came onto the scene as a useful window covering that employed long vinyl stats that hung loosely from a track.

However, now that we are firmly situated in another century, these useful treatments are beginning to look like old-fashioned relics that should stay in the past. Now, there are cleaner and more energy-efficient window coverings that let you update your windows 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 problems rather than their benefits.

Panel track blinds in airy living room Plantation shutters on sliding door
  • They’re noisy. With a small airflow from the AC -- or even when someone walks by -- they clang together.

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

  • They show fingerprints and dust. Vertical blinds are usually derived of vinyl that yellows, fades, and can become stained with dust, dirt, and grime.

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


What Are Some Better Window Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To improve your antiquated vertical blinds, you have plenty of great options:

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  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters never go out of style. With their durable louvers, plantation shutters will easily protect against sun glare and heat loss. They fully encase the window and they won’t be able to, which means they won’t sway in the breeze or tear down easily. If you choose a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also get an extra layer of energy efficiency.


  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can take over for your vertical blinds on big windows, as they are utilize a material that refreshes your windows. Available in many different colors, these coverings can effectively control outside light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also are available in sheer material so sunlight light can light up the room when closed. Find more options for window shades in Nashville.

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  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks work a lot like vertical blinds, as they are attached to a overhead track. These wood or fabric panels don’t have the same problems as vertical blinds though, with their substantial, 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 just call your Nashville Sunburst rep. We’ll come to you with a variety of products to see what window treatment works for your space. The first step is to call for your in-home consultation.