Fight Allergies With Brand New ShuttersMay 12, 2023
Which Type Of Blinds Are Best?June 13, 2023
Window treatments can last for a long time, but eventually, they need to be replaced. But how can you be sure it’s the right time to replace – and even upgrade – your treatments? Here’s what to look for in your old or existing window treatments to know they’ve reached the end of their era.
Are Your Window Treatments Fully Functional?
Blinds can become hard to open or close and you may put more effort into simply drawing them up. This means the opening mechanisms are likely damaged. Do you find yourself keeping your coverings either fully shut or fully open the entire day? After all, what good are window treatments if it’s too much work to use them? And any bit of difficulty only gets worse over time.
Do You Like Their Look?
Aesthetics are important. Do your window treatments show signs of wear and tear? Do they maybe operate OK but have a dingy look to them? Or perhaps you recently redecorated your house – do your shades and curtains still match? Your home is your haven, so you should be happy with how it looks.
The Trials Of Age
Broken, bent or cracked slats, a broken or frayed pull cord, discoloration of your window treatments, and more can be the biggest reason for a replacement. If you’ve had your existing window coverings for years, they’ve had a lot of wear and tear. One or two breakages may be easy to overlook, but it often snowballs from there.
While shades aren’t as susceptible to the same amount of intense damage as bilnds they do fade and suffer from noticeable fraying. Splitting seams and tearing edges often mean more serious problems, too, like sagging fabric and loss of shape.
Or maybe you’re noticing gaps when you close your blinds. Properly working blinds should be able to tilt and adjust as needed, to partially block light or close up tight. If you’re having trouble getting your slats to stay put where you want them, or light being let in when everything should be closed, it’s probably time to get new window treatments.
Make an appointment today to replace your own worn-out window treatments with something new and custom to your home!