Should You Replace Those Outdated Vertical Blinds In St. George?

Kasey Udy

In the past, homeowners in St. George were searching for a window treatment that would adequately cover large, picture windows and sliding glass doors. These vertical -- or Venetian -- blinds became a practical window covering that used long vinyl stats that were suspended from a track.

However, we abandoned the 70s along with 8-Tracks and CB radios, and these once trendy treatments are starting to seem like out-of-date relics that should stay in the past. Now, there are beautiful and more energy-efficient window treatments that let you update your rooms 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 problems rather than their benefits.

Panel track blinds in modern living room Plantation shutters on sliding door
  • They clatter together. With a modest breeze from the AC -- or even when someone wanders by -- they bang together.

  • They easily tear down. It’s not unusual to accidentally pull down a slat or snap 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 easily get stained with moisture or dirt.

  • They do not cover your windows. Because these window treatments swing and tear down so easily, they never truly seem closed.


What Are More Effective Window Treatments Than Vertical Blinds?

To update your outdated vertical blinds, you have a variety of stylish options:

Plantation shutters in kitchen

  • Plantation Shutters: Unlike vertical blinds, plantation shutters are always trending. With their solid louvers, plantation shutters will stop sun glare while adding a layer of privacy. They completely seal off the window and they won’t be able to, which means they won’t sway in the breeze or snap off easily. If you use a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood® shutters, then you will also experience an extra benefit of energy efficiency.


  • Cellular shades: Cell shades can take over for your vertical blinds on large picture windows, as they are utilize a material that modernizes your windows. Available in many different colors, these treatments can block light by opening and closing top-down or bottom-up. Cell shades also can come in sheer material so sunlight light can illuminate the room when closed. Find more options for window shades in St. George.

Panel tracks in sunroom
  • Panel Tracks: Panel tracks act like vertical blinds, as they are attached to a suspended track. These wood or fabric panels aren’t shown to have the same headaches as vertical blinds though, as the panels are larger and sturdier.


Let Sunburst Shutters Help You Replace Your Outdated Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking to update your old-fashioned vertical blinds, then just call your St. George Sunburst rep. We’ll bring you a variety of products to see what window treatment works for your home. It takes just one call for your free in-home consultation.