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When Should You Consider Replacing Blinds For Something Better?

July 13, 2021

Are you sick of those old blinds because they’re worn, broken, or out of style? Do you keep replacing your window treatments with the same ineffective window treatments? Do you want a new look for your windows? Then it might be time to swap out your standard window treatments for luxury window treatments like plantation shutters

Here are five reasons why you should consider replacing blinds and upgrading to shutters.


1.) You’re Remodeling Your Home And Want A New Look

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Home remodels are the perfect time for replacing blinds and switching to shutters. Whether you're updating your kitchen, living room, bathroom, or the whole house, you’ll want to have the right window treatment that complements your new home design.

Interior shutters are perfect if you need to blend a newly renovated room with the rest of your house, as they are a timeless window treatment that can work whether your new room is rustic, sleek, or modern. Their classic design with thick louvers and a centered tilt-rod helps accentuate your chosen decor by directing the natural light exactly where it should go. And even when you repaint or swap out your furniture a few years down the line, your plantation shutters will still fit right in and add more value to your home than blinds do.

2.) You’re Replacing Blinds Too Often

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Low-priced blinds aren’t made to last. They start to show wear and tear within a few years, including broken slats, fading colors, ripped cords, or stains that are hard to get out. Then a few years later, your replacement blinds will need replacements. If you still have those builder-grade aluminum blinds in the bathroom, you might even see wear and tear within a few months!

Polywood® shutters are durable enough to last for decades. They’re made of a solid material that doesn’t fade, chip, warp, or crack. They are also water- and pest-resistant, which makes them perfect for the bathroom or basement. Polywood shutters even come with a lifetime warranty, so you’ll never need to replace your window treatments again -- even if you change your room’s decor.


3.) You Need Better Energy Efficiency From Your Window Treatments

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Heating and cooling can get expensive, and windows are one of the main culprits for temperature transfer in your home. By switching to Polywood shutters, you’ll improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your heating and cooling bills. In fact, Polywood shutters are one of the most energy-efficient window treatments out there and are approximately 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.


Learn more about Polywood’s unique energy efficiency in the video below.



4.) You Need Something Safer For Kids And Pets

White polywood shutters in a kid's bedroom.

Your life today might look a lot different than it did ten years ago. Maybe you now have young kids, or you’ve brought home a puppy. Those corded blinds suddenly become a hidden hazard that can lead to injury or strangulation. Now you want window treatments that are much safer and more durable.

Shutters are a good choice because they don’t have any dangling cords that can entangle your child or pet. They are easy to clean and stand up to wear and tear, especially if they are Polywood shutters. They even provide a great deal of privacy and noise reduction when shut, so they are a great addition to a kid’s room or nursery to help your babies sleep.

5.) Your Blinds Don’t Sufficiently Cover Your Specialty Windows

White arched windows in a bathroom

Your circular, arched, or triangular windows add interest to your home, but specialty windows can be a challenge to cover with standard blinds. You need a custom window treatment that can match the shape of your window. Polywood interior shutters can fit any window perfectly, no matter the size or shape, so you’re no longer trying to fit a square window treatment over a round window and they look absolutely gorgeous.

See How Easy It Is To Replace Blinds And Upgrade To Shutters

If you want to learn more about replacing blinds and upgrading to shutters, give us a call. We’ll bring our shutter samples to your door and show you how much shutters will improve your windows and decor. Just call 877-786-2877 or complete the form to schedule your in-home consultation.