Nothing lasts forever. This goes for your blinds as well. Whether it’s discoloration from UV light exposure, or damage caused by an unruly cat, Vineyard Blind & Shutter has the San Diego blinds you need to bring your windows to life again.
Here are some things to keep in mind that may mean it’s time for a blind replacement.
You’ve Recently Installed New Windows
After a window replacement, you may find that your old blinds just don’t fit right. There might be less depth, making them difficult to reinstall. Or maybe they just don’t look right with the new windows. This is a good time to look into some new San Diego blinds.
Your Blinds Are Out Of Style
If you still have blinds from when your home was built, or were there before you moved in, they are likely out of style. Old window coverings have a way of making your whole home appear dated. Not only that, but if they’re old enough to be out of style, they are also likely worn out.
Generally speaking, blinds have a life of about 7 to 8 years.
We have a wide variety of San Diego blinds, and you’re sure to find the perfect match for your home.
They Fail To Meet Your Needs
Sub par blinds often fail to give you an adequate level of privacy. They also do nothing to help save you energy. Good San Diego blinds will achieve two things at once:
- Give you privacy and lighting control
- Save you energy by helping keep your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter
Even if you like the appearance of your blinds and think they’re in great shape, they can fail to carry about these functions properly. When it comes to window coverings, you want the kind of product that will both maximize your living space and keep your energy costs low.
The Slats Don’t Close Tightly Enough
This can be a problem that develops over time. When blinds get old and worn out, it can become more and more difficult to close them up all the way. Often this is the result of an old tilt wand mechanism, which is almost impossible to replace without having to re-cord the entire blind.
Swapping these old, worn out blinds for brand new, high quality blinds is both easier and more beneficial in the long-term.
They’re Yellowed or Discolored
Blinds are ultimately here to block light, and the harsh UV light from the sun will have an effect on blinds over a long enough period of time. UV light creates a yellowed or otherwise discolored look to your blinds, giving your home an old, unkempt appearance. This is also a sign that the material itself has deteriorated.
When this happens, it’s time to swap them out for some high quality San Diego blinds that provide more UV protection.
The Cords Are Frayed
If the cords on your blinds have become frayed, it’s probably time for a replacement. Blinds with frayed cords are likely old, and will fail to meet your requirements in other areas as well. There may also be internal mechanisms that are causing damage to the cord as well.
Whatever the case may be, blinds with frayed cords need to be replaced soon, as they are likely to become unstable and fall.
They Are Difficult To Raise
If your blinds have become difficult or even impossible to raise, there is likely one of two things going on. Either your lifting mechanism is damaged or broken, or your blinds were made too wide, and the lifting mechanism just can’t support their weight.
Blinds that are difficult to lift are likely on the verge of falling with the right amount of force. It’s best to replace them entirely.
San Diego Blinds From Vineyard Blind & Shutter
We are proud to be the leading provider of window coverings in San Diego and the greater Southern California area. Our blinds are both high in quality and affordable. We provide:
- Faux wood blinds
- Composite wood blinds
- Natural wood blinds
If it’s time for you to replace those old, worn out blinds, we provide high quality blinds that are both aesthetically appealing and energy efficient.