Have you taken a closer look at your window blinds lately? Usually, homeowners replace their window treatments after seven or eight years of use. So, if you’ve had yours for quite some time, it’s a good idea to perform a physical inspection to assess for signs of wear and tear. We’ve put together this article to inform you of seven signs that tell you it’s high time you replaced your window blinds. Make sure you read through the post to prevent dealing with any issues that damaged shades may cause.
- Faded Colour or Yellowed Window Blinds
Over time, your white blinds may oxidise and turn yellow. When this happens, dirt and surface stains will become more visible. So, whether you own vertical indoor blinds or horizontal shades, you must replace them once they start to show discolouration. It is worth noting that there are various styles and designs to choose from, including plantation shutters, vertical blinds, and more. If you want to prevent discolouration or fading in the future, consider choosing a style with a darker hue.
- Bent or Warped Slats
The slats of faux wood blinds may begin to warp as a result from being subjected to damage from the heat and humidity. These problems may keep you from raising your shades correctly. Moreover, waves on the slats will stick out in your home like a sore thumb. Remember to ask Alfresco Creations for options regarding slat replacements. If all the slats are wonky, however, we may be required to replace the entire set.
We’re all aware of how scorching hot in can get in some areas of Western Australia. If you live in one of these areas, then it’s best that you stay away from faux blinds altogether, as they can become misshapen when exposed to these extreme conditions. In this case, it’s best to opt for UV blocking solar shades or fabric window treatments.
- More Challenging to Lift
Are you having trouble using the cords to lift or draw in your window blinds? If this is the case, then maybe it’s time for a switch, as it is most likely your shades have broken operating mechanisms. When this happens, the coverings will become useless. Moreover, they may even begin to cause injuries in your household. When you opt for a full replacement, you will be able to open or close your blinds quickly. If you are searching for styles that are invulnerable to snags, contact Alfresco Creations and our team will gladly present you with the ideal solution.
- Shades with Frayed Edges
If you have indoor Roller or Roman blinds and you’re noticing some frayed edges, then it may be time for a replacement. Signs such as this indicate that your window opening is too small to accommodate for your shades, which are only scraping along the frame’s sides. It’s best that you replace your frayed blinds rather than continuing on with usage, as the tight fit will only damage them more and more.
- Cords that are Worn Out
Over time, your blind cords will begin to fray, which can cause them to fall or break easily when touched. So, to avoid safety concerns and damages to your windows, you should exchange your old blinds for a new set. If you have young children in the house, you may want to consider getting cordless blinds to keep them safe. Many pleated, classic and cellular styles allow you to pull or push the bottom rail to lower or raise them.
- Out of Style
Keep in mind that old curtains in your home can make the entire interior design look outdated. On the other hand, when you match your window treatments with the style and design of your home, you can enhance its overall look.
Your living room will benefit from premier plantation shutters. On the other hand, if you have a modern kitchen or dining area, aluminium Venetian blinds are sure to blend seamlessly with the ambience of the space. Do not hesitate to contact Alfresco Creations if you need more help on determining the best style to suit your home.
- New Windows
Did you change the form, size, and design of your windows recently? If this is the case, then it may be time to measure them and install new treatments. You should think about whether you need horizontal or vertical blinds. Once you’ve made your decision, you need to consider whether you want to mount them outside or inside.
Keep in mind that no matter the décor or style of your home, your windows are usually one of the first things that guests and passers-by will notice. When you use quality blinds, you can enhance the appearance of your windows. What’s more, you can control the amount of light and privacy you receive within your home.
If you are having trouble making a decision, do not hesitate to contact Alfresco Creations. Our team can visit your home and provide you with a free measure and quote. We can also give you advice on what style and design would be best suited for your windows.