When to know it’s time to change your window blinds

As a homeowner, you’re constantly faced  with decisions about repairing or replacing things around the house. If you’re like most people, you won’t want to think about it until you absolutely have to.

So, when it comes to window dressings – how do you know when it’s time to replace your blinds, and how should you go about it?

Signs that you need to replace your blinds now

Damage: If you’re noticing cracked, broken or buckling slats, or if your blinds have become difficult to open and close, it’s time to think about replacing them. Depending on the extent of the damage, you could get away with replacing just the slats, so find out how serious the damage really is.

Old style: Your blinds might still work well enough, but every time you look at them, they just don’t make you happy. If your blinds feel outdated, or if you’re looking for a way to spruce up a room, getting new blinds will do wonders.

Discolouration: Are the slats faded or discoloured? All blinds will experience some fading as they are exposed to the sun, but serious discolouration is a sign that the material is deteriorating. Time to get the blinds replaced!

Safety issues: Did you get your blinds before you had kids or pets? Are they safe to operate? Do they offer you the privacy you need? Think about updating to cordless window treatments or shades that offer better view blocking.

Benefits of replacing your blinds

You’d be surprised at how much changing a room’s window treatments can transform its entire look. It’s the smart option that will yield the best value.

Investing in updated window treatments will help you save money on your energy bills. Modern blinds are really good at improving your home’s insulation and keeping everyone inside comfortable. Choosing the right blinds for each room can dramatically cut down on your overall heating and cooling costs.

Improve security and privacy

With the right blinds, you can control who can see inside your home while also controlling light levels and outside views. If you need total darkness or privacy, you can opt for blackout shades, for example. You can find cordless shades that won’t entangle children or pets, or even get motorised shades that you can control from your smart devices.

Replacing your blinds is a simple and effective solution

If you’ve had your window treatments up for decades, consider replacing them even if they still work. You’ll get so many benefits out of modern shades – their technology and materials really have come a long way over the years.

There are so many affordable and dependable options in window treatments these days, that there’s no reason to hang on to your old blinds.

Remember to consult window treatment experts like Direct Blinds Cork and get the best advice, range and value for your home this Spring.

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Our mission is to provide consumers with quality window coverings. Whatever the style or budget, you can buy with confidence at Direct Blinds. Our business is run by professionals with over 50 combined years in the window blind industry.

For more details call us today on 021 435 4959 or visit our website for more information.

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