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When You Should Upgrade Your Window Blinds

Just like anything else in your home, your window treatments wear down over time. You may have found yourself noticing your home doesn’t heat or cool as well as it used to, or maybe that your blinds are yellowing or seem faded in addition to the usual broken vanes or cords. These are just a few signs that it’s time to replace your blinds. However, replacing your blinds doesn’t have to be a hassle. It can be an opportunity to refresh your space and create something new and exciting. At The Shade Shop, we love helping our customers rediscover the potential in their homes through the power of amazing window treatments. This month, we’re going over the signs it’s time to replace your blinds and our recommendations for our top products worth considering as a new window treatment investment suited to your home.

Hunter Douglas EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds — Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI) when to replace window blinds

You should consider replacing your window treatments if you have noticed the following:

1. Your blinds are broken

This one seems a bit obvious, but sometimes we are reluctant to part with well-loved window treatments if we think they can be fixed. However, sometimes spending time repairing window treatments or working around the problem is more trouble than it’s worth. Oftentimes, if your window treatments are broken, they are also outdated, and your home as a whole can benefit from replacing these worn-out blinds with a new style that features improved designs and technology. If you’re a fan of the minimalistic classics, we recommend consider replacing your broken blinds with EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds. Unlike vinyl blinds, alternative wood blinds are made from a combination of manmade and natural materials for a lightweight, robust window treatment. EverWood® comes in a gorgeous selection of colors boasting realistic textures designed to withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight and moisture. EverWood® blinds are a great choice for a total-home solution, from the harsh conditions of your bathrooms or kitchen to the relaxing bedroom.

2. Your home isn’t heating and cooling like it used to

Did you know that your windows can be responsible for up to 30% of your home’s energy losses? While we typically think of weather stripping as a quick fix for a leaky home, window treatments can be quite important as well. If you value a cool and comfortable home above all else, you might consider switching to a different style of window treatments altogether, like our Duette® Honeycomb Shades. These shades come in a variety of styles and feature a gorgeous collection of designer-inspired fabrics with the exclusive Alustra® Collection. Duette® Honeycomb Shades consist of a pleated exterior and cell-shaped interior that traps air and works to better insulate your home. Keep out excessive UV rays and sunlight while enjoying privacy in style.

3. Your blinds aren’t functioning properly

If you spend a lot of time fussing with cords that won’t raise or lower your blinds just right, you should consider replacing your window treatments with a style more suited for accessibility and convenience. Parkland® Wood Blinds boast gorgeous hardwood slats finished in stains designed to bring out the authentic texture and warmth of the wood. They are not only an elegant window treatment on their own, but they feature convenient modes of operation, including cordless LiteRise® and motorized operating systems. With PowerView® Automation, you can control your blinds from anywhere in your home from your smartphone using the PowerView® app. Create custom schedules that adjust your blinds throughout the day for a hands-free experience. You can even raise or lower your blinds with the sound of your voice using Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, or Google Assistant pairing.


Let our team of experts help you replace our worn-out window treatments with styles you’re sure to love. Contact us or call us at (616) 459-4693 to schedule a free in-home consultation or come visit us at our showroom located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are happy to serve Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and the entire West Michigan area.