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10 Signs That You Should Replace Your Window Treatments

Whether you select shutters, blinds or shades for your residence, quality window treatments should be enjoyed for decades. But, like most other things in your residence, they’ll one day need updating, particularly if they no longer fit your décor.

For years, Louver Shop of Jacksonville has specialized in making long-lasting custom window treatments here in the United States. With the support of our pro design consultants, we make Jacksonville houses like yours more stunning daily, starting with a free consultation.

When your window treatments are needing replacement, some hints are more obvious than others. Here are a couple of signs that yours are needing to be replaced.

Plantation Shutters

While they could seem like a great buy at the time, imported plantation shutters are subject to needing replacement faster. This is since they’re usually made from low-cost materials.

At Louver Shop of Jacksonville, we use furniture-grade woods and advanced polymer in our custom shutters, which are made to give many years of trouble-free performance. They’re warrantied against some of the most typical issues and include a lifetime warranty on moving parts, workmanship and the painted finish.

Here are some of the most common problems that happen when your plantation shutters are getting old.

1. Cracking, Peeling or Chipping

Since they’re energy efficient, interior shutters are popular in climates with intense heat and humidity. Unfortunately these elements make them more vulnerable to troubles with their finish, including cracking, peeling or chipping. You want your home to look stunning, so if your shutters begin doing this, it’s time to get new ones.

2. Yellowing

You probably realize the ultraviolet rays in sunlight are what’s responsible for burning your skin. They can also create other harm to your shutters, such as yellowing, as time passes. While you could repaint your plantation shutters, it’s a detailed process, especially for wood models. You’ll need to unscrew them, remove the paint, meticulously repaint them and then put them back up. Since there’s so many things to do, you could ruin your shutters completely with streaky paint or bad reinstallation. This undermines your shutters’ appearance, as well as their energy efficiency.

3. Warping or Bending

Premium plantation shutters should retain their shape as the years pass, even on wide windows. When louvers begin to warp or bend, it’s time to replace them.

4. Regular Tightening Since They’re Sagging

When your shutters’ louvers are loose, they’ll require regular tightening or adjusting. This is a time-wasting task that isn’t necessary when you have premium plantation shutters.


Mini blinds are amidst the most popular styles for window blinds, as they’re affordable, versatile and durable. Unfortunately, they don’t last forever, so here are several signs that yours need replacement.

5. Dangling Cords

Old styles of blinds are often controlled by cords, which isn’t safe for kids or pets. If these cords are starting to fray, it’s a hint that the mechanism could be giving out. Updated custom blinds include no-cord operating systems and can even be controlled by with your smartphone.

6. Broken or Bent Louvers

Mini blinds can take on a lot, but in some instances the louvers will fracture or permanently bend. In this instance, you’re due to get new blinds. For a modern style that’s just as hardy, look at faux wood blinds, which are similar to wood but can resist heat and moisture.

7. Gaps When Shut

It doesn’t matter what style of horizontal blinds you use, the louvers should fit tightly together when drawn. If this isn’t happening, you’re due to replace them.


Shades are popular with homeowners because they’re simple to use and clean. They’re often created from fabric, which can experience a few troubles as it gets older. Here are several clues that you’re due to install new shades.

8. Fading

Like plantation shutters, shades are also vulnerable to fading or discoloring due to the sun’s UV rays. When the color becomes bleached out, you’re due to get new shades.

9. Unraveling Edges

This is frequently caused by inexperienced installation. If your shades aren’t sized right or put up wrong, the edges can rub when you raise and lower them. At some point, these edges will fray, making your shades look unsightly. At Louver Shop of Jacksonville, we offer free measurements and pro installation to ensure your custom shades fit well.

10. Hard to Raise or Lower

When your shades aren’t raising or lowering like when they were newer, it’s likely since the operating system is giving out. When you call Louver Shop of Jacksonville, you’ll get complete access to a wide range of operating systems, such as cordless and smart automation that moves your shades with a tap of your smartphone.

Start Creating Your New Window Treatments Right Away

When you need to replace your window treatments in Jacksonville, trust the design pros at Louver Shop of Jacksonville. We are part of your community, so we’re just a call or text away. Our simple process begins with design assistance, a quote and measurements, all at no cost or obligation. Then, we’ll complete the job in just several weeks with professional installation.

To begin creating your new window treatments, call us at 888-428-1415 to book your free consultation now!

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