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10 Signs That You Should Get New Window Treatments

Whether you select shutters, blinds or shades for your residence, quality window treatments should work for decades. But, like most other things in your house, they’ll ultimately need to be replaced, even more so if they no longer fit your décor.

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

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

Plantation Shutters

While they may feel like a great buy at the time, imported plantation shutters are liable to needing to be replaced sooner. This is since they’re often made from cheaper 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 occur when your plantation shutters are aging.

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 likely to have problems 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 install new ones.

2. Yellowing

You likely realize the ultraviolet rays in sunlight are what’s responsible for burning your skin. They can also cause other harm to your shutters, such as yellowing, as time passes. While you can repaint your plantation shutters, it’s an in-depth process, especially for wood models. You’ll be required to unscrew them, remove the paint, cautiously repaint them and then put them back up. Since there’s so many things to remember, you could ruin your shutters totally with streaky paint or improper reinstallation. This jeopardizes your shutters’ look, in addition to 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 Because of Sagging

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


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

5. Dangling Cords

Dated styles of blinds are often controlled by a set of cords, which isn’t ideal for kids or pets. If these cords are fraying, it’s a clue that the mechanism could be giving out. Modern custom blinds have no-cord operating systems and can even be raised and lowered with your smartphone.

6. Broken or Bent Louvers

Mini blinds can take on a lot, but in some cases the louvers will snap or permanently bend. In this instance, you’re due to get new blinds. For a contemporary style that’s just as long-lasting, check out faux wood blinds, which are similar to wood but can withstand heat and moisture.

7. Gaps When Shut

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


Shades are well-loved by homeowners because they’re simple to use and clean. They’re often manufactured from fabric, which can have a few problems as the years go by. Here are several clues that you’re due to get new shades.

8. Discoloration

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

9. Unraveling Edges

This is typically caused by bad 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 guarantee your custom shades fit well.

10. Has Trouble Raising or Lowering

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

Start Making Your New Window Treatments Now

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 get started creating your new window treatments, call us at 888-428-1415 to book your free consultation right away!

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