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10 Signs You Should Get New Window Treatments

Whether you choose shutters, blinds or shades for your house, quality window treatments should last for decades. But, like many other things in your house, they’ll eventually need updating, even more so if they no longer complement your décor.

For years, Louver Shop of Colorado has specialized in creating well-made custom window treatments here in the U.S. With the support of our skilled design consultants, we make Denver houses like yours more beautiful daily, starting with a free consultation.

When your window treatments are getting old, some hints are more noticeable than others. Here are several hints that yours should be replaced.

Plantation Shutters

While they could feel like a great buy at the time, imported plantation shutters are liable to needing replacement more quickly. This is since they’re usually made from cheaper materials.

At Louver Shop of Colorado, we use furniture-grade woods and solid polymer in our custom shutters, which are designed to deliver many years of trouble-free operation. They’re protected against some of the most frequent issues and include a lifetime warranty on moving parts, workmanship and the painted finish.

Here are some of the most typical problems that occur when your plantation shutters are aging.

1. Cracking, Peeling or Chipping

Since they’re energy efficient, interior shutters are popular in areas with intense heat and humidity. Unfortunately these weather conditions make them more vulnerable to problems with their finish, such as cracking, peeling or chipping. You want your house to look beautiful, so once your shutters start doing this, it’s time to replace them.

2. Yellowing

You probably know the ultraviolet rays in sunlight are what’s to blame for giving you a sunburn. They can also result in other harm to your shutters, like yellowing, over time. While it’s possible to refinish your plantation shutters, it’s a long process, particularly for wood shutters. You’ll need to take them down, remove the paint, cautiously repaint them and then put them back up. As there’s many things to do, you could ruin your shutters altogether with uneven paint or improper reinstallation. This undermines your shutters’ aesthetics, not to mention their energy efficiency.

3. Warping or Bending

Premium plantation shutters should retain their shape as time passes, even on expansive windows. When louvers start to warp or bend, you should replace them.

4. Often Tightening Because of Sagging

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


Mini blinds are amidst the most popular styles for window blinds, because they’re affordable, versatile and durable. Unfortunately, they won’t last forever, so here are a few clues that yours need replacement.

5. Suspended Cords

Dated kinds of blinds are usually controlled by cords, which isn’t ideal for kids or pets. If these cords are frayed, it’s a sign that the mechanism could be giving out. Updated custom blinds feature cordless operating systems and can even be adjusted with with your smartphone.

6. Broken or Bent Louvers

Mini blinds can endure a lot, but sometimes the louvers will snap or permanently bend. In this case, it’s time to replace your blinds. For a contemporary model that’s just as hardy, look at faux wood blinds, which are similar to wood but can withstand heat and moisture.

7. Gaps When Shut

Regardless of what style of horizontal blinds you have, the louvers should fit securely together when closed. If this isn’t happening, it’s time to get updated ones.


Shades are well-loved by homeowners because they’re simple to use and clean. They’re usually made from fabric, which can be susceptible to a number of problems as the years pass. Here are a couple symptoms that you need to get new shades.

8. Yellowing

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

9. Damaged Edges

This is frequently due to poor installation. If your shades aren’t sized correctly or installed wrong, the edges can scrape when you pull them up and down. Ultimately, these edges will come apart, making your shades look unsightly. At Louver Shop of Colorado, we provide free measurements and pro installation to guarantee your custom shades fit great.

10. Hard to Raise or Lower

When your shades aren’t raising or lowering like when they were newer, it’s probably due to the fact the operating system is breaking down. When you partner with Louver Shop of Colorado, you’ll have full access to a wide range of operating systems, including cordless and smart automation that moves your shades with a touch of your smartphone.

Begin Designing Your New Window Treatments Today

When it’s time to replace your window treatments in Denver, rely on the design pros at Louver Shop of Colorado. We are part of your community, so we’re merely a call or text away. Our easy process begins with design advice, a quote and measurements, all at no cost or obligation. Then, we’ll finish the job in just several weeks with pro installation.

To begin making your new window treatments, contact us at 888-428-1415 to get your free consultation now!

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