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10 Signs Your Window Treatments Should be Replaced

Whether you go with shutters, blinds or shades for your residence, quality window treatments should last for a long time. But, like many other things in your house, they’ll eventually need to be updated, especially if they no longer coordinate with your style.

For years, Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth has specialized in creating long-lasting custom window treatments here in the U.S. With the assistance of our professional design consultants, we make Dallas residences like yours more stunning each day, starting with a free consultation.

When your window treatments are getting old, some clues are more obvious than others. Here are a few clues that yours require replacement.

Plantation Shutters

While they could feel like a great buy at the time, imported plantation shutters are subject to needing replacement sooner. This is due to the fact they’re typically made from lower-quality materials.

At Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth, we use furniture-grade woods and advanced polymer in our custom shutters, which are created to provide many years of trouble-free performance. They’re warrantied against some of the most common troubles and include a lifetime warranty on moving parts, workmanship and the painted finish.

Here are some of the most typical issues that happen when your plantation shutters are aging.

1. Cracking, Peeling or Chipping

Due to their energy efficiency, interior shutters are often installed in locations with extreme heat and humidity. Unfortunately these climates make them more likely to have issues with their finish, like cracking, peeling or chipping. You want your residence to look beautiful, so once your shutters are doing this, it’s time to replace them.

2. Yellowing

You typically know the ultraviolet rays in sunlight are what’s the cause of burning your skin. They can also result in other discoloration to your shutters, such as yellowing, as the years pass. While you can repaint your plantation shutters, it’s a detailed process, especially for wood models. You’ll be required to take them down, get rid of the paint, carefully repaint them and then reinstall them. Because there’s many things to do, you could ruin your shutters altogether with uneven paint or improper reinstallation. This compromises your shutters’ appearance, as well as their energy efficiency.

3. Warping or Bending

Premium plantation shutters should hold their shape over time, even on tall windows. When louvers begin warping or bending, you should replace them.

4. Regular Tightening Since They’re Sagging

When your shutters’ louvers are sagging, they’ll need routine tightening or adjusting. This is a time-wasting chore that isn’t required when you have premium plantation shutters.


Mini blinds are amidst the most installed styles for window blinds, as they’re affordable, versatile and durable. Unfortunately, they will not last forever, so here are a couple of symptoms that yours need replacement.

5. Suspended Cords

Older styles of blinds are usually 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 might be giving out. Updated custom blinds include cordless operating systems and can even be moved with with your smartphone.

6. Broken or Bent Louvers

Mini blinds can tolerate a lot, but in some instances the louvers will break or permanently bend. In this case, you’re due to get new blinds. For a contemporary style that’s just as long-lasting, look at faux wood blinds, which look like wood but can resist heat and moisture.

7. Gaps When Drawn

It doesn’t matter what type of horizontal blinds you use, the louvers should fit tightly together when closed. If not, it’s time to get new ones.


Shades are a homeowner favorite because they’re simple to use and clean. They’re often made from fabric, which can have several issues as it gets older. Here are a couple clues that you’re due to install new shades.

8. Fading

Like plantation shutters, shades are also susceptible to fading or discoloration from the sun’s UV rays. When the color becomes lighter out, you’re due to get new shades.

9. Frayed Corners

This is frequently due to improper installation. If your shades aren’t sized correctly or installed wrong, the edges can scuff when you move them up and down. Ultimately, these edges will unravel, making your shades look bad. At Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth, we offer free measurements and skilled installation to guarantee your custom shades fit great.

10. Struggles to Raise or Lower

When your shades aren’t raising or lowering like they should, it’s probably because the operating system is wearing out. When you work with Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth, you’ll have full access to a wide range of operating systems, including cordless and smart automation that moves your shades with a push of your smartphone.

Begin Designing Your New Window Treatments Today

When you need to replace your window treatments in Dallas, trust the design specialists at Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth. We live where you do, so we’re only a call or text away. Our easy process starts with design recommendations, a quote and measurements, all at no cost or obligation. Then, we’ll complete the job in just a few weeks with professional installation.

To get started designing your new window treatments, call us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation now!

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