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10 Signs Its Time for New Window Treatments

Whether you choose shutters, blinds or shades for your residence, quality window treatments should be enjoyed for many years. But, like the majority of other things in your home, they’ll ultimately need replacing, even more so if they no longer fit your style.

For years, Louver Shop of Savannah has specialized in creating durable custom window treatments here in the U.S. With the help of our pro design consultants, we make Savannah residences like yours more gorgeous each day, starting with a free consultation.

When your window treatments are needing replacement, some hints are more clear than others. Here are a few signs that yours need to be replaced.

Plantation Shutters

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

At Louver Shop of Savannah, we use furniture-grade woods and thick polymer in our custom shutters, which are made to give many years of trouble-free operation. They’re protected against some of the most typical problems and come with a lifetime warranty on moving parts, workmanship and the painted finish.

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

1. Cracking, Peeling or Chipping

Since they’re energy efficient, interior shutters are popular in areas with extreme heat and humidity. Unfortunately these climates make them more vulnerable to issues with their finish, like cracking, peeling or chipping. You want your house to look gorgeous, so if your shutters start doing this, it’s time to install new ones.

2. Yellowing

You typically are aware the ultraviolet rays in sunlight are what’s the cause of turning your skin red. They can also cause other damage to your shutters, like yellowing, as the years go by. While you can repaint your plantation shutters, it’s a detailed process, even more so for wood ones. You’ll be required to take them down, get rid of the paint, carefully repaint them and then hang them again. As there’s a lot of things to remember, you might ruin your shutters completely with streaked paint or bad reinstallation. This undermines your shutters’ appearance, not to mention their energy efficiency.

3. Warping or Bending

Good quality plantation shutters should retain their shape as the years pass, even on tall windows. When louvers are warping or bending, we recommend replacing them.

4. Often Tightening Due to Sagging

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


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

5. Suspended Cords

Dated styles of blinds are often controlled by a cord system, which isn’t safe for kids or pets. If these cords are frayed, it’s a hint that the mechanism could be getting old. Updated custom blinds feature no-cord operating systems and can even be opened and closed with your smartphone.

6. Broken or Bent Louvers

Mini blinds can withstand a lot, but sometimes the louvers will fracture or permanently bend. In this instance, you should get new blinds. For a contemporary style that’s just as long-lasting, check out faux wood blinds, which are like wood but can stand up to heat and moisture.

7. Gaps When Closed

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


Shades are a homeowner favorite because they’re simple to use and clean. They’re often manufactured from fabric, which can be susceptible to a number of issues as it ages. Here are a couple clues that you need to get new shades.

8. Discoloration

Like plantation shutters, shades are also susceptible to fading or discoloration from the sun’s UV rays. When the color gets bleached out, you should order new shades.

9. Frayed Sides

This is typically caused by inexperienced installation. If your shades aren’t sized correctly or installed wrong, the edges can rub when you raise and lower them. Ultimately, these edges will come apart, making your shades look bad. At Louver Shop of Savannah, we provide free measurements and skilled installation to make sure 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 often since the operating system is giving out. When you call Louver Shop of Savannah, you’ll enjoy total access to a large range of operating systems, like cordless and smart automation that moves your shades with a push of your smartphone.

Begin Designing Your New Window Treatments Today

When you’re due to install new window treatments in Savannah, turn to the design professionals at Louver Shop of Savannah. We are part of your community, so we’re merely a call or text away. Our simple process starts with design assistance, a quote and measurements, all at no cost or obligation. Then, we’ll wrap up the job in just a couple of weeks with pro installation.

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

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