When you think of home improvements, the obvious considerations are – a fresh coat of paint, artwork, changing furniture or furnishings. However, many of you would forget about window treatments. Curtains, blinds, shades, shutters all window treatments have an impact on how your room looks and feels. Like other things in your home, they too need regular cleaning and maintenance. Today, we’re going to tell you the signs that it’s time to change the window treatments.
Warped or Bent Slats – when a broken chair has no place in your room, why leave the broken blinds hanging? If you notice that your blinds are warped or bent due to extreme heat, look for a replacement immediately. They can interfere with the smooth closing and opening of the slats.
Faulty Lifting mechanism or cords – if you face any issue or have been applying force to pull up the cords, the lifting mechanism could be the issue. It might be on the brink of breaking, or there may be some issue with the balance between the cords and the lifting mechanism. If you are experiencing such an issue, look for a replacement.
Faded or Yellowed Slats – since your slats work hard to keep out the harmful sun rays, they become susceptible to discoloration or fading. The discoloration is evident after some years of use. However, if you notice intense discoloration, it can be a sign of damage to the structural integrity of your blinds. It is good to call over an expert and seek consultation. Look for quick replacement and get UV inhibitors blinds that stay much longer.
Don’t close fully – if you notice that the blinds are not closing properly as they used to, then it’s time to think about replacement. There may be an issue with the mechanism of the blinds.
Dangling cords – When you’re living alone, or with your spouse, dangling cords were probably never an issue. When you have a family or bring home a new pet, exposed cords can pose a severe strangulation threat. Look for child and pet-safe window covering solutions like shutters, cordless and motorized blinds, or shades.
If you notice any of these signs, schedule a free expert home consultation and get all your window treatments checked by an expert today!