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10 Signs That You Should Replace Your Window Treatments

Whether you select shutters, blinds or shades for your residence, quality window treatments should be enjoyed for decades. But, like many other things in your house, they’ll ultimately need to be updated, especially if they no longer fit your home.

For years, Louver Shop of Macon has specialized in producing durable custom window treatments here in the USA. With the support of our skilled design consultants, we make Macon residences like yours more stunning each day, starting with a free consultation.

When your window treatments are wearing out, some hints are more apparent than others. Here are a couple of clues that yours should be replaced.

Plantation Shutters

While they may feel like a great buy at the time, imported plantation shutters are subject to wearing out more quickly. This is since they’re typically produced from cheaper materials.

At Louver Shop of Macon, we use furniture-grade woods and advanced polymer in our custom shutters, which are designed to give many years of trouble-free enjoyment. They’re guaranteed against some of the most typical issues and come with a lifetime warranty on moving parts, workmanship and the painted finish.

Here are some of the most frequent troubles that pop up when your plantation shutters are wearing out.

1. Cracking, Peeling or Chipping

Since they’re energy efficient, interior shutters are popular in climates 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 house to look gorgeous, so if your shutters are doing this, it’s time to replace them.

2. Yellowing

You probably know the ultraviolet rays in sunlight are what’s the cause of burning your skin. They can also cause other harm to your shutters, like yellowing, as the years pass. While you can refurbish your plantation shutters, it’s an in-depth process, even more so for wood shutters. You’ll be required to remove them, get rid of the paint, carefully repaint them and then reinstall them. Since there’s a lot of things to do, you run the risk of ruining your shutters completely with streaked paint or poor reinstallation. This undermines your shutters’ appearance, in addition to their energy efficiency.

3. Warping or Bending

Good quality plantation shutters should hold their shape as the years pass, even on large windows. When louvers begin warping or bending, it’s time to replace them.

4. Often Tightening Since They’re Sagging

When your shutters’ louvers aren’t tight enough, they’ll need frequent tightening or adjusting. This is a tedious task that isn’t needed when you have premium plantation shutters.


Mini blinds are amidst the most desired styles for window blinds, since they’re affordable, versatile and durable. Unfortunately, they don’t last forever, so here are several clues that yours require replacement.

5. Long Cords

Old types of blinds are usually controlled by a cord system, which isn’t ideal for kids or pets. If these cords are frayed, it’s a sign that the mechanism might be wearing out. Newer 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 snap or permanently bend. In this case, you’re due to replace your blinds. For an updated look that’s just as long-lasting, check out faux wood blinds, which are similar to wood but can resist heat and moisture.

7. Gaps When Shut

It isn’t relevant what type of horizontal blinds you have, the louvers should fit securely together when shut. If this isn’t happening, you should replace them.


Shades are well-loved by homeowners since they’re simple to use and clean. They’re usually made from fabric, which can experience a few issues as the years go by. Here are a few symptoms that you’re due to replace your shades.

8. Yellowing

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

9. Unraveling Edges

This is frequently caused by bad installation. If your shades aren’t sized properly or installed wrong, the edges can scrape when you raise and lower them. At some point, these edges will come apart, making your shades look unsightly. At Louver Shop of Macon, we give free measurements and pro installation to ensure your custom shades fit well.

10. Has Trouble Raising or Lowering

When your shades aren’t raising or lowering like they used to, it’s often because the operating system is giving out. When you work with Louver Shop of Macon, you’ll enjoy complete access to an extensive range of operating systems, including cordless and smart automation that raises and lowers your shades with a push of your smartphone.

Get Started Designing Your New Window Treatments Right Away

When you need to get new window treatments in Macon, trust the design specialists at Louver Shop of Macon. We are members of your community, so we’re just a call or text away. Our simple process gets started with design advice, a quote and measurements, all at no cost or obligation. Then, we’ll finish the job in just a couple of weeks with skilled installation.

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

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