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10 Signs Your Window Treatments Need to be Replaced

Whether you go with shutters, blinds or shades for your residence, quality window treatments should be enjoyed for decades. But, like the majority of other things in your house, they’ll ultimately need to be replaced, particularly if they no longer match your décor.

For years, Louver Shop of Jackson has specialized in making well-made custom window treatments here in the USA. With the help of our skilled design consultants, we make Jackson homes like yours more beautiful each day, starting with a free consultation.

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

Plantation Shutters

While they could seem like a great buy at the time, imported plantation shutters are liable to wearing out faster. This is because they’re typically made from low-cost materials.

At Louver Shop of Jackson, we use furniture-grade woods and solid polymer in our custom shutters, which are created to deliver many years of trouble-free enjoyment. They’re protected against some of the most typical problems and have a lifetime warranty on moving parts, workmanship and the painted finish.

Here are some of the most frequent problems that happen when your plantation shutters are wearing out.

1. Cracking, Peeling or Chipping

Since they’re energy efficient, interior shutters are popular in areas with intense heat and humidity. Unfortunately these elements make them more susceptible to troubles with their finish, including cracking, peeling or chipping. You want your home to look stunning, so when your shutters begin doing this, it’s time to get new ones.

2. Yellowing

You probably are aware the ultraviolet rays in sunlight are what’s the cause of giving you a sunburn. They can also create other harm to your shutters, such as yellowing, over time. While you can repaint your plantation shutters, it’s a detailed process, even more so for wood models. You’ll have to remove them, get rid of the paint, meticulously repaint them and then reinstall them. Since there’s many steps, you might ruin your shutters completely with streaky paint or poor reinstallation. This undermines your shutters’ look, in addition to their energy efficiency.

3. Warping or Bending

Good quality plantation shutters should hold their shape over time, even on expansive windows. When louvers start to warp or bend, it’s time to replace them.

4. Frequent Tightening Due to Sagging

When your shutters’ louvers aren’t tight enough, they’ll have to have regular tightening or adjusting. This is a time-wasting task that isn’t needed when you have premium plantation shutters.


Mini blinds are amidst the most loved styles for window blinds, because they’re affordable, versatile and durable. Unfortunately, they won’t last forever, so here are several symptoms that yours require replacement.

5. Suspended Cords

Old kinds of blinds are usually controlled by a cord system, which isn’t the best idea for kids or pets. If these cords are fraying, it’s a clue that the mechanism may be getting old. Modern custom blinds feature cord-free operating systems and can even be moved with with your smartphone.

6. Broken or Bent Louvers

Mini blinds can withstand a lot, but in some instances the louvers will snap or permanently bend. In this instance, you’re due to replace your blinds. For a modern style that’s just as long-lasting, consider faux wood blinds, which are similar to wood but can withstand heat and moisture.

7. Gaps When Closed

It doesn’t matter what style of horizontal blinds you use, the louvers should fit tightly together when drawn. If this isn’t happening, you’re due to get new ones.


Shades are a homeowner favorite because they’re easy to use and clean. They’re usually made from fabric, which can be susceptible to a few issues as the years go by. Here are a few clues that you should get new shades.

8. Yellowing

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

9. Frayed Corners

This is typically caused by inexperienced installation. If your shades aren’t sized properly or hung wrong, the edges can rub when you move them up and down. At some point, these edges will come apart, making your shades look bad. At Louver Shop of Jackson, we give free measurements and professional installation to ensure your custom shades fit just right.

10. Has Trouble Raising or Lowering

When your shades aren’t raising or lowering like they used to, it’s often due to the fact the operating system is giving out. When you call Louver Shop of Jackson, you’ll have full access to an extensive range of operating systems, like cordless and smart automation that moves your shades with a tap of your smartphone.

Start Creating Your New Window Treatments Right Away

When you’re due to replace your window treatments in Jackson, turn to the design specialists at Louver Shop of Jackson. We are members of your community, so we’re just a call or text away. Our simple process gets started with design assistance, a quote and measurements, all at no cost or obligation. Then, we’ll finish the job in just a few weeks with pro installation.

To get started creating your new window treatments, get in touch with us at 888-428-1415 to book your free consultation today!

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