Five Reasons To Replace Your Blinds and Curtains

Posted by Emily Wang on 6th Apr 2023

When you choose new window treatments for your home, chances are good that you plan on keeping them around for a while. In fact, even though most window coverings have a useful life span of five to 10 years, most people choose to hang onto their blinds and curtains for much longer. While this might seem like a good idea, there are a handful of situations that warrant timely replacement of window coverings. In today’s post, we’ll review a few reasons why you might need to replace your blinds and curtains sooner than you thought was necessary.

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Damaged Components

There are a lot of components and moving parts that make blinds function properly and efficiently, and if any of these items are worn or damaged, it might be time to purchase new blinds. For example, if the side winder or side chain on your roller blinds have seen better days and no longer raise and lower the shade properly, replacement is likely needed. Likewise, if the slats on your Venetian blinds are warped or the cords are frayed, ordering made-to-measure blinds and curtains online offers a fast and easy solution to your window woes.

Compromised Safety

mother and daughter looking out of window

Blinds are beautiful additions to any space and they easily add an element of style that can look great for years with proper care. Many homeowners choose their window coverings when first moving into a home, and the blinds that were chosen years ago may not be safe options if a couple chooses to have children. If your current blinds have exposed cords or hang down low enough for a small child to grab them, this could pose a strangulation hazard for your child. Choosing modern curtains of a suitable length is a great way to resolve this concern.

Out of Style

Like any other design element in a home, blinds and curtain styles change throughout the years. If it has been decades since you last purchased new window coverings for your home, it is probably well past time to replace those old shades. Heavy brocade curtains and aluminium blinds can instantly date a room, and window treatments that are discoloured can leave your room looking dirty and unkempt. Replacing outdated treatments with more updated curtains and blinds is an easy way to give a room the face lift it needs to be brought into the 21st century.

They Don’t Suit Your Needs

Aside from being a beautiful design element in a room, blinds and curtains serve many important purposes. In addition to providing privacy and regulating the ambient temperature of the room they are installed in, they also prevent the sun from fading your flooring and furniture, reduce glare, and allow for more restful sleep. If your blinds and curtains are old or damaged, they may not be able to perform these necessary functions like they did when they were brand new. When window treatments stop meeting your needs, it is time to replace them with new coverings that do!

Updated Windows

High-quality windows can last anywhere between 15 and 20 years before they need to be replaced, but there are many reasons homeowners choose to install new windows in their home before it is necessary to do so. If you have recently upgraded to more energy-efficient windows or purchased new windows for a renovation project, the window opening may not be as deep as it used to be. This could mean that the brackets for your blinds may no longer fit in the opening, and ordering new curtains online might be necessary. Besides, who doesn’t want to dress up those fancy new windows with beautiful window treatments?

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Emily Wang

Emily Wang

Emily Wang, a highly qualified expert on curtains, has been a valuable contributor to the Quickfit Blinds & Curtains brand. With a Certificate IV in Textile Design Development and Production from RMIT Melbourne, a Certificate in Textile Technology (CFTS-T) from CITA Hong Kong, and an HKDSE Diploma of Secondary Education from St. Mary's Canossian College in Hong Kong, Emily's educational background sets her apart in the world of home decor.

As a Quickfit Blinds & Curtains blog writer, Emily's curtain expertise shines through her articles, establishing her as a trusted resource for homeowners and decorators alike.