5 Reasons to replace your Blinds and shutters Central Coast
There are many reasons why you may be in the market for new blinds and shutters. If you are building a new home, renovating or simply replacing old blinds, we have put together a few reasons why you should start thinking to replace your old blinds and shutters.
Your Blinds are Difficult or Impossible to Raise
If your blinds need a lot of force to raise or can’t be lifted at all, you may have damaged lifting mechanisms that are on the brink of breaking, or your blinds may have been made too wide so the cords and mechanisms can’t adequately support the load when trying to raise or lower the blind.
If your blinds are hard to lift, it is a sign of major issues with the mechanisms and will need to be replaced right away.
Frayed cords are another sign that you need to replace your blinds. It can either mean that your blinds are so old that the wear and tear have gotten the best of them or that the internal mechanisms are causing damage to the cord.
Blinds or Shutters are yellowed or Discoloured
Blinds being in direct sunlight may experience some fading over time. This is quite normal damage when in direct hot sunlight. Our newer blind materials offer more UV protection which helps this from happening. If your blinds are becoming discoloured it is a sign that the material is starting to break down and will need to be replaced.
Current Blinds are not safe for Kids or Pets
Blind cords can pose a very large strangulation risk for kids or pets. We now have safer options like cordless shades, shutters or cordless roller blinds, as well as motorised blinds.
Out of Style
Blinds and shutters, like anything in your home, can go out of style. If you replace the flooring, repaint or even replace furniture, all of a sudden your blinds may not suit your interiors. Blinds are something that people have in their homes for many years and are often one of the last things that people think to replace.
Other than the interior wooden shutters, most window coverings have a usable lifespan of about 7 to 8 years. Many people however have blinds and shutters in their homes that are 20 years old. If your window coverings are looking tired or damaged in any way, contact the team at The Blind Crew for some advice on the right style, material and colours that will suit your home and your needs.