What Window Treatments To Get When Replacing Broken Window Blinds in Chicago?

Richard Rampton

You can’t believe it. One of the blinds that came with your home bent a slat again. Now it’s time for replacing your broken window blinds in Chicago, preferably with a window treatment more durable, reliable, and more aesthetically pleasing.

Wood materials could work well and should last for a while. But if you want a durable choice that will outlast your time in the home, the smart choice is installing custom faux wood products, like our Polywood® shutters.

What to Consider When Replacing Broken Window Blinds In Chicago 

Metal Blinds in a living room.
The average lifetime for aluminum blinds is 4 to 7 years -- and they will begin looking tattered well before that. Broken or snapped slats are the main culprit, but aluminum blinds also get tangled, misshapen, and faded. If you went around your house right now, you may be surprised what you can find with your aluminum blinds.

Aluminum blinds are cheap to purchase and install, but they are a less appealing solution for window coverings and not an investment. They don’t bring much to the table if you’re looking for reliability, appeal, and functionality. So why replace a broken aluminum blind with the same window covering that is so easy to damage?

Polywood Products Are the Smart Choice When Replacing Blinds

Plantation shutters in a corner window.

If you’re thinking about replacing broken blinds in Chicago, you should upgrade to plantation shutters.  Plantation shutters are the best choice for Chicago homeowners because on top of their appealing appearance, they provide a superior method of directing sunlight and avoiding sun glare. Plantation shutters are also vastly more durable than metal blinds.

And if you want something that will last as long as you’re in the home, you should step up to a solidly built plantation shutter, like our popular Polywood shutters. These American-engineered shutters won’t damage or warp easily regardless of humidity or sun exposure. The faux wood is resistant to moisture and fire and a breeze to clean. They even come with a lifetime warranty – something you won’t get on an aluminum blind. 

Polywood also is much more energy-efficient than your blinds or shades. In fact, Polywood offers a progressive insulation system that’s up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more than metal blinds, meaning your rooms will stay a steady temperature to ensure comfort.

The good news about plantation shutters – outside of their durability and energy efficiency -- is that they fit perfectly with your current interior. Unless you want an apartment look, aluminum blinds tend to be the wrong choice. But from modern to traditional, plantation shutters and their attractive louvers and tilt rods seem to always enhance a room.

Sunburst Shutters Chicago Will Help With Your Plantation Shutter Needs

Installation of plantation shutters in Chicago

If beauty, reliability, efficiency, and function are key factors for you, there really isn’t a better window treatment option than Polywood plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters Chicago. Are you ready to replace your blinds in Chicago? Please call 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation today!