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

August 24, 2020

You can’t believe it. One of the aluminum window blinds that you’ve thought about replacing bent a slat again. The time has come for replacing your broken window blinds in Chicago, preferably with a window treatment more durable, reliable, and more aesthetically pleasing.

Wood materials might work and should last for quite some time. But if you’re looking for a window treatment that will outlast your time in the home, your best bet is installing custom faux wood products, like our Polywood® shutters.

Consider This When Replacing Broken Window Blinds In Chicago 

Metal Blinds in a living room.
The average lifetime for aluminum blinds lasts about 4 to 7 years -- and they will begin looking tattered even before that. Broken or snapped slats are the main culprit, but metal 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.

Metal blinds are cheap to purchase and install, but they are merely a band-aid solution for window coverings and not an upgrade. They don’t bring anything to the table if you’re looking for durability, style, or ease of use. So why replace a broken aluminum blind with the same window covering that is so easy to damage?

Polywood Products Are the Sensible Window Treatments When Replacing Blinds

Plantation shutters in a corner window.

If you’re thinking about replacing broken blinds in Chicago, you should make the move 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 preventing glare. Plantation shutters are also vastly more durable than metal blinds.

If you want a window treatment 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 crack, warp, or chip regardless of the amount of direct sunlight and humidity. The faux wood is resistant to moisture and fire and a breeze to clean. These shudders are protected by 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 aluminum blinds, meaning your home will be at a steady temperature to ensure comfort.

A great thing about plantation shutters – outside of their durability and energy efficiency -- is that they fit perfectly with your current interior. Unless you’re going for an apartment look, aluminum blinds tend to be the wrong choice. But from modern to traditional, plantation shutters and their thick louvers and cordless tilt-rods seem to always fit right in.

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 is no better window treatment than Polywood plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters Chicago. Are you ready to replace your blinds in Chicago? Please call 847-250-6544 or complete the form below to get a free on-site consultation today!