Sometimes it’s obvious when you need new window fashions—for example, if you’ve moved into new build that doesn’t have any coverings at all, it’s a good bet that you’ll pretty quickly want some, especially for your sleeping areas. But other times, it’s a bit less obvious. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Estero, Florida, we can help you determine if it’s time to let go of your old treatments and replace them with new. Read on for more, and be sure to speak with one of our representatives for ideas about your particular situation.
Updating a Room’s Look
You’ve decided on a new paint color or to change the overall style. But will that impact your window fashions? In some cases, you might want to consider changing your window fashions too. Because they add the finishing touch to a room’s look, they might look out of place with the new color or style. Also, because window treatments impact the way light enters a room, a new overarching color might look better with treatments that diffuse sunlight differently. Consider Silhouette® Window Shadings, which are a true celebration of light.
Issues With Slats
After years of being exposed to direct sunlight or high humidity, genuine wood shutters or blinds can warp, fade, crack, peel, yellow, or chip. Plus, once the slats are worn, the treatment might be tough to raise or lower. A good replacement would be an alternative wood product like Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds, which resist warping, fading, bowing, etc. If your blinds have aluminum slats that are bent or broken, they can pose lifting and lowering challenges, and they’ll not only look unsightly from the inside but from the outside as well. Consider Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds, which are sturdy, making them great for high-traffic areas and rooms that kids and pets frequent.
Cord fraying and breakage can occur simply with age or because something is faulty with the internal mechanism. If the treatment’s cords are frayed or broken, replacement is a must. As you choose your new treatments, check out cordless options for operating systems, including the LiteRise® system, which raises and lowers with the touch of a hand. This is an especially great option if you have children or pets, because going cordless increases their safety from choking hazards.
Frayed or Frazzled Fabric
Inferior fabric, plain old age, or improper window-frame measurement can result in fraying, especially on the edges of a window treatment. Updating to Hunter Douglas window fashions can ensure the best quality of fabric and precision of measurement, resulting in a longer-lasting, and frequently better-looking window product.
Older homes especially can have drafty, leaky windows. Replacing the window itself is your best bet in this situation, but that can be pretty pricey. Instead, you can upgrade to an insulating window treatment, like Duette® Cellular Shades. These window treatments are made with a honeycomb construction, which traps air at the window, keeping the inside air in and the outside air out.
When in Doubt
If you’re unsure of whether it’s time to replace your window fashions or what to replace them with, contact a Perfect Fit Window Fashions consultant for advice. We’ll work with you through the entire process to ensure you get the product that will give you the functionality, features, and benefits that will result in a great look and feeling for years to come. Call today!
Replacement Window Fashions in the Naples, Bonita Springs FL Area
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