How long do cheap vertical blinds last?

Author: Camron Braun Jr.  |  Last update: Monday, July 4, 2022

Good quality made-to-measure vertical blinds are designed to live a full life of 10, 15, or even 20 years of being opened, closed, and adjusted multiple times a day, and don't require particularly delicate handling; but they won't last for as long if they're handled very roughly or operated incorrectly.

What is the lifespan of vertical blinds?

How Long Do Blinds Last? The average lifespan of window treatments is seven to eight years but homeowners may want to replace their blinds even before then.

How long do cheap blinds last?

Most blinds and shades have a life of about 7 or 8 years, so it may be time to move up to a more contemporary look.

How often should vertical blinds be replaced?

Your blinds will start to deteriorate slightly and discolour after 5 years. We recommend changing your blinds roughly every 6-8 years. If you can't remember the last time you changed your blinds, it's probably time for a refresh!

How long do cheap mini blinds last?

You can expect a faux-wood blind to last 3 to 6 years, and the lighter-weight mini-blinds good for 2 to 4 years. Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components.

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How long do plastic vertical blinds last?

Good quality made-to-measure vertical blinds are designed to live a full life of 10, 15, or even 20 years of being opened, closed, and adjusted multiple times a day, and don't require particularly delicate handling; but they won't last for as long if they're handled very roughly or operated incorrectly.

What type of blinds last the longest?

Shutters outclass every other window treatment on the market when it comes to their lifespan. Even Ovation wood shutters, which don't last as long as faux wood shutters, can easily last up to 15 – 20 years. Their solid structure and protective finish gives them a layer of defense that helps them last.

Is it worth it to repair blinds?

If the issue is purely a functional one that you can fix effectively and reasonably simply to get your blind back up to full speed, then it is definitely worth it, particularly for a minor fault like an issue with a control cord that can be swapped for a new one.

Do blinds wear out?

All blinds may experience some fading from the sun, although newer materials offer more UV protection. However, if your blinds have dramatically yellowed or discolored, this is most likely a sign of material deterioration and it's time to start looking for a replacement.

Can you repair vertical blinds?

Vertical blinds can also be called patio door blinds. They are slightly difficult to repair. Common repairs include replacing broken carrier clips, restringing the blinds and replacing broken valance clips.

How long do shades last?

Typically, blinds last for 5-7 years, however, with good care and your blinds should last you decades. For example, cellular, roman, faux wood blinds last for around 7 years while draperies and shutters last for 10-15 years. But it completely depends on how you treat them.

Do vertical blinds fade?

Whilst it's unlikely that your blinds will fade due to sun exposure, there is a risk that they may turn yellow over time – particularly if they are white. Blinds not only look great but can also serve a broad range of practical uses such as maintaining your privacy and keeping out sunlight.

Do blinds get brittle?

The spacer chains that hold vertical blinds together at the bottom can become brittle and snap if they're exposed to too much sunlight. Whilst there is no way to avoid this forever, a good quality blind is more resistant to deterioration from sun exposure.

Why are my blinds warping?

If your blind is very close to a real wood/solid fuel stove, open fire, or similar. Even conservatories that get ridiculously hot in summer can result in the ambient heat building up to a point that it causes a faux wood blind's PVC slats to become pliable over time, and then begin to bend and lose shape.

How long should your window blinds be?

You're not measuring the width of the window itself necessary. You're measuring the window you would like the blinds to cover. If you wish to maximize privacy and light control, plan the set of blinds to extend as much as three inches beyond both sides of the window.

Is replacing blinds easy?

Window blinds are an item in the home that may need to be replaced every few years, especially if you have purchased the cheaper ones that bend and eventually break. Luckily, they are very easy to replace on your own and can make the window look much more attractive than ratty, broken window blinds.

How long does it take to replace blinds?

Once everything is ready, fitting the blinds is fairly quick. Times may vary from job to job but as an average, Blind 1 will generally take 20 – 30 minutes including bringing everything in. Every blind after that will take 10 -15 minutes.

Can blinds be re strung?

If one or more of the lift strings becomes frayed or breaks, you can remove the broken strings and restring broken blinds strings so your blinds can work like new.

Can you replace the pull cord on blinds?

Replacing a Broken Tilt Cord

Then you can gently remove the old pull cord from the cord tilt mechanism; you might need to trim it with scissors in order to remove it. To replace the cord, take the new pull cord and tie a knot in the middle, and then insert the cord through the hole in the spool.

What blinds do not break?

Faux-wood blinds. What blinds do not break under any but the most acute of pressures? Faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds are, in my opinion, the most hardwearing type of blinds of all, and the blinds most well-rounded in terms of being able to handle multiple different types of challenges.

What is Zebra blinds?

Zebra Shades are a very modern alternative to a horizontal blind. Zebra Shades are Roller shades that allow you to transition between sheer and privacy. The blinds can be adjusted so that the 3" zebra stripes line up-offering privacy, light control, and insulation.

Are plastic blinds good?

PVC roller blinds are a great way to shade your windows stylishly, whilst being easy to clean, assist in day time naps and come complete with exceptional childproof features and options.

Do PVC blinds discolour?

The cheaper quality PVC shutters do not have UV stabilisers in the material, or in the paint. Some are even hollow inside. This means if they are put in a hot window (for example a western window of your home) they may warp or turn yellow.

Do plastic blinds warp in the sun?

Now, you know very well that plastic has a natural tendency to warp with excessive sunshine and heat. I had a few instances where composite wood blinds warped badly. In all those cases, it was darker color slats.

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