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

August 24, 2020

Let us guess... one of the metal blinds that was installed by the previous owner snapped a slat again. The time is now for replacing your broken window blinds in Minneapolis, ideally with something more durable, reliable, and more aesthetically pleasing.

Wood blinds or a window shade could work well and should last for quite some time. But if you’re seeking a window treatment that will outlast your time in the home, the best option is installing customized faux wood options, like our Polywood® shutters.

What to Know When Replacing Broken Window Blinds In Minneapolis 

Metal Blinds in a living room.
The average lifetime for traditional aluminum blinds is approximately 4 to 7 years -- and they will likely start looking worn out even before that. Cracked and snapped slats are the primary culprit, but metal blinds also get tangled, yellowed, stained, and warped. If you went around your house right now, you may be surprised what you can find with your aluminum window treatments.

Aluminum blinds may be easy to purchase and install, but they are merely a band-aid solution for window treatments and not a good way to add value. They bring very little to the table when it comes to reliability, appeal, and functionality. So why replace a broken aluminum blind with the same window covering that is so wrong for your home?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are the Sensible Window Treatments When Replacing Blinds

Plantation shutters in a corner window.

When you’re thinking about replacing broken blinds in Minneapolis, you should make the move to plantation shutters.  Plantation shutters are perfect for Minneapolis homeowners because in addition to expressive style, they provide a superior method of directing natural light and avoiding sun glare. Plantation shutters are also vastly more durable than your old blinds.

If you want a window treatment that will likely never need replacing, you should step up to a faux wood plantation shutter, like our Polywood shutters. These American-crafted shutters won’t damage or warp easily regardless of the amount of direct sunlight and humidity. The faux wood is moisture-proof and fire-proof and a snap to clean. They even come with a lifetime warranty – a feature you won’t find on traditional blinds. 

Polywood also is much more energy-efficient than your blinds or shades. In fact, Polywood offers an incredible insulation system that’s up to 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning your interior space will be at a reliable and comfortable temperature.

Another benefit about plantation shutters – outside of their durability and energy efficiency -- is that they fit perfectly with your current interior. Unless you’re creating an apartment aesthetic, aluminum blinds tend to be the wrong choice. But from contemporary to classic, plantation shutters and their attractive louvers and tilt rods seem to always elevate a space.

Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis Can Help You With Your Plantation Shutter Inspiration and Installation

Installation of plantation shutters in Minneapolis

If longevity, appeal, energy savings, and functionality are critical considerations, there’s no better window treatment than Polywood plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis. Ready to replace your blinds in Minneapolis? Please call 952-856-8130 or complete the form below to get started with a free consultation today!