Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Window Treatments

Our customers know that their window treatments don’t last forever, but we still get plenty of folks asking us, “What are the signs it’s time to replace window treatments?” The good news is that knowing when to buy new curtains, shades or blinds isn’t a guessing game if you know what to look for in old window treatments.

This post will cover a few of the top signs it’s time to upgrade from your old window treatments:

  • Irreversible damage: How long window treatments last largely depends on how well you care for them. We understand that accidents happen, but if your window treatments suffer damage that can’t be mended, you’ll need to toss them out and buy new ones. If your window treatments are tattered or torn, it’s time to ditch them for new ones.
  • Difficult operation: It goes without saying that if you have a hard time opening or closing your window treatments, it’s time to toss them in the trash. Pulling and tugging on your window treatments is an annoyance, and the harder you have to pull them, the greater the chance of ripping them off the wall. Play it safe and avoid wall damage by replacing them sooner rather than later.
  • Discoloration: Due to constant sunlight exposure, lighter-colored window treatments tend to get yellow over the years, while darker ones can fade. There’s nothing you can really do to prevent the sun from bleaching your window treatments besides replacing them once the discoloration is highly noticeable.
  • Outdated style: Just like any type of home design, window treatment styles come and go throughout the years. What’s hot now might not be so popular in a few years. How long do window treatments last in terms of being in style? Obviously, it varies, but eight years on average is fairly typical. If you remodel your home or notice that your window treatments are no longer in vogue, you should replace them right away.
  • New windows: Many times (but not always), homeowners should replace their window treatments after getting new windows. This mainly applies if your new windows are a different style or size than your old ones. We recommend talking to our designers at Eastcreek Designs, L.L.C. after you get new windows to see if you need new treatments to go along with them.
  • No longer meeting your needs: If your current window treatments aren’t meeting your needs, ditch them. If they’re not blocking enough sunlight, blocking too much sunlight, not giving you enough privacy or generally just not cutting it, replacement is your best option. There are plenty of other window treatments out there that will meet and exceed your needs.

We have the window treatments for you

If you need new window treatments or are still wondering about the signs it’s time to replace window treatments, turn to our team at Eastcreek Designs, L.L.C. Our team has over two decades of experience choosing and installing commercial and residential window treatments, so we’re sure to find the perfect curtains, shades or blinds for your home or business.