Replace the Old Vertical Blinds on Your Replacement Windows

Instead of suffering through impractical and out of date vertical blinds on your new replacement windows, replace them with one of these stylish window shade options.
December 9, 2019

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Vertical blinds are old-fashioned, impractical, and out of style. If you have old vertical blinds, it’s time to invest in new shades for the Issaquah windows on your home. This list features different shade solutions that are ideal for taking the place of old vertical blinds.

  • Sliding Track Panels – Sliding track panel blinds are big panels that come in a variety of consistent overlays and widths. They are clean, straightforward and stylish, and provide a modern and one-of-a-kind solution for replacing your vertical blinds. Sliding track panels are available in various sizes and can even be made large for you to use them as door shades or room dividers. If you’re hoping to be more environmentally friendly, you can find sliding panels in natural woven wood materials that are made from 100% organic substances. Choose panels made from a wide variety of fabrics, colors and textures to get a look that’s all your own.
  • Roller Window Shades – Roller shades are some of the most popular modern window treatments as they are functional, fashionable and energy efficient. Since roller shades do not function like vertical blinds, they can be motorized for easy operation. Motorized roller shades also provide a safer environment for homes with children and pets. They come tons of colors and fabrics, including grass-like weaves. You can also get rollers with light-filtering options for flexible light control that allow you to customize your privacy and light control. Check out rollers with openness’s from 1% to 25%. Roller shades are great for layering with other window treatments like draperies or other curtains.
  • Vertical Cellular Window Shades – Vertical cellular window shades can be custom ordered to fit almost any size window, even full-sized sliding doors. Made with honeycomb-shaped pockets, these shades provide increased insulation to help keep your home at a comfortable temperature without giving your heating and cooling systems extra work, and therefore lowering your energy bill. This honeycomb design is also great for light and privacy control. You can find these shades in four light control options such as light-filtering, sheer, room-darkening, and blackout fabrics, as well as different fabrics, cell sizes, and colors. You can mix and match these various options to complement your personal home décor.
  • Draperies – Draperies are the most traditional and timeless window shade. They come in a variety of shapes, fabrics, styles and colors, which makes it a breeze for you to get the exact look and function you want. Drapes always look stylish and can help your home with UV protection and insulation for better energy efficiency. Layer draperies with shutters or other blinds for additional insulation and privacy as needed. You can also make them even more unique by adding fun hardware or fashionable curtain rods.

Replace Vertical Blinds in Window or Door

Vertical blind replacement can be costly, but it does not have to be. Generally speaking, the larger the window or door, the larger the blinds, and the higher the price. Simply replacing the slats while keeping the window bars, bobble chains, and weights is a cost-effective option to update vertical blinds.

Update the Slats on My Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds can be changed by hanging curtain panels in front of the slats rather than replacing the slats. Many vertical blind sets have slats made of thin plastic panels that are often covered in fabric. They may become brittle or soiled as they age. Slats may also be damaged by kids.

You don’t have to be stuck with old fashioned vertical blinds. Make your home better by installing new window shades on you replacement windows in Kirkland, WA. Learn more by visiting or calling Puget Sound Window & Door at 445 E Main Ave Puyallup, WA 98372 or (253) 904-8658.


Puget Sound Window & Door provides top-tier, energy-efficient window and door installations and replacements across Puyallup, Tacoma, Seattle, and neighboring regions. Elevate your home's appeal and functionality today!
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