A Guide to Knowing When to Update Your Exterior Window Treatments

Posted by All About Blinds

February 11, 2022

When the average homeowner decides its time to update their home, they think of the obvious: fresh paint, new furniture, maybe even new flooring. 


But one solution that is often overlooked that can give your house an instant facelift is updating your window treatments. After all, your windows are usually the most dominant feature on your home and give your home a lot of its charm and character. 


However, if the features of your house are saying, “We were charming. . .once. . .” then it might be time for an update for the sake of your beloved home and its curb appeal. In this article, we will show you some of the tell-tale signs that it’s time to give those exterior window treatments a sprucing up with an update in line with the trends of 2022. 


  • They Are Damaged
    From direct sunlight to spring and summer storms, the exterior of your house can take a beating. Over time, your exterior window treatments will begin to show that wear and tear. Whether your shutters are warped from years of heat and sunlight or some of their slats have been dislodged by wind, rain, and debris, if your exterior window treatments have any kind of damage -  it can make your house an eyesore. Replacing damaged treatments will give you an instant curb appeal update.


  • They Are Discolored
    As we mentioned above, your exterior window treatments can take a beating from the hot sun and the weather. When you notice your treatments are beginning to discolor, it isn’t always as easy as slapping a new coat of paint on them. Often major discoloration is a sign that the materials themselves are damaged meaning a full replacement is a much better option than a coat of paint.
  • They Are Out of Style
    Just about everything in life is subject to the fickle changes of style, and exterior window treatments are no exception. If you can’t even remember the last time you had your exterior window treatments updated, chances are they may be out of style already. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “stylish” person, remember your home’s exterior speaks volumes, and window treatments that are on-trend only improve the curb appeal of your home. 


  • They Don’t Meet Your Needs
    Your exterior window treatments might be fairly new, but if they aren’t meeting the needs you have for them, they might as well be decades old. If you aren’t getting the benefits you wanted from your treatments, then it’s time to look for the treatments that give you what you want.  Whether you need treatments that will reduce the temperature of your home or give you the privacy you want, they’re reason enough to update. . If your current treatments are just merely decoration, it’s time to look at treatments that are going to give you more than aesthetic benefits. 


  • They Don’t Reflect Your Personal Taste
    A lot of people move into a home and leave things like exterior window treatments alone until they absolutely have to deal with them. We know, buying a house can be an overwhelming process, and a lot of homeowners only have the energy to work on personalizing the interior of the home - but you shouldn’t ignore exterior treatments entirely!  After all, there’s a lot to be said for first impressions. And when you have family and friends over, you want their first impression to be that the home you’ve chosen is the perfect reflection of you.

Update Your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you’re looking for ways you can make your home’s curb appeal skyrocket or how to make your home look exactly like your taste, All About Blinds has the expertise and the experience to help you make that happen. With our wide selection of exterior window treatments, we are sure to find a solution that will make your home exactly the way you always envisioned it. Contact one of our professionals today to discuss how we can help you get those exterior window treatments upgraded simply and efficiently.