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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Three Benefits Of Wood Blinds You May Not Have Thought Of

by Bradley Castillo

Even though the added cost of purchasing and installing them makes wood blinds relatively uncommon, they're nonetheless prized for both their looks and their pleasing texture. But if you've never lived in a home with wood blinds before, it can be difficult to fathom all the little benefits that make spending a little more than you would for vinyl blinds worthwhile. To help you make your purchasing decision, read about these three benefits of wood blinds that you may not have thought of. 

They Won't Move Around As Much From The Wind

Sometimes, you'll want to both keep excess light out of a room and provide an opening for refreshing air to enter. But if the wind speed outside is too high, vinyl blinds will swing all over the place, making unnecessary noise and potentially damaging small and fragile objects on a table near them.

Even when they're locked together, wood blinds are less vulnerable to the wind because they're thicker and sturdier. If you want to consistently have your living room smelling like fresh outside air to impress guests, make sure that the windows have wood blinds on them. 

They're Harder To Accidentally Break Because Of A Bug

There are few things more annoying than a fly or wasp buzzing around in an area of your home that you can't directly reach. If you swat a fly on your window while your vinyl blinds are still up, you risk bending or even completely severing the blind sections in the impact area. By the time you raise the blinds, the element of surprise will be gone. A healthy and nimble fly will have had plenty of time to fly away.

When you have wood blinds, you can just slowly twist the tilt wand to make all the individual pieces of wood connect. Then, gently but firmly press the blinds against the window to squash the bug.

It'll Be Easier To Dust Without Accidentally Bending A Blind

Cleaning dust off of your wood blinds with a duster or dust cloth will also be much easier for the same reason as above. Whereas vinyl blinds will bend and create permanent marks if you're too aggressive or quick with your duster, wood blinds (such as those provided by Snyders Shades & Shutters) are a lot more forgiving.

This is especially important because it's very time-consuming to remove a dense clump of dust using specialized cleaning chemicals from any type of blind. At least with wood blinds, you won't be tempted to put off your dusting work for longer than you really should.