How long should my blinds last?

Like anything else in life you also have a life expectancy, this all depends on the quality, type and how you maintain them once they’re in your home. Whilst ready made blind are affordable they are mass produced and are often made at a low cost with looser quality control standards. When deciding on your new blinds and their longevity it’s important to consider the comparisons between readymade and made to measure blinds.

How long should blinds last?

When it comes to getting the best from your blinds it’s not just about luck, it all boils down to the type of blind you choose and the quality. You must also ensure you follow and maintain the correct aftercare. Not only that you can increase your blinds lifespan by having them installed correctly and operating them properly on a day to day basis.

How Long Do Wood Blinds Last?

Made to measure wooden blinds are not only stunning but can last a minimum of 7/8 years and with the correct treatment and aftercare a whopping 10/15 years. If you opt for a ready made wood blind you’re typically looking at around 2 years before they start to deteriorate. It’s important to keep in mind that wooden blinds are not made for all environments.

How Long Do Faux Wood Blinds Last?

Faux wood blinds are designed to withstand most environments, are durable and look stunning. With the right maintenance and aftercare made to measure, faux wood blinds are typically going to remain in perfect condition for around 7/8 years in some cases they can last up to 15. Should you opt for ready made faux wood blinds you’re looking at around 2/5 years, if they are a little better quality you may be looking at 3/6 years before they need replacing.

How Long Do Aluminium Blinds Last?

Aluminium venetian blinds are durable, hard wearing and made to withstand most environments. Made to measure Aluminium venetian blinds are made to last with the right maintenance and aftercare you’re looking at around 13 years plus, if you opt for the ready made version you’re looking at around 3/5 years with correct maintenance and aftercare.

How Long Do Roller Blinds Last?

Roller blinds are simple but stylish and can easily be adapted to any room in the home. Made to measure roller blinds have a life expectancy of 10 years plus with the correct maintenance and aftercare especially if you choose a waterproof option. Ready made roller blinds have an expectancy of 5 years maximum before they begin to deteriorate and look shabby.

How Long Do Vertical Blinds Last?

Vertical blinds may look flimsy but believe us they are durable, stylish, strong and built to last. Made to measure vertical blinds have a typical life expectancy of 15 years plus with the correct aftercare and maintenance should you opt for readymade you’re looking at 2/5 years maximum.

How Long Do Roman Blinds Last?

If you’re wanting value for money then Roman blinds are our top choice, they offer everything your home needs in a blind. Made to measure Roman blinds have a life expectancy of 16 years plus with the right maintenance and aftercare, if you opt for a ready made version you’re typically looking at a life expectancy of around 3/5 years.

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