How long should faux wood blinds last?

Answered by Jason Smith

Faux wood blinds are a popular window treatment option due to their affordability and durability. However, the lifespan of faux wood blinds can vary depending on several factors. While it is difficult to give an exact answer, I can provide you with a lower-end estimate and some insights based on my experience.

On average, readymade faux wood blinds can last up to four or five years. These blinds are mass-produced and may not have the same level of quality as made-to-measure blinds. They are often made from cheaper materials and may not be as resistant to wear and tear.

On the other hand, made-to-measure faux wood blinds are custom-made to fit your windows perfectly. These blinds tend to be of higher quality and can last significantly longer. In my experience, made-to-measure faux wood blinds can last at least seven or eight years and possibly even longer.

It is important to note that the lifespan of faux wood blinds can be influenced by several factors, including the quality of the materials used, the frequency of use, and the conditions in which they are installed. For example, if your blinds are exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods, they may fade or become brittle over time.

Regular maintenance and proper care can also extend the lifespan of your faux wood blinds. Dusting them regularly and using a gentle cleaning solution to remove any stains or dirt can help keep them in good condition. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning tools that could damage the blinds.

Personal experiences can vary, but I have had made-to-measure faux wood blinds in my own home for over eight years, and they are still in excellent condition. I attribute this to the high-quality materials used and regular maintenance.

While the exact lifespan of faux wood blinds can vary, readymade blinds may last around four to five years, while made-to-measure blinds can last at least seven to eight years or longer with proper care. Investing in higher-quality blinds and taking care of them can help ensure they last as long as possible.