Many homes have at least one sliding door leading to the backyard, a balcony, deck or patio. While vertical blinds are the traditional choice for these large sliding glass doors, there are other choices for adding privacy and controlling light with your sliding door window treatments. Here are the pros and cons of each type to help you select the right window treatments for your sliding glass doors.
The three main types of window treatments for sliders are vertical blinds, panel track blinds and vertical cellular shades. Each type has features to make them suitable for different needs and styles.
Vertical blinds are the most common type and have multiple hanging slats. Verticals for sliding doors work the same way as for other windows, with one control for rotation of the slats and one for opening and closing.
Panel track blinds for doors also have hanging panels - the difference is that they are very wide and lie 'flat to the window' and slide back and forth in channels. Available in a wide selection of materials normally found only on shades, including woods, matchstick grasses and other materials and patterns.
Vertical cellular shades are the third and least commonly known option for sliding door window treatments. Made from a honeycomb shaped material that expands and collapses, both the left and right side are moveable with handles, allowing the shades to open left or right, or to gather in the middle.
All three types of sliding door window treatments offer privacy. Vertical blinds offer near-total privacy when closed, with the possible exception of the small gaps along each side (resulting from the space between the slats and the window). For typical applications, this is not an issue. Panel tracks privacy varies by the material selected, and can range from an open weave to a total blackout. Vertical blind offer maximum privacy, with full coverage over the window and solid material.
Made to measure window treatments fit better, work better and look better than off the shelf, off-brands do, and the options are much more diverse. Also, if you need any help with your choices, you can call our experts for direct assistance.
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Window blinds have horizontal slats or vertical vanes and include: wood and faux wood blinds, mini blinds, vertical blinds, panel tracks & shutters.
Window shades roll up or fold up and include: cellular shades, pleated shades, roller shades, roman shades, solar shades, woven woods & sheer shades.
Distinctive honeycomb design. Maximize energy efficiency & help insulate your home. Available in soft light filtering or room darkening fabrics
Offers a simple, flexible and chic solution for sliding doors or picture windows. Also known as panel tracks or sliding panels. Can also be used as a budget-friendly room divider
Commonly used for sliding patio doors or large windows. When open, blinds can stack to the right, left or split evenly on both sides. Available with fabric, vinyl, cellular or aluminum vanes
Offers an exotic, natural & stylish look. Also known as natural, bamboo or matchstick shades. Available in many handmade weaves, patterns & materials
Blackout blinds and shades can eliminate glare on TVs and monitors, make sleeping easier or simply used to darken a room.
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Offering a variety of natural textures, fabric is featured in a number of shades and vertical blinds.
Sun control shades are a simple, clean way to upgrade a window and block sunlight.
State-of-the-art material will not warp, shrink, chip or fade and is waterproof
Flattened pieces of bamboo in various colors are the star of these window treatments
Strands of wild grasses are woven together for casual style
Whether a simple design or a complex weave, matchsticks make the shade.
Large round reeds with other natural materials make a bold statement.
Stained or painted narrow slats of wood are featured in these shades.
Features products manufactured to the highest standards of environmental responsibility for a no-compromise upgrade.
Energy efficient window coverings help lower your utility bill and while making your home more beautiful.
Bali DiamondCell cellular shades offer fashion-forward window coverings at the right price
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