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The Best Blinds for Sliding Doors

Choosing the Right Window Treatment for Your Sliding Glass Door

Nearly everyone has a sliding glass door in their home. These large window doors are wonderful for letting in light and enjoying the view of your backyard. But what about finding the right window treatment for your sliding door? Is there more than just the utilitarian vertical blinds? The answer is yes! Let’s take a look at all your options when it comes to choosing. the best blinds for your sliding glass door.


Vertical Blinds

The best blinds for your sliding glass door. Vertical blinds are probably the most well-known and obvious option. They have all the same functionality of horizontal slat blinds. The slats can tilt open and closed and can be easily pushed to the side to open your door. They come in a variety of colors, materials and textures to match your home’s style. And if something happens to one of the slats, you can easily replace it without having to take a bunch of them off. 


Sliding Panels

Also called panel track blinds, these are one of our top picks for covering your sliding glass door. These wide panels come in a variety of fabric and texture options and give you sleek style with easy operation. They are also great if you want to make a statement as they can be quite eye-catching.Photo by Tim Oun on Unsplash


Vertical Cellular Shades

If you need to control the temperature in your room, vertical cellular shades are a great choice for you. The pocketed honeycomb fabric traps both hot and cold air, helping regulate the temperature in your room year round! These shades are just like standard cellular shades, except the pleats run vertically and the fabric is pushed to either side instead of up and down. When closed, vertical cellular shades stack nicely, taking up only a few inches, giving you a clear view out your window. There are also plenty of color and texture options to choose from and they often have coordinating horizontal versions, giving you the ability to create a cohesive look throughout your home. 


Sliding Shutter Panels

While not technically blinds, shutters have much of the same functionality as blinds with the tilting louvers. Sliding shutter panels give your door classic style and, like basic shutters, can add value to your home. These 2 large panels can slide back and forth just like the panels that make up your sliding glass door. However, if a wide open view is something you are wanting, this may not be the option for you as half of your door will be covered at all times. 


Window Treatments to Avoid

We do not recommend using horizontal blinds for sliding glass doors. While it is possible to install them, there are some potential concerns to be aware of. Because sliding doors have a wide span, lifting horizontal blinds can cause undue stress on cords, perhaps even potentially breaking. And the heavy stack of louvers can also cause a lot of stress on the window casing, perhaps even pulling away from it and falling down. Vertical options are often more lightweight and are designed to use on larger windows. 


Elevate Your View

Ready to upgrade your sliding door window treatment? Our experts can help you find the right option for you with the help of our knowledgeable design team. And our expert installation team will ensure that your window treatment is installed right the first time, giving you peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation that brings the showroom to you! 

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