Window Coverings for Patio Sliders & French Doors
Window treatments are a great way to add style and personality to your home. When choosing window treatments, you want to take into consideration what type of windows you have, the size of the windows, and the amount of natural light that comes in. In this article, we will discuss different types of window coverings for patio sliders & French doors. Stay tuned and read the article till the end to ensure you’ve seen all the options.
Vertical cellular shades It is a great alternative to traditional vinyl vertical blinds. Commonly known as honey-shaped vertical cellular shades, it protects the sliding glass door against heat loss. The cellular shades assist with blocking out heat. They work by holding trapped air inside the treatment and creating a barrier between the window surface and the room. These shades can be constructed as a single, double or triple cell shade. As your shade thickness increases it will bring up the R-value to the window treatments. Cellular shades are made from soft paper or cloth like materials. (Typically, spun lace and bonded polyester are used to make these specific window treatments.)
Woven wood shades Woven wood shades are organic, eco-friendly, and endlessly provide a unique look. Available in both horizontal and vertical designs, such types of shades are perfect for bohemian and traditional styles. They are usually made of different materials including woods, bamboo, reeds, and grasses. The longevity depends on the specific material— as well as how it endures diverse weather.
Shutter bypass track blinds Yet, another type of luxurious option for sliding glass doors. They are durable, and easy to clean. You can easily adjust the amount of light according to your needs. Their panels are designed in such a way that they slide past each other on a bypass track system. I would recommend this for an area that is not high traffic but still works great all around.
Roller and Solar Shades
Window shadings continuously manage privacy and light at the same time— complimented with a subtle flourish. Another great treatment is solar roller shades. They can be easily customized with a variety of opacity levels, fabric styles, and colors. These types of shades help to block harmful UV rays and keep the room cool. Solar and Roller shades are very sophisticated and give the French window a clean, contemporary look. You have a choice on what you would like at the top of the roller which is typically a cassette, Southern Exposure offers a beautiful hand build valance, or you may get something with a fabric insert to match all around. These roller shades may be motorized or non-motorized. You also have the option of Bluetooth control which will allow you to integrate these shades with smart home systems such as Alexa.
Woven wood shades / Bamboo shades
It is quite similar to Roman shades and made of natural bamboo reeds or woven grass materials, paired with a layer of texture and natural color to the room. These shades tend to give off a very earthy vibe. I would consider them to be perfect for a Boho type decorating style. They are also very unique in other windows throughout the home. Southern Exposure would love to come to your home and show you more samples.
You can find the best collection of window treatments for the both Glass door, patio doors and French door at Southern Exposure. We specialize in high quality window coverings – plantation shutters, blinds, shades & custom carpentry work. We also offer FREE in-home consultation you may book online or give is a call today!