Patio Door Blinds
Patio doors can be one of the most difficult windows in the home to cover. Family and friends enter and
exit through your patio doors several times a day and whatever window treatment you decide upon should
be very durable and easy to operate. If you are considering patio door blinds you have a wide variety
to choose from. They are available in vertical and horizontal, in cloth, wood or plastic and in solid colors for
room darkening or in a transparent material to allow some light through.
The vertical patio door blinds available today are quite different from those you may find in
your grandmother’s condo. These new patio door blinds have several innovative features. One of these features that
make them perfect for a patio door is that they come with two moveable side rails with locking handles for ease of
operation; this allows the shade stack to be positioned on the right, left or in the center which is great for wide
windows and patio doors. The “headrail” installs easily on brackets mounted to your ceiling, wall or sliding door
As with the vertical blinds, there have been improvements and additions in the fabrics and styles
available today in horizontal patio door blinds. They come in wood, faux wood, natural woven shades and
double celled fabric shades for added insulation and security. They are easy to install and can be done yourself.
One of the conveniences of horizontal shades for your patio door blinds is that when they are raised completely
they are almost invisible.
Enclosed Patio Door
Another option for patio door blinds for the “do-it-yourself” types are enclosed patio door blinds. These
blinds come ready made and are available in a few select sizes, mostly for French doors rather than sliding. They
are sturdy and easy to install, no tools needed! They simply snap into magnetic brackets that adhere securely to
any metal or fiberglass door or window. These patio door blinds are enclosed with tempered glass so there is no
dusting or cleaning required. They can be found at your local home improvement center where there is usually
someone on staff to give you a few tips on installation if you need them.
Whatever style you decide to purchase having the precise measurements is of vital importance. You may feel
more comfortable having a window treatment professional visit your home. They can recommend the appropriate patio
door blinds for your home and take all the proper measurements.
Patio door blinds are decorative and functional and will add value to your home. They also increase
privacy with fingertip ease as well as improving the energy efficiency by controlling the light and UV
Finding the best product for the best value is every bargain shopper’s dream. You can search on-line and
compare prices or visit your local window covering or home improvement center to see what is available and what may
be currently on sale.