How to choose window coverings for sliding doors

Published : 2019-04-26 08:59:26
Categories : Veneta Blog Articles

In Australia, the indoor-outdoor lifestyle is very popular and a common way to connect the two spaces, is with large glass doors. However, when it comes to connecting those two spaces with glass doors, this can also cause issues when it comes to controlling the temperature within the home, as well as controlling privacy and light. This is where window coverings are beneficial to the home, allowing you to still have that indoor-outdoor lifestyle but also helping you to control lighting and privacy. Below are the most common window coverings used to cover glass sliding doors and the common reasons people choose to cover their glass doors with window coverings.

Temperature and Lighting Control

Controlling the temperature and lighting in your home is essential to create a comfortable living environment all year round. Glass windows and doors essentially act as large holes in the home with heat transfer contributing to a high level of energy loss, resulting in the reduced effectiveness of heating and cooling appliances.  By covering your glass sliding doors with suitable window coverings, you can control the temperature and lighting throughout the day and improve your homes energy efficiency, helping you to save on your energy bills, without compromising on your indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

Privacy Control

Privacy is one of the main concerns homeowners have and ensuring your privacy is protected, especially when your home has a lot of glass windows and doors, is essential. Choosing suitable window coverings that will help to protect your privacy will allow you to control how much privacy you want and need throughout the day, whilst also controlling lighting and the temperature.

Look and Functionality

When it comes to covering your sliding doors with window coverings, functionality is one of the most important things to consider. If you enjoy the functionality of your sliding door, then finding a window covering that also has the same or similar functionality is essential. The look of the window covering you choose is also important as it needs to suit your interior décor style. With the many options to choose from when it comes to finding the right window covering for your sliding door, consider all of these factors when you are comparing the different window covering options. 

Sliding Door Window Coverings

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb Blinds also known as Cellular Blinds, are a suitable sliding door blind solution with a variety of models available, offering a solution to cover a range of different sliding door types and configurations. Honeycomb Blinds are a lightweight window covering that fold up into a petite stack at the top of the window frame, offering an unobstructed view. Honeycomb Blinds are available in either light filter or blockout fabric, offering full privacy when the blind is fully open and allowing you to filter or completely blockout sunlight. Honeycomb Blinds have a unique cellular structure that traps air within its cells. This help to regulate temperatures all year round, keeping your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds are one of the most popular solutions used to cover sliding doors. The reason they are a popular solution is due to their functionality. With the ability to mirror the sliding door functionality, this makes them essentially another layer on top of the sliding door. They are also an unobtrusive window covering as they can stack back into a petite stack, allowing you to have full functionality of your sliding door and an unobstructed view. Vertical Honeycomb Blinds are a superior choice when it comes to sliding door blinds. They offer all the great insulating properties of the standard Honeycomb Blind with the vertical model offering flexible control over lighting and privacy with easy to use functionality.

Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds are one of the most popular blinds found in Australian homes and this is no different when it comes to covering sliding doors. Due to the easy to use functionality and unobtrusive design, the Roller Blind is commonly chosen to cover sliding doors. Available in a variety of different fabric transparencies and depending on your need to control lighting and privacy, the Roller Blind allows you to filter sunlight or completely block it out. Available in chain, cordless or motorised control, the Roller Blind rolls up neatly at the top of the window frame, offering an unobstructed view when fully raised. A popular choice is the Day Night Roller Blind. With one sunscreen fabric and one blockout fabric, you can control the lighting and privacy all throughout the day, which is often required with large glass sliding doors.

Curtains

Curtains are another popular choice to cover a sliding door. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve with your interior décor, sliding door Curtains allow you to control lighting and privacy and can also function in a similar configuration to your sliding door. Curtains add a touch of elegance to a space and are often installed above the sliding door or attached to the ceiling. This helps to create the illusion of taller ceilings and a larger space. Whether you choose sheer, light filter, dim out or blockout curtains, you can create an atmosphere in any space. Curtains are commonly used to cover sliding doors in bedrooms, where you want to create a soft atmosphere.

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