What Are the Best Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors?
Do you have some sliding glass doors that need covering? Domir Blinds is here to help. If you’ve never had to buy blinds for sliding glass doors before, you might be unsure of where to start. Therefore, we want to make that learning process easier for you. Here are some of the best blinds for sliding glass doors.
The first thing to note about blinds for sliding glass doors is that the best choice really depends on someone’s individual needs. So, the first step in choosing is determining the most important things for your home: precision lighting control or comfort.
Precision lighting is the ability to control exactly how much sunlight exposure your room gets. Blinds that are more comfortable will be more in tune with sliding glass door movement and ease of use. If you like being able to choose complete darkness, complete exposure, or anywhere in-between, precision lighting is the best choice for you. If you’re more interested in quiet, privacy, and a soft appearance, comfort is more your style. Here are two types of blinds for sliding glass doors that fit neatly into these categories.
Magic Lite Blinds
Magic Lite blinds are the ideal choice for those looking for precision lighting control. They’re built with flat, overlapping slats. These slats are much wider and thicker than those in standard, metal blinds. When overlapping, they can bring your room to complete darkness. Or, if you want things to be a bit brighter, you can open the slats for complete exposure.
This flexibility in lighting control isn’t the only thing that makes Magic Lite a great choice. Magic Lite blinds also offer a sense of minimalist design. The straight, flat slats, most popularly bought in white, look great with most interiors. They clean lines in the design look especially good in contemporary, minimalist, or sleek-styled homes. However, just because these styles are what Magic Lite matches best with, doesn’t mean it lacks the flexibility to go with other styles. Paired with more country or primitive styles, the Magic Lite can give off a shutter-like impression.
Sheer Vertical Blinds
If comfort is more your priority, sheer vertical blinds are the superior choice. These blinds have a similar design to curtains, but come with more control and privacy.
While curtains are typically made to block out most light when closed, or none when open, sheer vertical blinds are different. Sheer vertical blinds come in two layers of fabric. With both layers closed, the sun is completely blocked out. This effect is akin to that of blackout curtains. However, if you only want direct sunlight blocked out, simply pull open the thicker layer.
With the light-blocking layer of fabric pulled open, the sheer layer is left to filter direct sun while letting in plenty of light. This protects your home from UV rays, which prevents sun bleaching and damage to skin and plants.
The sheer layer also provides privacy. You can see outdoors, but those passing by outside will not be able to see in. This layer, even by itself, is superior to traditional curtains.
Give us a call at Domir Blinds if you have questions about blinds for sliding glass doors. We look forward to helping you find the perfect set of blinds for your sliding doors.