Glass patio doors (including sliding glass doors) are a striking and popular feature in many homes, but covering one of these doors for privacy and light control doesn’t always seem so easy. There may be many options available on the market for covering your sliding glass door or wide windows, not all of them are both easy to use and complementary to your décor.
For instance, vertical blinds are a common choice for wide windows and glass patio doors, but maybe you’re looking for something different. Consider some other window treatment options for covering your sliding glass patio doors. Take sliding panel tracks, for instance.
How Do You Modernize a Sliding Glass Door?
Panel tracks are a “unique style and functionality” approach to covering sliding glass doors, as well as for other wide glass doors and windows. They suspend from up above like vertical blinds, but they are easier to use, and provide more continuous coverage for privacy and light management.
The panels also stack neatly away when they are pulled open, and you’ll never hear any rattling or clacking noises when you operate them (multiple panel size and stack options are available). They won’t pop out of their suspension mounts either, like vertical blind slats often do. They can also be used as room dividers and even as chic closet doors. Panel tracks offer up a contemporary, aesthetically pleasing look and feel and can be found in a variety of textures and colors.
Some Things to Consider Regarding Panel Tracks
Panel track blinds are an excellent option for large windows, sliding glass patio doors, and other wide glass patio doors. Here are a couple of things to take into consideration:
- Panel track blinds operate in a similar fashion to vertical blinds: they glide back and forth on a guided metal track system, so for inside mount, they will need more mounting depth than most other kinds of window coverings. Be sure to check the minimum depth requirements for your blinds before purchasing.
- Panel track blinds may look a bit less than flattering on small windows – they are definitely better designed and proportioned for large windows, sliding glass, or patio doors.
Measuring and Installing Sliding Panel Tracks
Our panel track blinds are all custom-crafted and built to your unique specifications. Our products are known for their easy installation, so you can save yourself plenty of money, time, and headaches by tapping into your inner DIY master. Check out our How to Measure guide to find relevant information you’ll need to know how to measure for your panel tracks effectively. We also offer you all the installation resources you’ll need to be successful with your home projects!
Select Blinds Customer and Staff Panel Track Favorites
If you’re looking for options for covering a sliding glass door, your choices go beyond just traditional vertical blinds or curtains. For continuous coverage, more convenient functionality, and more unique style, consider panel tracks for your sliding glass patio doors. Here are four of our favorites to recommend:
White Embossed Panel Tracks (Premium Class)*
Sliding panel tracks in snow white linen-like fabric feature beautifully detailed embossed delicate patterns. Enjoy the glow of incoming light filtering in as a warm backdrop for any décor.
Architect Light Filtering Panel Track (Premium Class)*
Upgrade your interior design motif with luminous style and elegance. Our light-filtering panel tracks offer a wide selection of options, including a wide array of gorgeous solids and soft textures to find your perfect fit.
Modern Architect Panel Track (Premium Class)*
You’ll love these versatile, light-filtering panel track verticals, designed to provide excellent coverage for sliding glass doors and large windows. Try them as a unique room divider, too.
*The Premium Class features lasting designs in timeless styles. Made of high-quality materials, The Premium Class is the ideal choice for an excellent investment that’s made to last.
Designer Elements Blackout Panel Track (Luxury Class)*
Dress up your large windows and sliding glass or patio doors for any occasion with the ultimate style of these blackout panel tracks. Keep harsh UV rays outside where they belong.
*The Luxury Class includes superior design in distinct styles. Made with unique materials and quality craftsmanship, The Luxury Class is for the homeowner looking to indulge in sophisticated customization.
Make Your House Your Dream Home
Nothing fills a space or makes a home feel warmer than our beautiful window treatments. Fine tune those interior DIY design instincts, and save yourself plenty of money in the process. We can help you transform your house into your dream home! Treat your windows right with the right window treatments.