If your home or business has a sliding glass door and you need a window treatment, the best option in the market is some type of vertical.
Vertical blinds come in a wide assortment. The are pvc verticals (hard poly vinyl), fabric verticals (either free hanging or with a backing), as well as other specialty type verticals.
For example, B and W Window Fashions out of Chicago makes a beautiful natural looking product called the Averte. This is a “bamboo” casual looking vertical that is the “sister” of the woven wood or bamboo shade.
If this is not the look you want, try a cellular vertical opening and closing on a track called the Vertiglide. This is a product from Hunter Douglas and slides extremely well on a track system.
If you are looking for more of an elegant soft look, then consider a soft sheer vertical. These are vertical vanes and there is a sheer that goes over the vertical system.
There are also panel track systems. These are wide pieces of material that can slide with a baton or even a pull cord.
Last but not least is a drapery panel. All of these choices can come in a one way draw or even a center opening and is typically dictated with where the door opens and closes. Each of these products are durable and really fit different lifestyles too.
If you have small children, the pvc vertical is most likely the best choice. They are easy to clean too. They are also good for pets who like to look out the window. The woven wood/natural shade or the sheer vertical is used for the family with older children or even better, empty nesters.
So, don’t let the sliding glass door scare you..there are many options!