What You Need To Know About Buying Blinds For Doors

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Doors with large glass surfaces are a popular choice in many homes. Not only do large patio doors look great, they help to create the effect of larger and airier internal spaces by letting in more light and linking the indoors with our garden spaces.  However, whilst there are certainly many benefits to choosing doors with large glass surfaces, they can also mean less privacy and less shade when you need it.  The good news is that there is a simple solution – choose the right blinds to fit your doors.  We are here to offer our advice for buying blinds for doors of all styles and sizes.

Let’s look at some of the most popular door styles for patios and conservatories.

Sliding patio doors

Sliding patio doors are a common feature for homes in the UK. They give easy access to the outdoors, let in plenty of natural light and don’t take up space in your home when opened. However, due to the large glass surface, patio doors can mean a lack of privacy, and can lead to sun damaged furniture and decorations in the sunnier months.

Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds provide a popular choice for patio doors as they move in the same direction as sliding doors, making life much easier when you want to walk through the doorway. Vertical blinds offer a simple, practical solution with optimum flexibility when it comes to how much sunlight you let in – the vertical slats can be rotated to let in maximum light, block it out almost completely and everything in between.

Vertical blinds are extremely versatile when it comes to the way they look:

  • A huge choice of fabric colours, textures and patterns
  • A great choice of rail colours
  • Blackout, antibacterial and flame retardant fabric options
  • Corded, cordless wand and motorised rails for child safety and ease of operation

Panel blinds

As well as making a great room divider, panel blinds also make an effective covering for sliding patio doors and other large windows. Panel blinds move along a track at the top of a patio door, stacking neatly behind each other to allow for maximum light to enter the room when you want to benefit from daylight.

Panel blinds are available in a wide choice of colours and patterns to make as bold a statement as you choose.

French doors

French doors are a popular choice for conservatories, kitchens and patios and there are different options when it comes to choosing a shade solution. We suggest perfect fit blinds as they can be fitted perfectly into the french door window frames, allowing for doors to be opened without obstruction, whilst providing the most enhanced privacy, light control and insulation. 

Perfect fit blinds are available in a few styles, including:

Roller blinds

Roller blinds provide a great option to cover french doors. 2 precisely cut blinds will cover your doors offering a practical and easy to operate solution.  If you are looking for a useful solution for controlling light, managing the sun’s heat and creating privacy, then roller blinds are ideal for you.  Available in perfect fit, roller blinds can perfectly cover the glass panels of your french doors.

As well as being available in different fabric colours, patterns and textures, roller blinds can also be chosen with blackout fabrics to block out 99.9% of sunlight, or if you are looking for blinds for kitchen doors, mould resistant fabric are also available.

Pleated and cellular blinds

Available in many stunning colours, textures and tones, pleated and cellular perfect fit blinds give fantastic control over light and privacy, as well as temperature control all year round. Pleated and cellular blinds are a popular choice for conservatory french doors – these styles of blind provide one of the best solutions for heat insulation and sun glare reduction, protecting furniture, decorations and plants.

Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds are available in a perfect fit style for french doors to add a classic touch. With a wide range of colours and finishes available, there are venetian blinds available to suit any room. With horizontal slats in a range of widths, venetian blinds provide a lot of control over privacy and light control.

Buying Blinds for Doors in Birmingham

If you are looking for blinds in Birmingham, here at Taydec, we can talk you through a range of options to suit your needs. In addition to indoor shade solutions including blinds and shutters, we also supply and install outdoor shade systems, including canopies, parasols and awnings. As well as offering a highly effective outdoor shade solution, patio awnings also cast shade into your indoor space, helping to protect your home decor and furniture when the sun is glaring through a large patio door.

For advice on buying blinds and awnings for doors or to arrange a quote, please call us today on 0121 241 1531.