Sliding panel window treatments are like an updated version of the old vertical blinds you’ll often still find on large windows in apartments and older homes. The sliding panel system allows you to cover windows of any size with coverings that are sleek and modern, as well as very functional. Like all our window shades, sliding panels come with many options so that you can customize them for your lifestyle and décor needs.
One of the best things about sliding panels is that they’ll work just as well for standard-sized pane glass windows as they will for sliding double doors. You can even add privacy behind French doors with these types of panels. If you’re looking for a way to divide up larger rooms in your house for gatherings and such, sliding panels can also be an option.
This type of sliding panel system works with a track similar to a sliding door track. The treatments may or may not have a track on both the top and bottom, depending on the choices you make. Our sliding panel curtains can be created to suit your home with a variety of colors, textures, and other options.
For instance, you can choose to back your curtains with a variety of linings. Some will simply protect your curtains from sun damage or make the curtains a neutral color from the outside of the house. Others will actually block out UV rays to protect your family and your furniture from the damage they can inflict over time. Ask about getting blackout sliding panels in bedrooms and media rooms so you can have total darkness no matter what time of day it is.
Sliding panel blinds are similar to your old-fashioned plastic blinds, but ours are of much higher quality. With these blinds, you can choose between a wide variety of colors and materials so that you get only blinds that work well in your home. Again, though, these blinds are great for using on larger windows, particularly sliding doors, since they’re easy to manipulate as you’re going into and out of the doors.
Sliding panel options don’t stop at materials either. You can get panels that slide either vertically or horizontally. Vertical panels are best for small windows or for blocking off the lower portions of ceiling-height windows, which can add privacy and style without taking away all the light or being impossible to maintain. Horizontal panels can be used on smaller windows, but you’re more likely to find them on glass doors and other large windows.
If you aren’t sure whether or not sliding panels are the right option for you and your home, check our window gallery to see what we’ve done with these panels in other windows. Then call and schedule your free appointment with a design consultant today. Together, we can look at the windows in your home that need new window treatments, and we can help you decide which types of windows will be best for your needs and whether or not sliding panels will work well in the existing windows in your home.