Customer Q&A: What are the Alternatives to Vertical Blinds? crew | 02 Apr 2009 | Verticals

Help! I’m in Need of Alternatives to Vertical Blinds

Sliding Glass Door

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Q: I have a sliding glass door that I want to cover, but I think vertical blinds are ugly. What are the alternatives? – Brad D., Los Angeles

A: Thanks for your question, it comes up a lot. Vertical blinds definitely aren’t for everyone, but we’ll be fair – they have their good qualities too! What’s great about them is they’re very sturdy, and they’ll last you a long time. If your child or rambunctious dog pulls out one of the vanes, it’s easy to replace. Plus, they block light and heat well when they’re closed. However, vertical blinds are very traditional. If you’re looking for something more modern, there’s plenty of other options. Here’s my top pick for vertical blind alternatives:

Panel Track Blinds

Why They’re Awesome:

Sliding Panels are attractive and easy to use and install. They’re available in a variety of colors, so you have flexibility in your choice. These instantly cool the room down by blocking UV rays and direct sun.

Our Customer “Macey” said this about the Vinyl Sliding Panels:

“What a great way to cover a huge patio door. The sliding panels are so much classier than the old vertical blinds. They stack perfect and slide ever so easy. My only regret is that I waited so long to make the change. The panels look AWESOME!”

To learn more about Vertical Blind Alternatives check out these posts:

Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors – Alternatives to Vertical Blinds

Alternatives to Vertical Blinds

Real Customer Photo: Vertical Blind Alternatives

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