Vertical blinds are a classic window treatment for sliding glass doors. Vertical blinds are an ideal choice for sliding glass and patio doors of any height. Explore our full selection of vertical blinds, and don’t forget – you can always speak with an expert design consult over the phone by calling 1-800-505-1905.

What are Vertical Blinds?

Vertical Blinds Features

Vertical blinds can dress sliding glass doors, patio doors or large picture windows. You can choose how your vertical blinds will stack – to the left, right or parting down the middle. Stack placement allows you to customize your vertical blind placement and still keep your outside view.

If your vertical blinds cover a sliding glass or patio door, you should expect to interact with them frequently. Our vertical blinds are made with durable PVC material, which can withstand everyday wear and tear along with frequent use. You can even opt for fabric blinds for a soft touch, or faux wood for a more substantial blind with wood texturing.

We offer a wide range of colors to match your vertical blinds with any décor. Vertical blinds are also among the easiest window treatments to clean.

Vertical Blinds Upgrades

Interested in upgrading your vertical blinds? Consider these optional features for further customization:

  • Slats: Choose smooth slats for a simple appearance, or add a bit more style by choosing textured slats. S-shaped slats fit together for added light blockage.
  • Stack Placement: Choose how your vertical blinds will stack when open: on the left side, the right side or to both sides. Consider your view and how the blinds may obstruct it.

Vertical Blinds Considerations

  • Vertical blinds have a guided track system and wider slats, so they require more mounting depth than most blinds. Always check the minimum depth requirements for your vertical blinds before purchasing.
  • These window treatments offer some light blocking and privacy, but it won’t be as complete as other window treatments. Consider a different option if privacy and light control are your top priorities.
  • Vertical Blinds can look strange on small windows - they’re much better proportioned for large windows, sliding glass or patio doors.


Vertical blinds have vertical slats that as opposed to the traditional horizontal slats. They are ideal for larger windows, especially those that cover the floor-to-ceiling.

Vertical blinds can last anywhere from 10-20 years with proper maintenance, even if opened, closed or adjusted multiple times a day.

Vertical blinds are made with durable materials like PVC, faux wood, and fabric. PVC and faux wood are also great choices in areas with lots of moisture.

Vertical blinds are one of the easiest window treatments to clean, especially if made of PVC or faux wood which only require a wipe down with a clean cloth.

Yes, vertical blinds can also cover patios doors and sliding glass doors adeptly.

When closed, vertical blinds do a great job at blocking direct sunlight. However some light may shine through the slats at certain angles. For more complete coverage, consider a blackout vertical cellular shade.