Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sliding Glass Door Blinds Can Keep Your Home Cooler in Summers

Lara Buck is here today to share about sliding glass doors and blinds to help keep things cool this summer. Thanks for the great tips Lara.

Sliding doors are a common feature in many houses owing to the functions they perform. These are installed for ensuring easy access from one room or area to another that are frequently used such as patios and backyards. They also offer a sleek and stylish look and give the illusion of more space even in small rooms. The ability to get a good view of outside scenes while the door is closed is another preferred quality of such glass doors. People now install the sliding glass doors as a partition between their drawing rooms and garden area because during summer, they can close these doors, and keep their room cool. On the other part, in the evening, they can open the same door and allow some fresh cool airflow entering their house. But blinds are different from these doors, and now you can make some small investment and install these sliding glass door blinds in your house. So, you can open the door during the summer days and close the blinds to prevent sun heat.

Sliding Glass Door Blinds

Types of Blinds That Obstruct Sunlight

While all glass door blinds are competent enough to obstruct the outside heat and sunlight from coming inside the house, thereby keeping the house cool, the competency of this feature differs with different types of blinds.

  1. Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are a great option for sliding doors and can move out of the way when needed. By covering a pane of glass from floor to ceiling, these blinds reduce sunlight from entering the house. Also, such blinds can slide to the left or right, and thus you can decide upon the amount of natural light that you want to let into the house. You can also operate these blinds with a remote-control system. If you have a large sliding glass door in your house, then it is impossible to reach the high portions of these doors, and you can easily operate these blinds with a remote control and regulate the blind slats according to your convenience.

  1. Horizontal Blinds

Horizontal blinds are a common choice but not the best option for sliding doors, as they tend to bump against the door with regular use. Thus, you can get aluminum, faux wood, or hardwood blinds in areas, which are very, hot and don’t require blinds to be opened regularly.

Sliding glass door blinds are effective for exterior and interior ventilations

Sliding Glass Door Blinds

Depending on the area you live in, you can choose amongst interior or exterior blinds for controlling outside heat from coming in. When it comes to interior blinds, they can reduce heat from coming inside by about 45% when completely closed. You can also adjust them for controlling heat and ventilation and also to reflect sunlight onto the ceiling. Exterior blinds on the other hand provide shade when lowered completely and let in some air and light through the windows when raised partially.

Materials of sliding glass door blinds which protect you from UV rays

The type of material that the blind is made up of also determines its strength of keeping outside heat at bay. For places, which are not that hot, blinds made up of soft fabrics are a great option as they can obstruct direct sunlight but still, let some air or natural light come in. In relatively hotter places, blinds made up of materials such as wood, metal, or PVC can be a good choice. Such blinds obstruct the sunlight completely and do not let the outside heat as well as harmful UV rays enter the house.

The insulation power of such sliding glass door blinds helps keep a house cool in the summers, thereby enabling comfortable living along with providing privacy as well to the inhabitants of the house.


  1. Really very informative. This is looking so beautiful. I am also a home improvement contractor by profession. I love to learn this. This is a great idea for glass window installation in the house. I appreciate your work.

  2. Thanks for your post which is truly informative for us and we will surely keep visiting this website.