Summer blinds for patio doors

Finding the right blinds for your patio doors can either make or break the look of them, so you want to get it right! Here at ATT Fabrications, we have a wealth of knowledge about patio doors and how to get the most out of your product. This is why we have put together a guide for you to ensure that you enjoy your new patio doors to their fullest potential and find the blinds which will make them look spectacular. 

What blinds are the best for patio doors? 

When chosen correctly, blinds can elevate your patio doors to new heights of sophistication and modernity. But when chosen incorrectly, you can lose the charm and they can become a hindrance to your everyday life. 

Finding the perfect summer blinds for your patio doors depends on a few lifestyle factors. These include how much maintenance you are willing to put into the blinds, how easy they are to use, how reliable they are and a variety of others. Other factors include the features of your property in terms of logistics and design. 

Without further ado, we will walk you through the types of blinds that you could install to your patio doors. 

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are easy to install, easy to maintain and can be ideal for homes with large windows which need covering. With vertical blinds the wonder is in their reliability and the ease of use. Many vertical blinds operate with a simple cord system to tilt the blinds and to draw them. These can often hang at the side of the blinds so if you have small children or pets then it could be a good idea to hang these out of reach or try an alternative option. You can control how much light floods your interior space with vertical blinds with ease and it is easy to wash and maintain the blinds. 

A drawback of vertical blinds is that they are hanging and this can cause issues for those who live in windy areas. As the blinds are attached to patio doors, if you live in a windy area the blinds could become tangled by the wind when the doors are open. 

Vertical blinds come in a variety of colours, fabrics and designs for you to choose from and we are sure that you will be able to find a colour scheme that will give your interior the update that it deserves. 

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds also go by the name of duette blinds and are known for their pleated design. The blinds are celebrated for their insulation and their ability to maintain heat during the winter months and keeping the room cool during the summer. The fabric cells which the blinds are made from allow for better insulation as air is trapped by the fixture. Honeycomb blinds have a slim profile and allow for a sleek and sophisticated look which is brilliant for those who want to achieve a minimalist aesthetic. If you are searching for blinds which allow privacy then these are the kind for you as the shade covers the entire window. This is an important feature if you are installing a patio door in a bedroom onto a balcony area as the blinds can be bought in black out variations. 

There are some issues with honeycomb blinds however including the maintenance of the fixtures. Due to their design the blinds can be difficult to clean and they can often be left dusty and dirty requiring care when cleaning. This can be a hard task for those who do not have the time and if you are looking for something low maintenance then try a different blind fitting. 

Roller Blinds

Easy to install, easy to operate and easy to clean. Roller blinds are great for patio doors and we recommend having split blinds fitted to each door as this will allow you the freedom and flexibility of coverage but also functionality. They are easy to install and can be spring loaded, chain controlled or even battery operated with a remote control for those of you who like to show off technology when guests come over. 

In terms of downfalls, the roller blind can often leave gaps of coverage allowing some light to come through into the property which can leave lines of light to spill into the room. This can be annoying at times and if the light reaches your eye line whilst watching TV your viewing experience will be ruined and you will have to move seats. 

You are not just limited to these choices but like everything with interior design a range of factors come into play when deciding which fixture and fitting would work best for your home. If you are searching for a new patio door for your home then why not explore the range of doors available here at ATT Fabrications which includes sliding patio doors, French doors and bi-folding doors

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