If you need to block glare and harmful UV rays coming in through your sliding glass door, traditional vertical blinds aren’t the only choice. The window covering market has developed many modern alternatives that will give you both style and function if vertical blinds aren’t exactly what “floats your boat”.

Sheer verticals give a more modern look to large windows or glass walls with sheer fabric panels. It also gives clean lines to smaller spaces like patio doors. The solar screen textile blocks glare and harmful UV rays without taking away from your view.

Sheer verticals are an elegant way to update your home’s look with all of the functionality of a traditional vertical shade, but a far more elegant feel.  These window coverings offer the soft look of sheer draperies with the added light control of blinds. The rigid, fabric-covered vanes are seamlessly integrated with the surrounding sheer fabric. The vanes can be opened to allow light in or closed to ensure privacy and give you the light filtering affect through the fabric.

The Allure vertical sheer shade is so elegant and simple that it could be the focal point in the room. Most people do use it for larger than normal sliding glass doors or French doors. The colors are neutral but you still have some options; White, Ivory, and Beige. This way you can add color to the room with throw pillows or other decor and not via something large like a window treatment. Some people do like it to open from the center so when it is stacked to either side it gives you the side panels in replace of just the regular old curtains that you’re used to. This has a more homey and elegant feel. If your door does only open to one side than it is better to have the track open one way.