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Double-slider outside corner doors: meets glass-to-glass

by Debbie
(Florida)

Inside view of double sliders

Inside view of double sliders

Question

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Two sliding doors, 3 panes and 12 feet each. Two 12-foot doors meet at a corner, connect glass to glass. No post or wall on outside corner.

Sliders both open up and panes stack on outside of house. The whole corner of the house is open (24 foot wide, 12 foot each side) with no post in center.

Looking for roller shades, but cannot find them in 12 foot width.

Fun part: Do not want to obstruct view. Not a lot of room for "stack back" on wall on inside, and would be out into the room too much.

Answer

How about using sliding panels?

Sliding panels come in very many different colors and has a small stacking width.

You will be able to stack them on the inside wall near the glass door. Depending on which company you use it can take up as little as eleven inches in the width. The small stacking width will help you keep the glass doors completely unobstructed.

You can see how the sliding panels will look on our sliding door window treatment page.




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Problem with screen doors
by: Anonymous

I have back door sliding door screens. However both left and right rubbers are broken so flies can go in. What's the solution?

Answer: New Screens.

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2 Patio Doors Dilemma

by Paul
(Rolling Meadows, IL, USA)

Question

We have two patio doors adjacent to each other, so the area to cover with curtains/drapes is approximately 154".

We have purchased 2 80" wide x 84" long grommet panels to cover the doors. The door on the left opens to the left and door on right slides/opens to right, creating opening for walk way in middle.

We were intending on buying on long (extends to 170"), 1.25" in diameter, metal or wood rod to hang the panels, and we have been having difficulty finding stores that sell such a rod.

After some thought, we are concerned the rod may bow because the panels are Thermalogic Weathermate Curtain Panel Pairs -160x84," Grommet-Top, Insulated and heavier than non-lined panels, and we will only have one support in the middle for the rod.

What recommendations do have for hanging our panels over these two patio doors?

Is having one or two rod(s) advisable?

Should we use a different type of panel (tab top, etc.)?

How is it possible to hang sheers with the panels (obviously a double rod would be needed)?

Answer

Two wood rods can be extended with special rod connectors to achieve any desired length. Extra support brackets might be needed but you can use metal "L" brackets as hidden support poles.

If you want to hang sheers behind your drapes you would need to use special extended wood brackets that have a slot for inserting a rod for sheer curtains behind the slot for drapery pole.

See our drapery hardware choices:

Black rod with weathered gold finials

Drapery rods and finials with antique gold or silver finish

Mahoganey or oak finish poles with contemporary or traditional finials

Decorative Traverse Rods

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2 sets sliding glass doors, side by side

by Cheryl
(Montclair, NJ)

Question

I have two sets of sliding glass doors, 8 ft. Side by side. I am trying to think of possible window covering ideas, i.e. shutters, drapes blinds.

Answer

I realize that you do not have much space on the sides of your two sliding doors.

The correct way to install window treatments on sliding doors is to allow them to open on the side, the same direction as the sliding door itself. Now if your window covering has a wide stack it will not have enough place on the side for the window covering to stack. This will cause the window treatment to cover part of your sliding door glass.

So the best thing for you to choose is a window covering that has a small stack that will either have space on the side of your sliding door or at least it will not cover so much of your window.

If you want shutters, you should choose those that are fold-able rather than the ones that open like a sliding door, because the sliding door kind will not have where to stack.

For ideas see:

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