00:44 – Major drawback in using panel glide blinds
01:02 – The way around the drawback
01:35 – You’ll need a meter either side of your doors
02:01 – Gives the appearance of a larger door
Hi, I’m Jason from the company Blockout Blinds. Today I’m going to be talking about panel glides and how they can be stacked away from the door.
Now, in my live earlier videos I talked about some of the options of what you can put on to sliding doors and of course they were verticals and panel glide blinds. So, if you haven’t watch that I suggest you go back and have a look at that quickly.
However, we discussed that panel glide blinds are fantastic, they’re more modern looking than verticals and they’re great over doors but one drawback was that because the panels are so wide as you can see here in this photo where we’ve got a panel glide with four panels hanging over a sliding door, when all the panels are stacked back you’re left with one stack of panels which is maybe 800mm or a meter wide.
Now, there is one way around this now if you look at the second photo here this is the same door, except what do you notice? That’s right, all the panels are stacked away from the door so the full door and all the glass is exposed to let in your light and maximize your view.
So, this is an option where we can extend the track to the left or the right of the window or both sides if you have a centre opening panel glide. Of course, you know to be able to have this operational you do need to have a meter or so space to the left or the right of your door and some people don’t have that option because the door sort of terminate near the corner of the room.
But if that’s not an issue for you, well then you can have a panel glide, you can have the modern look of the panel glide and the functionality and not only that you can have it stacked right away from your door. So, your door is as functional as ever and as you can see in that photo, it even gives the door the appearance that it extends to the left even further appear to them what it does because when the panel glide is fully open its still covering the architrave of the windows and it gives that illusion.
So there you go, one little thing about panel glides you might not have known or might not have thought of. So, hopefully if you’re in that situation I’ve helped you out today.
Well, as usual until next time.