MOTORIZED BLACKOUT ROLLER SHADE FOR SLIDING GLASS DOOR
On this project the client was a builder who wanted a motorized blackout roller shade to cover a set of by-parting sliding glass doors. Due to the length and width needed, it was not possible to order a single shade. So instead, we ordered a coupled blackout roller shade.
A coupled shade is made up of two individual roller shades that share a common center bracket. As a result, a single motor can drive both roller shades up and down at the same time. This way they always stay aligned with each other. You also only have the expense of one motor, which is an added benefit.
Another plus is that the gap in between the two roller shades is smaller with a coupled bracket shade than it would be with two side by side shade brackets. Gaps are a concern on any tubed product (see the buying guide here for more information on that subject).
Coupled shades are not available with battery powered motorization, only AC Power (plugs into a standard 110V Outlet) so pre planning or access to an electrician is best if this type shade system appeals to you.
On this particular install, we ordered the roller shades and when they arrived we went out and installed the brackets.
After bracket installation the trim carpenter came back in and built a cornice box around our roller shade brackets and the power outlet to discreetly hide the moving part of the system and we reinstalled the shades after final clean was complete. If this idea isn’t an option for you there are several similar options available through our roller shade suppliers to help give you a finished look as well.
As of this writing, this fantastic modern home in Nichols Hills is still available for purchase, and is beautifully staged by 30A Home, a local Oklahoma City interior design firm. Here’s a vide of the system, raising and lowering. The speed has been increased in the video to show you the motorized roller shade operation in a shortened time.
Wide Roller shade window treatments and sliding glass doors open up your home to the outdoors, allowing for scenic views and generous amounts of daylight. They’re often a focal point, and their window treatments make a style statement in your home.
Vertical blinds are the classic choice, but there are many other options. With the popularity of open concept floor plans, finding a solution that coordinates your sliding glass door with your Roller shade window treatments is more important than ever.
Explore our designer-approved solutions to find the one that best suits your space. Horizontal Blinds & Shades
Many of our horizontal blinds and shades are available at extra-wide widths. Bali Cellular Shades, for example, can be made up to 144″ wide. Large windows can also be covered by having several blinds or shades built onto one headrail. Even though it’s one cohesive treatment on your Roller shade window treatments, each blind or shade can be operated independently for flexible light and privacy.
Sliding panels offer a clean, modern take on vertical treatments with sleek, no-fuss panels. Made from the same fabrics as 4 of our most popular horizontal shades, Bali Sliding Panels make it easy to coordinate and design your open concept space.
Vertical Cellular Shades
Bali Vertical Cellular Shades offer the most insulation to your sliding glass door, reducing heat transfer by up to 64%*! These energy-saving shades block the sun’s heat from your space in the summer and keep your home’s heated air from escaping in the winter.
Our vertical cellular shades are made from stylish woven fabrics and crush-resistant spun lace fabrics. Our best-in-class fabrics are soft yet durable, for quality you can see and feel. Our honeycomb shades go well with any room style. We worked with décor industry experts to ensure you’ll find a color you’ll love for years—no matter your style. Plus, our extra-large 1¼” cell size is designed with extra-large spaces in mind.
Our high-quality styles, versatile colors, and durable materials offer modern options for every space. Patented headrails mean your vanes stay straight and even. Wood. Made from premium North American hardwood, our vertical wood blinds bring in a stunning natural element to your space. Fabric. For a softer look. Fabrics range from sheer to room darkening, and come in a variety of weaves and materials.
Vinyl. opt for a traditional look by choosing vinyl vanes that have a smooth surface and a standard crown shape, or upgrade to embossed vanes that mimic the texture of fabric, wood, or stucco in a subtle, drapery-like wave. Sheer-covered vinyl. With flowing sheer material layered over room-darkening vinyl vanes, this style offers the best combination of comfort and light control.
Bali Drapery is a show stopping solution for both wide Roller shade window treatments and sliding glass doors. Gorgeous fabrics and exquisite hand tailoring mean your custom drapery showcases exceptional quality in inspiring style. Add drapery as a layer with other blinds or shades on your wide windows or as a standalone treatment for sliding glass doors. Add a liner for more privacy, insulation, or moisture resistance.
Natural drapes are another drapery option. Fabrics are made from renewable materials like jute and grasses for sustainable, nature-based design. Hand-woven natural drapes offer a connection to the outdoors in the soft, flowing design of drapes.
Bali Natural Drapes let you dress your wide windows and patio doors in an environmentally sound style. Available in a wide range of natural shade materials, natural drapes combine chic, rustic design with the rolling qualities of drapery. Natural style. Bring the natural beauty of bamboo, jute, grasses, and woven wood to your wide windows and patio doors.
Distinctive design. Thanks to natural differences in the weave of every drape, each window treatment becomes a unique work of art to show off. Wide window coordination. Natural drapes coordinate effortlessly with Bali Natural Shades, letting you bring the natural look to your entire home.
Traditional shutters are a sophisticated solution for wide Roller shade window treatments, and Bali Bypass Shutters offer a durable, unique option for sliding glass doors. Choose the warmth of 100% North American hardwood or the modern engineering of composite shutters.
No matter what you choose, shutters add an architectural element and timeless sophistication to your space.