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How To Select Sliding Door Window Coverings

The main idea behind this posting is to talk about how the details are what make a slider door window covering work for you. The example given is of a 12 foot wide window in a Reno home. This choice may seem obvious, due to the way it is laid out, but let’s examine the details.

Hunter Douglas VertiGlide Split Stack

1. Size- The width is a factor. 12 feet wide makes us look into the details of what size a product is available in. Could we have done this width as a one-way stack? In this product line, the Hunter Douglas Vertiglide, the answer is yes. But it requires either knowledge or looking up the specifications in a guide to know for sure.

2. Configuration- This window is not only a slider door or patio door, but it is also a split stack. So, what options are possible in this scenario? This is where logic and preference come into play. Logically, you would want to have something that is easy to use on this slider door in question. But, what if the homeowner wanted all the windows to look the same when the window coverings are closed? We might have chosen a product that stacks at the top. Your choices are important in the decision making process.

3. Operating System- So many choices are available for all the different window coverings on the market, but in this case only two. The Hunter Douglas Vertiglide is available in manual operation, like in the video, but also in the PowerView Motorization option.

4. Color- This one is a surprising factor. The slider door we covered is 12 feet wide by almost 7 feet tall. That is 84 feet of a block of color on your wall. Some people want color in their room, but you have to understand the impact of that much color. In this case we selected a neutral color. But let’s say that we selected a bold color. With the fabric being light-filtering, the color we selected would have inundated the room with this hue of color. Of course, this would only be when the sun was shining, but the client would need to know these details.

5. Durability- How long can the client expect the product to work?

6. Etc, Etc, Etc.- There are so many things we talk about to make sure that whatever you select is perfect for you. It might be a slider door or it might be your whole house, but a good consultation will be sure to help you make the correct selections.

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Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.


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