When measuring window blinds for sliding glass doors it is important that you measure the blind to fit as on OUTSIDE mount. Vertical blinds are a common window treatment for sliders. More times than not there is not enough depth in a window to mount vertical blinds inside the window frame. Often there is Moulding encasing the window and your measurement must allow for it. A common rule of thumb is to ADD 2 inches to the length of the vertical blind. In other words measure from the floor to 2 inches above the moulding. If you have no moulding measure from the floor to 2 inches above the top of the opening.

The width of the vertical blinds needs to be measured from the outside of the moulding left to right and have 2 to 6 inches added for desired privacy. Remember to select the OUTSIDE MOUNT option as this will ensure that your blind will come the exact width and length desired with no deductions taken.

If you desire to put 2 window blinds on your slider measure the length the same for each window blind. On the width measurement simple measure from outside the moulding to the center of the window and add 1 to 3 inches per blind for desired width. Again you should select the OUTSIDE MOUNT option for both blinds. If you should need any assistance as always please call Blinds Chalet for help.


Blinds Chalet has more than 25 years of experience selling and installing vertical blinds for glass doors. Attractive, high quality, and durable window blinds and window shades fit any energy saving plan, decorating style, and budget. For information on what types of window blinds, blind accessories, and any other window covering needs, visit www.blindschalet.com.
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