If you’re looking for a design option for traditional vertical blinds, look no further than panel-track blinds. Pairing well with contemporary and modern aesthetics, panel-track blinds are crafted of larger panels of material that glide horizontally along a track.
These statement-making, sleek panels are perfect for tall or wide windows and sliding-glass and patio doors, as well as for using as a room divider. They’re also an out-of-the box option for covering storage spaces.
One of the great things about panel-track blinds is that they provide full coverage when you desire privacy or want to block out harsh afternoon sunlight. And because they stack tightly when you slide them open, they also give you an expansive view to the outdoors when you want it.
Panel-track blinds are available in a variety of textures, colors, prints and patterns, making it easy to complement a room’s décor. Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, for example, are offered in over 450 fabric and color choices.
If you’d like to filter sunlight or completely block it, you maybe be able to add a liner to panel-track blinds, depending on the type of fabric you choose. In addition, solar screen fabrics are also an option for filtering sunlight. These specialized fabrics provide UV protection while still providing a view to the outdoors.
You’ll find many options for customizing panel-track blinds, including the way the blinds stack, top treatments and edge binding.
Stack refers to the amount of view that’s exposed when a window treatment is opened. With panel-track blinds, you can choose from the following stack options:
*Left stack: panels open from the right all the way to the left
*Right stack: panels open from the left, all the way to the right
*Split stack: panels open from the middle; half move to the left and half move to the right
*Center stack: panels open from the left and right side and meet in the middle
In addition to stack, you might want to add decorative elements, such as a top treatment or edge binding. A valance or cornice top treatment covers hardware, adds a pop of color and provides a polished look to blinds; edge binding helps protect the bottom edge of the panels while giving them a finishing touch.
With Skyline Gliding Window Panels, you can choose from two control options—both of which lack pull cords—making them a safer option for homes with children.
If you prefer manual control, a basic wand smoothly opens and closes panels. Want motorized control? PowerView® Automation lets you conveniently control panel-track blinds with a remote, an app on your smart phone, automatically through schedules you create, or even with your voice and your favorite voice assistant.
Panel-track blinds slide horizontally along a track, stacking tightly on top of one another.
Yes, panel-track blinds are easy to clean. Simply dust them regularly with a feather duster or, for more thorough dust removal, use a hand-held vacuum with low suction. You could also use compressed air or a hair dryer on a cool setting to blow dust off the panels.