Sliding glass doors have a wide expanse which lets in heat, cold, light, sound. There is also a high potential that your neighbors’ eyes will be prying through it. Therefore, installing sliding glass door curtains over your sliding glass door will improve the insulation of the room against all of the mentioned things. In order to efficiently block light while still leaving full use of the sliding door, the curtain rod should be attached to the wall instead of insider of the frame of the door. These systems of mounting will allow the curtains to completely clear the glass when it is being opened and block it completely when it is being closed.
You should first take measurements of your door to know exactly the size of sliding glass door curtains you need. Measure a sliding glass door by its height starting from the floor until the top of your door frame on sides, the left and the right. Should the measurements of each side differ, you should keep the measurement of both lengths so that you can order custom curtains.
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If you are going to buy a finished product instead of making a new one, then you should go with the measurement with the longer length. When installing the sliding glass door curtains, you might eventually find out that you will have to hem its bottom in order to make them evenly hang.
The next step is to add at least three inches to the measurement you have taken for your sliding glass door curtains in order to account for the hardware for mounting. Lastly, measure the horizontal width that you need starting from the outside edge of the sliding door trim on the right side to the one on the left. Adding curtains will avoid you from having a boring sliding glass door.