For sliding doors I like to recommend blinds or shades that have the same vertical motion as the slider. Such products are sliding panels, vertical honeycombs, vertical blinds, draperies, and vertical woven shades to name a few.
Solar screen roller shades are designed to control light just enough. They stop enough visible light to make your interior comfortable, but let enough pass through to illuminate your space and reduce the need for artificial lighting. However, the same way you see out during the day, people can see in at night.
Home automation describes a system of networked, controllable devices that work together to make your home more comfortable, customized, efficient, and secure. You “speak” with your automated home through a remote control or smart device. Motorization is available on most window treatments - blinds, shades, shutters and draperies.
The best solution for window treatment for a home with small children and pets is to go with a cordless shade or blind. If a cordless shade does not work because of the reach a motorized shade is then recommended.
Yes, there are a lot of window treatments available to you that can help you reduce the energy lost through the windows. Honeycomb shades are a great solution.
There are many options for different price ranges. It is an investment for your home and lifestyle for the next 10 to 15 years or more.