Best Window Treatments for Sliding Doors
Many homes feature sliding glass doors as a beautiful and functional option. These glass doors provide easy access to the outdoors as well as revealing a great view of your yard. They let in plenty of light and allow you to combine the outdoors and indoors seamlessly together in one room. But when you want some privacy or to control the light coming into your home, it’s important to find the right window covering for your sliding door that will combine functionality and aesthetic.
Finding the Right Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors
With so many Hunter Douglas window treatment options available that can be customized to cover sliding doors, it’s important to note that some are just better suited for large expansive windows simply because they traverse horizontally and this makes them easier to operate. Also, you should note that you will want to make sure that whatever window covering you choose does not It’s important to consider that sliding glass doors open horizontally so the blinds or shades that you choose should not interfere with the opening of the door or the walkway created when the doors are open. In other words, you don’t want to walk into the window treatment while the door is open. The best window treatments for sliding glass doors are privacy sheers, shutters, vertical blinds and vertical cellular shades.
Privacy Sheers for Patio and Sliding Glass Doors
Privacy sheers have the functional benefits of vertical blinds with the classic elegance of draperies that beautifully diffuse natural light and create a soft ambiance in the room. Our Luminette® Privacy Sheers are available in a wide range of fabrics, textures, and colors, and even some room darkening options and can accommodate widths of up to 192” and heights up to 120”, making them perfect for patio doors or sliding glass doors.
Shutters for Sliding Doors
Shutters are a great choice for sliding glass doors, as they provide privacy when fully closed but are easy to open for letting in all that natural light. Shutters are also highly durable, making them ideal for high-traffic areas like the living room or kitchen, where your family might be going in and out of your sliding glass doors often. Keep in mind that in areas with high heat or humidity, you may want to consider a hybrid or non-wood shutter like our Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters. They have the look of finely painted shutters, but are guaranteed to never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture.
Vertical Sliding Door Blinds
One of the most common type of window treatments used for sliding doors is definitely vertical blinds. These window treatments are great for larger windows, like those in sliding glass doors, thanks to how easy they are to customize. Vertical blinds are available in a wide range of materials, including fabric, vinyl and aluminum, so you can choose the material that best fits your needs and home aesthetic. These blinds and they open side to side and help control light and privacy. A stylish option to consider for your sliding door would be the Skyline® Gliding Window Panels. They offer a sleek, contemporary look that maximizes views. Some other vertical blind solutions from Hunter Douglas include Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds, Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds and Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds.
Vertical Cellular Shades for Glass Doors
Vertical cellular shades offer all the benefits of cellular shades, with the ability to slide horizontally for sliding glass doors. They’re energy efficient, ideal for larger windows and available in many color and fabric choices to match your home décor style. At Avalon Flooring, we carry multiple Hunter Douglas vertical cellular shade designs perfect for a sliding glass door, including Duette® Honeycomb Shades, which features a unique honeycomb construction that traps air in distinct pockets, creating an extra layer of insulation at the window.
Stop by one of our showrooms to find the perfect window covering for your sliding patio doors!