Sliding glass doors offer a wide view of the outdoors, helping connect you with your surroundings. But it can be tricky to find a stylish window treatment, since they’re large, slide horizontally and have hand levers and locks.
We’ve compiled five of the most popular styles to help you find the right option.
When you work with a window treatment professional like Louver Shop, you’ll be able to easily customize your order. With a variety of colors, fabrics and smart operating systems to choose from, your home can look just how you picture it.
1. Sliding Shutter Panels
Plantation shutters might not be the first option you’d think about to cover your patio door. But bypass or bifold shutters are a great way to boost energy efficiency. Or match the rest of the shutters throughout your home. As they slide or fold out of the way, they offer privacy when you need it and allow the view when you want it.
When you work with a custom plantation shutter manufacturer like Louver Shop, you’ll get to choose your material, color, louver size and more. We offer four premium bypass and bifolding styles, from premier American hardwood and polymer to a hybrid of the two.
Our shutters are maintenance-free and include a lifetime limited warranty for peace of mind.
2. Sheer Shades
Sheer shades from Hunter Douglas look like curtains but have the functionality of blinds. This window treatment uses sheer, semi-opaque or opaque fabric to transform harsh sunlight into a warm glow. Cord-free adjustable vanes float between the fabric for privacy and light control.
There’s a reason Silhouette® shades have been a homeowner favorite for more than 25 years. This window treatment is fully customizable, so you can choose from many different fabrics and colors to find the best match for your home.
Looking for room-darkening capabilities? You can upgrade your shades to include the Duolite® roller shade.
3. Sliding Panels
For the most modern look, there’s Skyline® sliding panels from Hunter Douglas. A fresh take on panel track blinds, these wide fabric vertical blinds are sure to make a statement on large windows.
When open, the panels neatly stack together to provide a wide-open view. When closed, they show off their stylish fabrics and textures.
When customizing your sliding panels, you’ll have more than 600 options to choose from—ranging from colors and textures to varying opacities.
4. Honeycomb Shades
Did you know your home’s windows lose up to a third of your heating and cooling? Honeycomb shades are a great way to boost your home’s energy efficiency, particularly on large openings like sliding glass doors.
But just because you’re concerned about energy efficiency doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. This window covering offers a drape-like feeling through soft fabric shades.
To customize your home’s energy savings, you can choose from single-, double- and triple-cell construction. With up to six layers of fabric and five insulating air pockets, Duette® provides one of the most energy-efficient solutions you can find.
5. Roman Shades
Roman shades are one of the most versatile window coverings for sliding glass doors.
When raised, they stack or fold into neat pleats. When lowered, they provide a smooth, drape-like appearance, plus the convenience of energy-efficient shades.
With Solera®, you can save energy in style. This hybrid window treatment looks like a Roman shade but offers the powerful insulating capabilities of a honeycomb shade. Plus, you’ll have a full collection of premium woven and non-woven fabrics to select from as you customize your shades.
Want the look of a sliding panel that can be easily raised and lowered? Vignette® does all that without cords to clutter your window.
In addition, there’s a variety of sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics to choose from. You can also upgrade your Vignette shades with Architella® for more insulation or Duolite® for blackout capabilities.
See Your Window Treatment Options from the Comfort of Your Living Room
With many options to choose from, there’s a benefit to working with a window treatment professional like Louver Shop. You’ll get to see style samples and fabric swatches up-close.
And you’ll also receive expert assistance from your local consultant. All for free from the comfort of your living room—without any obligation or pressure.