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Best Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors

Roller Shades (Motorized or Standard)

Roller Shades is one of my favorite slider applications. They have a large variety of fabric options regarding style and functionality. They come in many different opacities ( The opacity of the roller shade is how much you can see out/in.) Everyone has a distinct need for their shades. Some want privacy, some would like to keep heat out, some would like to cut glare but keep their view, and others may want to ensure a pitch-black room when sleeping. When choosing your window covering, it is always important to share with us your primary purposes for this shade so we can ensure you’re satisfied with your selection.

Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors
This shade has about a 5-10% opacity.
Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors
This is a light-filtering shade. This allows light to come in, but you also have decent privacy.
Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors
This is a blackout shade. As you can see, it provides complete privacy. This is great for people who are sensitive to light when sleeping.

Sliding Panel Track System

Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors

The sliding panel track system is a style of roller shades for sliding glass doors. Some people do not prefer the “up and down method” of typical roller shades. This option allows you to open side to side while keeping the option of having many fabrics to choose from. This system can be motorized and non-motorized, and although it is typically used for a sliding glass door application, you may also use it on windows throughout your home. This is one of the best window coverings for sliding glass doors.


Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters


Plantation shutters come in a couple of different ways to fit your space. The most popular is bi-pass. They are made of Poplar wood and come with a lifetime warranty. These shutters are durable and hold their value for a long time if properly cared for. Many who already have shutters throughout their home will choose to put them on their slider, as it makes everything look uniform. Shutters offer an exquisite feel to your home. You can visit our plantation shutter blog posting to learn more about plantation shutters.

Bi-Pass Shutter System


Vertical Sheer Shades

Vertical Sheer Shades
Vertical sheer shade with vanes in the open position.
Vertical sheer shades are very graceful. These are fragile and must be kept clean as they can stain and deform easily if not taken care of. I would not recommend this in a home with young children or dogs that go in and out of the slider area. When the vanes are in the open position, you can see out. These also have different options to choose from. When the vanes are closed, you cannot see out at all. Please understand that what you can see out, others will be able to see the same from the outside when the lights are reversed.

Vertical Blinds


Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are typically one of the slider’s most cost-effective options. People usually choose this application for rental units or when on a tight budget. We will sell you these blinds but do not usually recommend them to anyone. With so many moving parts with these, it is hard to keep them in perfect condition. The vanes will sometimes fall off and break. A bunch of plastic pieces keeps them up, and they wear over time from sun damage. This is inevitable. I recommend these are not used in very high-traffic areas or around kids, as I am sure we’ve all had experiences with these vanes falling.

These were the best window coverings for sliding glass doors. Thanks for reading!

Discover a variety of window covering options ideal for sliding glass doors, including vertical blinds, sliding panels, curtains, drapes, and plantation shutters. Each offers unique benefits to enhance your space's functionality and aesthetics.
Vertical blinds are favored for sliding glass doors due to their practicality, affordability, and versatility. They provide excellent light control and easy maintenance and come in various materials and styles to suit any decor.
Sliding panels offer a sleek and modern alternative to traditional window coverings for sliding glass doors. They provide versatility in light control, privacy, and design options, making them an attractive choice for contemporary homes.
Curtains or drapes add elegance and softness to sliding glass doors while providing privacy, insulation, and light control. They come in a wide range of fabrics, colors, and styles to complement any interior decor scheme.
Yes, plantation shutters can be customized to fit sliding glass doors, offering timeless elegance, durability, and superior light control. They provide a classic look and enhance energy efficiency while adding value to your home.
Selecting the ideal window covering for sliding glass doors involves considering factors such as functionality, style, material, size, and budget. Assess your needs and preferences to find the perfect balance of form and function.
Yes, motorized window coverings offer convenience and sophistication for sliding glass doors. With remote or smart home integration, you can effortlessly control light, privacy, and ambiance, enhancing your living space's comfort and convenience.
Absolutely, window coverings for sliding glass doors can be customized to fit your specific requirements. Choose from a variety of sizes, colors, and designs to match your interior decor and personal style preferences.
To ensure successful installation, take accurate measurements, use proper mounting hardware, and consider professional installation services if needed. Proper installation ensures optimal functionality and longevity of your window coverings.
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