How To Cover Sliding Glass & Patio Doors

Decorative Accents, Patio Doors, Shades

One common problem homeowners come across is what to do with patio doors. Sliding glass and patio doors provide tons of natural light but they don’t add much privacy or temperature control. Thankfully, there are several different options for covering patio doors, while still creating a beautiful, stylish look for your home.

Options for Covering Patio Doors:

Averte Natural Shade

The Averte Shade is great way of achieving a stylish and unique look over your patio doors. Averte shades hang with gentle folds and open effortlessly with a gentle push of your finger. Along with many other types of patio door shades, Averte Natural Shades are cordless. Adding convenience and safety for kids and pets.

Averte Natural Patio Door Shade


Sliding Panels

Sliding panels have large fabric panels that slide back and forth on track, allowing for easy operation. They also have the ability to stack clear of the patio door when open. As with many other options for patio doors, sliding panels come in a variety of fabrics making it easier to coordinate with other window treatments in the room.

sliding panels for patio doors

Vertical Cellular Shades

Vertical cellular shades are a great way to add energy efficiency to your patio doors. Their honeycomb shape with help block out harsh summer heat and cold in the winter. Vertical cellular shades can be made with room darkening or light filtering materials, making them a great option for bedrooms with outdoor access as well.

vertical honeycomb for patio doors

Roller Shades w/ Valance

Roller shades with a valance work well when you want to see out and you don’t want others to see in. They add great privacy while still being light-filtering. Along with several of the other options for covering patio shades, roller shades can be motorized or added into your home automation system. Motorization or home automation will add convenience and ease to any busy lifestyle!

roller shade with valance for patio doors


Vertical Sheers

Vertical sheers combine vertical blinds and sheer draperies. They have vanes that tilt closed, allowing for complete privacy. When the vanes are titled open, they provide 86% UV protection and you still have a view outside. These sheers also provide day time privacy, where you can see out but others on the outside can’t see back in. Vertical sheers are a great choice when wanting to create an elegant, classic look in your home.

vertical sheer shade


Shutters are a popular way to cover patio doors. Not only do they add to the style in any decor but shutters can also increase the resale value of your home! Let’s take a look at two different types of shutters used to cover patio doors.

1.Bypass/Sliding Shutters

By-pass/sliding shutters hang from a horizontal track. This track allows them to slide side-to-side, passing by one another. By-pass shutters give you the option to have one side of your patio doors open while the other side is closed.

bipass shutter for patio doors2. Bi-Fold Shutter

Bi-Fold shutters can be folded off to the side of your patio door. This style allows for an unobstructed view through your patio doors.

shutters bifold

No longer do you need to be concerned about what you’re going to do with patio and sliding doors, there are many beautiful options to choose from. If you have any more questions or would like to see which options would look best in your home, contact us for your FREE in-home consultation today!

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