The Best Ways to Cover Patio or Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding Doors

While patio or sliding glass doors can be very useful and provide a great additional value to your home, we often get asked how to find the right window treatment to effectively cover these tricky doors. We’ll let you in on a little secret: traditional vertical blinds are only one of many options! Read on to see how else you can customize the look of your patio doors.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades

We’re a huge fan of cellular, also known as honeycomb, shades — for one, they make a great window covering for a variety of rooms and styles. Because they are totally cordless, opening and closing these shades is super easy – simply pull the operating tab to let in more light or darken your room. They also provide extra insulation from the cold, which can often be a problem with these large doors. You can even choose from a number of different fabrics and designs to find the right one to fit your decor!

Sliding Panels

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These large fabric panels slide back and forth on a track, making them easy to operate and leaving room to actually open your patio door. You can choose from different widths, fabrics and colors to personalize the look of these contemporary window treatments according to your needs. Decorative + functional = the perfect choice.



A winning classic, shutters are a great option for your patio or sliding glass doors because they can be custom fit to match your interior or exterior design goals. Not to mention, shutters actually add resale value to your home!

Vertical Sheers

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If you want a window treatment that will allow a lot of natural light to come in, without losing the option of privacy, then vertical sheers are for you. As a combination of vertical blind and sheer draperies, you get the best of both worlds with vertical sheers – simply change the tilt of the vanes to adjust the amount of light entering the room.

Woven Vertical Blinds

While traditional vertical blinds are still a good choice to cover your patio or sliding glass door, woven or natural-fiber vertical blinds add an element of elegance to this classic window treatment. Pick an option that allows total blackout or light filtering to best control the darkness of your room, and browse through a wide variety of fabric styles and colors to customize to your tastes.

There are so many options when it comes to finding the right window treatment for your patio or sliding glass doors, it can even seem overwhelming! If you need help in your decision, reach out to us at 720-458-6566 to speak with a member of our dedicated staff.

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