Sliding Glass Door Treatments

The doors of your home that lead outside need solutions. Skyline Window Coverings specialists will guide you to the right choice for your home and lifestyle. You’ll enjoy your outdoor space while gaining benefits inside with window treatments for sliding glass doors, french doors, or patio doors. We offer shades, horizontal and vertical blinds, and vertical blind products that appear to be curtains for sliding glass doors but operate like window shades.

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FAQ icon Covering Glass Doors: FAQ

Whether you have sliding glass doors, french doors, patio doors or entryway, one thing is for sure…you need options for covering the window portion of the door. Because there are so many variations, and the operation of the door is a big factor, finding the right window treatments for doors can be a challenge. Let’s take a look at a few of the most commonly asked questions for covering the windows in doors…

How do you cover a glass front door?

Most homes feature some type of windows at the front door. Some are in the door, and some flank the sides of the door–known as sidelights. One of the biggest concerns is privacy. The good news is that you have options! You can cover your front door area with roman shades, honeycomb shades, shutters, sheer shades & more. Discover ideas with this article about covering doors.

What are the best blinds for a sliding glass door?

The best blinds for sliding glass doors may not be blinds at all! Shades have quickly become the favorite for many homeowners hoping to get some relief from the sun. Shutters and curtains are also great choices, due to their ability to adjust by moving sideways…like the door itself. You can use horizontal shades that roll up into the headrail–like rollers, sheers or rolling romans–as long as they don’t interfere with the function of the door.

What’s the alternative for vertical blinds?

If you’re looking for something to replace vertical binds, we’ve got a number of ideas. Vertical shades come in honeycomb shades, gliding panels, or privacy sheers–which look like sheer curtains, but have rotating vanes inside to change from light filtering to light blocking. Shutters come in large panels that can move sideways, or fold in place. Drapery is an option–many clients have loved putting motorized drapes at their sliding doors for quick access to the exterior.

How do you install blinds on a door without drilling?

The TrackGlide system is the newest innovation for doors, due to its ability to create adjustable coverings for doors with glass panes that can’t be drilled. This system was originally created for tilt turn windows–that can open and close like doors. But, they’ve become a popular option for french doors when there is minimal space for attaching window coverings.

What’s the best way to block light on french doors?

To begin with, you should ask yourself if you want to block the light for room darkening with french doors, or simply soften the light. Entering light can seem harsh with bare windows, but if you block it all, you may find yourself frustrated by the lack of light. Most french doors can utilize any type of horizontal shade, like bamboo shades, sheer shades, romans or rollers, Discover inspiration from projects we’ve done featuring french door shades, blinds, shutters and drapes.

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