While sliding glass doors bring in a lot of natural light and can make any small apartment feel more open, keeping them uncovered has several disadvantages. By leaving your glass sliding doors bare, you’ll be giving up privacy, the ability to block intense sunlight, and protection from harmful UV rays. Fortunately, there is a large selection of window treatments that can be used to cover your sliding glass doors without compromising the view of your backyard or garden. Today, we’ll discuss the top three window treatments for sliding glass doors, which include vertical, honeycomb, and blackout roller shades for sliding glass doors.


Roller Shades

Roller shades are sleek, modern window treatments that practically disappear into windows, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful view of your backyard without the need for layers of fabric to provide you with privacy and protection from the sun. When you purchase roller shades, you can choose between a standard continuous cord and clutch or a cord-free lifting system, which is the safest solution for kids and pets. For even more convenience, opt to motorize your roller shades


But what if your bedroom has sliding glass doors and you need a window treatment that will completely eliminate light so you can get a good night’s sleep? Fortunately, blackout roller shades for sliding glass doors can meet all of your light-blocking needs! Whether you work at night or have kids that need to nap in the afternoon, Royal Window Treatments offers blackout roller shades for sliding glass doors with side tracks and channels. By blocking out sunlight, these shades will also keep your home cool during the summer!


Vertical Blinds and Shades

Vertical blinds are one of the most popular window treatment choices for sliding glass doors due to their flexibility. If you’re looking for a window treatment that will provide you with privacy without blocking your doorway, vertical blinds feature side-to-side movement allowing your doors to function while your blinds remain closed. These window treatments are installed on a track on top of your window frame and contain vertical panels that run down to the floor. A tilt wand can be used to open, close, and adjust them. Most homeowners aren’t fond of the way vertical blinds look (in fact, many have unpleasant memories of them from their first apartment), which is where vertical shades come in.


Vertical shades are a hybrid of vertical blinds and shades, perfectly combining the functionality of blinds with the aesthetics of curtains. The key difference between these two window treatments is that vertical shades are made of fabric that is connected to vinyl vanes, whereas vertical shades are comprised of just vertical slats. To adjust the amount of light that is coming into your home, simply tilt the vertical shades in either direction. Vertical shades are available in a range of opacities, from sheer to room-darkening, so you have the option of choosing sheer shades to enjoy a view of your backyard or opaque shades to create a dark room, depending on your needs!


Honeycomb Shades

Since sliding glass doors have such large window panes, choosing an energy-efficient window treatment like honeycomb shades is an excellent way to save money on your monthly utilities. Honeycomb shades are available in single, double, and triple cell constructions. For more energy savings, we recommend that you choose a higher cell structure; however, you must ensure that your windows can support the weight. Single-cell designs are ideal for large and wide windows, double-cell structures are suitable for medium-sized windows, and triple-cell structures are perfect for small and tall windows. Vertical honeycomb shades are also available for even easier operation of your sliding glass doors!


Reach Out to Royal Window Treatments Today

Window treatments for sliding glass doors don’t have to be expensive to be elegant and functional. Royal Window Treatments, for example, carries a wide selection of practical and budget-friendly window treatments. We can meet all of your needs whether you’re looking for energy-efficient, cord-free, or blackout roller shades for sliding glass doors. Contact us today to start designing the window treatments for sliding glass doors of your dreams!