The Best Window Treatment for Sliding Doors in Denver

Gary Harding

When it comes to choosing the best window treatments for Denver homes, sliding doors can sometimes get neglected. That’s regrettable, since picking the perfect window treatment for your sliding door can be more important than anywhere else, given how frequently they’re used and the potential visual accent they can lend to your space.

Sunburst Shutters Denver is ready to help you find the perfect window treatment for your sliding door. Let’s get started with the primary considerations to bear in mind for sliding door products, and then look more closely at specific options that can work in your home.

Sliding Door Window Treatment Priorities

Keep the following properties in mind when comparing sliding door window treatments:

  • Resilience: Doors tend to be opened and closed more than windows, so pick a treatment that can handle the activity.

  • Orientation: Sliding doors operate horizontally, while the majority of windows move vertically. Make sure your window treatment won’t block the usage of the door, understanding the amount of space is available around the door.

  • Light & Privacy control: Sliding doors are quite big relative to most windows, so a product that gives you great control over light and privacy is important.

Recommended Treatments for Sliding Doors

Polywood Plantation Shutters

plantation shutters on sliding door going to outdoor porch.

The first product we’ll discuss is also the one we recommend above all others. Plantation shutters meet each of the requirements for a great sliding door treatment. In particular, Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters are a fantastic choice. Polywood will never discolor or fade, so your home preserves that classic, refined look. Plantation shutters are also extremely energy-efficient, granting you the utmost control over light and heat entering your space.

Maybe the biggest advantage of shutters when it comes to sliding doors is their durability. Sliding doors will most likely be opened and closed more often than windows, so the ability to stand up to heavy use is vital. Polywood shutters are resistant to breaking, warping, or cracking, so you can rest assured no matter how often your sliding door is used, your shutters will make your space beautiful for years.

Sliding Door Vertical Blinds

An additional common option for sliding glass doors in Denver is vertical blinds. As you can guess, these blinds hang vertically, suspended from a track above your sliding door. If you have a certain color palette you need to follow, vertical blinds may be a good option for you, as they’re available in an array of different hues, materials and textures. You can also customize with a corded, cordless or automated mechanism to make adjusting them simple.

Don’t forget though that there may be some disadvantages with vertical blinds. They won’t block nearly the amount of light as shutters do, even if the blinds are completely closed. Blinds also tend to sway side to side, which means less privacy when shut. They are also notorious for breaking if subjected to constant usage.

Panel Tracks for Sliding Doors

Denver Study with gray walls and beige sliding panel tracks. 

Sliding panel tracks are most often picked to cover larger windows, which makes your sliding glass door a great site for a stylish panel track installation. With their tendency to adjust for light and privacy and simple operation, panel tracks are perfect for sliding doors in rooms in which you’ll often have guests.

Basically, panel tracks are individual wide panels of material that slide on a rail—like extremely large vertical blinds, but they only open and close, instead of tilting. They can be purchased in a variety of materials, from fabrics to wood to natural fibers and beyond - so you can find a panel track that goes with your Denver home’s style.

Depending on the height and width and location of your sliding door, you’re able to pick from a few different configurations for a sliding panel track so it can close on one end or in the middle, letting you add function to your fashion.

We Can Help Find Your Perfect Fit

Your sliding door might be the most noticeable window in your Denver house, so we want to help you make sure the product you select is the right one for you. Check out the Sunburst Idea Gallery for some design inspiration, then call Sunburst Shutters Denver today at 720-538-0182 to schedule your free in-home design consultation and take the guesswork out of your home design.