The Best Window Treatment for Sliding Doors in Sacramento

Curtis Orton

When shopping for the best window treatments for Sacramento homes, sliding glass doors are occasionally neglected. That’s regrettable, since selecting the right window treatment for your sliding door may be more important than any other window, given how often they’re utilized and the potential visual accent they can lend to your home.

Sunburst Shutters Sacramento is set to help you find the best window treatment for the sliding door in your home. Let’s start off with the most important considerations to bear in mind for sliding door products, and then dive into specific treatments that may work in your home.

Sliding Door Window Treatment Priorities

Keep the following aspects in mind when searching for your ideal sliding door window treatment:

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

  • Orientation: Sliding doors operate horizontally, whereas most windows operate vertically. Make sure your window treatment won’t obstruct the usage of your door, keeping in mind how much space is available to the sides of the door.

  • Light & Privacy control: Sliding doors are quite big compared to most windows, so a window treatment that offers great light control and privacy is a priority.

Our Top Treatments for Sliding Doors

Polywood Plantation Shutters

Faux wood shutters on sliding door connecting to full porch.

The first window treatment we’ll discuss is also the one we recommend most highly. Plantation shutters meet each of the criteria for a great sliding door treatment. Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters in particular are a terrific choice. Polywood will never discolor or fade, so your house preserves that timeless, elegant look. Plantation shutters are also incredibly energy-efficient, granting you the highest level of control of heat and light that comes into your home.

Maybe the most notable benefit of shutters as a treatment for sliding doors is their durability. Sliding doors will almost always be opened and shut much more than windows, so the ability to stand up to repeated usage is important. Polywood shutters are immune to cracking, warping, or breaking, so you can be confident that109 no matter how heavily 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 Sacramento is vertical blinds. Named for their orientation, these blinds hang vertically, suspended from a headrail above your sliding door. If you have a certain color scheme you want to follow, vertical blinds may be a good option for you, as they can be found in a variety of different hues, materials and patterns. You can further tailor your choice with a corded, cordless or automated mechanism to make drawing the blinds easy.

Keep in mind though that there are some disadvantages with vertical blinds. They tend to not block nearly the amount of light as shutters do, even if the blinds are completely closed. Blinds also tend to sway back and forth, resulting in less privacy when closed. Blinds are also notorious for breaking as a result of constant use.

Panel Tracks for Sliding Doors

Sacramento Living room with navy walls and textured sliding panel tracks. 

Sliding panel tracks are typically picked to cover larger windows, which makes your sliding door an ideal location for a beautiful panel track installation. With their capacity to adjust for light and privacy and effortless operation, panel tracks are ideal for sliding doors in rooms in which you’ll entertain guests.

Basically, sliding panel tracks are individual wide panels of material that adjust on a rail—like very large vertical blinds, although they only open and close, instead of tilting. They can be purchased in a number of materials, from natural fibers to fabrics to wood and beyond - so you can find an option that goes with your Sacramento home’s style.

Depending on the size and location of your sliding door, you can select setups for a sliding panel track so it can open from one end or in the middle, allowing you to coordinate function with your fashion.

We’re Ready To Find Your Best Fit

Your sliding door could be the most visible window in your Sacramento home, so we want to ensure that the product you choose is the right one for you. Check out the Sunburst Idea Gallery for some design inspiration, then call Sunburst Shutters Sacramento today at 916-250-0758 to schedule your free in-home design consultation and take the guesswork out of your home design.