Finding Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

Are you looking for window treatments for sliding glass doors? Danmer offers a huge selection of custom shutters, shades and blinds that are perfect for sliding glass doors of all sizes. Whether you’re looking for something to blend right into your décor or to jump out and be a dynamic part of the room, Danmer has plenty of options for you to choose from.

Custom Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors

Considerations for Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Door

There are things you should take into consideration when choosing window treatments for sliding glass doors that you don't have to worry about when covering windows. First, it is important to think about the purpose and location of your sliding glass doors. Are they in a bedroom that would benefit from the ability to blackout all light or is the door in a family room where kids will be opening and closing the doors all day long? How much you need to control light and how often the door will be opened and closed will be important factors when choosing window treatments.

You'll also want to consider privacy. Some window treatments are better than others at controlling sunlight while maintaining a certain level of privacy. For doors that face the street, you may need more privacy on them than you would doors that face a private backyard.

Window Treatment Options for Sliding Glass Doors

The most popular window treatment options for sliding glass doors are shutters, shades or blinds, and each come with their own pros and cons.

Custom Shutters

Shutters are possibly the most elegant choice for your sliding glass doors, but it does come at a price. Shutters are more bulky and it can be difficult to move them completely out of the way. Sliding shutters can move to one side but they still partially cover part of the door. Folding shutters may be able to open to reveal the whole door, but they may stick out into the room and take up a bit of space when opened. If space isn’t an issue though, shutters are an excellent option to consider.

Shutters look great while providing maximum privacy and relatively good light reduction. They are also quite functional in that open shutters provide complete visibility and access and the louvers can also be adjusted to change the amount and direction of light coming into the room. More so than blinds and shades, shutters can provide excellent insulation. Thermalite™ Shutters from Danmer, for example, are made from dense polymer foam that insulates up to 3 times more than wood shutters.


Shades are practical, cost effective window treatments for sliding glass doors. Different materials are available from sheer to blackout and there are lots of color options to fit any décor. Shades are quite durable so they are a good choice for busy sliding glass doors. Just pull them up during the day when people are in and out, and then pull them down again at night when you’re looking for privacy. Most shades also block sunlight which can help you save on air conditioning costs.


Blinds are a functional option for most sliding glass doors. Danmer carries blinds in different colors and fabrics as well as wood and faux wood. Blinds can provide a slightly more refined look than shades, but at an affordable price. They’re also nice because they can open completely or partially depending on how much light you want to let in.

Shutters, shades and blinds can be custom made for doors and windows of any size. Let us help you decide which window treatments for sliding glass doors are right for your home. We’ve been proud to offer custom made, high-quality shutters since 1976 and our products and workmanship is covered by one of the best warranties in the business. Call today to schedule a free, in-home consultation.