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Top 3 Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors are a lovely addition to any home. They offer abundant sunlight, fantastic views, and easy access to your yard, patio, or bedroom balcony. Window treatments for patio doors are essential for light control, privacy, insulation, and protecting your home’s interior from UV damage; the personality and style they offer are a bonus. Red Star Paint & Decorating can help you decide which window treatments best suit your sliding glass doors.

What to Consider

The options for window coverings are nearly endless. This can be both good and bad because decision fatigue is something we often encounter when shopping for shades or blinds. Narrow down your choices by asking yourself a few questions:

  1. How often do you use the door?
  2. Are you planning to motorize the window treatment?
  3. What amount of privacy and light control do you need?
  4. What role do durability and upkeep play in your decision?

Our team is happy to guide you if you don’t have the answers to all (or any!) of these questions. Here are our top three favorite window treatments for sliding glass doors:

Vertical Blinds

Our first suggestion is the most popular go-to window covering for sliding glass doors. Vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas are available in several materials, textures, and styles, making them an excellent choice for customization. Unlike horizontal blinds that raise and lower, vertical blinds open to the left, right, or split in the center, allowing for easy operation no matter how large your doors are. You don’t have to worry about reaching or pulling far above your head with vertical blinds. If you want the functionality and simplicity of vertical blinds with a bit more pizazz, Skyline® Panel-Track Blinds are precisely what you’re looking for. These gliding panels create a stunning backdrop when closed and stack tightly when open for an unencumbered view and use of your patio doors.

Cellular Shades

If vertical blinds aren’t for you, consider Duette® Cellular Shades. Cellular shades are made of lightweight fabric, so they’re easy to lift and lower. They feature a unique honeycomb-shaped interior that traps air, providing superior insulation and reducing exterior noise. You can’t go wrong with a window covering that has a great aesthetic appeal and can lower your energy costs.


We can’t talk about window treatment options for any purpose without mentioning drapes. Drapes are elegant and can be styled with luxe fabrics for a classic appearance or lighter material for a casual vibe. No matter what look you go with, the double fullness of Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery ensures the stackback won’t obscure your view or your ability to navigate the doorway. Drapes offer straightforward operation and can be layered with other window coverings for enhanced style and functionality. Add PowerView® Automation to the mix, and you have a match made in heaven.

Contact Us

Red Star Paint & Decorating has been family owned and operated for over 20 years. Our commitment to quality products and outstanding service has earned us a “Best of Essex” award. We’re honored to continue providing the community with Benjamin Moore and Hunter Douglas products. Stop by our store located at 420 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ, or contact us online. We proudly serve Montclair, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Bloomfield, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

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