Window Treatment Ideas for Sliding Glass Doors with Privacy Film

Are you enjoying the many benefits of your new sliding glass door with privacy window film? Or do you need an additional window treatment to help block the sun?

We can help with that. What follows are the 5 most ideal window treatment ideas for sliding glass doors.

These solutions will definitely help with your brightness and style issues. But, also, they can increase the energy efficiency of your building.

Best of all, this is a very short read. So, please, take the next 5 minutes to consider these awesome and practical window treatments for sliding glass doors with privacy film.

1. Vertical Cellular Shades

vertical cellular shades

Cellular or "honeycomb" shades are so named because they're composed of honeycomb-shaped cells. Besides providing a uniquely pleasing appearance, these cellular pockets are primarily designed for function. Specifically, they provide a layer of surprisingly effective insulation between your sliding glass door and the rest of your room.

As you're probably aware, the fact that sliding glass doors let so much heat and sunlight pass through is arguably their biggest drawback. The average home spends 16% of its total energy consumption on heating and cooling. This is why it's so important to have cellular shades act as a heat-blocking wall around your sliding glass door when it's not in use.

2. Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are the most popular choice for sliding glass door window treatments. Why is that?

For one thing, they're cheap. Secondly, like the door itself, these blinds slide side to side.

You simply slide open the blinds, then you slide open the door. This way, it feels very fluid and natural whenever you use them. 

3. Drapes

Drapes are similar to vertical blinds in function. And, typically, they're much more insulated than blinds.

They'll undoubtedly cost more than blinds, but they block out light like no other. They're ideal if you want the option of making the room very, very dark.

4. Sliding Shutter Panels

Sliding Shutter Panels

Shutters come in many varieties. But our favorites are sliding shutter panels. Like vertical blinds, these also slide easily from side to side.

Alternatively, some will fold as you slide them open. This option looks nice but may cause room space issues.

Shutters also offer great insulation and light-blocking properties. Plus, they look chic and come in enough varieties to fit any interior design style.

5. Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters offer a far more simplistic design. Their classic appeal is complementary to any interior style.

Plus, many plantation shutters come with a child-proof locking mechanism. And because of their design, they don't wear out as quickly as other window treatments.

Try These Window Treatment Ideas for Sliding Glass Doors With Privacy Window Film

Surely, one of these solutions will perfectly complement the style of your privacy window film. So, complete the look with these window treatment ideas for sliding glass doors.

Or, maybe it's the privacy film you're missing. If so, let's start there. Take a look at our assortment of privacy window films to find the perfect one for your sliding glass door.


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