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How To Pick The Best Sliding Door Window Treatment in Las Vegas

September 07, 2016

When shopping for the best window treatments for Las Vegas homes, sliding doors can sometimes get neglected. That’s regrettable, because selecting the perfect window treatment for your sliding door may be more important than anywhere else, given how heavily they’re used and the potential visual boost they can offer your space.

Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas is set to lend a hand in finding the best window treatment for your sliding door. Let’s start off with the most important considerations to keep in mind for sliding door products, and then compare specific options that might work in your home.

Sliding Door Window Treatment Priorities

Keep these aspects in mind when comparing sliding door window treatments:

  • 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 the majority of windows move vertically. Make sure your window treatment won’t block the usage of the door, understanding how much space is available around the door.

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

Our Top Treatments for Sliding Doors

Polywood Plantation Shutters

Wood shutters on sliding door connecting to outdoor porch.

The first window treatment we’ll examine is also the solution we recommend most highly. Plantation shutters fulfill 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 house keeps that classic, refined look. Plantation shutters are also very energy-efficient, granting you the utmost control of heat and light entering your home.

Perhaps the most notable advantage of shutters when paired with sliding doors is their durability. Sliding doors will most likely be opened and shut much more than windows, so the ability to stand up to heavy usage is key. Polywood shutters are impervious to breaking, warping, or cracking, so you can be confident that109 no matter how frequently 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 Las Vegas is vertical blinds. Like their name implies, these blinds hang vertically, suspended from a headrail above your sliding door. If you have a very specific color palette you need to follow, vertical blinds might be a good option for you, since they’re sold in an array of different hues, materials and designs. You can also personalize with a cord tilt, motorized or wand/cordless mechanism to make adjusting them a breeze.

Keep in mind though that there may be a few drawbacks with vertical blinds. They won’t block nearly the amount of light as shutters do, even if the blinds are completely closed. Blinds also have a tendency to sway back and forth, which means less privacy when closed. Blinds are also infamous for breaking as a result of constant usage.

Sliding Door Panel Tracks

Las Vegas Living room with navy walls and textured sliding panel tracks. 

Sliding panel tracks are primarily used on larger windows, which makes your sliding glass door a great location for a classy panel track installation. With their potential to adjust for light and privacy and easy operation, panel tracks are perfect for sliding doors in rooms in which you’ll entertain guests.

Basically, panel tracks are individual wide panels of material that move on a track—like very large vertical blinds, though 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 one that fits your Las Vegas home’s style.

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

We Can Help Find Your Perfect Fit

Your sliding door may be the most noticeable window in your Las Vegas house, so we want to help you make sure the window covering you choose is the right one for you. Check out the Sunburst Idea Gallery for some design inspiration, then call Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas today at 702-850-6619 to set up your free in-home design consultation and eliminate the guesswork from your home design.