Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds
Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds

Patio and Sliding Door Window Covering Options

At The Shutter Guy serving Charleston, we know that many of our customers hold off on covering their patio or sliding doors. People have lots of reasons for dragging their heels on it, but we’re here to tell you that there are many benefits to actually following through. If you’ve been thinking about getting a treatment for your patio door, speak with one of our representatives to find out about your options.

Benefits of Finding Treatments

Whether they’re traditional to modern, don’t let your patio or sliding doors go undressed. It is easy to find the right solution these days because of the endless selections available and the added value that covering your patio or sliding doors brings to the table. Because these larger doors are comprised of mostly glass, window coverings play a huge role in energy efficiency by keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But let’s be honest—covering your patio or sliding doors will also will make your room feel finished, protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays, and provide the privacy you desire.

Traditional Approach

Depending on your requirements, stationary and drapery panels give an elegant and finished appearance to your door. With hundreds of fabrics in hundreds of colors and textures, you can find the perfect fabric to coordinate with your décor. If privacy isn’t a concern, select drapery panels. If you want some privacy but still want the view, select a sheer fabric. However, if privacy is key, select a heavier fabric with a decorative rod or a combination of blinds and draperies together to achieve the result you want. Another traditional look is custom-made vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas. They are available in a range of fabrics, as well as vinyl and aluminum. Vertical blinds are an inexpensive way to cover patio and sliding doors. Select from:

  • Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds – They mimic soft drapery folds that move smoothly along their track.
  • Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds – They offer the largest selection of colors, fabrics, vinyl, and aluminum.
  • Vertical Solutions® – They are the most economical and are offered in patterns and colors in fabric and vinyl.

Transitional Approach

Hunter Douglas has taken the clean look of a honeycomb shades and turned it vertical to create Duette® Vertiglide™ Honeycomb Shades. Best of all, regardless of how big your shade is, it only stacks 6? when opened. Perfect for that extra layer of insulation. You have so many options:

  • You can have one shade cover the entire expanse of the patio or sliding door with either right or left stacking.
  • You can have a split stack, which lets you operate each independently.
  • Add Duolite™ to get two shades in one—a sheer fabric and an opaque fabric for total light control.
  • You can even use it as a room divider.

Another addition to the Hunter Douglas vertical family and is a sister to Silhouette® Window Shadings called Luminette® Privacy Sheers. Once again, they took the sheer Silhouette fabric and turned it vertical. These beautiful sheers rotate like a vertical blind, but have the look of a fine drapery.

Modern Approach

Last but not least, you have the modern sleek offering from Hunter Douglas called Skyline® Gliding Window Panels. A sophisticated and minimalistic solution for your light and privacy concerns. From translucent to blackout, you can customize just the right amount of privacy or light you desire. They are also great as a room divider.

So, don’t leave your patio or sliding door naked! We are here to help you find the right window covering to give you the look and functionality that works for you.

Find Sliding or Patio Door Options in the Charleston, SC area

The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.

We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.”

Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.

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