How To Pick The Best Sliding Door Window Treatment in Kingsport

Jacob Hayes

When it comes to choosing the best window treatments for Kingsport homes, sliding glass doors can sometimes get neglected. That’s regrettable, since finding the perfect window treatment for your sliding door can be more important than any other window, given how frequently they tend to be used and the potential visual boost they can add to your room.

Sunburst Shutters Kingsport is ready to assist in getting you the perfect window treatment for your sliding door. Let’s start off with the primary considerations to bear in mind for sliding door products, and then dive into specific treatments that may work in your space.

Sliding Door Window Treatment Considerations

Keep the following things in mind when searching for your perfect sliding door window treatment:

  • Longevity: Doors tend to be busier than windows, so find a treatment that can handle the usage.

  • Orientation: Sliding doors move horizontally, whereas the majority of windows move vertically. Be mindful that your window treatment won’t block the usage of the door, keeping in mind how much space is available to the sides of the door.

  • Light & Privacy: Sliding doors are fairly big in comparison to most windows, so a product that adds great control over light and privacy is a priority.

Our Top Treatments for Sliding Doors

Polywood Plantation Shutters

plantation shutters on sliding door connecting to outdoor porch.

The first window treatment we’ll discuss is also the solution we recommend most highly. Plantation shutters satisfy all the criteria for a great sliding door treatment. In particular, Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters are a fantastic option. Polywood will never discolor or fade, so your home keeps that classic, sophisticated feel. Plantation shutters are also extremely energy-efficient, giving you the greatest control over heat and light entering your home.

Possibly the greatest advantage of shutters when paired with sliding doors is their resilience. Sliding doors will almost always be opened and shut much more than windows, so the ability to withstand frequent use is key. Polywood shutters are impervious to breaking, warping, or cracking, so you can be sure that no matter how heavily-trafficked your sliding door is, your shutters will make your space beautiful for years.

Vertical Blinds for Sliding Doors

An additional common option for sliding doors in Kingsport is vertical blinds. As you can guess, these blinds hang vertically, suspended from a track above your sliding door. If you have a certain color palette you want to follow, vertical blinds might be the product for you, as they’re available in a variety of different shades, materials and patterns. You can further personalize with a cord tilt, wand, or automatic mechanism to make drawing the blinds simple.

Bear in mind though that there are a few disadvantages with vertical blinds. They tend to not block nearly as much light as shutters do, even if the blinds are completely shut. Blinds also have a tendency to sway, which means less privacy when shut. Blinds are also known for breaking as a result of constant use.

Panel Tracks for Sliding Doors

Kingsport Living room with gray walls and beige sliding panel tracks. 

Sliding panel tracks are typically chosen for larger windows, which makes your sliding door the perfect spot for a stylish panel track installation. With their capacity to adjust for light and privacy and effortless operation, panel tracks are perfect for sliding doors in spaces where you’ll do a lot of entertaining.

Panel tracks are basically wide, individual panels of material that slide on a track—like very large vertical blinds, though they only open and shut, meaning they don’t tilt. They’re available in a number of materials, from wood to natural fibers to fabrics and more - so you can find one that goes with your Kingsport home’s style.

Depending on the dimensions and layout of your sliding door, you’re able to pick from a few different configurations for a sliding panel track so it can close on one end or in the middle, allowing you to coordinate function with your fashion.

Let’s Find Your Best Fit

Your sliding door may be the most important window in your Kingsport home, so we want to help you make sure the window treatment you select is the right one for you. Check out the Sunburst Idea Gallery for some design inspiration, then call Sunburst Shutters Kingsport today at 276-378-7422 to set up your free in-home consultation and take the guesswork out of your home design.