patio door blinds and other window coverings

Patio Door Window Coverings

Enhance Your Patio Door With These Window Treatment Options

Looking for blinds for your patio door? Or maybe some other type of patio door window coverings

Sliding glass doors and patio doors are fantastic features for your home. They conveniently lead guests from your kitchen, living room, or dining room onto your back patio or deck.

Busy families with pets or outdoor seating should choose a quality patio door window covering that is durable and a functional fit for their sliding glass door. If summers are too hot for you, you might want to look at sliding glass door window coverings that keep out unwanted heat…which can help save energy too. 

So, what are the best blinds or coverings for your sliding glass doors and patio doors?

With so many choices available, it can be an overwhelming decision!

The best way to narrow down what you want is to find the patio door blinds or window coverings that suit your needs, style, and budget. 

Your Choice of Window Coverings for Patio or Sliding Glass Doors

There are several types of window treatments to choose from for your sliding glass and patio doors:

  • Shutters
  • Panel track blinds
  • Drapes or curtains

With so many colours, patterns, and textures to choose from, how do you decide which is best for your home?

Tips For Finding the Right Window Treatment

  • Match your window coverings with your décor

While honeycomb shades are one of the best options to choose from, if your other window coverings are drapes or wood, it might not be the right choice. Unless you replace all of your window coverings with honeycomb shades.

  • Easy to use

If your patio door gets a lot of foot traffic, it’s a good idea to choose a window covering that won’t hinder movement or partially block your path.

  • Having light control and privacy control

Does your patio door happen to face the street or a neighbour’s property? Keep that nosy neighbour out of your sight with an opaque patio door window covering. 

If your patio door is in a bedroom or living room that doubles as a home theatre, you’ll want to consider blackout fabric options

If you’d rather let the light in than protect privacy, sheer curtains can be the right choice. 

  • What direction does your patio door face?

If your sliding glass door faces due south, it’s letting in the maximum amount of natural light during the day. In the summertime, that’s less than ideal.

During the winter, it can be a benefit. The sunlight can create a passive heating effect in that room.

Regardless, acquiring thermal insulated curtains or cellular shades is the best choice here. 

  • Find the right lift system you need

Did you know all window coverings in Canada  have officially gone cordless?

As of May 1, 2022, the Government of Canada is not allowing any blinds, draperies, or shades with any exposed cord of any kind to be sold in Canada. 

Child and pet safety has always been a top priority at Ruffell & Brown. This is why we have a great selection of cordless and motorized lift systems available for your patio door window coverings.

  • Fit into your budget

Your patio door window treatments should not only fit into your décor but fit into your budget as well.

Whatever you choose, make sure it’s the best choice for your sliding glass door.

Vertical Shades for Sliding Glass Doors

One of our most popular products, the Duette® Honeycomb Shades offers superior energy-efficiency. These are the perfect choice for extreme climates. 

Duette® comes in a wide variety of sizes, colors, patterns, and textures. 

For greater energy efficiency, choose Duette Architella® Shades. Its honeycomb within a honeycomb design creates a bigger layer of insulation for your patio door. 

If you’re looking for a more common window treatment, perhaps vertical blinds for your sliding glass door are the right choice. 

Two popular products in this line are the Skyline® Gliding Window Panels and Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds.

Both of these choices offer a wide range of colours, textures, and styles to compliment your décor.

Discreet Window Treatment Ideas for Your Sliding Glass Doorcurtains for sliding glass doors

Luminette® Privacy Sheers can offer the best of both worlds with sheer drapes and vertical blinds. Its soft fabric design can diffuse natural light and create a soft ambiance in any room. 

With hundreds of colors, patterns, and textures to choose from, these can work perfectly for patio doors and other wide expanses of windows in your home. 

If the fabric isn’t your style, perhaps wood-woven shades are. This can offer a one-of-a-kind, organic feel to your home.

One of the biggest benefits of choosing Provenance® Woven Wood Shades is that the natural wood can be durable against harsher weather conditions.

Patio Door Shutters or Draperies?patio door shutters

If the area you live in experiences high heat or humidity, hybrid or non-wood shutters can a good choice for your patio doors. Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters are durable enough to stand up to high heat and humidity. 

With many design options to choose from, they’re guaranteed to never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel, or discolour from harsh temperatures. 

While draperies can look stylish on their own, you can also pair them with another window treatment for a truly unique look in your home. 

Pairing your choice of window treatment with our signature fabric can create an elegant feel for your home.

With your choice of many patterns, textures, and styles to choose from, this can provide extra privacy and light control in any room. 

Find the Perfect Window Treatment

Much like anything home-related, the biggest question you need to ask yourself is:

What look are you going for?

Are you looking for a laid-back, chic, or minimalist vibe? Perhaps you’re looking for a contemporary, boho, rustic, or industrial look?

When it comes to choosing patio door window treatments, the choice is yours!

At Ruffell & Brown, our dedicated staff has been serving satisfied customers since 1987 from our Victoria, BC, showroom

Contact us today for more information about patio door window coverings and so much more.