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The Best Sliding Door Window Treatment in Charlotte

September 07, 2016

When it comes to choosing the best window treatments for Charlotte homes, sliding doors are occasionally neglected. That’s bad news, because picking 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 accent they can lend to your home.

Sunburst Shutters Charlotte is ready to assist in getting you the best window treatment for your sliding door. Let’s start off with the most important considerations to bear in mind for sliding door products, and then dive into specific options that might work in your home.

Sliding Door Window Treatment Considerations

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

  • Longevity: Doors tend to be busier than windows, so go with a treatment that can handle it.

  • Orientation: Sliding doors operate horizontally, whereas the majority of windows move vertically. Ensure that your window treatment doesn’t obstruct the usage of your door, keeping in mind how much space is available around the door.

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

The Best Treatments for Sliding Doors

Polywood Plantation Shutters

Wood shutters on sliding door connecting to full porch.

The first product we’ll examine is also the product we recommend most highly. Plantation shutters fulfill all three of the criteria for a great sliding door treatment. In particular, Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters are a terrific choice. Polywood never fades or discolors, so your home retains that classic, refined aesthetic. Plantation shutters are also extremely energy-efficient, offering you the highest level of control over light and heat that comes into your space.

Possibly the greatest advantage of shutters when it comes to sliding doors is their resilience. Sliding doors will usually be opened and shut much more than windows, so the ability to stand up to heavy usage is key. Polywood shutters are resistant to warping, breaking or cracking, so you can be confident that109 no matter how much action your sliding door sees, your shutters will last for years.

Vertical Blinds for Sliding Doors

An additional common option for sliding doors in Charlotte is vertical blinds. Named for their orientation, these blinds hang vertically, suspended from a fixture above your sliding door. If you have a very specific color scheme you’d like to follow, vertical blinds may be a good option for you, since they’re sold in a variety of different shades, materials and patterns. You can further customize with a cord tilt, motorized or wand/cordless mechanism to make adjusting them a breeze.

Remember though that there may be some drawbacks with vertical blinds. They tend to not block nearly as much light as shutters do, even when the blinds are completely shut. Blinds also have a tendency to sway, meaning less privacy when shut. They are also notorious for breaking due to the constant use.

Sliding Door Panel Tracks

Charlotte Study with gray walls and textured sliding panel tracks. 

Sliding panel tracks are typically chosen for larger windows, making your sliding glass door an ideal location for a stylish panel track installation. With their ability to adjust for light and privacy and effortless operation, panel tracks are ideal for sliding doors in areas in which you’ll often have guests.

Basically, sliding panel tracks are individual wide 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 selection of materials, from wood to natural fibers to fabrics and more - so you can find an option that complements your Charlotte home’s style.

Depending on the size and orientation of your sliding door, you’re able to choose arrangements for a sliding panel track so it can open from one side or in the middle, allowing you to add function to your fashion.

We’re Ready To Find Your Perfect Fit

Your sliding door might be the most important window in your Charlotte house, so we want you to be confident that the product you pick is the right one for you. Check out the Sunburst Idea Gallery for some design inspiration, then call Sunburst Shutters Charlotte today at 980-231-1116 to schedule your no-obligation in-home design consultation and eliminate the guesswork from your home design.