Cover Sliding Glass Doors: A “How to” Guide

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It’s that time of year again…don’t you just want to get outside? Our recent weather has us thinking that winter is never going to end. Of course, we know differently…springtime is on its way, and warmer weather is sure to follow. Have you been considering ways to cover sliding glass doors in your home? Let me remind you what happens when warm weather arrives: Open, close, open, close…repeat. While we can’t wait to spend time outside, it’s easy to forget how much your patio doors get used by everyone in your household–that includes your furry friends! If you don’t have the right solutions in place, all of the constant in/out can be frustrating. Have you explored the options for your patio doors? The choices may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Take a look at this guide that showcases the features you’ll need when you cover sliding glass doors in your home.

Incredible Function

cover sliding glass doors sheersTo say that the areas leading to your outdoor space are high traffic is the understatement of the year. That’s why when you’ve decided to cover sliding glass doors, function is the starting point. What’s important? Simplicity and safety. Our two favorite ways to operate these window coverings are push/pull and motorization. The push/pull systems we have available are easy to use and child-safe. In vertical shades and blinds, the wand control allows you the simplicity and safety you need, while in horizontal, it’s the cordless (LiteRise) system. PowerView motorization offers you touch-of-a-button adjustments, opening in an instant–or even on a schedule that fits your lifestyle.

Gorgeous Style

vertical and horizontal cover sliding glass doorsSliding glass doors bring in gorgeous light and beautiful views. Much like the largest windows in your home, they also act as a backdrop, with a huge influence on the design elements. And, if you have a variety of windows in the same space? You might want different window treatments based on the type of window. Coordination is key, and it’s easy with the designer fabrics from Hunter Douglas. Pair horizontal silhouettes with vertical luminettes, or gliding panels with roller shades. Looking for fabrics for the same type of shadings, just different operation? Vignette roman shades come in both horizontal and vertical, as well as duette honeycomb shades.

Improved Lifestyle

durable cover sliding glass doorsYou want to bring out the best in your home. The fabrics you choose will also allow you to highlight your beautiful view and welcome a glowing ambiance, all while protecting your interior. No more annoying glare, prying eyes or harmful UV rays. What else is important? Durability and maintenance. As a high-traffic area, you need a ‘no muss, no fuss’ solution. With children and pets coming in and out, dust and wind easily find their way through the entrances to your home. With durable finishes and easy to clean materials, our Hunter Douglas window treatments are a great option to cover sliding glass doors in your home.

It’s Time to Cover Sliding Glass Doors…

Sliding glass doors. They’re part of a high traffic area that needs solid solutions, and if you don’t have the right system to cover sliding glass doors, they can leave you frustrated. Let us help you find the right window treatments so you can enjoy the outdoors with all the benefits and none of the stress! Come visit one of our exclusive Hunter Douglas galleries to see samples and displays. And then, invite one of our design experts into your home to help guide you to the perfect solutions for function and style! Contact our team at Metropolitan Window Fashions today.

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