If you have sliding glass doors at home, you might have wanted to cover them at one point or another. Luckily, there are window treatments that can be made to fit them. Whether you’re trying to cover for privacy, or for insulation, there’s a window treatment that will fit your needs. Here are 3 examples:

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Sliding Solar Screens
Perhaps no other design option complements a clean, modern sensibility like sliding solar screen panels. Particularly effective at blocking both glare and damaging UV rays, these can be paired with a clear window film to boost protective power even further. They’re an intuitive and incredibly elegant layer for sliding doors, as they mimic the style and function of the door itself. Source: Houzz

Plantation Shutters
When talking about window treatments for sliding glass doors, plantation shutters are often forgotten.  Most people equate plantation shutters to mean a double paneled shutter with a matching frame that covers a window opening.  The fact is, plantation shutters can also be created to cover your sliding glass door.  These are usually referred to as bypass doors.  The doors each slide past one another and usually overlap to block out light.  Depending on the size of the opening, and the depth of the door enclosure, will determine the number of door panels to use in a bypass door.  Two to three panels are used for smaller doors, and four or more are reserved for larger openings.
The door panels have a wheel mechanism attached to the top of the door.  This wheel then fits into a track that is installed to the top inside of the door opening.  The track normally accommodates two doors, one in the front and one in the rear.  If more than two doors are required for the door enclosure, a second track can be installed if there is enough room.
If your room already has plantation shutters in the other windows, bypass doors for your slider can make a nice addition and keep with the theme of your room.  The one downside of bypass doors is you never get the full view of your sliding glass doors.  You will always have at least one shutter panel visible when they are all stacked together. Source: DenGarden

Curtains not only bring along advantages such as privacy and light regulation along with them, but they also genuinely help in elevating the look of your home. While the corner next to the sliding glass doors might otherwise go unnoticed, by adding an L-shaped curtain to the area, the entire appeal of the space can be uplifted with ease. Innovations like illuminated curtain pelmets also add a inimitable dimension to the room. Drapes that come in the same hue as your décor or fabric that is similar to your couch cushions exude a sophisticated and refined atmosphere.
Curtains also turn your sliding glass doors into better insulators and hence aid in cutting down the power consumption of your heating or cooling systems. While they appear like simple additions that often take a backseat to the more fancy furnishings, curtains for sliding glass doors can truly uncover a whole new world of benefits for your home. Source: Decoist

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