If you have a sliding glass door in your home, you may find some difficulty in finding an appropriate window treatment option that covers the glass while allowing you to access the door feature easily. There are a few options available to those who wish to cover their glass panes without obstructing the opening and closing of the door. Here are a few suggestions to consider when selecting a window treatment for your sliding glass door.
Position Your Curtain Rod High Enough For Clearance
Many people use draperies to cover their glass sliding door, but poor positioning of the material can easily get in the way of the door as it is opened and closed. Raise your curtain rod a few inches higher than the recommended hardware placement of halfway between the window frame and ceiling molding. This will give you plenty of room along the bottom of the doorway to allow it to slide without catching on the draperies accidentally. Having the additional room along the top of the doorway will also help keep your drapes from getting pinched in the door.
Utilize Sheer Fabric In The Center Portions Of The Glass
Add a thin rod to the top and bottom of each portion of the frame around the interior glass on your door panes. Purchase rod pocket door panels to attach to these rods. These panels can be cinched in the middle to give them a decorative look. Sheer material should easily pass between the panes when the sliding door is opened. Remove the decorative fabric tie in the middle portion of the curtain when you wish to cover the entire pane area for privacy.
Give The Glass Some Privacy Without Using Material
If you do not wish to have curtains or draperies covering your glass door, but you would still like some privacy, try using window film to give the glass a decorative touch while obscuring the view into your home. This material can be purchased from a home goods store and is easily transferred to the glass by peeling and sticking the film into place. Window film comes in a variety of patterns and you can easily remove it from your windows if you wish to open them back up to a clear view in the future. You can also swap out patterns as you feel necessary.
Like film, window tint can be added to your glass door windows to increase privacy. Look for a tint that allows sunlight to come into the home while blocking the view from the other side.
For drapery treatments, contact a company such as Sylvans & Phillips Drapes and Blinds.