The Best Window Treatments for Patio & Sliding Glass Doors

If you want to spruce up the appearance of your patio or sliding glass door as well as enhance your privacy and comfort, installing new window treatments is the ideal solution. There are numerous types of coverings that you can choose from, but some options work better for patio doors than others. Consider the following choices:

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are the most common window treatment for patio and sliding glass doors, but that doesn’t mean that they have to look ordinary. Vertical blinds are available in a wide array of colors, materials, and panel styles, which makes them an exceptionally versatile solution. And, because they stack up against each other when opened, you can enjoy expansive views of your backyard, as well as a flood of natural light.

Sliding Panels

Sliding panels, also known as panel tracks, are one of the best solutions for sliding glass doors. This treatment is made of sliding door blinds on vertical panels that slide side to side to cover the doors. They are ideal for privacy control and regulating the amount of sunlight that comes into your home, but perhaps one of the greatest benefits is that they make a highly contemporary and sophisticated design statement.

Vertical Cellular Shades

Vertical cellular shades feature a honeycomb construction that traps air in distinct pockets, creating an extra layer of insulation that makes them an energy efficient choice for your patio doors. The honeycomb pleats stack tightly together when opened for an obstructed view, and the amount of pleat sizes, colors, patterns, textures, and other design options mean they’ll work with virtually any décor in your home. You’ll even be able to choose light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics to control how much light these shades will let in.


Drapes are a classic choice for your patio or sliding glass doors. They are available in a virtually unlimited array of fabrics, styles, colors, patterns, and textures, and add a soft, elegant feel to any space. Plus, they add privacy and light control, and can even be paired with other window treatments—such as vertical blinds and roller shades—to suit your style and functional preferences.

Turn to Bay Home & Window

If you want to invest in the best window treatments for your patio and sliding glass doors, turn to the most trusted window treatment company in the San Francisco Bay Area: Bay Home & Window. We are an award-winning, family-owned provider of blinds, drapes, shades, and other window and door coverings that are custom-made and designed to stand the test of time.

Not only do we have a wide selection of top-of-the-line window treatments, but we’re also a direct wholesale supplier, which means we can offer our products for up to 20-30% less than you’d pay at retail outlets.

Contact Bay Home & Window for additional information about our world-class window treatment selection. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as schedule your free virtual or in-home design consultation.

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Bay Home & Window partners with Costco. Not only did the Costco collaboration help to give us confidence in the quality of Bay Home & Window, but we also got a great deal on our purchase of window coverings for our whole house! We're very happy with the quality of the product and the high-quality installation work. The window coverings look great.

Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL