Questions about Covering Doors: A Guide for You

Spring is right around the corner, do you know what that means? Longer daylight hours and loads more sunshine! While those are two glorious benefits, it can also raise some questions about covering doors. Chances are, you have a few exterior doors around your home. Whether you’re seeking more privacy, light control, energy efficiency, or more, we have the solutions for you. We dove into the most frequently asked questions revolving around doors and are here to share our insight with you today.


What is the recommended way to cover a glass pane door?

It’s no secret that full glass doors let in tons of natural light, allow you to see the pretty view, and help to bring the outdoors in. However, they can also bring upon pesky glares and higher interior temperatures depending on where the sun is hitting. A TrackGlide system shade will provide you with the coverage you desire and also allow you to raise it up and have an unobstructed view.

duette honeycomb shades with TrackGlide™ System
TrackGlide™ System


We love our neighbors, but also seek privacy in our home. Is this possible?

Even some of the most narrow windows in a home can now be dressed with treatments to better fit your needs for each time of day.

duette honeycomb shades front entry of milwaukee home
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Is there an option for covering interior french doors?

Interior french doors are often seen leading to a home office or even the master bedroom. In these cases it’s important to have a privacy level when you desire. Roman shades are our leader for interior french doors with roller shades and plantation shutters tagging closely behind. All three options come in many different styles so you can find the perfect fit for your space!

Honeycomb shades on interior french doors


Can any shades be used on doors?

Absolutely! But, since doors function differently than windows, there are few things to keep in mind when selecting the treatments you want. Here’s a little checklist of considerations to have to ensure your coverings will be just right for your doors:

  • Make sure you can still access the door knob/handle with ease
  • Will the door be able to open all the way?
  • Is there space for the desired treatments to attach to the door?
  • Are they a similar style (or the same) to the window treatments in the same space to add cohesion?
A dinning room with Pirouette® Window Shades.
Pirouette® Window Shades; Luminette® Privacy Sheers


What about sliding glass doors?

We offer two great ways to cover sliding glass doors. One popular choice being to mimic the movement of the door. The vertical treatments move to the side as simply as your door does. Not only are they easy to use, but since they can be pushed all the way to the side you can still have all the benefits of the large windows when you want as well!

Vertical honeycomb shades for sliding doors.

The second option is to go with separate sections. One shade per window makes it easy to only cover a portion of the sliding glass door at a time if you still want some light pouring in but want to avoid harsh rays at the same time. Smart shades are also a possibility, and can quickly become a homeowner’s favorite way to do window treatments.

Sliding doors with horizontal shades.


Any other questions about covering doors?

After touching on some of the most FAQ’s, we hope we answered your questions! Our team is always here for help, design tips, and insight on which types of treatments may be best for your home’s needs. Contact us today for your FREE consultation to get started.