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Covering Patio Doors in Homes

Patio doors are a lovely addition to any home. They allow us to step out to our backyards where we can enjoy endless nights of fire pits, grill outs, and home happy hours with friends or family. Of course, having such a wide window expanse in our homes can cause a few issues! On bright days, intense sunshine can flood your home and heat it up during the summer. On the flip side, lack of proper coverage in the winter can cause your home to be quite cold. Lack of proper coverage can also take from your home’s privacy and may not give you the creative freedom that you deserve when it comes to your window treatments. That is why we are here to discuss your options when it comes to covering patio doors. Read on to learn more!

Vertical shades near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (DE), that effortlessly cover your home’s patio doors.

Option 1: Vertical Cellular Shades

If you find that your patio doors create a hot or cold home throughout the year, then you will want to invest in vertical shades when it comes to covering patio doors. Our collection of Hunter Douglas cellular shades can be cut to fit a wide variety of window treatment shapes, making them perfect for wide windows. They are also made with a cellular construction that traps air within its cells. This stops any air from seeping out or creeping in. The result is not only a more comfortable home, but reduced energy bills with time. Plus, when you open your cellular shades, the pleated fabric contracts almost completely, giving you plenty of view-through to the great outdoors.

Option 2: Shutters

Shutters are also an excellent choice when it comes to covering patio doors. This is because they offer unparalleled durability and beauty for those who want a classic look that will last. Whether you want genuine shutters that offer over 35 slat colors, such as our Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Blinds, or an alternative version that can withstand heat and humidity, such as our Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, you will love how our shutters look on your patio doors. It should be noted that if you are serious about perusing this option, you need to see how much clearance you have around your door or window. So long as you have a couple feet of space around your patio doors, you should be able to add an operating system that lets the shutter panels fold like a fan when opened. This allows you to enjoy your views with ease.

Option 3: Panel Track Blinds

Featuring flat, fabric panels that slide on a track, our collection of Hunter Douglas panel track blinds, including Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, are a sleek, contemporary alternative to the traditional collection of vertical blinds. When you open your panel tracks, you can watch as they stack tightly together to optimize your views to the great outdoors. When you close them, you can enjoy privacy, shade, and a gorgeous texture and style. These are a few reasons why covering patio doors with panel track blinds is an excellent choice.


To learn more about covering patio doors with panel track blinds, be sure to contact or visit us today at Dreamweaver Interiors & Fabrics. We are located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and proudly serve Milton, Broadkill Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millville, and the surrounding areas.