Get Answers to Your Questions about Covering Doors!

Springtime is a fresh start. It’s a time to feel rejuvenated and reflect on what is–and isn’t–working in our lives. This applies to homes, and we noticed that this time of year we get a lot of questions about covering doors.  Whether your doors are french, sliding, or entryway, we want to help with solutions.


What are the best coverings for doors?

Let’s start with the top considerations. Doors are a special type of window, one that needs privacy, light control and energy efficiency. But, they also offer vital function that must work. This combination of needs leads to numerous questions about covering doors. So, to begin with, we came up with a list of important features to keep in mind when choosing coverings…

  • Will the door knob still be usable?
  • Does the door open all the way?
  • Are there other windows in the same vicinity that need coordination?
  • How will they attach at the top?

french door lever handles with window shades

It’s always a great idea to work with a window covering specialist. Because they are experts with the product they may have an idea you hadn’t even thought of. However, it’s good to ask yourself these questions to help prepare yourself for the next step.


Is there a good way to get front door privacy?

This is the number one concern for your home’s entry. The door itself can have a large amount of glass making it easy to look inside. Narrow sidelights along the outside of the door can also be an issue. It’s crucial to decide what level of privacy you’d like.

Entryway doors with Honeycomb shades for increased safety.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades


shutters on narrow front door windows
NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters


roman shades on entry door and narrow window in Fort Myers
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades


What are some ways I can cover a glass door?

Glass doors are fantastic for design, from an aesthetic viewpoint. Privacy and light control can get tricky, however. Covering glass pane doors can be done, but coverings need something to attach to, and that’s where help from the experts can come in handy.

room darkening shutters on glass patio doors in master bedroom Punta Rassa, FL
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

TrackGlide is a great option for this exact situation. An ultra-narrow track adheres directly onto the door’s frame, allowing shades to slide up and down flawlessly. What’s even better is there is no drilling necessary to provide full coverage shades!

custom doors with track glide system in naples Florida
Duette® Shades with TrackGlide®


What’s the best way to cover my sliding glass doors?

Sliding doors have the option to be horizontal or vertical coverings. To decide which is best for your home it’s how you utilize the door. The vertical shades will move the same way as the door moves. 

sliding doors with vertical shades that slide open
Duette® Shades with Vertiglide®


Kitchen with Stormy Gray Roller Shade Fabrics.
Skyline® Gliding Window Panels


sliding door coverings with sheer fabrics
Luminette® Privacy Sheers on Sliding Doors


Do you use one section of your sliding doors more often than the other? If this is the case, you may find horizontal shades to be the better option. One section can be open for proper functioning, and the others will stay covered for light control, or even privacy. 

horizontal shades on sliding doors with motorization in Fort Myers
Pirouette® Shades

More often than not, families want motorization so they can have a hassle-free experience any time of the day.


What about covering my interior french doors?

Do you have beautiful french doors on the interior of your home? While they add to the style, they can also introduce much needed privacy in rooms like your home office. Having the option to cover them is valuable. By covering these doors, we can make more boundaries that can assist the whole family.

roller shades on interior french doors
Designer Roller Shades

While most window treatments that are used on exterior french doors are an option, roman shades and roller shades are very popular options for the interior of the home.

living room whites and blues covering doors for window covering solutions in Fort Myers FL
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

Draperies are another choice when you consider covering interior doors. The drapes lie nicely on the sides of the doors, easily closing when light control and privacy is needed.

draperies hung over french doors
Custom Drapery


Have More Questions About Covering Doors?

We want to assist you in every step of your door covering process. Our professional window covering specialists have the expertise to make the best decisions with you for your home. Contact our team today to have your questions answered–and for a FREE design consultation.