Patio Door Shades

Window Treatments for a patio door can be a challenge because of the large expanse of glass. Your choice to find the correct treatment has to consider these questions:

2 Panel Sliding Door 3 Panel Sliding Door
French 2 Door Out-swing French 2 Door In-swing
  • Should the treatment operate horizontal or vertical?
  • Do I want the treatment to open from the center – or one way to the left or right – or should it raise up above the window?
  • How important is light control and privacy?
  • What treatment will give me the most Energy Savings?
  • Can it be motorized vs. manual operating?
  • How much traffic does the door use – do I need easy access in and out of the door?
  • Will the stack-back of the treatment cover some of the window view?
  • What if I don’t have room on each side of the door for a stack back?
  • How high should the treatment go above the door?
  • Do I have to worry about cords (child safety and pets)?
  • Will the treatment eliminate UV sun fading?
  • How will I treat my adjoining windows in the same room?
  • How easy will the treatment raise and lower – will it be too heavy?
  • Will the handle projections on the door limit my selection on interfer with the function of the treatment?
  • What type of design and type of treatment will work the best with my room decor?
  • Will I get design and color help in my selection with an experience designer?
  • How much will the treatment project away from the door and into the room?

Drapery Connection, with its four generations of lifestyle design, has the solutions to these questions. Our services include:

Free In-Home appointments with an experience designer.

We bring samples to your home – no charge for estimate quote

10 year product Warrantee

Sale pricing “below retail” with a Low-Price Match Guantee

Professional Installation – We’ve installed over 3,000 Patio Door treatments

Extensive Selection – we service and install over 17 manufacturer products to offer you 20 categories of window treatment options to cover all sizes and types of windows/doors – see below.

Two showrooms in Highland Park and Downers Grove. Our Chicago clients include

We are certified motorization specialists

Call today for your Free In-home appointment


Patio Door / Large Window Solutions


Plantation Shutters: The timeless beauty and durability of shutters create a patio door statement unlike any other treatment. Shutters for a patio door operate on a track system that can open as sliding panels or as an accordian fold. The width size of the louver can vary from 2 1/2″ to 4″ to give you optiman light control and privacy with a view. All styles are availabe in over 100 paint colors and wood stain finishes.

Vertical Blinds: Verticals can complement any decor and are available in vinyl, fabric, metal and wood. Vane sizes are 2 ” or 3 1/2″ and many are availabe in S-Curve option. Easy to operate for light control and come with great valance options.

Exterior Patio Shades Many of our Designer Screen Shades are now available for those special oudoor spaces with weather resistant vinyl coated fiberglass yarns. They allow the view to be un-ubstructed while providing ultraviolet protection to make your patio or porch area more private and comfortable. We also have “all-weather” fade resistant drapery and upholstery fabrics that can create a personalized cooridinated decor for your outdoor patio.

Roman Shades Roman Shades are now available “cordless” for child safety (no exposed cords). Mutiple shades can be mounted on the same headrail or some styles roll up and disappear into the headrail. Choose from over 2,500 fabrics.

Designer Roller & Screen Shades This treatment does more than just soften your view of the outdoors (we call it Sheer Perfection) – these shades help eliminate unwanted glare and protect your valuable furnishing from harmful UV rays. Available in widths up to 16′ for those extra wide openings. Motorization is available with our expert installation.

Sliding Panel Tracks The versality of stacking gliding panels are becoming the most popular treatment for more modern and contemporary homes. Panels vary in width from 11″ up to 36″ and are available in style choices of solar screens, woven woods and fabrics.

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