If you’re looking to cover your sliding-glass doors, how do you know which window treatments will work best? While virtually any Hunter Douglas window treatment can be outfitted to cover sliding-glass doors, certain styles are better suited for large expanses of windows simply because they traverse horizontally, making them easier to operate on these applications. Beyond traditional vertical blinds, we have many other innovative window treatments for sliding-glass doors from which to choose.
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Known for their superior energy efficiency, cellular shades are ideal for patio and sliding-glass doors—especially if you live in a particularly hot or cold climate. Duette® Honeycomb Shades feature a unique honeycomb construction that traps air in distinct pockets, creating an extra layer of insulation at the window. For even greater energy efficiency, choose Duette Architella® shades with their honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction. The honeycomb pleats of both products also stack tightly together when your shade is open for a clean, unobstructed view.
Duette shades come in a variety of pleat sizes, colors, patterns and textures. And most fabrics will be white on the back, so you have a uniform look from the outside. With the Vertiglide™ operating system specially made for vertical applications, you have the flexibility to use either one shade to cover the entire expanse of windows or two independently operated shades of varying opacities for more light control.
If your sliding-glass door is located in an area like a media room where you want to be able to achieve more darkness, choose the LightLock™ system that features an innovative side-channel designed to trap and absorb nearly all incoming light.
While vertical blinds for sliding-glass doors are among the most common type of window treatment used, they’re not necessarily the most ordinary. You can find them in a wide range of colors, textures and panel styles as well as materials, including vinyl, fabric and aluminum.
Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, offer a sleek, contemporary look that maximizes views. Made of flat, vertical fabric panels that slide side- to- side, Skyline panels are easy to operate and are available in over 600 colors and numerous textures, openness factors and opacities.
A unique twist on traditional sliding-glass door window treatments, Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds have beautifully curved vanes that give the appearance of drapery folds. The curved design provides excellent sound absorption, and the patented headrail ensures smooth operation. Cadence blinds are also available in a number of colors, textures and valance styles to complement your décor.
Luminette® Privacy Sheers offer a cross between sheer drapes and vertical blinds, featuring soft fabric vanes attached to a sheer face fabric. When the vanes are tilted open, the natural light is beautifully diffused. The sheers come in a wide range of fabrics, textures and colors, all available in a room-darkening option. And since you can get any of the fabrics as cut yardage, it’s easy to coordinate other accessories throughout your home. Luminette sheers can accommodate widths up to 192" and heights up to 120", making them perfect for patio doors and other wide expanses of windows.
Crafted from natural woods, bamboo, reeds and grasses, woven wood shades for sliding-glass doors are gaining popularity, both for their eco-friendly benefits and their one-of-a-kind look at the window. And since natural woods can hold up to a variety of weather conditions, they are actually less likely to warp over the years. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are specifically engineered to minimize stretching, bowing, breaking and fading.
Woven wood shades are versatile enough to work with many home styles, from island and Mediterranean to traditional—plus, they’re available in both horizontal and vertical applications.
Shutters might not be the first window treatment you think of for sliding-glass doors, but their durability, energy efficiency and classic style make them an excellent choice.
In areas with high heat or humidity, you may want to consider hybrid or non-wood shutters for sliding-glass doors. Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, are the most durable option. They have the look of finely painted shutters, but they’re guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture.
Draperies and side panels add a soft, elegant feel to sliding-glass doors. And while they look gorgeous on their own, consider pairing them with another window treatment for more privacy, and temperature and light control.
So how do you know what will work best? Since drapes are much easier to change out, first choose your window treatment. After that, pairing it with drapery is easy.
Before choosing a window treatment, consider the size of your window openings and the amount of space around your door. Whatever your needs, there are a wide range of door blinds, shades and shutters that are as practical as they are beautiful.
Hand-woven from versatile, light-filtering reeds, grasses and woods, our Provenance® Woven Wood Shades come in four styles and transform sunlight into captivating design statements.
Hunter Douglas Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds are an economical assortment of verticals offered in 3 ½" styles, patterns and colors. Available in fabric and vinyl.
The original single- and double-honeycomb Duette® shades come in multiple cell sizes, a horizontal or Vertiglide™ vertical orientation, and a range of light-control options from sheer to opaque.
Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ shutters are plantation-style shutters constructed with UV resistant Polysatin™ compound, so they’re guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture.
Hunter Douglas Skyline® Gliding Window Panels are a patented twist on panel track blinds. Their sleek, contemporary panel design lends modern drama to any décor, whether covering large windows or when used as a unique sliding room divider.
Best Chicago source for patio and sliding doors, Hunter Douglas Luminette® vertical privacy & light-filtering sheer shades and blinds come in an array of sheer and drapery-like fabrics for unlimited light-control and privacy options.