Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

We love sliding glass doors because they let the light in!  But what are your window treatment options for doors when you want to control the light?  Most window treatments styles will work on a slider but styles that traverse horizontally are easier to operate on these large openings. Let’s explore your options for window treatments for sliding glass doors in your design projects.

Hunter Douglas Luminette

Hunter Douglas Luminettes are made of a sheer fabric attached to soft fabric vanes. They are a cross between sheer drapes and vertical blinds. The sheer layer beautifully diffuses natural light into the room while also providing UV protection for your furnishings and hardwood floors.

Luminettes allow for the widest possible range of light control. When they are fully open, they can be sized so that they stack completely off the sliding glass door to let all the light shine in. When they are fully closed, the vanes of the Luminette can be rotated closed for total privacy. But you also have the option to rotate the vanes anywhere between open and closed to allow some light in while maintaining privacy.

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Hunter Douglas Luminette –
Photo courtesy of Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas Duette Vertiglide

Hunter Douglas Duette Vertiglide are a cellular shade that traverses horizontally rather than vertically. The magic of cellular honeycomb shades is in their specially engineered honeycomb shape — a unique construction that traps air and creates a layer of insulation. These shades offer superior energy efficiency, helping to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Available in sheer, light filtering, and room darkening options, Duette Vertiglides are extremely versatile. And their very small stackback when fully open maximizes the view.

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Hunter Doulas Duette Vertiglide – Photo courtesy of Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas Skyline Window Panels

Hunter Douglas Skyline Window Panels are wide vertical panels that glide on a track to cover the slider when closed or stack in front of each other when open. They offer clean lines and a sleek contemporary look with their large on-trend fabric offerings. The Skyline Window Panels can also coordinate with Designer Screen Shades or Designer Roller Shades for the traditional window openings in the same room.

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Hunter Douglas Skyline Window Panel – Photo courtesy of Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Wood vertical drapery

Hunter Douglas Provenance vertical drapery are crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grasses. These materials add an organic element to the room, filter sunlight beautifully, and are engineered to minimize stretching, bowing, breaking and fading. Like the Skyline Window Panels, Provenance Woven Woods are also available in coordinating horizontal shades for traditional windows. Optional linings allow for greater light control and privacy when desired.

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Hunter Douglas Provenance Vertical Drapery – Photo courtesy of Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas Shutters

Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters offer the privacy you need and the craftsmanship you deserve. Hunter Douglas shutters are available in a large selection of long-lasting materials and elevated finishes. By-pass track shutters are not hinged like traditional plantation shutters. They use tracks and floor guides on which the shutter panels glide to open and close. By-pass track shutters offer excellent light control through tilting of the louvers, and divider rails allow separate control of the upper set of louvers from the lower set of louvers.

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Hunter Douglas By-Pass Track Shutter – Photo courtesy of Hunter Douglas

Operable Drapery Panels

Operable drapery panels are custom drapery panels made to open and close. There are many style options available, such as traditional pinch pleats, updated Euro pleats, and clean-lined Ripplefold. Custom drapery panels offer unlimited color and pattern selections. You can get exactly the fabric to coordinate with the rest of your client’s decor. Decorative hardware selections will complete the overall look of the project with a large variety of finial and finish options. Because custom drapery panels can be fabricated to suit the needs of your project, you can choose unlined, light filtering linings or room darkening linings for your desired light control and privacy.

Parkway Window Works partners with busy interior designers. We are here to support you and help you find the perfect window treatment solution for your clients’ sliding glass doors (and windows, too!) Ready to specify custom window treatments for the doors in your projects? Contact us to get started.

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