Because they’re generally higher-traffic areas with larger expanses of glass, sliders and patio doors can seem daunting to treat. You have view to consider, aesthetics of the space, and even whether you can coordinate the slider with other windows in the room. That’s why it’s great to know that nearly any Hunter Douglas treatment will work for a slider or patio door. However, some will work better than others. Check out some ideas below, and be sure to contact one of our specialists to discuss your particular situation.
Designed to Be Vertical
Clearly, one great place to start is by looking at products already designed for vertical openings. Hunter Douglas offers several vertical blinds for large openings, including Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds (which offer the appearance of drapery folds) and Skyline® Gliding Window Panels (sleek and contemporary). Vertical blinds are an extremely versatile solution, because you can choose from a number of different styles and options.
Honeycomb Shades Hung Vertically
Honeycomb shades help insulate at the window, keeping inside temperatures in and outside temperatures out. Hunter Douglas offers the Duette® Honeycomb Shade and the Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shade. Both are available in a number of pleat sizes, colors, patterns, and textures. Plus, with the Vertiglide™ operating system, these shades can become vertical instead of horizontal, making them perfect for the wider openings of sliders and patio doors. Another benefit is that, if you have another window in the room, you can treat it with the horizontal version, creating a beautiful symmetry in the space.
Bring Nature to the Room
Made with natural reeds, woods, bamboo, and grasses, Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are specifically designed to withstand bowing, breaking, fading, and stretching. They are eco-friendly and bring a unique look to the window. The can hang both vertically and horizontally, so coordinating with another window in the room is a breeze. And if you’re going for a natural aesthetic, these shades will bring it.
A Classic Look for Your Windows
Timeless and elegant, shutters might actually increase the value of your home. They are designed to withstand what the sun throws at them—for example, Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters are guaranteed not to fade, chip, crack, warp, discolor, or peel. Shutters give you multiple design options, with numerous stains, paints, and finishes to coordinate with the look of your space.
Treating Sliding Glass Doors in West Bloomfield, Novi Michigan
Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.