Tired of dealing with clunky, outdated vertical window shades on your glass door? You are not alone. This is a common complaint among the Pittsburgh market that we serve, but the good news is – there are many fashionable and functional vertical window shade alternatives to make your sliding glass doors look stunning.
A few of our favorite window treatment options for sliding glass doors are listed below:
Hunter Douglas’ Luminette® Privacy Sheers
An elegant combination of fabric vanes and vertical sheer panels, Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers diffuse glaring light into a beautiful ambiance that provides a warm accent to your interior space. These sheers operate with automated PowerView® technology and are a stylish way to provide privacy and light control on any sliding door.
Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb with Vertiglide®
Hunter Douglas horizontal Duette® Honeycomb window shades are great for sliding glass doors when paired with Hunter Douglas’ Vertiglide® technology. Duette® Honeycomb shades are not only fashionable, but they are energy efficient and help to insulate the home year-round. This makes them the perfect solution for sliding doors as sliding doors are often large window panels where lots of heat and air can pass through without the proper window coverings. Duette® combined with Vertiglide®, a child-safe and automated sliding system, is the perfect window shade for your sliding glass door.
The main things to consider when selecting window shades for sliding glass doors are stacking, handle clearance, and frequency of door use. Stacking is how the shades will fall or “stack” when opened. There are three main stacking options: one-way draw stack left, one-way draw stack right, and split draw. Handle clearance is usually achieved when the shades are shallow enough that they fit comfortably between the door and the handle. At Nest Expressions, we have over 20 years of experience helping clients select custom window treatments that suit their needs. We offer free in-home consultations so that we can provide guidance when it comes to more technical issues such as handle clearance and stack options. We also bring our fabric and shade selections to you so that you can browse options in the comfort of your home.
Call or email us today to discuss more options for sliding door window shades or stop by and visit our Wexford Gallery just outside of Pittsburgh.