Because they are large openings and often a focal point of a room, patio or sliding doors might be daunting to treat. And when you add in considerations like style, energy efficiency, and traffic, the choice can seem even harder. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions here in Estero, we carry the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, and we have some great solutions for sliders and patio doors. See below for some ideas!
Luminette® Privacy Sheers are made with soft fabric vertical vanes attached to sheer fabric, which creates gently diffused natural light. These sheers function similarly to vertical blinds but with the aesthetics of draperies. You can choose from numerous fabrics, textures, patterns, and colors, and you can add a room-darkening option, if you’d like.
Honeycomb Shades in Vertical Orientation
Because of their construction, honeycomb shades are very good for our hot climate because they help insulate at the window, keeping the cool air inside and the hot air out. Hunter Douglas offers the Duette® Honeycomb Shade and the Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shade. Both are very energy-efficient and are available in many pleat sizes, colors, textures, and patterns. For vertical orientation, just get the Vertiglide™ operating system, which turns the honeycomb shade vertical instead of horizontal, making them great for the wider openings of sliders and patio doors. An even greater 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.
Vertical blinds are a great option for large openings, and Hunter Douglas offers several, including Skyline® Gliding Window Panels (sleek and contemporary) and Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds (which offer the appearance of drapery folds). Vertical blinds come in a number of different options and styles. Plus, these could be the best solution for preserving your view.
Woven Wood Shades
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are made with natural woods, reeds, grasses, and bamboo, and are designed to withstand breaking, bowing, stretching, and fading. They are eco-friendly and bring a unique look to the window. Vertical blinds can be installed both vertically and horizontally, so if you have another window in the room, you can coordinate your look. And if you’re going for a natural aesthetic, these shades will bring it.
Treating Sliders in the Estero, Bonita Springs FL Areas
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