Finding the perfect window treatment for your standard windows is easy, but what do you do for your sliding glass doors and patio windows? Fortunately, with Hunter Douglas blinds and shades, finding the ideal fit and style for your large windows and doors is easy, too. If you’re looking to cover your sliding glass doors or patio windows, connect with the Reno Hunter Douglas dealers at Horizon Window Fashions. They’ll help you determine which shades will work best for you and can outfit any Hunter Douglas window treatment to cover your sliding glass doors and patio windows. From cellular shades to shutters for sliding glass doors, see all of the options available for covering your large patio windows. 


duette honeycomb shadesCellular Shades   

Thanks to their high energy efficiency, cellular shades are some of the best window treatments you can use to cover your sliding glass doors and large patio windows. If you live in a particularly hot or cold climate, then these are the shades for you. The honeycomb design of cellular shades traps air in distinct pockets, keeping temperatures consistent within your home. And because of the large size of sliding glass doors, it’s fairly easy for air to come in and escape through this vantage point. That’s why it’s so important that you find the best window treatment to mitigate this issue and promote energy savings in your home. 

With an extensive fabric collection, cellular shades can work with virtually any décor. Duette shades come in a variety of pleat sizes, colors, patterns, and textures so you can perfectly match your shades to the rest of your home.

Recommended Cellular Shades for Sliding Glass Doors:

The DuetteⓇ cellular shades are some of our most energy-efficient shades due to their honeycomb construction. For even greater insulation, the DuetteⓇ ArchitellaⓇ shades contain a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design. This construction holds more layers of fabric that are able to trap in more air for greater energy efficiency. The honeycomb pattern has been considered one of the most popular cellular shades among Hunter Douglas owners for its top-notch quality and performance. DuetteⓇ Honeycomb Shades are available in vertical side-to-side openings or sliding glass doors. 

Pair your DuetteⓇ Honeycomb Shades with the Vertiglide™ operating system specially made for vertical applications. This will give you the option to use either one shade to cover the entire expanse of windows or two independently operated shades for more light control.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are some of the most common types of window treatment used for large windows and sliding glass doors thanks to their easy operation. They are available in a wide range of colors, textures, and panel styles as well as materials, including vinyl, fabric, and aluminum making them an ideal fit in any home. Not only are our vertical blinds great for blocking out unwanted sunlight, but they can also be used as a luxurious room divider. Vertical blinds also have minimal stackback, maximizing your views and looking sleek at all times.

Recommended Vertical Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors:

We recommend using the Skyline® Gliding Window Panels or the Cadence® Soft Vertical Window Blinds to cover your sliding glass doors and patio windows. The Skyline® Gliding Window Panels are clean, crisp, and modern for a sleek look over any sized window. Open, they stack tightly to provide the maximum view while closed, they display their luxurious fabrics and texture. What’s even better about these is that you can choose the width of the blinds to create a seamless look. 

The Cadence® Soft Vertical Window Blinds are made from luxurious, flowing fabrics which are also sound-absorbent for ideal light control and privacy. The curved vanes mimic soft drapery folds that look elegant in your home and are equipped with our patented headrail to reduce light gaps and allow smooth, trouble-free operation.

luminette privacy sheers

Privacy Sheers

Our privacy sheers feature soft fabric vanes that are attached to a sheer face fabric for an elegant look. The sheers come in a wide range of fabrics, textures, and colors, which are all available in a room-darkening option or greater light control. Fabric sheers come in cut yardage so it’s easy to accommodate windows and sliding doors of all sizes. Luminette sheers can accommodate widths up to 192" and heights up to 120" and are available in hundreds of colors, patterns, and textures.

Recommended Privacy Sheers for Sliding Glass Doors

The Luminette® Privacy Sheers from Hunter Douglas are perfect for sliding glass doors as they offer a cross between classic sheer drapes and vertical blinds and can be adjusted to fit any sized window. These sheers diffuse sunlight and spread it out evenly throughout the room, giving you ultimate control over the light that enters your home increasing your privacy without reducing your view. Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers also offer the benefits of UV protection so that you don’t need to worry about your floors and furniture fading in color.

Trouble Shooting Size Accommodations

It’s fairly common for homeowners to struggle with how to cover their larger than average sliding glass doors and what the best window treatment options are. If you’re looking to cover an oversized patio window or slider, consider the Duette or Applause Vertiglide shades. Due to the 7.5" stack back and the fact that it doesn't take up a lot of the slider window when it's stacked back, these are some of the most popular choices for sliding glass doors. Also, take a look at some of our motorized roller shades that come down from the top if you have a slider that is out of size specs for anything else. These are easily modified to fit any space, any style, any home. 

Connect with Horizon Window Fashions - Your Local Hunter Douglas Dealer  

When it comes to bringing natural light into your home through your sliding glass doors and patio windows while keeping out the heat and cold, the window treatments you use are critical. Horizon Window Fashions, a Hunter Douglas partner, offers various window treatments that come directly from Hunter Douglas. Their quality blinds and shades provide the perfect addition to any sliding glass door or patio window and can be outfitted specifically to match your light and size needs as well as style preferences. Connect with a representative from Horizon Window Fashions to schedule your consultation today! 


Is your building in need of a new look? Commercial storefront windows and doors could be the perfect addition to give your building new life. At nvision Glass we offer affordable and practical products for your glass needs.

Uses of Storefront Glass

Storefront windows and doors are the first thing people see before walking into your building. It is a chance to give people an impression of your company before they even come into your space. We give you the ability to be creative and design a layout that reflects your ideas and company.

Advantages of Commercial Storefront Glass

New look

The addition of new storefront and doors can give your building a sleek modern look. While it is very simple, the look of the glass and the geometric positioning gives a great aesthetic to add a new feeling to your building.


Not only can your building increase in value with new glass, but it can also make your building more efficient. Commercial storefront and doors can help eliminate drafts and increase energy efficiency. They insulate better to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter without driving up your electricity costs. Commercial glass is an investment in your building.


In an office setting, more windows increase the flow of natural light. This can help reduce the cost of electricity but also keep office morale high. People can be more connected to the outside world and there isn’t a feeling of being stuck in a cave all day. This is great for office space as well as a retail setting. Storefront glass can give you the
ability to show off your products and make a welcoming entrance for your customers.


Another great thing about commercial glass is that it can be designed in many shapes and sizes. This gives you more room to create a layout that you love or that represents your company.

Storefront Glass Windows and Doors

Increased security

This could mean the addition of electrified locks, special
hardware and access controls that can be easily incorporated into your new storefront doors at the time of design.

nvision Glass: Custom Glass Reno

nvision Glass is one of the leading experts in custom glass solutions and we take the time to fully address the needs of each one of our customers. We are here to help from the start of the planning all the way through to the installation and additional follow up
and service. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more or to start planning your new project!

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