Large Window Coverings

Window Treatments for Large Windows

Sliding glass doors are usually the largest openings we cover.  Naturally treatments that move from side to side are the preferred options to move with the doors.  

Many homes also have very large windows as well.  Big picture windows in the living room or dining room are common and many master bedrooms also have large triple windows typically 108 inches wide by around 62 inches high.  The vast sizes of these openings can create some problems, mainly the weight of the treatment that has to be lifted.  There's just a lot of shade or blind there and depending on the treatment it can be heavy.  What good is a treatment if you can't use the thing?

Sunscreen roller shades are an excellent choice on most windows in the home except for privacy rooms.  The roller shade is a relativley light treatment but at those sizes can still be quite heavy to raise.  The Galaxy clutch by RollEase is an excellent option to lighten the load.  The Galaxy clutch has a spring built into the clutch that coils when the shade is lowered, so when it's time to raise the shade the energy stored in the spring helps raise the shade considerably.  I think the Galaxy clutch takes 20-30% off the lifting force of the shade which makes a huge difference.  They're so effective that the roller shade is the number one option for an up and down shade on a sliding glass door strictly because of the Galaxy clutch and naturally they work great on large windows.

The Honeycomb Cellular shade, the Comfortex Overtone double roller shade, and the Hunter Douglas Silhouette sheer shade are all viable options as well because they're lighter than many of the other options.  The Honeycomb and Silhouette can be cordless as well up to seven feet high (84 inches).  With a cordless shade

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