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The Best Window Treatments In Clearwater For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane every time it’s shut? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you don’t know what to cover it with? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the sunlight and outside view of your Clearwater backyard while also giving you control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other treatment that rattles against the glass whenever the door moves.

The first thing you should think about when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. It should be tough enough to handle the door’s constant motion and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while complementing your décor.

Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, learn about the best back door window treatment options in Clearwater to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors because the shutter panels are installed on your door. So when you open and close your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers so light comes through or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to wipe down the door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can endure your back door’s constant motion. They’re built using a composite material that resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel due to humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also minimize heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that open onto your patio or deck can be hard to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has large or irregular shaped handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have beautiful custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And it’s easy to open and close the shutters and your door.

Personalized Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in dozens of patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to see the view outside or pull them to the bottom to filter or block the light. Options include light and privacy liners which let you adjust them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades form a stack at the top of the shade but are flat when pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, creating air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

You’ll want shades constructed from material that is resistant to heat and moisture if your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can block some heat loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more likely to fade than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades and they won’t swing around when the back door moves. One of the disadvantages of shades is if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

Pick The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For Your Home

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Clearwater or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for window treatments contact us at 813-580-7288 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment for your home. Give us a call today!