Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane each time it’s shut? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you don’t know what to cover it with? Adding the right window treatments to your back door allows you to enjoy the light and outside view of your Southern California backyard while also giving you control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass any time the door opens or shuts.
The first thing to consider when you want a back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be durable enough to take the constant motion of the door and short exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while complementing your home.
Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, discover the best back door window treatment options in Southern California to meet your needs.
Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door
Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors since the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers so light comes through or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily wipe down the door’s glass.
Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can withstand the continuous movement of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material that blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
French doors or sliding glass doors that open onto your deck or patio can be challenging to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. If your door has large or irregular shaped handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is stunning custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and close the door and your shutters.
Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to personalize. They come in dozens of patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to the top to see the view outside or pull them all the way down to decrease the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which let you customize them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades form a stack at the top of the shade but are flat when you pull them down. Cellular shades have small pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, making air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.
If your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity, try to find shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can block some temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading than shutters.
You can add hold down brackets to shades. This way they don’t swing around when the back door is shut. One disadvantage of shades is if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.
Find The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Right For You
Looking for more ideas for your back door window treatments in Southern California or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Take a look at our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments call us at 888-611-2474 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your house and help you choose the best window treatment. Contact us today!