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The Best Window Treatments In Phoenix For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane each time you shut the door? Or have you left your back door glass bare because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Phoenix backyard and gives you control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other treatment that bangs against the glass any time the door opens or shuts.

The first thing to look for when searching for a back door window treatment is durability. You need something strong enough to handle the constant motion of the door and occasional exposure to outside. It should also add privacy while coordinating with your style.

Whether your back door is a normal swing out door with a glass window, a french door, or a sliding glass door, learn about the best back door window treatment options in Phoenix for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well on back doors since the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers to let in light or close them for added privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can wipe down the door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can endure the continuous movement of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material that blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip because of changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by reducing heat transfer through the window.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that open onto your patio or deck can be tricky to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll end up with beautiful custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can easily open and close the door and your shutters.

Custom Shades

Woven shades on bedroom 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 down to decrease the light. Options include liners for light and privacy which allow you to tailor them to your needs. Shades that work well for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when you pull them down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

If your door is subject to constant sun or humidity, look for shade material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can block some energy loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more likely to fade when compared to shutters.

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

Choose The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For You

Need more ideas for your back door window treatments in Phoenix or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments contact us at 480-485-7743 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment for your home. Call us today!

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