The Best Window Treatments In Phoenix For Back Doors

Greg Arnett

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane each time it’s shut? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to cover it with? 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 covering that bangs against the glass any time the door opens or shuts.

The first thing to consider when searching for a back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be strong enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to outside. It should also add privacy while coordinating with your style.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, 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 attached tightly to your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them for added privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily 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 made of a composite material that blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack 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 cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with 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 door and your shutters.

Custom 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 many colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to see the view outside or pull them all the way 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 they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, creating 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 reduce energy loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Also know that shades are more likely to fade when compared to shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades so they don’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.

Order The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Right 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. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment for your home. Call us today!