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The Best Window Treatments In Dallas For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that clank against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to cover it with? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the light and outside view of your Dallas backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that clangs against the glass any time you shut the door.

The first thing to look for when you want a back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to take the door’s constant motion and short exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while accentuating 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 treatments in Dallas to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors since the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you open and close your doors, the shutters go 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 for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to clean the glass on the door.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can handle the continuous movement of your back door. They’re made of a composite material that blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip because of 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 are attached to your patio or deck can be challenging to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are customizable. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They 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 remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to open and close the door and your shutters.

Customizable 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 patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to block the light. Additional options include liners for light and privacy so you can adjust them to your needs. Shades we recommend 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 smooth when pulled down to the bottom. Cellular shades have small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side. These pleats create air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

You’ll want shades built from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is exposed to constant sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can block some energy loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more prone to fading when compared to shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets so 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.

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

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Dallas 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 purchase window treatments give us a ring at 214-301-5066 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you pick the best window treatment. Contact us today!

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