The Best Window Treatments In Dallas For Back Doors

Collins Jones

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that bang against the glass pane every time the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you 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 you should look for when you want a back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to withstand 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, discover the best back door window treatments in Dallas to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors since the shutter panels are installed on your door. 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 so light comes through or close them to reduce glare and provide 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 chip or crack due to changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also minimize heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open onto your patio or deck can be challenging to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They 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 stay tight with your door. And you can easily 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. They come in dozens of colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to have light shining through or pull them all the way down to block the light. Additional options include liners for light and privacy so you can customize 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 tiny pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, creating 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 made from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is exposed to constant sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can reduce temperature loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading when compared to shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when the back door moves. 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

Need more ideas for your back door window treatments in Dallas or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Take a look at our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for 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 find the perfect window treatment for your home. Contact us today!