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The Best Window Treatments In Cleveland For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

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? Choosing the right window treatments for your back door lets you enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Cleveland backyard while also giving you control over light and privacy - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that rattles against the glass when the door opens or shuts.

The first thing you should consider when searching for a back door window treatment is durability. It should be tough enough to withstand the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to outside. It should also add privacy while matching 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 Cleveland to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors because the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open to see outside or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can wipe down the door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can withstand the constant motion of your back door. They’re made of a composite material that blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also restrict heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your deck or patio can be challenging to cover due to their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll have beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can effortlessly 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. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to see the view outside or pull them to the bottom to decrease the light. Upgrades include liners for light and privacy which let you adjust them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades form a stack at the top of the shade but are flat when pulled down. Cellular shades have little pleats that resemble 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 relentless sun or humidity, look for shade material that can guard against the effects of heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can reduce temperature loss by using thicker material, liners, 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 you open the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have large door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Looking for additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Cleveland 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 440-561-6787 for a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your home and help you choose the perfect window treatment for your home. Call us today!

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