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The Best Window Treatments In Hartford For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that rattle against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or is your back door glass 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 light and outside view of your Hartford backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other treatment that bangs against the glass whenever you move the door.

The first thing you should consider when searching for a back door window treatment is durability. It should be durable enough to handle the door’s constant motion and occasional exposure to outside. It should also add privacy while complementing your home and style.

Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, here are the best back door window treatment options in Hartford to fit 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 on back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. When you swing open your doors, the shutters stay 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 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 built for durability and can handle your back door’s constant motion. They’re crafted from a composite material that resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack due to 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 open onto your deck or patio can be tricky to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is pristine custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And it’s easy to open and close the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to personalize is shades. They come in many colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them 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 which let you tailor 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 flat when you pull them 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 roll down from.

You’ll want shades made from material that is resistant to 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 temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Remember that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades. This way 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.

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

Looking for additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Hartford or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments give us a ring at 860-266-5459 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you find the perfect window treatment. Contact us today!