The Best Window Treatments In Hartford For Back Doors

Holly Perron

Does your back door have cheap blinds that bang against the glass pane every time the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you haven’t decided what to do with it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the sunlight and view of your Hartford backyard while also giving you control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass whenever you move the door.

The first thing you should think about when searching for a back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be sturdy enough to withstand the door’s constant motion and short exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while complementing your décor.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, discover the best back door window treatment options in Hartford for your home.

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 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 the shutter louvers open to let in light or close them for privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can wipe down the door’s glass.

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 which blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack due to humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also minimize heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your deck or patio can be hard to cover due to their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has large or irregular shaped handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll end up with beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and shut both the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in dozens of colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to let all the light in or pull them down to filter or block the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which let you tailor them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when pulled down to the bottom. Cellular shades have small pleats that look like 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.

If your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity, try to find shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can block some energy loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more likely to fade than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades and they won’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage of shades is if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Looking for other ideas for your back door window treatments in Hartford or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for window treatments call us at 860-266-5459 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your home and help you pick the best window treatment. Contact us today!