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The Best Window Treatments In Orlando For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane each time it’s shut? Or have you left your back door glass bare because you haven’t decided what to do with it? Choosing the right window treatments for your back door lets you enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Orlando backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other treatment that clangs against the glass when you move the door.

The first thing you should think about when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. You need something strong enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while complementing your home.

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

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean the glass on the door.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can handle the constant motion of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material that resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also increase your home’s energy efficiency by reducing heat transfer through the window.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that open up to your deck or patio can be hard to cover because of 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 cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll end up with pristine custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to open and close the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize is shades. They come in dozens of patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which let you adjust them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, creating air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades roll down from a tube at the top.

You’ll want shades made from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is subject to constant sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can lower temperature loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Be aware 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 you move the back door. One disadvantage of shades is you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

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

Want more ideas for your back door window treatments in Orlando 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 407-630-7011 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!

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