The Best Window Treatments In Orlando For Your Back Door

Todd Hansen

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

Durability is one of the first things to think about when you want a new back door window treatment. It needs to be sturdy enough to handle the constant motion of the door and occasional exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while accentuating your home.

Whether your back door is a normal swing out door with a glass window, a french door, or a sliding glass door, here are the best back door window treatment options in Orlando to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

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 for privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean your door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can withstand 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 minimizing 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. 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 cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have pristine custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can easily open and close the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to personalize is shades. They come in many patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to the top to have light shining through or pull them down to 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 you pull them down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that resemble 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 roll down from.

If your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity, look for shade material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture. 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 susceptible to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades so they don’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage of shades is if you have big 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 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 perfect window treatment. Contact us today!